Encounter Worldwide is open to all ages but there is a Bursary Scheme available for persons aged 18-25. Contact - gr.admin@methodistchurch.org.uk for more information


What is Encounter Worldwide? 

Encounter Worldwide offers Christians in Britain and Ireland (aged 18 and over) the opportunity to spend three to twelve months sharing in the Methodist Church's mission, life and culture in another part of the world.

Explore Faith

  • Experience life, faith and Methodism in a different culture and setting.
  • Stretch and share your own faith.
  • Deepen your understanding of justice and development issues.
  • Play a full part in a local church and its community.

Share Skills

Your placement will be based around the needs of the partner organization and your skills and interests.  You could be teaching English, providing medical support, establishing administrative systems or working with young people.  Whatever your skills, the key thing is a willingness to learn!

 Enrich Mission

When you return home:

  • share your experience and learning
  • enthuse others about mission
  • raise awareness of the practical and spiritual realities of people living in other countries and cultures

The next step:

Contact us at: gr.admin@methodistchurch.org.uk    

The experience was exhilarating and challenging. The climate and whole way of life was so different. Living alongside student ministers who were so enthusiastic about their faith has given me a new zeal for my Christian belief… the Encounter Worldwide experience has changed my life.

Anne Baldwin, who taught English in Sri Lanka

 Find out more from our those who volunteered in 2019 below


Listen to ee-peru-tiana-jul-19Tiana  who share's  her experience of  Encounter Worldwide







eww-louis-india-2019  Hear from Louis who reflects  on his experiences of Encounter Worldwide