Beloved in the Desert wonders what occurs when Christian expressions interact with current methods of community organizing, social justice, and intersectionality. Every day participants are asked to pray together, generally in the form of one of the daily offices, and to keep a practice of regular common meals. BITD's work together is guided by five notes, or expectations: community, liberty, grounding, searching, and joy. BITD provides housing, utilities, healthcare, formation, coaching, spiritual direction, and retreats as well as a $115 food stipend and $115 personal stipend.
Colorado Episcopal Service Corps engages young adults with a compelling program of spiritual formation, Rule of Life, and opportunities for service and reflection.
MILLBROOK, NEW YORK
Grace Year is a spirited, imaginative intentional community of young adults, living simply in intentional community, working for social change, deepening their spiritual lives and developing leadership skills for a transformed future. Open to members of all faiths and seekers, fellows explore the pillars of spirituality, community, and vocational discernment through praxis — or a cycle of action and reflection based practices. Grace Year provides health coverage, a generous food stipend, mileage reimbursement, housing, utilities, a monthly stipend of $250 and a relocation award of $500.
CHAPEL HILL AND DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA
Your year in the Johnson Service Corps is an opportunity to grow personally, professionally and spiritually through a well-supported mix of social justice work, leadership training, participation in a faith community, and living in intentional community in the Durham/Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. JSC placements offer experience in areas like policy development and implementation, direct service with marginalized women and families, or rural agriculture cooperatives. JSC provides housing, utilities, food stipend, health insurance, $350 monthly stipend, and $500 completion bonus.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Jubilee Year is an award-winning program providing a personally and professionally transformative service year to raise up a new generation of change makers for the world. In addition to a monthly stipend to cover expenses, Jubilee Year provides fellows with furnished housing, utilities (incl. cable and internet), a monthly community fund, Annual Metro Pass (Public Transit), and insurance coverage. JYLA also provides mentorship, monthly group dialogue sessions, quarterly retreats, professional development, and access to and interaction with our social and professional network.
SOUTH HADLEY, MASSACHUSETTS
The Lawrence House Service Corps enables young adults to engage in living a life that matters, connecting their spiritual lives with service that makes a difference.
Life Together aims to awaken hearts, raise voices, build relationships, and act through the teachings and practices of love to change lives, communities, and the world. Life Together is a queer-affirming community committed to dismantling white supremacy culture in the Boston area by cultivating a generation of prayerful, prophetic, and impactful leaders for the church and the world. Fellows receive health Insurance, subsidized therapy, a transportation stipend or pass for public transportation, spiritual direction, mentoring, housing, internet, utilities and a $500 monthly stipend.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
NYSJC forms spiritually grounded leaders through community and action for social justice. Located in NYC, the city is your campus. NYSJC Fellows serve 35 hours at their placement sites, a combination of church outreach programs and nonprofit organizations. NYSJC is a diverse Christian-based program offering housing, utilities, spiritual direction, access to individual counseling, a monthly $430 stipend, a community meal allowance of $125 monthly, transportation, medical insurance, and a relocation allowance of $500 upon successful completion of program requirements.
Plainsong Farm is a living laboratory where corps members can experiment with how to pray, rest, belong, grow, and play. This ten month program offers immersive experiences and education in small-scale regenerative agriculture, spiritual practice, and communal living. Plainsong Farm is a living laboratory where corps members can experiment with how to pray, rest, belong, grow, and play. Weekly commitment: 32 work hours per week, 8 formation hours per week. Compensation: $400 monthly stipend, housing, utilities, end-of-service award, health insurance, spiritual direction, therapy, and seasonal vegetables (total estimated value of $12,000).
Empowering servant leaders to be grounded by resilience, deepened by prayer, motivated by justice, and inspired by prophetic imagination.
Young adults joining Servant Year commit to a year of volunteer local service, as well as a common rhythm of life, spiritual companionship and asking big questions.
Through Trinity SC, Corps members serve in organizations across the midtown neighborhoods of Indianapolis to promote justice and inclusion across the community.
Through Wyoming SC, Corps members share a contemplative environment to discern their greater place in the world and explore the natural and social world around them.