International Trips: How to Apply

International Trips

Each year we offer several young adults the opportunity to travel overseas and represent the Church of Scotland by taking part in events run by some of our partner churches. 2017 will be no exception, with trips to Taiwan and Pakistan anticipated.

These trips are fully funded (normally a combination of host nation funding and Faithshare grants) and require selection, so a COSY international trip nomination form needs to be completed.

Youth Conference – Pakistan

There is the opportunity for 2 young adults aged 18-26 to go to the Looking into the Future Conference in Lahore, Pakistan, 5-7 May 2017. Organised by the Diocese of Raiwind the goal of the conference is to bring together Christian youth from around Pakistan and partner churches around the world to focus on the question of the future and survival of the Church in the difficult context of Pakistan.

Throughout the conference there will be sessions on the Church in Pakistan, the role of young people in the Church, the ordination of women, family life (divorce & re-marriage), peacebuilding & conflict transformation, social media activism, advocacy and harmonious assertiveness.

We have 2 places available funded by our partners in Pakistan and would hope to get a Faithshare grant to fund the flights, although this is not guaranteed.  Anyone interested should complete a COSY international trip nomination form and return it to Suzi Farrant by 9 January 2017.