The World Council of Churches (WCC) is seeking young Christians from around the world to serve as stewards for the organization’s Central Committee meeting, Aug. 23-Sept. 7, in Crete, Greece.

Applicants must between the ages of 18 and 30. During the meeting, stewards will work in the areas of worship, conference room, documentation, press office, sound, and other administrative and support tasks.

Before the meetings, stewards follow an ecumenical learning program which exposes them to the key issues of the ecumenical movement worldwide. The last phase of the stewards program, following the meeting, focuses on designing ecumenical projects which stewards will implement back home.   

The Central Committee of the World Council of Churches meets every 18 months to monitor and set directions for the Council’s work. The meeting brings together about 150 church  representatives, advisers and observers from WCC member churches and associated organizations worldwide. Twenty-five stewards will help to make this event happen.

Applicants are invited to send in the completed application form to the WCC youth desk no later than March 15, 2012. Download the application form here.