Overview & Info of the program
What we can provide and what you will experience
THREE STUDENT OPTIONS
Evening school students (12-18 months). This is for people who work somewhere local full or part time (lives off campus, so no living accommodations or food are provided). Self guided learning with up to 1.5 hours instruction during the week. The ministry "Lab” time is conducted initially with director, then under supervision, then coaching, then check-in's. Minimum of one afternoon/evening a week (or equivalent) engaged in disciple making ministry. Two Sabbath’s a month engaged in implementing aspects of the program within the local church. Timeline for completion and certification depends on student effort, maturity, & outcomes.
Missional live-in students (Next Start date 2022 TBD). Considered a part or full time student (lives on campus, meals are provided, must have transportation, or develop a plan w/staff before arrival). Morning classes occur three days a week with additional self-guided learning; actual “lab” ministry is conducted in the afternoon/evening. Minimum of three evenings a week engaged in disciple making ministry. Two Sabbath’s a month engaged in implementing aspects of the program in assigned church; “Lab” time will be with supervision initially - leading to independence in ministry as able. Program ends in five months with option to continue another five months if necessary -- certification depends on student effort, maturity, and outcomes.
Summer Intensive students ( TBD 2023 ). Full time student (lives on campus, meals are provided, must have transportation, or develop a plan w/ staff before arrival). Morning classes occur five days a week with additional self guided learning; actual ministry is conducted in the afternoon/evening. Minimum of four afternoon/evenings a week engaged in disciple making ministry. Each Sabbath during the course the student will be engaged in implementing aspects of the program in assigned church. Evenings will be with rotating supervision initially - leading to independence in ministry as able. Program ends in 7 weeks. After that, “lab” time with additional hands ministry will need to be completed for completion of the program. This will occur at an assigned local church (pre-approved location by director) -- completing certification depends highly on the students effort, maturity, and outcomes.
ON CAMPUS STUDENTS
There are multiple options for student housing - some will be in a dorm situation, others in local homes (even tent camping, if preferred). Please share with us your needs and work with us so we can allow as many students as possible [We can guarantee there will never be more than two students living in a room.]
Early mornings will be reserved for personal time. Mid-morning class instruction time, then lunch and class completed by mid-afternoon. Late afternoon and evenings will consist of hands-on ministry application per plan developed with the director and staff. There are many trails and roads to walk, hike, or bike. The small town of South Bend is 3.5 miles North of the campus. The ocean is about an hour drive West, Lake Sylvia State park about 45 min drive North with single track, campsites and fishing. Certain times of the year there is kayaking/canoeing in the rivers. Also, various small shops, and activities are available between South Bend and Raymond.