Our comprehensive program involves 18 months of instruction for students who are in 12th grade or have recently graduated and will aim to work with these young adults as they work to discern their gifts, talents, and affinities. Students who participate in our program will immerse themselves in coursework, apprenticeship, and ministry.
The coursework will consist of studies in Bible and Biblical worldview thinking, financial management, computer essentials, business structure and ethics, personal development, leadership, and entrepreneurship. We will also work to develop a mindset that encompasses problem solving, coach-ability, goal setting, teamwork, reliability, godly habits, and a heart of service as they are encouraged to bring every thought captive to Christ in all of their work.
For the apprenticeship portion of the program students will work within a local Christian owned and operated business to learn about the mission and structure of the business in which they are serving and develop both technical and interpersonal skills needed to achieve competence, confidence and a sense of professionalism. Additionally, students will be encouraged to develop and utilize the interpersonal skills taught within the coursework to demonstrate accountability, a “can do” attitude, a positive work ethic, and contribute to the overall success of the business with an intrapreneurially mindset.
Lastly, we will provide ministry opportunities within local mission organizations. Each student will be required to volunteer at local ministries that promote the love of Christ and service of the church. The goal of this service is to contribute to gospel work within the local community, gain a sense of the broader church and humanitarian needs, and develop a greater sense of compassion as students grow in an understanding of how to fulfill the two greatest commandments to love God and love others.
We desire to be on the front end of a movement where through these efforts students will discern a clear sense of calling, be thoroughly equipped with the aforementioned skill sets, develop self discipline in an effort to enhance overall productivity, and promote a kingdom vision for the workplace. Most importantly, our prayer is for our students to be established in their faith and rely on the grace and mercy of the Lord to be servants of the King and bring wisdom, truth, and beauty to God’s world. Through maturing in their faith, we hope that our students will be empowered to expand the Kingdom as they "navigate their calling."
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