A.One.8: Embrace Your Call, Engage Your World!
At Church of God Ministries, we desire to walk with students as they explore their call to ministry and develop the necessary skills to thrive in a world that is increasingly culturally diverse. One way we are doing this is through a new initiative with Global Strategy and Spread the Word called A.One.8, a cross-cultural internship experience happening July 6–24, 2017.
A.One.8 is short for Acts 1:8, a central verse for the training: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth (NRSV).”
A.One.8 will take students (juniors in high school and older) to central Florida for two weeks, where they will work with h.e.a.r.t. and Warner University and serve throughout Lake Wales. The final week of the training will then take place in the Dominican Republic, and will include listening and learning from the young pastors and leaders of the growing and dynamic Church of God in the Dominican Republic. Also while in the Dominican Republic, students will see the work of International Justice Mission, which educates churches and community leaders about human trafficking and provides aftercare for those who are rescued.
If you know a student who is passionate about serving God and learning how to engage in the world, encourage them to join!