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What is The Experience?
The Experience is a two phase discipleship training program for young-adults. It runs from May 16, 2014 to July 13th, 2014.
All applications are due by February 28, 2014.
What is The Experience?
The Experience is a year-long (2-phase) discipleship program for young-adults:
Phase 1: 57-days of intense discipleship training with an international missions component into the heart of a third-world country ... all designed to take you deeper in your relationship with God and help you to live the rest of your life on-purpose for God’s Kingdom.
Phase 2: 10 months of on-going coaching and support designed to challenge you apply what you’ve learned during phase 1 as you transition back into the context of your home and community environments.
Who can come?
The Experience is designed for individuals who are one year removed from high school and younger than 30. Most participants in The Experience are between the ages of 19 and 25. Our application review committee considers each applicant individually through a process of prayer and evaluation.
What will we be doing?
The Experience is based on Kingdom Building Ministries’ philosophy of training. So, everything you will be doing is designed to challenge you to live rest of your life with a “heart on fire” for God and equip you to live a lifestyle of active ministry regardless of your professional career path.
So, we can tell you that it will be INTENSE. You will experience a ton of things in a short 57 days. Throughout The Experience you’ll encounter KBM’s
five components of training
. You’ll have a personal coach that will walk with you through the whole program. You’ll learn from KBM’s high-impact speakers in classroom settings. You’ll learn specific skills that will help you to be a blessing to others throughout your entire life. You will be given opportunities to DO what you’re being taught and learn as you’re DOING. You will be learning how to live in unity with the individuals from the rest of this summer’s Experience team. The year-long program is divided into 6 different stages.
The Stages of The Experience
The Denver Stage:
This stage involves a series of classroom teaching at KBM’s Headquarters in Aurora, CO. During that time, you’ll begin a one-on-one relationship with a coach who will pray, help, encourage, and keep you accountable throughout the next year. You’ll be challenged by powerful messages from KBM speakers, equipped through practical skill workshops and individual sessions with a coach who loves you. And you’ll engage various ministry experiences that will help you to begin practicing a paradigm-shifting lifestyle of ministry.
The International Stage:
In this stage, you will grow in your understanding of God’s heart for the nations as you experience multiple cultures in an international context. Locations may include the Dominican Republic & Haiti or Honduras & Guatemala. Classroom teaching will also be part of this stage, but cross-cultural ministry experiences will incorporate the majority of the learning environment.
The Deep Camp Stage:
In this stage, you will experience the value of investing your lives into others. You will continue to have the opportunity to learn from KBM’s speakers and staff as you serve as a camp counselor to a group of High School students at KBM’s Deep Camp held at YMCA's premier camp facility, Snow Mountain Ranch, in Winter Park, CO.
The Wander Stage:
This stage is uniquely designed to be a mystery. All we can tell you is that you will be “wandering” on the ultimate amazing race-style, multi-state road trip that will be filled with many ministry opportunities and learning experiences. It is designed to stretch your faith, keep you guessing, and help you see the world through a different set of eyes.
The Dreaming and Planning Stage:
The last seven days of the intensive training portion of the program is all about YOU! Back at KBM’s Headquarters in Aurora, CO, we will look at all the experiences you’ve had, all the lessons you have learned, all of the skills you’ve acquired and begin to dream and plan about how God will use you to reach your world for Christ. You will be inspired and encouraged by what you discover God wants to do through YOU! And at the end of the week, you’ll be holding a ministry and life plan that fits you like a glove.
The Ministry and Support Stage:
The entire program is focused on preparing you for the moment you return home on July 15th. Will you be prepared to live the life God created you for and engage a lifetime of God-glorifying, self-denying, real-world impacting ministry? In this stage, we’ll be meeting by phone on monthly conference calls as a team. How’s it going? How can we pray for one another, encourage one another and learn from what God is teaching us? Also, you will continue to be coached from a distance by your assigned coach. They’ll provide encouragement and accountability as you seek to live out the life and the plan God reveals for you.
What does it cost?
Obviously, The Experience costs money to participate in. Our staff team will walk along side you during your fund-raising efforts and there are discounts available. But, because of the different experiences we provide, the cost for the program does change. Our goal is to engage you in as many experiences as possible (that is why we call it THE Experience) with the least amount of cost. So, if you'd like more information on current pricing or other have additional questions please request more information
or call 800-873-8957.
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