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Give A Year

Imagine taking an entire school year of your life and dedicating it solely to God for His purposes while traveling the entire country sharing your faith with the lost world. The Missio Dei One Year Journey is for High School graduates who want to do just that and is designed to train and equip the next generation of soul winners by exposing our students, whom we call Journeymen, to almost every kind of ministry imaginable. Some places our Journeymen have ministered in include the Daytona 500, the streets of New Orleans during Mardi Gras, an Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona, the Super Bowl, several major colleges and universities, middle and high school assemblies and rallies, church plants, youth conventions, local kid’s outreaches, human trafficking awareness events, inner city ministries, a week overseas in places like Colombia, Ireland, and the Dominican Republic and much more. 

               When our Journeymen are not on the road they attend classes taught by our staff in areas such as Evangelism, Missiology, and Apologetics while being discipled in a community of like-minded young adults passionate about pursuing God’s will for their lives

Sample Travel Schedule

August
September
October

Move in and head to Boot Camp

Ministry at the campus of the University of Georgia

Class time

Ministry at the University of Tennessee

Revival Services in Georgia and Pennsylvania

Kidz Kraze Outreach

Class time

Ministry at a local college

November
December
January

Ministry at Virginia Tech

West Virginia Youth Convention

GA Forge Conference

Class Time

Thanksgiving Break

Kidz Kraze

Class Time

Christmas and New Year’s break

Class Time

Kidz Kraze

 Leave for Mega Tour

February
March
April

Super Bowl Outreach

Apache Indian Reservation (Arizona)

Mardi Gras (New Orleans, LA)

Daytona 500 (Daytona, FL)

Wrightsville Georgia School assemblies and revival

Columbia, SC church plant

Panama City Beach Spring Break Outreach

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Graduation                       

Classes

Classes

Evangelism 101

In this session, learn all about www.reachthecity.com, a 40-day personal growth and outreach campaign for the local church. Understand the 1-2-3 Challenge, the power of church wide unity, and how to successfully coach a church through the process of empowering believers to reach their community.

On a scale of 1-10, just how much do you truly understand what evangelism is all about and how inclined are you to share your faith? This session serves to define the eight dynamics of Biblical evangelism and serves as a starting point to sharing your faith.

This session will teach you to get a handle on the gospel-literally. Learn to share your faith on your five fingers, complete with Scriptures and illustrations to empower this easy to follow way of sharing your faith.

There is nothing more powerful than your testimony, but do you understand how to communicate what God has done in your life? Learn the two different formats of outlining your testimony and helpful tips to sharing it with an unchurched person.

One goal of personal outreach is learning to share your faith clearly. From basic communication skills to mastering the art of conversational flow, this session will equip you to present the gospel with simplicity, substance, and sincerity.

Learn the Biblical basis for relational ministry through the book of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. Understand the 6 Contexts of Evangelism and allow the Holy Spirit to cultivate a love in your heart for people.

Understands other methods of sharing your faith including:

  • Gospel on a Napkin
  • Evangelism Explosion
  • The role of the “law” in evangelism-Way of the Master
  • Prophetic Evangelism
  • Romans Road

Quick, everyday answers to some of the most common questions you will face.

Apologetics

Each week we will discuss one of these common apologetic questions in a lecture and discussion based setting.

Intro to Apologetics: What can it do? What can it not do?

  1. How Can I Trust the Bible?
    1. It is historically accurate
    2. It is God-inspired
    3. It contains essential truths for all people
  2. Why should I trust Jesus?
    1. The Gospels were telling the truth
    2. Jesus is who He said He was
  3. How Can I Know That God Exists?
    1. Miraculous Nature of Creation
    2. The Near Universal Experience of Mankind
    3. Complete inability to prove otherwise
  4. How Can God be True if Science/ Evolution Says Otherwise?
    1. What can science do
    2. What can’t science do
    3. What does science say?
  5. How Can There Be Such Thing As “Absolute Truth?”
    1. Relativism does not make logical sense (blind men and the elephant)
    2. Truth is more often that which we might not have chosen
  6. How Can a Religion that is Thousands of Years Old Be Relevant Today?
  7. How Can a Loving God Allow Evil/Pain?
    1. Explanation of Justice
    2. Explanation of Freewill
    3. The responsibility of God’s people
  8. If God Knows Everything Then How Can We Have Freewill?
    1. Foreknowledge does not equal causation
    2. Existence of things obviously contrary to God’s will as evidence for human free will
  9. How Can a Loving God Send People to Hell?
    1. Biblical defense for Hell as place of eternal punishment for those who do not know God
    2. Evidence of God’s many actions to keep His children from Hell without impeding on their freewill
    3. The responsibility of the Christian in regards to Hell
  10. If God Loves Me Just as I Am Then Why Do I Have To Change?
    1. The Nature of sin vs the nature of holiness
    2. “imago Dei” and God’s plan for humanity
    3. God’s role in our pursuit of holiness
  11. How can a Loving God be Homophobic?
    1. Biblical defense for the sinfulness of homosexuality and the hope of repentance
    2. Effective ministry to LGBTQ community
  12. How Can God be Loving and Merciful but Still Be Full of Wrath and Judgment?
  13. What Makes Christianity Any Different From Other Religions/Belief Systems? / How Can There be Only One Way to God?
    1. Failure of other belief systems to fully address problem of sin and provide an adequate solution
    2. Defense for universality of Christianity
  14. How Can God be Real When There Are So Many Hypocrites and the Church Has Done So Much Evil
  15. ?What is the Difference Between a “Born Again Christian” And A “Good Person” Who May or May Not Be a Churchgoer?
  16. Why Does God Hate Everything Fun?
    1. Defense for sin as fatally harmful
    2. Evidence for what God has done to bring true joy
  17. Why Can’t I Know God Without Adhering to “Organized Religion” or Being Overly Religious?
    1. Evidence for the institution of the church as being mandated by God
    2. Prerequisites to right living
  18. If God Loves Me Then Why Haven’t I Experienced Him?
    1. Evidence That God can be experienced throughout human condition
  19. How Can I Be a Christian if I Still Have Doubts?
  20. What About All of Those Who Haven’t Heard About Jesus?

Missiology 101

Until the Whole World Knows study will help us as believers understand that the missionary call is for all believers to reach out to all the world. We will be discovering our part in the plan near God’s heart. You will be inspired to embrace the Great Commission and make your own great commitment. Alicia said, “Starting well is exciting. Finishing well is eternal.” Good beginnings are connected good endings through a powerful word: commitment. John Bueno, executive director of the Assemblies of God World Missions, said this, “Commitment is what moves us, as believers, from Christ’s message to reach the world, to making it our life’s mission.” The missionary call is for all believers, young and old, rich and poor, and every people group. This study is saturated with passion and creativity. We will discover God’s missional heart for the entire world. Your mindset of reaching the lost will be challenged and transformed as we engage in this study. It has the ability to help shape your destiny and will encourage the plans and purposes God has for your life. As we take a look at life from God’s perspective, we will be challenged to be involved and see the Great Commission being fulfilled everywhere around us. So join me in this journey until the whole world knows about Jesus Christ.

Every major city and small ones in between are filled with cultural diversity. We need to better understand our neighbors and co-workers so we can be a witness to them. What do our neighbors believe? How can we tell them about Jesus in a way they would understand? Over a decade ago almost every a Christian encountered went to church—or at least knew he or she should. In the Bible-belt of the South, everyone goes to church—or at least says they do, when in reality they are doing good to show up at Easter and Christmas. America is growing and people are coming here from all around the world, looking for a better way of life. With the world at our doorsteps, we as evangelical Christians need to know how to understand people around us. In this study we will take a look at different world religions. We will seek to understand and know how to reach followers of Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism, Judaism, Secularism, The New Age and other world faiths as time allows. You will study the origin of the religion, basic beliefs, and evangelistic challenges and opportunities of major world religions. Two major questions we must ask ourselves: What do these people believe? How does it compare or contrast with Christianity? Join me in a study as we seek to understand other ethnic groups and be a light in a dark place to them.

John York has been a missionary in Africa for over 30 years. He is passionate about people understanding and being involved in God’s mission to reach and save the lost. In this study we will God’s desire to redeem and bless every nation on earth. Missio Dei, the mission of God, will be traced throughout this book in three ways:

  1. in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation
  2. in the Early Church and throughout the centuries
  3. in the missions tasks and responsibilities of today and in the future

Hopefully as we study Missions in the Age of the Spirit you will have a fresh new perspective and desire more than ever before to reach the los

Tuition

Tuition Costs
What It Doesn’t Include
$6900

  • Housing
  • Utilities
  • Credentialing Courses
  • Food Allowance
  • All US Missions Tours
  • Travel Related Expenses

  • Gas For Personal Trips
  • Food Beyond Allowance
  • Health Insurance (required)
  • Car Related Expenses
  • Cell Phone

FAQ & Policies

One Year

FAQ

Our journeymen live in apartment style housing located around the Macon, GA area.

IF THERE IS SOMEBODY YOU KNOW OR SOMEBODY COMING FROM YOUR HOME CITY THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO ROOM WITH, PLEASE CONTACT OUR STAFF TO DISCUSS THIS POSSIBILITY. IF THIS IS NOT THE CASE THEN YOU WILL BE ASSIGNED AT LEAST ONE ROOMMATE BUT WILL SHARE A LIVING SPACE WITH AT LEAST 5-7 OTHER JOURNEYMEN.

  • TWIN SIZED MATTRESS AND BEDDING
  • TWIN SIZED AIR MATTRESS AND PUMP
  • SMALL DRESSER OR PLASTIC DRAWER/ STORAGE AND HANGERS
  • SUITCASE AND CARRY-ON SIZED BAG
  • SCHOOL SUPPLIES
  • LAPTOP (NOT REQUIRED)
  • A FEW SETS OF NICE OUTFITS FOR CHURCH SERVICES AND CHAPELS
  • A FEW SETS OF WORK CLOTHES

*WE WILL GIVE YOU THE CONTACT INFORMATION OF YOUR FELLOW JOURNEYMEN IN ORDER TO COORDINATE ANYTHING ELSE YOU MAY NEED FOR YOUR SHARED APARTMENT.

MISSIO DEI IS FOR YOUNG ADULTS WITH A DESIRE TO GIVE GOD A YEAR OF THEIR LIFE AND FIND THEIR IDENTITY IN CHRIST, WHILE RADICALLY PARTICIPATING IN THE GREAT COMMISSION. IT IS OUR DESIRE TO SEE STUDENTS FULLY PREPARED TO TAKE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST INTO THE WORLD WHETHER GOD LEADS THEM INTO FULL TIME VOCATIONAL MINISTRY OR A SECULAR CAREER PATH.

MISSIO DEI BEGINS THE FIRST MONDAY OF AUGUST AND ENDS THE LAST FRIDAY OF THE FOLLOWING APRIL. JOURNEYMEN WILL MOVE INTO THEIR APARTMENTS THE FRIDAY PRIOR TO THE START DATE.

FOR FIRST YEAR STUDENTS THERE IS NO COLLEGE CREDIT. HOWEVER, YOU WILL COMPLETE HALF OF YOUR FIRST LEVEL OF COURSES WITH BEREAN SCHOOL OF THE BIBLE THROUGH GLOBAL UNIVERSITY. THESE COURSES QUALIFY YOU TO APPLY FOR MINISTRY CREDENTIALS WITH THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD. YOU WILL COMPLETE FIVE OF THE NINE COURSES. LEARN MORE AT WWW.GLOBALUNIVERSITY.EDU  AND SELECT BEREAN SCHOOL OF THE BIBLE, UNDER THE “SCHOOLS” DROP DOWN TAB.

STUDENTS WHO ARE INVITED BACK FOR A SECOND YEAR WILL HAVE THE OPTION TO START COLLEGE THROUGH ONLINE CLASSES WITH EITHER SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY OR SOUTHWESTERN ASSEMBLIES OF GOD UNIVERSITY (SAGU). THEY WILL ALSO FINISH THEIR FIRST LEVEL OF CREDENTIALING COURSES.

Yes, health insurance is required for everybody. Auto insurance is required if you are bringing a vehicle.

YES, UNLESS YOU ARE CERTAIN THAT YOU WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING IN THE OVERSEAS SEGMENT

-First Year Journeymen are not allowed to date while a part of our ministry and must sign our relationship guideline form.It is our desire to provide an opportunity for Journeymen to give a year to God free from the distraction of romantic relationships in order that they may get the most out of this year and develop a spiritual maturity that will be beneficial to future relationships. It is for this reason that we include in our definition of “dating” the idea of “emotional dating”- which basically means allowing yourself to have special feelings for another Journeymen, person back home, or someone you meet on the road. Failure to comply with these guidelines will result in removal from our ministry.

-Staff Disciplers may date someone of their same status within our ministry or within your age bracket outside of our ministry though they will be expected to adhere to a healthy accountability from the rest of the staff.

Mike Holt, our founder, holds credentials with the Assemblies of God. However our ministry works multi-denominationally through our various outreaches. People from all backgrounds are welcome to apply with the understanding that you will be exposed to worship settings of all denominations and that the only credentialing courses we offer are with the Assemblies of God.

Policies

Journeymen who are removed from Missio Dei due to disciplinary reasons are not eligible for reimbursement. Journeymen who must leave the program due to circumstances beyond their control are eligible to receive reimbursement for up to 2/3 of tuition costs. The housing portion is non-refundable in either case.

An individual with tattoos, piercings and/or extreme hairstyles will not prohibit them from being accepted into Missio Dei. However, applicants must understand that our ministry serves a multitude of differing ministries and denominations and that all appearances and that all appearances and matters of conscience must not be a stumbling block to another. Individuals will not be allowed to get additional tattoos, piercings, etc. during their time here.

No, a car is not required, although it may be useful to have one to get to and from the office at our home base, as well as personal trips around Macon. If you bring a car, you will be responsible for the insurance and gas expenses. If you provide regular transportation for your fellow Journeymen they will be expected to reimburse a fair amount of gas money.

Our ministry is for high school graduates who are 18-22 years of age and older, who want to give a year of their life to missions. Individuals are accepted on a case-by-case basis. You must be 22-25 years old to apply for the Staff Discipler position.

Everybody in our ministry is given a break for Thanksgiving and Christmas. They also have regular days off during office weeks though trips over an hour in length must be pre-approved by the staff. In case of emergency or a pre-approved family event the journeymen will be allowed to return home for a short time.

All Journeymen are expected to uphold a standard of excellence in every part of their life both public and private as they represent both Christ and the ministry wherever they go. Failure to uphold this standard could result in disciplinary action and correction or even early dismissal. Instances which could result in disciplinary action include (but are not limited to):

-Not having a sense or an attitude of honor towards staff and each other, i.e.  Staff must be addressed as “Pastor…” and fellow Journeymen are to be treated as brothers and sisters.

-Having a poor attitude when asked to fulfill a task by a staff member or leader in the ministry we are working with regardless of if that task fits within your comfort zone or natural abilities.

-Not demonstrating care in personal appearance and hygiene. Your appearance reflects your attitude, therefore, make every effort to look presentable every day including ministry, travel, and off days. This also includes leaving inappropriate clothing at home and not wearing anything too tight, too low, too baggy, or too revealing the entire time you are with Missio Dei.

-Inappropriate Male/ Female relationships which includes course joking, physical contact beyond a “side hug, exclusive conversations (both in person and electronic), and being alone with a member of the opposite sex in any circumstance.

-Failure to maintain designated curfew on days off. Due to the exhausting nature of our travel, curfews are put into place to ensure that each Journeymen is prepared in both mind and body for the Journey ahead of them.

-Damage or negligence of Missio Dei property including but not limited to: housing and furnishing, ministry vans and trailers, promotional material, sound and video equipment etc.

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We appreciate you choosing to apply to Missio Dei School of Missions and Evangelism!  Once you submit your application you will be redirected to pay a one-time $30 application fee and send in both a confidential reference form as well as a reference form from your youth or senior pastor.

Please send your pastor this link: www.mymissionsjourney.com/pastor
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