Are you at a crossroads between the comfortable and the radical? Obeying God’s call on your life often means daring to take on giants: giants of comfort, security, social expectations, maybe even important relationships. Are you willing?
The School of Strategic Missions (SOSM) is a three-month lecture phase followed by a six-month field assignment overseas. Designed to launch participants into the field longer-term, the school also builds a lifelong understanding of how to rally support and resources for an unreached people group. The teaching is excellent and intensely practical – language acquisition, spiritual warfare, business as mission, interpersonal relationships, and community development are just some of the topics covered. If God has already placed a country on your heart, we will try to place you in a team there by the completion of the lecture phase.
During the first thirteen weeks of the School of Strategic Missions (SOSM), you’ll be challenged by experienced missionaries in the following topics:
• Church planting
• Language learning
• Cross-cultural communication
• Personal and community wellness
• Culture shock
• Team dynamics
• Understanding worldviews
• Discovering keys to the culture
• Strategic people, places, and seasons
• Community development
Gather your tools.
You’ll also be equipped to go on the field throughout the nitty-gritty preparation process. We’ll come alongside you in these key areas:
• Health insurance
• Power of Attorney
• Raising finances
• Developing a budget
• Media presentations
• Taxes while overseas
• Secure communication
• Enlisting a prayer team
Join a long-term team to strategically reach those with the least access to the Gospel. How will your life help unite a people group with the God who designed them?
Dates: September 25 – December 16, 2016 for lecture phase, followed by a six-month field assignment overseas
Duration: Three-month lecture phase, six-month field assignment
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the DTS
Cost: Lecture Phase: $3,590 (includes housing, food, and the Fall conference)
Outreach: Depending on the nation where you will serve, outreach cost is $4,500 to $9,500 (includes airfare, housing, and food for six months; fundraising for the outreach will be incorporated into the lecture phase)