Each year Westside welcomes in an awesome group of young men and women to be Residents at the church. In taking this step, I've been embedded in life-on-life experience with Westside's staff family for the year, as I serve alongside and share an amazing journey of growth together.
Towards the end of the year, residents go out on a two-month mission trip to experience ministry in exciting new cultures. This is my opportunity to put it all into practice through a big step of faith into an all-in adventure. For me, the final two months of this eleven-month program are spent serving in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Deep learning and transformation involves engaging head, heart, and hands. We learn to hear what God says, tune our soul into His heartbeat, and learn how to live and practice a life that lines up with this. We believe that practicum trips give you the opportunity to pull together everything you have learned and put it into practice in a challenging new context. And we invite you to join us as we begin the process of sending our residents out to different corners of the world.
During this time, classroom experience will extend into life experience in the global Kingdom. Each day students will spend time as a group and then in the afternoons break off into their respective departments to have hands-on involvement including leading worship, teaching the Bible, assisting with feeding programs, caring for orphans, and learning the daily operations of pastoral life. This two-month window abroad will help further prepare them to understand the full scope of vocational ministry.
The cost of the trip will be $4,700 which cover's all airfare, accommodations, meals, ground transportation, insurance, immunizations, and incidentals.
We are close to identifying the exact location that each student will be sent. Once we do we will have more details to share about the work they will be doing on the ground. We'd love to have your support both financially and through prayer.
Thank you for being part of the mission "On earth as it is in Heaven".