If you’re an 18-24 yr old and you love God and you love people, consider joining us in Fiji for of Service, Relationships, Community, and Adventure. Our 6 week outreach is June 6th-July 16, 2020. We also have a Gap Semester fall 2020.
Everyone is on a journey with their Creator. The Island Encounters Gap Semester is 90 days of drawing close to our heavenly Father, ministry to the least of these, living in community, service, and adventure, all while located in the breathtaking country of Fiji. Students with a heart to love God and love people will find a place where they will be stretched to grow and challenged to give to those God has called us to serve.
We have 5 Core Principles that will guide your time with us
Training in Discipleship
How did Jesus make disciples? This vital question guides us as we apply the techniques and methods Jesus used to train up those who he called friends and disciples.
Life On Life Ministry
Ministry is done through relationships! This was a central component to the way Christ made disciples and a central component to our ministry here at Island Encounters. We focus on application of the scripture through personal relationships.
Cross Cultural Training
Understanding your target culture is vital to effective ministry. We will spend concerted time talking about ministry in a cross cultural setting to help identify the best techniques to minister in the context God has placed you.
Travel & Adventure
We want you to experience the fun and beauty of the nature God has given us to explore and steward here in Fiji. Trips we’ve taken in the past include sailing to the outer islands, waterfall hikes, river bilibili (raft) floats, zip line excursions, and other experiences await you. It’s breathtaking!
Need some university credit? We will help facilitate your online class learning with daily time set aside for online classes, exams, papers, and more.
We believe these 5 core elements of the IE Gap Semester will encourage dramatic growth in each student and provide a cohesive discipleship experience. Our goals are to see participants love God more, love people more, and leave us having been equipped to make disciples wherever God places them.
Join us on the journey!