ACTION USA 2016 will be an adventure as young adults from all over the United States come together to seek God's heart for the nations and serve alongside long-term missionaries world-wide. In 2016, the Western US & Midwestern US offices are teaming up to bring you ACTION USA with 2 different program lengths: 3 Weeks & 6 Weeks. The adventure starts with everyone joining together for a one-week ORIENTATION in Kansas that is packed with spiritual formation, team building and mission training. During your ASSIGNMENT, you will fly to different parts of the world to participate in a variety of ministries and service projects. Your ASSIGNMENT phase length depends on whether you are on the 3 Week or 6 Week program. Teams will return to Kansas to DEBRIEF and talk about what God has done in their lives before flying back - ready to live missionally at home. Two seperate DEBRIEF phases will be held to accomodate for program length.
Just seeing how God works in the hearts and lives of missionaries on the field has given me a greater desire for that in my own life. I can't wait to see where God calls me in the future!ACTION Participant, 2012
ORIENTATION: June 24-30, 2016 (Plevna, Kansas)
Training is critical to effective short term missions. Participants will gather at the Oasis Ranch & Retreat Center and be challenged in spiritual formation and mission training with our resource staff who invest their experience into the participants' lives. Your relationship with God, your team, and mission will be shaped forever during this time. Read more.
ASSIGNMENT: 3 Week Program: July 1-12, 2016 OR 6 Week Program: July 1-28, 2016 (The World)
You will be serving with your team in a variety of ways. Some will be hosting outreaches, others will be involved in discipleship ministries and service projects. Most importantly is that you go ready to engage in meaningful relationships with the nationals. Wherever you are assigned, we believe God will use you and your team to make a difference. Read more.
DEBRIEF: 3 Week Program: July 13-17, 2016 OR 6 Week Program: July 29-August 4, 2016 (Plevna, Kansas)
Your experiences on ACTION will likely be more than you could have ever experienced in the same time frame at home. Debrief is a time to rest, recover, and process these experiences. You will celebrate what God has done in your life and in the lives of others, helping bring closure to your experiences and affirming principles and commitments that can be carried on to your home community. Read more.