ACTION Fresno will be an adventure as young adults, couples, and families come together to seek God's heart for the nations and serve alongside long-term missionaries world-wide. The adventure starts with everyone joining together for a one-week ORIENTATION in Fresno, California 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. Teams will either return to California or remain in their ASSIGNMENT countries 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 21-27, 2017 (Fresno, CA)
Training is critical to effective short term missions. Participants will gather 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: June 27- July 9, 2017
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: July 9-11, 2017 (DEBRIEF in Assignment Country) - Arrive in USA on July 12
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.