ACTION Fresno 2015 will be a new adventure this year as a 3-week discipleship training and cross-cultural mission program. We will have teams composed of teams from individuals and churches, as well as one from Fresno Pacific University. Another team will be our ACTION:Basketball program of men and women - serving and competing against Thai Universities. Prepare to experience God’s missional heart with passionate people that are prepared to sacrifice much to see God’s love transform their world. You will be teamed up with people from across North America and serve alongside long-term missionaries worldwide. Your adventure starts with a one-week ORIENTATION in Fresno that is packed with spiritual formation, team building and mission training. During your ASSIGNMENT, you will participate in a variety of ministries and service projects. All of our teams will DEBRIEF together in Thailand before flying home to North America - ready to live missionally back home.
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 24-29, 2015 - Fresno California)
Training is critical to effective short term missions. Participants will 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 30-July 12, 2015 - Thailand)
You will be serving with your team in a variety of ways during your time in Thailand. 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. Those serving in in N. Thailand will be working among the Khmu people at our Changed Life Center. Wherever you are assigned, we believe God will use you and your team to make a difference. Read more.
DEBRIEF: (July 12-15, Thailand)
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 expe- riences. 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.