Week 1: Motivations for Service
Orient yourself with the TENx10 Deep Dive in partnership with The Missions Academy. This course will help you explore your expectations and motivations for serving that are essential to unpack in order to fulfill one's purpose.
Week 2: Understanding Mission through God's Story
This course focuses on understanding God's story and the themes woven throughout scripture that inform our identity and calling. It is a "must-take" course for anyone looking to be involved in God's mission.
Week 3: Understanding Mission through Your Story
This course will help you identify your place within God's Story. Using tools of a Life Map and kairos moments, you will uncover the work of rescue and redemption in your own life to be a witness to the broken and hurting world around you.
Week 4: Key Principles for Cross-Cultural Interactions
This course is essential for anyone preparing to serve in a cross-cultural setting. Learn with us about the impact of culture, how to navigate cross-cultural communication and explore key principles for effective cross-cultural relationships.
Week 5: Understanding Poverty to Help Without Hurting
This course focuses on understanding some of the complexities of poverty and how a basic knowledge of extreme poverty builds empathy for serving in the Majority World. It is an essential component of training for missions work or serving the poor.
Week 6: Core Mission Principles & Application Project
This course provides an overview of the Core Mission Principles that guide all Touch The World short-term mission trips and will provide an opportunity for you to reflect on the principles that should guide your upcoming service.
When young people have the opportunity to serve and to take their eyes off of themselves, it opens up their world and their heart. When they find a mission, they find purpose. Whether you are preparing for a short-term mission trip or want to get your students engaged in meaningful local service, this "Deep Dive" will help you know what your students need to know before they go. These courses will lay a foundation for understanding their God-given purpose found in living on mission everyday and everywhere.