Typically, the standard timeline is an acceptance notification within the first 5 months of the year, followed by support raising until August 1. Then the 2019 schedule is as follows:
August 11 (Sunday). Arrive at Johnson University for welcome, worship together with parents/family, and lunch together followed a time of prayer together before families say their goodbyes.
August 12 – October 17. This time is spent in community; learning, worshiping, and serving together. It is through this time that you will be led through both an inward and an outward discipling process that will shape and equip you to be a blessing to others.
October 18 – December 2. ROAD TRIP! This is the part of the adventure where we travel in teams to learn and serve in different ministries within the United States.
December 2 – December 12. We return to Johnson University to debrief; unpacking and reviewing everything that we have experienced in order to evaluate, adjust and recognize what God has done and is doing in our lives.
December 12 – January 3. CHRISTMAS BREAK. Each participant will return home for the holidays (you must arrange your own travel).
January 4 (2020) – January 17. Arrive at Camp Allendale (Indiana) for a two week time of training in preparation for your ministry overseas. You will have already been divided into teams and given your destination countries.
January 18 – June 12*. RETURN TO U.S. and DEBRIEF. When you return stateside, we will spend more time together at Johnson University to debrief before saying our goodbyes!
*NOTE: Your return to the US from abroad will vary depending on your particular mission’s host country and their visa requirements.