WHY DO THIS?
The world’s pain cries out for leadership. Orphans, AIDS, the sex trade, poverty – the list is long. Where are the leaders who will bring hope to those who need it most? Will the church that Jesus founded be relevant?
Kingdom Journeys develops leaders who will make a difference. We don’t teach young leaders in the safety of a classroom. Instead, we expose them to pain by throwing them into hard places and tough issues to see what that pressure reveals in them. We want to impact their hearts as well as their minds. We believe the reality of a leper colony or a refugee camp can arouse the passion to make a difference. We bring world class leaders alongside them to mentor them and debrief them. The process is one based on the experiential learning model that Jesus used with His disciples. It’s you, kingdom-minded leaders, that will pave the way for God’s dreams to be built here on earth.
Participants are culled from a highly competitive list of applicants. Only a select few qualify. We call them associates. They bring leadership experience and a diverse skill set to the table. The training is rigorous. It includes interviews with top international leaders, in-depth intellectual, spiritual and physical preparation, a marathon in Spain, followed by a 500 mile hike/pilgrimage.
Our teams are small and our process is focused. Each team of seven forms an enterprise consulting group. The group offers and markets its services to overseas clients who have proven track records addressing their nation’s greatest problems. When the group arrives in country, their in-country engagement is pre-defined, deploying the skill sets that our partners bring with them.