Opportunities Outside of the Academic Year
What are you doing this summer, for the next year, or after graduation?
If you're looking for suggestions on spiritual growth activities and programs, we have some ideas for you! The opportunities listed below are organizations that we know will provide you with an incredible learning experience.
Contact Director of Spiritual Formation Linda Leon at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Ocean City Beach Project
Want to grow in your leadership and faith, all while spending 8 weeks in beautiful Ocean City, NJ? The Ocean City Beach Project (OCBP) is a summer-long community living opportunity for Christian college students to develop further as campus leaders. Not only that, it's an incredible summer at the beach!! Go to http://www.ccojubilee.org/events/summer-opportunities/.
Ligonier Camp and Conference Center, Ligonier, Penn.
How about spending the summer as a camp counselor? The mission of LCCC is to provide people with reflective and recreational opportunities that will build faith in Christ, self-esteem and supportive relationships. See their website at www.ligoniercamp.org to find out more about the camp and to apply as a summer camp counselor.
Summer's Best Two Weeks, Boswell, Penn.
Summer camp and athletics go hand-in-hand at SB2W. Their mission is to build character through competitive athletics. Check out http://www.sb2w.org/ for details on this summer counseling opportunity.
Pine Springs Camp, Jennerstown, Penn.
Pine Springs seeks to provide campers with a vital experience with Jesus that leads to growth and discipleship. Visit their website at http://www.pinesprings.org/ for more information.
Mission Year is an opportunity to love God and love people through a year-long urban ministry program. According to its website, "Mission Year is a year-long urban ministry program focused on Christian service and discipleship. We take teams of people, place them in an area of need, and help them to serve people and create community. We are committed to the command of Jesus to 'love God and love people,' by placing the needs of our neighbors first and developing committed disciples of Christ with a heart for the poor." Learn more about Mission Year at www.missionyear.org.
Opportunities After Graduation
World Christian Discipleship
This Pittsburgh program is designed for young adults/recent college graduates who are interested in discerning and preparing for Christian vocation, regardless of occupation. Participants of this nine-month program live in community with one another, participate in neighborhood and global mission, serve in a local church, develop and live under a spiritual rule of life, study Scripture, and meet for ongoing discipleship. Learn more at www.wcdpittsburgh.com.
Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience (PULSE) cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh. Over the course of eleven months, PULSE participants partner with local nonprofits to serve in the city, live in community with other participants, and train to be servant leaders. Learn more at www.pulsepittsburgh.org.