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Epworth League Discipleship Intensive 2017
For more info or an application contact: Ken Rheingans  www.facebook.com/ken.rheingans
Cell: 414-807-3193   email: rheingans@aol.com

Program Overview

“Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!”  Psalm 133:1


God created us all differently but wants us to live in community to help each other and our neighbors.  


The participants of the Discipleship Intensive will come together to be part of an intentional, Christ centered community. They will be focused on becoming better disciples of Christ through serving others, building community, and spiritual development.


Who is this program for? Young adults, aged 19-25, who want to follow Christ and have a passion for serving others and making a difference in other people’s lives.


Positions available: Up to 16 in the summer and 6 positions in Winter-Spring session


Program Sponsor – Servant Community a new United Methodist faith start

The Discipleship Intensive is an Epworth League event and is sponsored by Servant Community, a new United Methodist startup church in southeast Wisconsin. Sthe Epworth League is Servant Community’s Young adult ministry program. Servant Community is  focused on getting young adults to share life together while they are on mission. T


Start date and end dates are flexible: The Winter-Spring term runs from Jan 28th to May 13h. For the summer program the first participants can start as early as May 27st and the program ends on Aug 27, 2017.  Accommodations can be made for people needing time off for weddings, special family events, or for conflicting school schedules.


Cost: There is no cost to participate and all meals, housing, and activities are included.


Housing: Participants will live together in a houses in rural Wisconsin about halfway between Milwaukee and Madison.


Program Structure & Activities

Most activities of the program fall into one of three categories: 1) Missions, 2) Spiritual Development, and 3) Community Building: Shown below are some of the activities that take place.


Missions

A 2 week mission trip to the Texas gulf coast in March

A week-long summer Vacation Bible School on the farm for families with special needs children

Helping with a sustainable summer agriculture program and prison gardening program


Spiritual Development

A week long summer retreat to Rocky Mountain National Park

Helping create and participate in worship experiences for young adults

Participation in Bible studies, discipleship classes, and a covenant group

Exposure to and practice of different types of Christ centered spiritual formation


Community Building

Outreach events: campfires, canoeing, hiking, swimming, game nights, dinners, whitewater rafting.

Living in a Christ centered intentional community sharing meals, housing, and life

Providing regular times of celebrating what God has provided and will provide

Facilitating hospitality to the stranger

Participating in a summer community gardening program