We want our students to be completely immersed into the lifestyle of discipleship and service to
God. In order to achieve that we provide the lodging for the students and most of the meals
during the week, so that they can concentrate on their studies, spiritual growth, and service
projects. Initially, students will stay with the host families from our church but we already have
some plans to arrange the lodging at the school’s campus in the future.
Monday through Friday students attend classes from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. The time in school
begins with the time of devotion and prayer every day. After the classes are concluded for the
day, sometimes students participate in different projects: one of them is a weekly service project,
in which students clean and maintain in good working order our property. Another project is
singing in a school’s choir. Worship and singing are first and foremost give glory to God, yet on
a different level worship changes and challenges the worshiper who comes into God’s presence.
Choir singing is also instrumental in teaching participants the practical importance of team work
and the necessity to listen to those who sing next to them.
Every weekend, on Saturdays our students participate in various outreach programs. Sometimes
this outreach includes street evangelism, at other times it is helping in a homeless shelter, or
packing the food for the hungry, or visiting the nursing home for elderly. This regular witnessing
opportunity helps the students to embrace a lifestyle of a witness of Christ and to prepare to be
Jesus’ witnesses in all circumstances.
Finally, one of our most important emphases is spiritual formation of our students. We want all
Missio Dei participants to experience deep spiritual transformation. We realize that no human
can actually change another human being: God changes people. We see our task in helping to
bring students into God’s presence so that they experience a lasting change. In order to facilitate
that, students have to embrace spiritual discipline that includes daily reading from the Bible (at
least 3 chapters a day), individual and group prayer daily, regular participation in a local church.
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to
his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus
throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21