Jesus is still looking for those young men and women courageous enough to travel the uncharted, radical path that leads to discovering who He really is. We invite you to prayerfully consider this decision because once you unplug from the artificial stimuli of the world around you, you will be intentionally challenged to interface with the ultimate wireless connection ever and experience the transformation that comes from meeting Jesus heart to heart. You will be ignited to burn in a way that sets others on fire. "Didn’t we feel on fire as he conversed with us on the road, as he opened up the Scriptures for us?” - Luke 24:32
During the training phase of IGNITE (first three months), interns are equipped through classroom time, personal Bible study, discipleship, and team challenges. The book of Acts is a foundation for study and instruction in missions, supplemented by classes covering basic doctrine, apologetics, the life of Jesus, and the Inductive Bible Study method. Added to these fundamental studies are activities and environments fostering intentional discipleship, building unity and teamwork among the interns, and providing practical skills for foreign ministry.
Upon completion of the three months of training, interns are deployed in teams to one of Potter's Field Kids' international locations where they will be given the opportunity to put hands and feet to their faith by serving the least of these for six months, further transforming their own lives as they do. Aside from hands-on immersion in daily functions of an international ministry, interns will be challenged and equipped through further studies centered around select missions and discipleship topics as well as Inductive Bible Study.
Location assignments for the deployment phase of IGNITE are prayerfully selected by the leadership of Potter's Field Ministries, fitting each intern into the team and ministry best suited to their gifting, skills, and the needs of the ministry itself.
Returning to Potter's Field Ministries in the United States for one month of re-entry, interns are given tools, opportunities, and input to help guide them as they reflect on the lessons and experiences of their field time. This month of debriefing will also provide valuable occasions for each individual to put definition and action to the work that the Lord has accomplished in their lives over the last nine months as well as the vision He might be impressing on their hearts for the future.
The culmination of the IGNITE Mission Training School takes place in each intern's sending church, with two months of volunteer service within their local Body of Christ. As the needs and opportunities of each church varies, so will the format of the intern's final two-month phase of IGNITE. Potter's Field Ministries works closely with each sending pastor, creating a framework which launches the intern into living on mission in their local church and community.
IGNITE TUITION AND FEES
APPLICATION AND REGISTRATION FEES
Prospective interns must first fill out an application and submit it with a non-refundable fee of $35.00. Once received, the application will be reviewed and an interview will take place.
Upon acceptance, a one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $150.00 will reserve the intern's place in the program. Students that are serious about attending IGNITE should apply early as space is limited.
Total tuition for the twelve month IGNITE Mission Training School is $6,000.00, broken down as follows:
- Three months' training: $1,800.00
- Six months' field time: $3,600.00
- One month re-entry: $600.00
This covers the following:
- Room and board
- Curriculum books
- Local transportation (as it relates to the program)
The tuition fees do not include such things as:
- Travel costs to and from the IGNITE Mission Training School
- Travel costs to and from the mission field
- Travel health insurance
- Extra curricular activities
- Other miscellaneous/personal costs
The monthly cost per student for the IGNITE Mission Training program far exceeds the amounts set out above and is underwritten by donations. Therefore, we do not offer scholarships on the amounts quoted above as we believe that raising support is part of the training for a life on mission and is one of the tangible ways for interns to see the hand of God move on their behalf and confirm their call to this venture of faith.
Prior to entering IGNITE, you must be in good health and able to participate in physically demanding activity and service. You must also obtain a passport before entering the program.
NOTE: This information is subject to change at any time. If you have any questions contact us by phone at 1-877-337-2624 or email through our Contact page.
THE IGNITE MISSION TRAINING SCHOOL IS BLESSED TO HAVE A SEASONED PASTORAL TEAM THAT CO-TEACHES THE CURRICULUM. THE BLEND OF EXPERIENCE, PERSONALITIES, AND DIVERSE GIFTING OFFER A RARE AND INVALUABLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT THAT COMBINES INTELLECTUAL, TEAM BUILDING, HANDS-ON, AND INTERACTIVE STYLES OF LEARNING.
- Pastor Don McClure
- Pastor Michael Rozell
- Pastor Steve Venable
- Pastor Steve Miller
IGNITE YEAR BREAKDOWN
The IGNITE Mission Training School term is a total of twelve months, with two start dates per year, one in January and one in July. Classes typically start on the second Monday of the month, and it is requested that the intern arrive in Guatemala on the Saturday prior to the program start date. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-337-2624 for additional details on upcoming start dates!
THE COMMITMENT OF 365 DAYS BREAKS DOWN AS FOLLOWS:
ASSIGNMENT // NUMBER OF DAYS
- Training in Guatemala // 84
- Furlough at home before deployment to the field // 7-10
- Service at one of Potter’s Field Kids’ locations in either Cambodia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Kenya, Uganda, or Browning, Montana on the Blackfeet Indian reservation // 175-178
- Re-entry in Montana // 28
- Volunteer service at home/sending church to give back to those who supported you in your mission and to share what God has done in your life // 60-65