Our immersion trips provide an opportunity to join in our work overseas to generously love, listen, serve, and encourage communities around the globe. Our trips will challenge your rhythms of life, while encouraging you to embrace a slower pace and refocus your life, placing Christ at the center. This will create new opportunities to reorient your role in the mission of God- both at home and away.
By the end of an immersion trip, you will feel like you have a new family and a new home. Our hope is that when you return, you will be inspired to fight for justice in your own communities.
BUILD THE FUTURE
WATERMARK WESLEYAN CHURCH
MARCH 1-10, 2019
This team will help us build the future on our base in Choma! Our missions base is the central location where we serve, host and minister and train thousands throughout the year. Within this intensive trip, the team will bring our dreams to life as they update our missions base with much-needed major and minor repairs and upgrades to the plumbing, electricity, and current structures. The team will build new structures and create new environments and spaces for the Kingdom of God to be realized in Choma. In 2019 we hope to begin building our Coffee Shop and Restaurant and complete our indoor/outdoor kitchen and dining area.
INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
JUNE 8-19 2019
In partnership with the Holy Spirit, this team will use music therapy to minister to children, adolescents, adults and the elderly with physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs. They will help people within the surrounding communities in response to crisis and trauma, mental health, pain management, and special education. This team will serve, love, minister and pray for the least of these by spending time in homes of those we serve on a regular basis, our partner ministries and churches, and at local hospitals and clinics.
WATERMARK WESLEYAN + SENT CHURCH
JUNE 25 – JULY 6, 2019
Team members that participate in our Youth Camp will help lead a camp for Zambian children, teens, and young adults. They will lead worship, share stories and build relationships through 1-on-1 time with campers, lead team-building activities and facilitate small groups. Team members will pray and play. They will love the campers, encourage them with everlasting Hope, and be changed forever by the faith and friendship of these students!
LEADERS CONFERENCE + GATHERING
OPEN TO ANYONE
JULY 15 – 24, 2019
This team will help host our Poetice Leaders Conference + Gathering. This event is intended to give individuals, leaders, pastors, and missionaries a space to encounter God, worship Him, and be filled with his presence. During this event, leaders from all over the globe will train, equip and encourage the Church to seek restoration in their local communities. Team members will attend the conference, build relationships and minister to other leaders throughout prayer, fellowship and home-visits.
HOPE COLLEGE SEED
AUGUST 9-21, 2019
This team will have the opportunity to use sport to seek transformation in the community. Through sports camps + clinics, they will practice, play and pray together. They will share their love of the game, teach about teamwork and introduce new sports. The team will spend time building relationships with the athletes, sharing the Word of God and personal testimonies with local athletes. This trip will also have a special focus on providing Sawyer water filters to community members in order to provide clean water in the communities we love and serve!
THE RANSOM CHURCH
AUGUST 29 – SEPTEMBER 10, 2019
Team members that participate in this immersion trip will join Poetice’s ongoing efforts in our target communities. They will serve, reach-out, share the gospel and encourage others in the faith. They will build relationships with, pray for, and minister in the homes of our most vulnerable families. They will serve in our on-base kids and youth ministry as well as our local outreach + service projects in some of the most impoverished communities in Zambia. They will give themselves to the mission of God to bring his kingdom to earth here, and now, in Choma, Zambia.
All trips are based in Choma Zambia. Zambia is landlocked in Southern Africa between seven bordering countries. Choma is the Provincial Capital of the Southern Province. It is nearly a three-hour drive north of Livingstone, a tourism hot-spot of Zambia and home to lots of African wildlife (elephants, giraffes, zebras and more!) as well as Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world.
Choma is a busy market town, known for farming. Though the city has a population of nearly 300,000, Choma has a small town feel. The people are friendly, relational and proud of their country. The majority of the population speaks English as well as Tonga, one of 73 tribal languages in the nation. Choma contains the largest area of commercial farmland and produces the most maize in the nation. The town of Choma has a supermarket, local market, gas stations, a general hospital, police station, and several large high schools.
Many of our immersion trips are already slotted with our partners. However, we are always open and excited about new church partners and individuals partnering with us in various immersion trip opportunities. If you or your church are interested in taking a trip with us, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, so we can discuss upcoming trip opportunities!
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