Imagine taking the good news of the kingdom to where it’s never been heard.
“It has always been my ambition to preach the Gospel where Christ was not known…” – The Apostle Paul
Imagine changing the destiny of a people group by planting a transformational community of faith and obedience. Now that’s a worthy ambition! The LAUNCH Frontier Missions Seminar is designed to equip you with the knowledge, skills, and tools you’ll need to be successful in long-term, cross-cultural missions among the world’s least reached people groups. You will be coached by veteran frontier missionaries and included in focused learning groups preparing to launch pioneer teams in East Asia and the Middle East.
During LAUNCH Frontier Missions Seminar you will be trained by missionaries and leaders from around the world on these topics and more:
- How to bring the power and presence of Jesus in a context that has never even heard of Him
- Frontier missions and missions history and strategy
- Understand simple church and learn what it means to church plant in unreached contexts.
- How to thrive as a missionary
- Major religion blocs and how you can reach them with the Gospel.
- Learn your strengths and giftings, and how to thrive on a team in a new and uncomfortable environment overseas.
- Leading team prayer and worship times.
- The supernatural worldview of your culture and of those we will reach.
- Pioneering and leadership
- Culture and language acquisition
We will spend most mornings in a classroom context learning from missionaries and leaders currently working around the world. Many afternoons will have workshops, small groups, research projects, and activation exercises to help us take the content further.
Launch will have multiple focus groups for the purpose of going deeper in understanding a specific culture and nation. Out of these focus groups we will form pioneering teams to go to different nations. Students will have the opportunity to join a pioneering team by committing to a year of language learning and acquisition, prayer and worship, friendship evangelism, and ongoing missions training, in East Asia or the Middle East.
Launch will happen within a culture of prayer and worship at YWAM Mendocino Coast. We will spend time each day seeking the Lord and His presence as well as in intercession for the nations. We will also be involved in our YWAM base “house of prayer” and we will continue to develop that model to be something we can take with us onto the field.
Launch is for DTS graduates who want to take the next step in frontier mission work. We also highly recommend taking our School of Supernatural Missions as a key preparatory step towards long-term, frontier mission work, prior to Launch.
Registration fee: A non-refundable registration fee of $40 for singles or $50 for married couples must be sent after you have completed the application above. For non-U.S. residents, all payments of registration and tuition fees should be made in U.S.Dollars.