What to expect:
Focus. Teamwork. Growth.
Our two-and-a-half-week outreach begins with four days of training to prepare the summer missionaries. During this time, they receive sessions to encourage them in their personal walk with Jesus, inspire them to invest in eternity, and equip them with the practical skills needed to teach the Bible Clubs.
There are three levels of training to ensure that each summer missionary is better equipped to build God’s kingdom. Beginners learn the basics: how to teach a deep engaging Bible lesson, an inspiring missionary story, and meaningful songs and verses. In this level, participants learn how to present lessons in an exciting way that relates to the needs of the children they are teaching.
In the advanced level, summer missionaries are challenged to strengthen teaching skills through a growth mindset. Attendees learn creative ways to share the gospel and have a chance to put their experience to work by helping those in the first level.
Our leadership level is designed to equip summer missionaries who are serving as team leaders. Through the training and hands on experience they grow as leaders as they mentor their team and coordinate the clubs. Team leaders learn about all of the specifics that go into setting up a week-long Bible Club and the qualities needed to lead a team successfully.
During the first full week, summer missionaries are divided into teaching teams and begin preparing for their assigned lessons during the week. In the morning, each member has time to practice the material they will teach that day on their own and as a team. In the afternoon, each team teaches children in a Bible Club arranged by a local church!
For the final week, the teams are ready to go full speed ahead. They partner with a second church in Oklahoma City and teach three Bible Clubs a day. If anyone hasn’t realized it yet, they now know that they must depend on God to give them strength and to bring lasting change in the lives of those they are working with.
Operation IMPACT 2018 Dates and Costs
Operation IMPACT: June 12th-30th
Early Bird Sign-up: $600
April 14th-May 12th
Regular Sign-up: $700
May 12th-May 26th
Registration ends: May 26th
Group Discount: $50 per person
group of 3+ people with at least 2 first timers.
Summer Missionary Sign Up
“God showed me that He can still work and do the impossible, even when I have no energy left to give.”Elisa Joulfaian
“God used Operation IMPACT to teach me how to speak in public.”Anna Joulfaian
“Through the tough and fun of it all, I grew a lot as a person and child of God at Operation IMPACT. I learned to give thanks in ALL things, praise Him in everything, and trust Him in impossible situations.”Sarah Reeves