WE WANT TO SEE YOUTH WITH BURNING HEARTS FOR CHRIST REACH TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH.
WHAT IS BURNING HEARTS?
Burning Hearts is an overseas missions trip for teenagers in the ages of 16-19 who are eager to explore and hunger for a heart to see and serve the Lord.
"During church I suddenly had a clear image of a teenage heart, burning deep red and engulfed in flame. And not only did the fire not fade, the heart ignited every other heart it touched, consuming a whole generation with warmth and light." Can you see it? Hearts set ablaze by God, burning with passion and purpose that's more than just hype, igniting every heart they touch.
Burning: To be set on fire by the truth & presence of the Lord, unable to be extinguished and spreading that same fire to every person we engage with - every heart we touch. To understand that burning is gonna feel uncomfortable, but come from a place that is sustainable. Burn-ing.
Hearts: To remember to have a heart for the lost, a heart set apart towards the Lord. A heart moved by the love of the Father, it’s not about us, but the heart that the Father has given us.
We believe that youth have active burning hearts, that as soon as they capture God's heart it will be like a fire lit inside of them, when other youth see their hearts it will ignite something within them and then spread like wild fire.
RAISE THE BANNER:
To equip and champion youth to be fully invested in missions - be that long-term or short-term. A strong emphasis of ministry and sharing the Gospel will come from outreach phase, equipping participants with tools for street evangelism, school ministry, Bible studies, testimony sharing, youth groups and so much more.
PRAYER AND WORSHIP:
Our lives are to be done for, from and with God. Prayer and worship are essential to align our hearts and minds to God and His mission and calling over our lives... and we wouldn't have it any other way!
Why not? We believe that youth have a specific reach and have the same Holy Spirit. We want to see youth be a part of the missions movement and experience the Lord move in a cross cultural context. We believe that you don't have to be a certain age to serve, learn and even share the Gospel.
The missions trip will start in Brisbane with engaging discipleship input, team training and praying together. The second part will be serving and sharing the Gospel overseas.
This phase will be a youth camp, focused on developing their relationship with God and placing Him in the centre and what is it to live a life fully- focused upon Him. There are games, small-groups, times of processing and so much more.
The Discipleship Phrase focus on relationship with God and how to develop rhythms to be a teenager who follows Christ. Thus being in an overflow of His love.
Class topics include: Sonship, The Great Commission, Why Jesus and more.
This phase is all about missions preparation & will include cross-cultural training, team building, ministry preparation and times of prayer/worship to seek the face of God.
The Team Phase is meant to develop skills and knowledge about missions, from how to testify about God to how to share the Gospel with others. It will be an intensive time where the youth will learn how to lean in and rely on the Lord and each other.
Things we will learn together are:
Testimonies, Bible Story Teaching, Skits/Dramas, Evanglism and more.
This phase is where youth will be able to serve and partner with ministry contacts from different overseas locations. There will be different local ministries which the team will partner with in ministering to the local communities.
This could include but is not limited to service projects, evangelism, kids camps, youth groups, sharing testimonies, homeless ministry, bible studies and more.
Current overseas locations we're investing in are Solomon Islands, Philippines and South East Asia.
After outreach, we take time back on the YWAM centre to celebrate, process, re-enter in a healthy way and treasure what the Lord was saying and doing throughout the whole time.
It’s a time to reflect on what the Lord has taught us and how we can become more like Christ and also prepare to transition home and continue to grow and serve our home church.
UPCOMING MISSION TRIPS
Payment does not include travel to and from home. Nor any snacks to be purchased within any travel hubs (stations, airports, etc.)
Cost include but are not subject to:
Food and Accommodation
Discipleship Phase Expenses.
Classroom activities and speakers
Food and Accommodation
Evangelism and Ministry Materials
Airfare and travel expenses
Work Project Materials
Rest day activities
Promotional Material and Gifts
Fund-raising and Payment plans can be made with our accounts office.
Fund-raising ideas and strategies will be given to applicants who have registered. The package will include ideas, templates and goals to be set according to each applicant. We believe that everything that we have is from God and that our active part is to trust Him with our lives and finances.
Burning Hearts Youth will not need to apply for The Discipleship Camps because registration details are already included into the application.
For more information, feel free to contact our office at office hours.