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The Ecclesia Project is a team of five KU students in partnership with up to ten 11th and 12th grade students who are sent out to serve in either a global, urban, or local ministry environment. Ecclesia is intended to give student hands on experience in kingdom building ministry while providing one-on-one mentorship with Kingswood University students. While experiencing different cultures and hands on ministry our hope is that everyone involved would gain a better understanding of the Kingdom, ministry and the call of God on their lives.

1. Apply for Ecclesia online right here. 2. Have your pastor fill out a reference form here.
  • Cost: $300
    • $150 Deposit due June 15th
    • $150 Full amount due June 28th (upon arrival)
  • Training Date: June 28, 2014
  • Description: Students will have the opportunity to lead ministry locally in the Maritime Provinces.
  • Deadline to apply: June 1, 2014
  • View the full itinerary of the project here.
  • Cost: $1500
    • $500 Deposit due May 31st
    • $500 Second payment due June 15th
    • $500 Final payment due June 30th
  • Training Date: July 8-10, 2014
  • Description: Students will have the opportunity to go on a global trip to Guatemala.
  • Deadline to apply: May 15, 2014
  • Arrival Time, July 8th – 1:00 PM, Head Home, July 20th – 1:00 PM
  • View the full itinerary of the project here.
  • Cost: $600
    • $300 Deposit due May 31st
    • $300 Final payment due June 15th
  • Training Date: July 23-26, 2014
  • Description: Students will travel to Washington, D.C. and engage in inner-city ministry.
  • Deadline to apply: May 31 , 2014
  • View the full itinerary of the project here.
  • Cost: $300
    • $150 Deposit due June 15th
    • $150 Deposit due June 30th
  • Training Date: August 1-3, 2014
  • Description: Students will have the opportunity to lead ministry locally in the Maritime Provinces.
  • Deadline to apply: June 15, 2014
  • View the full itinerary of the project here.

How do I know if I’m accepted to be a part of one of the projects?

Once your application and pastor’s reference form is submitted (see above), an admissions counselor or a member of the Ecclesia team will contact you to let you know if you’ve been accepted. You’ll also receive a confirmation acceptance letter in the mail.

Who is chaperoning/ leading?

Each project includes up to 10 high school students and 5 Kingswood University students. The Kingswood students have primary responsibility for the high school students while the teams are traveling. Along with that, the trips to DC and Guatemala will have an accompanying older adult and partnerships with ministry leaders on location.

 

What is my schedule for the week?

You can expect this webpage to be updated with regards to itinerary. Check out the drop down menu of each project for a PDF of each itinerary. Itineraries are subject to change.

 

What kinds of ministry am I going to be doing?

Check out the itinerary for ministry details. The heart behind Ecclesia is to, first and foremost, serve. You will have many opportunities to learn more about what that looks like in different ways depending on which project you are a part of.

 

What are the Costs?

Total costs for each trip are listed under the trip headings on this webpage. These costs cover accommodations, food and travel. Any personal expenses beyond these basic needs will need to be brought with you (shopping…etc.). Please note the dates for your deposit. You can make payments online here under ‘make a payment’, call our business office (1-506-432-4400) or write a cheque.

 

Do I need a passport?

Yes! You are required to have a passport. If you do not currently have a passport, apply for one right away.

 

Will my parents/ guardians be able to contact me while I’m on the road?

Yes. Your parents will be provided with a number to call for emergencies. You will also be permitted to bring your personal cell phones on the trip, but will be asked to put it away if/when it is a distraction from the ministry you are a part of. We will be giving you emergency contact information for your parents/ guardians as well before the trip.

 

Will we do any sight seeing?

Yes. The DC and Guatemala projects include time for sight seeing specifically in their itineraries. The Maritime trips will naturally lead to seeing the local sites as you travel to ministry locations.

 

Can I, or any donors, get a receipt(s) for any payments made?

Absolutely. Every donation and/or payment will be issued a receipt. If you have issues with this, please contact the business office at Kingswood. 1-506-432-4400.

 

Will I need any Immunizations?

If you are a part of the Guatemala project, you will need to get immunizations. Please contact your family doctor or a local travel clinic within 4-6 weeks of your travel to Guatemala (you’ll arrive in Guatemala on July 13th).

 

Is there a dress code for the Ecclesia project?

We would simply ask that every student have at least one outfit that is “Sunday Best.” Ladies, we suggest you bring a skirt for leading church services (at or below the knee please). Shorts that are not too short (mid-thigh or lower) may be worn. Men, we suggest you bring at least one collared shirt and dress pants. In Guatemala, temperatures will likely be from 21 – 29 degrees (Celsius) so dress modestly with that in mind. With all the projects, you’ll be outside often and moving around. Dress comfortably and modestly. More details will come to you in the next few weeks regarding what you need to bring with you.

 

Where will we be staying?

The Guatemala team will be staying at the ministry center and Pastor David’s (host for the week) home. The DC team will be staying at the “Southeast White House” (not the real one, sorry!), a ministry center in DC. The New Brunswick team will be staying at Harvest House, on the KU campus and at Big Lake Camp. The Nova Scotia team will be staying at host homes and churches.

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