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The Second Summer
The second summer is the most unique aspect of Josiah Project. You not only receive excellent training and experience, you'll go through a process of debriefing and discernment. This process culminates at the end of the first summer. we help YOU evaluate how God has gifted you for ministry and what He may be calling you to do.
The first summer you discover or refine your calling. The second summer you go and do it!
Rock the World does not dictate what your second summer project will be; we help you listen to God for His guidance. Then we back you with our experience, structure and connections to help you develop and implement whatever God has placed on your heart.
Click Here to see what JP Director Amy Fleming said about her Second Summer.
How About You? What you do, where you go, how much it costs is all up to whatever The Holy Spirit Leads you to do. There are a few requirements for a program to be considered a Second Summer project. But we're really not interested in telling you what you can't do!
Past JP-ers have done cross country ministry trips, planted churches, led short term trips to Nepal, Belize, Singapore, and Russia, lobbied for hunger relief on Capitol Hill, worked with Sudanese refugees, or returned to their home churches or campus ministries better equipped to serve and with a stronger passion to make a Kingdom impact. These are just examples of what God may be calling you to do.
Some second summer projects have even grown into full-blown ministries. For instance, Eric Geisbert and Shea Rankin signed up for Josiah Project in 2003. Ambridge, PA, is where the JP team lives during the first summer. The children in this economically distressed mill town had nothing to do during the summer months -- nothing except get into trouble on the streets. Eric and Shea felt God was laying these children on their hearts. For their Josiah Project Second Summer in 2004 they developed a sports camp to give the kids an opportunity to have fun -- and more. Since then Ambridge Sports Camp grew to include an arts camp as well. Over time it grew into a year-round ministry, it developed an after-school program, a discipleship track and a new name: Ambridge Youth Ignite. All this arose from God giving Josiah Project students a vision for changing kids' lives in their Second Summer. What might God start and whose lives might He touch others through your faithful initiative?
Click on the link in the left column to get started. You may want to read and pray through the application. Seriously, we've been told the Josiah Project application questions have actually changed people's lives.