Since its inception over 20 years ago, Impact Ministries has dreamed of a Discipleship Program for North Americans who want to step up and step out for God. After months of planning, prayer, and strategic conversation, we’re thrilled to offer a personalized discipleship experience in Guatemala!
The VIDA Vision
VIDA means ‘life’ in Spanish. It’s also a beautiful acronym that summarizes our goals for the VIDA Discipleship Program
Vision – See the world as God sees it
Impact – Live life intentionally
Delight – Experience intimacy with Jesus
Adventure – Dare to follow Jesus
Our prayer is that God will use the VIDA Discipleship Program to grow disciples who follow Jesus anywhere, anytime and at any cost!
What does VIDA look like?
Your personalized discipleship experience will include three months of intensive discipleship in Guatemala, followed by nine months of weekly online mentorship back home offered twice a year, starting in January or in July.
While in Guatemala, you will
- deepen your relationship with Christ through weekly rhythms and systematic & intensive Bible reading
- explore your strengths, abilities and calling through a variety of assessment tools such as spiritual gift surveys & personality tests
- learn Spanish to better communicate with those around you
- experience the power of worship in local churches and schools
- practice and apply lessons learned by engaging in local churches, serving in Vida Schools, and participating in outreach opportunities in the local community
Life in a developing country in a developing program is nothing less than unpredictable! You will have ample opportunity to test God amidst the challenges of real life and discover firsthand that He is ALWAYS enough!
Back Home, you will
- continue your intentional discipleship journey via weekly online meetings
- participate in continued mentorship with your mentors
Fill out an interest form to learn more
Who should apply?
- if you love Jesus and want to delight in Him more
- if you want to see the world from God’s perspective
- if you desire mentors who will speak boldly into your life
- if you are willing to commit to the discipleship journey beyond your time in Guatemala
- if you want to become the kind of disciple who follows Jesus anywhere, anytime and at any cost
If you want to step up and step out for God, we dare you to apply!
We are currently accepting applications for January and July 2024
What will it cost me?
Time: This is a one-year discipleship journey, involving 3 months full-time in Guatemala and 9 months of continued weekly discipleship when you return home
Finances: The program cost is $2800 plus your transportation to Guatemala (living expenses while in Guatemala are included)
Personal Space: The VIDA Discipleship Program involves intentional community living – this comes with its own challenges, including yielding your personal space
Comfort: Living in a developing country comes with hardships and frustrations you may not be familiar with – prepare to be moved out of your comfort zone