January 2015 Semester: Deadline to apply is December 5th and the semester begins on January 26.


FAQs

What is the CGA/Apprentice Program?

The Center for Global Action (CGA) at Adventures in Missions is the home for the Apprentice Program. The Apprentice Program is a launching pad dedicated to holistic development through community, discipleship, and apprenticeship.

We exist to activate a generation in its kingdom role.


Why is it called the Center for Global Action?

When Jesus said, "Go and make disciples of all nations," he commissioned us as global activists. We want to equip you to follow that call.


Can I do G42 and the CGA/Apprentice Program?

Yes! If you're interested in both G42 and CGA, it is possible to get the best of both worlds!


What is the CGA's perspective on the Holy Spirit?

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

Apprentice Requirements

How old do I need to be to participate?

Participants need to be at least 20 years old and less than 35. We anticipate an average age of 25 years old.


Can married couples join the program?

Yes.


Is the Center for Global Action available to Adventures alumni or anyone?

Anyone with significant missions experience is welcome to apply (9 months-1 year highly recommended). The CGA curriculum is designed around principles and experiences encountered during kingdom journeys like the World Race and Passport. Anyone is welcome to apply, but experience in mission work is a prerequisite for the CGA. The acceptance process for admission to the CGA will be driven by a good reference and evaluation from past leaders, coaches, and team members.


What are you looking for in Apprentices?

Apprentices need to commit to personal development through community, discipleship, and apprenticeship. The CGA/Apprentice Program is designed to facilitate development (or growth) spiritually, relationally, professionally, and emotionally. We want to produce mature contributors in the kingdom. It is important that apprentices are not only willing to grow, but are eager for it.

Housing

Will housing be furnished?

Yes, housing will be furnished. However, apprentices will be responsible for providing bedding, towels, hangers, and other similar items for their bedrooms. Kitchen items will be provided.


Can apprentices bring pets?

No, due to our leasing agreement with housing, pets are not allowed.


How many apprentices are in each room?

On average, apprentices share a room with 1-3 other apprentices.


Where are the houses located?

The houses are spread out across Gainesville, and are on average 20-30 minutes from the office.


Is alcohol/tobacco permitted in the houses?

No. Drinking and smoking are allowed, but not on CGA or Adventures property.

Finances

How much does CGA cost?

Cost of an apprenticeship with the CGA will vary according to track location and will cover program costs, housing, and a monthly stipend for food and personal expenses. Prices may vary depending on location and airfare to overseas bases are NOT included in these prices.

  • 1 Semester (4 months) $3,950
  • 2 Semesters (8 months) $6,950
  • 3 Semesters (12 months) $9,950 – BEST VALUE!

What if I have car payments, student loans, etc...?

You have the option to raise additional support to cover your expenses.

  • $250 extra per month. Apprentice receives approximately $200 after income tax.
  • $500 extra per month. Apprentice receives approximately $400 after income tax.

Can apprentices use the leftover money in their World Race or Passport account towards CGA?

Yes. Apprentices will need to communicate with the CGA department to apply excess funds from a previous Adventures trip or program to their CGA account.


Will it be possible for students to have another job in addition to Adventures?

Yes. Keep in mind that an additional job will affect your community experience at the CGA.


Will apprentices receive medical coverage?

While Adventures staff is eligible for certain benefits, including health insurance, apprentices in the CGA do not qualify. *Please Note* By January 1, 2014, you will be required by law to have health insurance or pay an annual fee.


How much money will be provided for apprentices to live on each month?

A monthly stipend of at least $200 (exact amount will vary according to location) will be given to apprentices for food and personal expenses.


When is money due?

Apprentices need to have half the cost of one semester in their accounts prior to arrival and the full amount for the semester by mid-term.

Scheduling

Can an apprentice extend their time/course commitment once starting the program?

Yes


Can an apprentice transfer to a new location or new track each semester?

Yes! For example, an apprentice’s year could look like this:

  • Fall semester: Story Track in Gainesville, GA
  • Spring semester: Compassion Track in Antigua, Guatemala
  • Summer semester: Justice Track in Chiang Mai, Thailand

When do the CGA semesters begin?

January and September each year.


After graduating from CGA, can apprentices work for Adventures?

God continues to expand the ministry of Adventures. If this is where you are called and there is a position available that is well suited for you, we would love to have you join our staff.