Slingshot is STRATEGIC TRAINING FOR THOSE THAT CONQUERED StrANDED AND ARE REaDY TO plunge INTO A DARK CORNER OF THE WORLD.

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Slingshot is pretty much, all classroom.  It is a series of powerpoint seminars that are aimed to give students the start to finish tools they need to begin their journey as an independent missionary to a dark, dangerous, or despised place in the world.  

Those that attend Slingshot tend to be go-getters with loads of self-initiative, a strong commitment to God, and an echoing burden for a dark corner of the world.  During Slingshot you will join other daring dreamers that have graduated Stranded and are on the edge of taking a leap like you.  This rare fellowship is often just as valuable as the training.  

It's advised that you come with a dark corner of the world in mind.  This region will serve as your focal point as you develop a strategy.  Throughout the week you will be researching your region, receiving training on missional topics, and be developing a strategy.  If you have a team or a spouse that are planning on endeavoring with you then this training is open to them as well (even if they did not go through Stranded).

At the close of Slingshot, students will be challenged to present their vision to the class on a "napkin".  This process will give each student the opportunity to share their vision and adjust it before they leave.

If you have completed Stranded and are ready to put steps to a vision then there is no need to apply. Just click the registration button below and fill out the form to join us this summer.

SLINGSHOT 2019 Details

Who can come:
This training event is for students that have been through Stranded and have a passion to be an independent missionary in a dark, dangerous, or a despised place.
Dates: TBA
Cost: TBA
Location: TBA
Meals:  Breakfast and supper will be provided on August 1st-3rd, but lunch will be on your own.
Lodging:  Lodging will be provided.  Please bring a sleeping bag.  If you want some privacy then you will need to bring a tent.

What to Bring?

  • Bible
  • Laptop, iPad, or smart phone.
  • Money for your lunch
  • sleeping bag
  • Snacks
  • Tent (If you want your own space)

Optional:

  •  Map of target location
  • Lonely Planet Book of Location

SLINGSHOT TOPICS MAY INCLUDE

UNUSUAL SOLDIERS INTRODUCTION

  • The DNA of every Unusual Soldiers

    • Humility, Passion, Vision, Courage

  • Discerning your uncharted territory


INDEPENDENT MISSIONS

  • How to be a missionary without an agency

  • Starting a ministry in a nutshell

  • Staying accountable and credible

  • Are you a Short-termer or a Long-termer?


PREPARING A SCOUTING TRIP

  • Following the leading of the Holy Spirit

  • How to survey your territory

  • Becoming an expert on your territory

LOW BUDGET WORLD TRAVEL

  • How to globe trot with little to no money

  • Insights on travel gear


ENGAGING ANOTHER CULTURE

  • Big mistakes to avoid

  • Cultural sensitivity

  • Understanding cultural barriers and bridges

  • How to share the gospel in a different context

  • Speaking to oral cultures


PARTNERSHIPS

  • Healthy partnerships with nationals

  • Partnering with other ministries

  • Handling money overseas

 

DEVELOPING A STRATEGY

  • Learning to think strategically

  • The History and Strategy of World Missions


RESOURCES AND MINISTRY TOOLS

  • Ministry tools

  • Recommended Apps


MAKING AN IMPACT

  • How to launch a disciple-making movement

  • Dissecting some of the largest movements in history

  • Planting a churc

  • Healthy Humanitarian initiatives


BUILDING A TEAM AND RAISING FINANCES

  • Why a prayer team matters

  • How to cast a vision

  • How to raise support

  • Writing a Newsletter

  • Developing a website


RISK MANAGEMENT

  • THREATS to look out for

  • Being a hard target

  • What to do in a hostile situation?

  • What to do if someone gets kidnapped?


* This is an example of the topics given at Slingshot and is subject to change.

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Please note that spouses, allies, and teammates are allowed to attend Slingshot without having attended Stranded.