The Wesley Academy is a branch of the WT Wesley Foundation created to give college graduates a chance to get deeply involved with college ministry while also being involved with a local church. In this 1-3 year program, Wesley Academy interns join the WT Wesley as “Mission Staff”. We call them Mission Staff because they are essentially missionaries to the West Texas A&M campus.
The mission of the Wesley Academy is a continuation of the WT Wesley’s mission – to raise the next generation of Christian Leaders. Much of the church in our country is missing strong, young christian leaders. We want to change that starting here at the Wesley!
Discover your calling as a Wesley Academy Missionary!
What does God want you to do with your life?
Have you considered vocational ministry?
Many university students feel a calling to help people. They may even be open to working in ministry. They can usually see themselves as youth pastors or leading Bible studies, but cannot picture themselves pastoring a church.
The Wesley Academy is designed to help college graduates discern if they are called into vocational ministry by giving them hands on, practical ministry experience and giving them a window into what vocational ministry could look like for them.
Most simply put, the Wesley Academy exists to close the gap between you and your calling!
What is the Wesley Academy?
The Wesley Academy is an internship program designed to help college graduates continue their ministry training while being missionaries to the West Texas A&M campus. Those in the program are considered “mission staff” and raise funds as missionaries do. As staff, these missionaries mentor students, coach small groups, and develop Resource teams. Each Academy Missionary is also paired up with a local church to soak up wisdom and have a hand the local ministry.
Why campus ministry?
When we think of “missions,” we tend to think about the work on foreign soil. However, there are thousands and thousands of unsaved students coming into the university every year. Not only that, but these students are at an extremely important stage of deciding who they are going to be. As an undergraduate, students make decisions that will continue to impact their lives for decades after graduation. Given the opportunity, University students can change the world. All of the past three Great Spiritual Awakenings originated from universities and the Wesley Academy wants to be a part of impacting the future!
The Academy is a 3 part system.
Academy Missionaries receive training in three focused ways:
1. Ministry experience, working with the Wesley and a local church
2. Wednesday morning modules
3. Specific ministry tracks
Hands On Ministry Experience
Academy Missionaries work on staff at the Wesley in a variety of ways, but mainly by mentoring and leadership development of undergraduate students.
Academy Missionaries are paired with a local church where they serve part-time in either their youth, worship, or children’s ministry. This is how Academy Missionaries are able to see how ministry looks in a local church context!
Wednesday and Thursday mornings are devoted to our training modules, designed to develop all the Academy Missionaries’ ministry knowledge. Think of this as the “core curriculum.”
Local pastors and community leaders train in a variety of topics needed for ministry. These modules range from theology and ministry practices to finances and professional skills.
Financial Peace University
Hermeneutics (Inductive Bible Study practice)
Homiletics (How to preach)
Specific Ministry Track
Each Academy Missionary chooses a specific ministry track to focus on throughout the year. Like Academy Modules, they receive training, but more specifically in the field of ministry they are interested in exploring. Think of this like your “major.”
Current Specific Ministry Tracks:
Questions? Want to learn more about the Academy?
Let us buy you a coffee and let’s discuss if it would be a good fit for you!
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Canyon, TX 79015
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