THE SHORT VERSION:
And by "leadership" we mean:
And by "evangelism" we mean:
THE DETAILED VERSION:
We are also very intentional about working along side the local church and para-church organizations in the countries that we offer courses in. As one of our core values, we believe that indigenous people are the most effective avenue in sharing the Gospel. As an organization we want to come along side the church and offer ourselves as a resource not adding to the burden that the church will often will experience with short term teams. We offer ongoing training to pastors and lay staff throughout the year through our First Wave training, and have genuine partnerships in each of our host countries. We have been and continue to be a part of planting churches and equipping national pastors to lead these churches and to work with the churches current strategy in reaching people for Christ.
AS A MEMBER OF A PEAK TEAM:
You will be challenged physically, emotionally, and spiritually as you deepen your relationship with Christ, interact with the experiential curriculum and as you embrace the culture and ministry opportunities that present themselves.
PEAK NEPAL: A TENTATIVE ITINERARY
In addition to learning about the culture of Nepal, we also want you to meet the people of Nepal. In order to do this our instructors will take the team on a walking tour of the area and introduce you to many of the people we have been working with during our extensive time in Nepal. Some of these people have come to know Christ, some practice other religions, while others are still searching for what they believe. The people you will meet are of several different faith journeys, some are Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, and some would say they believe in all or none of these. It will give you great opportunities to share your story with these people and tell them all the ways that Christ has impacted your life. You will have many opportunities to bring individuals one step closer to the person of Jesus Christ.
After a few days of getting over jet lag and adjusting to this new and different culture, we will head to the city of Pokhara. After a day or two of meeting some of our friends in Pokhara we will head into the mountains for 10-12 days of leadership development, evangelism training, outreach opportunities, and spiritual growth, as we trek through the mountains of Nepal. Each day we will spend anywhere from 4-9 hours trekking through steep terrain, through terraced rice fields and local and remote villages where the message of Christ is still unknown and undiscovered. We will have opportunities to develop as a team, grow as individuals, and see God work in our lives and the lives of the Nepali people. We will spend time in mountain schools with the children of Ghandruk and Chhomrung, and pour our lives into the people that we have been connecting with for years.
Once our training and ministry in the mountains has come to a close, we begin the next phase of the course. We will now seek to give away everything that we have learned. We will run headlong into ministry opportunities in Pokhara as well as back in Kathmandu. We will work with orphanages, schools, a community of lepers, homeless street kids, and an organization that rescues women who have been sold into the brothels of India and Nepal. Sex trafficking has become a global crisis, and we will seek to increase our awareness of the issues surrounding trafficking, both in Nepal and around the world. We will learn what we can do once we arrive at home to help prevent this increasing travesty.
Once our ministry comes to an end, we then spend a couple days debriefing our time in Nepal and coming up with an action plan for what our experience has prepared us for once we arrive home. The end of our course is really the beginning of a new lifestyle of ministry once we arrive on our home soil, putting into practice the things we have learned and impacting the world around us through the experiences we have had. For many students this has lead them to leadership positions at their churches and universities, for some it has lead them to raise money and awareness for change in Nepal and around the world, for others it has lead them right back into the mission field as full time workers.
As you can see it is a packed month of non-stop action. You will see Nepal like few people ever will. You will meet amazing people, see amazing sights, and come face to face with our amazing God. It is truly the experience of a lifetime. If you want to hear what other students are saying about their experience check out our video or email us to be connected with one of our alumni who can share first hand their stories and experiences. We really hope to see you on one of our teams soon. The fields are definitely ripe, are you ready to reach your Peak Performance, are you ready to head out into the fields where you will taste and see that the Lord is so very good? Call or write with any questions you might have, and we hope to see you soon.
Known mostly for Mount Everest, the highest mountain on the planet, Nepal has become the primary location for our outdoor school of leadership. The Himalaya Mountains become the backdrop for our classroom as we seek to become more like Christ and learn how to live that out among the indigenous people living in places commonly untouched by traditional missionaries. You will be trained in leadership, world religions and evangelism, while journeying on a physically challenging trek in the Annapurna Mountain range where we learn from our instructors and from one another. We seek to share Jesus with the unreached people who call these mountains their home. We also spend significant time in the cities of Kathmandu and Pokhara working with street kids, orphanages, a community of individuals suffering the effects of leprosy, and an organization that focuses on ending the human trafficking that has plagued the women of Nepal. If you desire to be challenged in all aspects of your life, and learn to become more and more like Christ, then this might be the course for you. Physically demanding, as well as challenging spiritually and emotionally, this is a very rewarding course. Our High Impact Peak teams are in January and include 10-12 days of trekking, while our Low Impact teams go in the summer and include 2-4 days of trekking and are less physically demanding.