The Wesley Foundation is proud to be a part of the expansion of the Kalamazoo Wesley Foundation's "Rethink Intern" program into the statewide EncounterMICall initiative. Below is a brief description of this project, you can find more info at the program website.
This project seeks to develop student leaders, spiritually grounded in the Wesleyan tradition of a personal faith lived out through social action, to faithfully serve the local church, as a means to discern a call to ministry. A disconnect between students and the local church, often leaves students without meaningful opportunities for leadership in the local church following graduation. Therefore, EncounterMICall will foster the transition of young adult participants in campus ministry to becoming engaged, emerging Christians in the local church. It will further provide assistance to local churches for the enhancement of ministry through a partnership between local churches and campus ministry. Through this cooperation young adults will have the opportunity to grow as a disciple, gain leadership skills, and have opportunities to explore their call to ministry in very real and tangible ways.
Central Purpose of “EncounterMICall”
To develop young adult, student leaders spiritually grounded in the Wesleyan tradition by providing year-long, intentionally mentored, missional focused local church internships that will assist participants in encountering God’s call in their lives, strengthening their leadership skills, and deepening their Christian faith.