1. First Meeting
This first meeting between Students and Mentors is crucial. It takes place about 60-days before the Student departs for the field location. The First Mentor Meeting is the first assignment of the first phase of the Converge Course. This is when the commitment and the rhythm of meetings are defined. Clear communication is very important.
2. Online Training
Students create intentional time with God while learning from missional leaders on a variety of topics that will stretch, grow, and equip them to succeed. Mentors provide personal encouragement to follow-through and apply the teachings.
3. Preparing to Go
Mentors guide Students through the preparation stage, advocating for them as they raise needed funds and make travel arrangements.
4. Cross-Cultural Adjustment
Converge is offered to students all over the world. Mentors help students navigate change and gain insights while they serve in a culture different from their own.
5. Vision for Project
Mentors advise Students as they assess the needs on the field and prepare to propose their Final Project assignment.
6. Celebrate & Evaluate
Mentors celebrate milestones together, especially the Final Project. And Mentors meet for the final time to evaluate the entire Converge internship experience.