ACTION Basketball 2017 is a 4-week discipleship training and cross-cultural mission program. We will be serving in two countries this year - the Philippines and Thailand. As basketball players, you will compete and serve in a variety of ways. You will be teamed up with people from across North America and serve alongside long-term missionaries and national leaders. Your adventure starts with a one-week ORIENTATION in Fresno that is packed with spiritual formation, team building, mission & cultural training, and a lot of basketball practices. During your ASSIGNMENT, you will compete against top universities in the Philippines and Thailand plus in a various ministries. We hope to lead many teens to Christ through basketball skills and evangelism camps. All of our teams will DEBRIEF together in Thailand before flying home to North America - ready to live missionally back home. There is only ONE mission - it just takes place all over the world!
Just seeing how God works in the hearts and lives of missionaries on the field has given me a greater desire for that in my own life. I can't wait to see where God calls me in the future!ACTION Participant, 2012
ORIENTATION: June 21-27, 2017 (Fresno, California)
Training is critical to effective short term missions. Participants will be challenged in spiritual formation and mission training with our resource staff who invest their experience into the participants lives. Your relationship with God, your team, and mission will be shaped forever during this time. Read more.
ASSIGNMENT: June 28-July 9, 2017 (Philippines & Thailand)
You will be serving with your team in a variety of ways during your time in Thailand. Some will share their testimony at outreaches, at times you will be involved in discipleship ministries and service projects. Most importantly is that you go ready to engage in meaningful relationships with the nationals. We are first and foremost a mission team (which happens to use basketball for God's own glory!). We will be staying on the Burapha University Campus during ASSIGNMENT in Chonburi. Read more.
DEBRIEF: July 14-17, 2017 (Thailand)
Your experiences on ACTION will likely be more than you could have ever experienced in the same time frame at home. Debrief is a time to rest, recover, and process these expe- riences. You will celebrate what God has done in your life and in the lives of others, helping bring closure to your experiences and affirming principles and commitments that can be carried on to your home community. Read more.