Prayer is the foundation of all Christian life. It is the very place where a relationship with Jesus is fostered. In prayer, our hearts, minds, words, and actions are consumed with the love of Jesus and by the love of Jesus. All of our activity flows out of our prayer life, which, at Damascus, and in the life of the Church, includes personal prayer and communal prayer.
Our missionary community will sharpen you. Missionaries live in men’s and women’s households that pray together, live life together, and evangelize together. Christian communal living calls you out of yourself and into radical love of Jesus and radical love of others.
As disciples of Jesus, we are all called to disciple others. As missionaries, we desire to be witnesses to all and to journey with particular individuals to form them into the full stature of Christ. As missionaries, you will disciple small groups and individuals on retreats, in youth ministry programs, and within school outreach programs.
Many Christians are afraid to take a risk for Jesus. As missionaries, you will be invited to outreach in schools and parishes and will be given opportunities for evangelization and prayer ministry in public settings.
Missionaries will be equipped with confidence-building tools in evangelization and discipleship, will receive training in effective middle school and high school youth ministry, and will grow in greater confidence in prayer ministry. If desired, after missionary service is complete, missionaries will be provided a letter of recommendation and will be assisted in transitioning into a ministry career.