John 15 is one of GoCorps’ core passages. Every year at GoWeek, we share a devotional with the Goers about the importance of abiding in the vine. We share this because as Goers begin their journey in ministry, It’s easy to let the ministry aspect of their lives be obfuscated with their prayer life and personal relationship with Christ. It’s a core passage that we encourage Goers to read each month they are on the field to remind themselves to that no fruit and life can come if we are not living and connected to the vine. It’s a reminder I think all of us need from time to time! I know that personally, as the worries of the world and the weariness that comes from this time as the pandemic is entering its third year, I need to be reminded to consider if I am abiding in the vine!
Our next big thing: The GoCorps 100
Yesterday (2-22-22), at 2:22pm, we did a fun Facebook Live event where we unveiled a brand new partnership with the Urbana Mission Conference! Urbana has been the standard bearer of collegiate global missions conferences since the 1940s. Every 3 years, over 10,000 students gather for 5 days of speakers, missions exhibitors, workshops and scripture study, all centered on helping students discern their place in God’s global mission. For many years, it was said that over 41% of all American missionaries pointed to their Urbana experience as central reason for their being on the mission field.
So, it is with great excitement that we announce that Urbana has decided to make mid-term missions and 2 year global placements the central part of their mobilization and messaging in the 2022 conference happening Dec 28-31, 2022! And they’ve asked GoCorps to take the central role of enlisting conference attendees to begin their journey to the nations. Together, we hope to see over 3000 students make a commitment to pursue a mid-term commitment and we hope to see at least 100 students find a way to serve through GoCorps beginning at the conference and getting to the field in 2023!
This new partnership is going to be a game changer for GoCorps! We can’t wait to see it all come together and we’re glad you’re on this journey with you!
GoCorps on your Phone!
Last week we started using an app to send texts directly to your phone! Did you get a couple nexts from GoCorps with links to videos of me? If not, then please tell us your mobile # by filling out this form and we’ll make sure you get opted into future texts. We anticipate sending updates and stories, announcements and other ‘breaking news’ in this way. You can expect 2 or 3 texts a month as a way to stay connected with what God’s doing through our Goers and ministry partners!
Walk Week Team Captains - Sign Up Now!
Walk Week 2022 is happening on April 24-30. We are looking for 50 people to sign up to be a team captain and recruit a team from they church or friends and family! Team Captains are the backbone of Walk Week, committing to recruit others to be a part of this unique prayer and fundraising event! Watch this video to learn about being a team captain, and please fill out this form if you want to sign up to be a captain or send me an email to find out more!
Together for God's Global Work,
Paul Van Der Werf
President and CEO