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Immerse Yourself in Missions!

Compassion Corps International through its missions immersion program, is now offering even more opportunities for experiencing ministry on the mission field!

Become a missionary the minute you set foot on campus, and experience life-changing ministry over the course of 9-months!

Ministry experiences include:

  • 2 missions trips
  • 2 worship conferences
  • 4 major city outreaches
  • Plus all of the weekly ministry experiences which include:
  • Homeless Shelter Ministry
  • Urban Youth Ministry
  • Ministry in the High Schools
  • Street Evangelism
  • Sex Trafficking Ministry
  • Nursing Home Ministry and more!!!
  • We also have a worship leadership program!

Interns can choose from the following programs:

  1. 3 year Bible college degree track through one of our partnering Bible colleges. See our “Academics” section for information.
  2. A 9-month internship for $3,000 a year!
  3. Or, check out what we are now offering: a 1-month missions immersion for just $315!

Apply today to be a part of what God is doing at Compassion Corps International!

 

Application link: http://joincompassioncorps.com/apply-now/

For further cost information, check out http://joincompassioncorps.com/academics-3/cost/.

 

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Congrats Graduates and Looking Ahead to Fall 2015-16!

Luke 10:2 (NIV), “He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”

There is a great need for ministers and missionaries to populate and harvest the field of souls! And Compassion Corps International is privileged to be a part of that training process to produce “workers” for the ministry field!
In light of that, we are excited to announce our graduating class 2015!
 
Zach Beardsley: Is graduating our 9-month internship program, and is finishing his Master of Arts degree in Christian Leadership from SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary. He has come on staff at All Nations Fellowship as an Assistant Pastor, and is also joining our Compassion Corps International staff as our Assistant Director!
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Amber Prestridge: Is graduating from our SUM Bible College program with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies. She is currently the Worship Leader of All Nations Fellowship’s church plant, United Life Church, in Knoxville, TN!
John-Mark Freeman: Is graduating from our SUM Bible College program with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies. He is currently serving at All Nations Fellowship in the media department!
Isaac Varela: Is graduating from our SUM Bible College program with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies. He is currently the Lead Pastor of All Nations Fellowship’s Spanish church plant, Las Naciones, in New Orleans!

 

Compassion Corps International would like to congratulate all of these amazing men and women of God! We are so honored to have shared this time with you, and we are looking forward to seeing what God has in store for each of your ministries!

This coming year of training missionaries is going to be the best yet! God is doing awesome things through our students/interns! From inner-city missions, to missions on an Apache reservation; from city-wide youth rallies, to city-wide outreaches of 900 people; from walking and ministering on Bourbon street, to climbing a 7’000 foot mountain on a reservation; God has been opening up doors for ministry all around, and it has been an honor to be a part of what He is doing at Compassion Corps International!

Here is a brief look of what is going to take place this Fall!

Fall Application Deadline: July 31st, 2015

Student/Intern Orientation and Housing Move-In Day: August 20th, 2015

First Day of Classes/Bridges: August 24th

First Day of Classes/SUM: August 31st

Harvest Fest Outreach: October 31st

Missions Trip to Apache Native American Reservation in Arizona: November 14th – 21st, 2015

Amplify NOLA Youth Rally: December 4th, 2015

Good Friday Fish Fry Outreach: March 25th, 2016

Immerse 2016 Youth Rally: April 22nd, 2016

Graduation: May 22nd, 2016

New Stuff!

This year we are adding some new elements to the program that will be even more practically based for the students to learn how to be missionaries, and serve in their respective ministry contexts. For example, each month there we be a special focus with seminars. The seminars will include topics like:

  • Fund Raising
  • Evangelism
  • Worship Leading
  • Youth Ministry
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Working on the Mission Field
  • Practical Skills
  • And so on!

If you are called to the ministry and would like to start on that amazing journey of following God’s will for your life, then do not hesitate to apply! Your adventure in ministry is waiting!

 

 

 

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Celebrating a Year, Looking to the Future!

“Come and see what God has done,
his awesome deeds for mankind!”- Psalm 66:5 (NIV)

What an awesome year it has been! God has done so many great things for us and the communities that we have been able to serve in! We are just privileged to be a part of His plan to serve the world for His name, and make disciples (Matt. 28:19-20)!

Here are some highlights of what God did this past year at Compassion Corps International!

  • Our interns successfully organized and ran our High School Club ministry at Math and Science High School! Many lives were touched through their ministry on that campus!
  • Our urban youth ministry (ICE Youth) grew and we were able to establish small groups called, “Ice Breakers,” in which our interns led and ministered at!
  • We went on a week-long missions trip to Moore, OK where we were able to serve the people who were affected by last year’s tornadoes! Where we worked, 80 homes had been destroyed by the storm! While there, we were able to help rebuild a family’s fence line, move new furniture into displaced homeowner’s rebuilt homes, and shine the light of Christ to a hurting community!
  • At our December youth rally, Amplify NOLA, 4 young men gave their lives to Christ and have been in our church ever since! One of the young men had been shot in the leg a few weeks before. Another one of them received the baptism of the Holy Spirit the following January, and now comes out to street evangelize with our interns!
  • Our interns began preaching, leading worship, and serving 200-300 people monthly at the local homeless shelter!
  • At the annual SUM Bible College Mardi Gras outreach, we were able to see 888 people give their lives to Christ and 41 healings recorded on the streets!
  • In March we hosted missions teams from Evangel University, Florida State University Chi Alpha, and Southwestern Assemblies of God University! They helped us put on a city-wide outreach at a local park where we fed, gave groceries, performed medical check-ups, prayed, and ministered to 500 people! Many lives where touched that day and it helped All Nations Fellowship establish themselves even further in the city of New Orleans!
  • In April, one of our students was selected to pastor our Spanish church plant of All Nations Fellowship! The church officially launched on Easter Sunday!
  • At our May youth rally, Immerse 2014, we saw 10 young people give their lives to Christ!
  • We had 5 interns and students finish the school year on the Dean’s List for their Bible College!
  • Not just that, but our youth worship team led by one of our interns will be leading worship for week 1 of this year’s statewide, Assemblies of God youth camp!
  • We also have another exciting outreach coming up on July 30th! At this outreach we will be giving away school supplies to parents and kids in our community! Last year we were able to serve 224 people and give away 170 backpacks! There are some awesome missions teams coming that week to help us put on that outreach!

It is so awesome to see what God is doing through our interns and we know that this year is going to be even more exciting! Even more, it is exciting to see lives transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ! The Lord is opening up new doors for us to serve our communities, cities, and world this coming year! Check out our latest news to see what is scheduled for the fall!

If you feel the Lord calling you to the ministry or you want to give 9 months of your life in service to the ministry, then apply today and get ready for the experience of a lifetime!

 

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What’s Coming Up for Fall 2014-15!

Exciting things are going to take place this year as we seek to not only serve New Orleans, but serve the world! God has laid upon our hearts to help believers find their calling in the Body of Christ, and send them out to impact this world for His name; for they need to see the compassion of Christ (Mark 6:34)! The 2013-14 school year has been an experience of a lifetime, but God is moving us forward in 2014-15! We want to give people the opportunity to serve, receive Bible College training, and be mentored by our pastors in order to be a blessing to the nations!

The first exciting news is that one of our interns, Amber Prestridge, has reached her placement phase and will be going to serve as the worship leader for one of our church plants in Knoxville, TN this fall! This will be our second intern that has been placed somewhere to serve full-time. Another one of our graduates serves as the Director of Outreach at the New Orleans Rescue Mission. Our program has a three-step process whereby interns go through training, leadership, and then placement. In addition, there are four interns graduating this coming year (2015), and they are going to shake our world for Jesus! It is such a blessing to see our interns go and serve other ministries!

Here is what to expect and important dates to know for the 2014-15 school year:

  • August 8th: Application Deadline for the Fall
  • August 25th: Bridges Christian College/First Day of Classes
  • August 28th: Intern Orientation and Housing Move-In Day
  • September 2nd: SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary/First Day of Classes
  • November 16th-22nd: Missions Trip to a Native American Reservation in Arizona
  • December 5th: Amplify NOLA Youth Rally
  • April 24th: Immerse 2015 Youth Rally
  • May 31st: Graduation

Here are some new ways that we are going to serve and some additions to our current ministry experiences:

  • We are adding a monthly nursing home practicum where the intern can lead worship and preach!
  • We feel called to go serve the Apache tribe of the Native Americans in Arizona this fall!
  • We are praying about getting a drama ministry together to minister on the streets!
  • We are also starting an inner-city children’s ministry practicum!

If you feel called to the ministry or you want to give nine months of your life to serving the world, then consider enrolling for this fall! You can enroll through our “Apply Now” menu link, or call 504-330-5793 to speak with us! Your ministry adventure is right around the corner!

 

 

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A Word from our Director

Dear Visitor,

I am excited about your interest in Compassion Corps International! Our goal as a ministry is to provide you with various experiences: whether through homeless ministry, urban youth ministry, prostitute ministry, street evangelism, city-wide outreaches, missions trips, and even going abroad! These experiences along with a Bible college education if desired, will help shape you into the minister that the Lord will use for His glory!

New Orleans is unique because it provides the atmosphere for a vast array of ministerial experiences. This city is a mission field at our doorstep, where the poverty rate was recently found to be 27 percent according to a study by the “Assets and Opportunities Profile”; that is almost double the national average! The current situation in New Orleans gives our students the opportunity to apply Mark 6:34 to their lives, when Jesus felt compassion for the crowd because he saw that “…they were like sheep without a shepherd.” God has called you and I to serve our nation and our world by reaching the lost! For if it wasn’t because of His compassion for us, we would still be lost sheep as well.

So what are you waiting for? In the words of Tulane University, come and “…be involved in the largest urban renewal project ever undertaken in our country,” and see what the Lord will do when you simply say, “Here I am Lord, send me!”(Is. 6:8) I look forward to helping you follow the calling that the Lord has placed on your life!

In Christ,
Justus Freeman
Director

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Works Cited:

“Assets and Opportunity Profile: New Orleans.” Municipal Profile: New Orleans Aug. 2012: 1-8.

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