The Mission Program is uniquely purposed to aid students in their Christian journey. It is designed to provide students with the materials and tools for developing their mind, heart, and hands for lifelong, Gospel-centered ministry.
Much of this track will focus on the meaning of the Gospel, discipleship, and evangelism in order to equip students for the ministry that God has set before them—disciples of Christ who make disciples for Christ. The Mission Program cultivates students’ love for Christ and His work in today’s world. In order to ensure that this track provides for the student holistically, the content is divided into three interrelated areas: academic (mind), affection (heart), and action (living or practice).
The Bible is the primary source of content for this program, especially regarding what it says about the believer’s mission for Christ and His Kingdom. While the Bible is the foundational textbook, this program will offer supplemental materials to help highlight what Scripture teaches concerning the life and ministry of Jesus and His commission.
The program costs vary depending on the length of the track. As shown in the chart below, the cost of the two- or three-year tracks is greater than the four-year track. These expedited tracks are more expensive due to the condensing of materials, program guidance, and oversight.
|9th grade||4 years||$250 per year|
|10th grade||3 years||$300 per year|
|11th grade||2 years||$400 per year|
One important note is that students will not be able to start the Mission Program in grade 12. However, an exception may be made in special cases if approved by Enlighitum’s Mission Program Coordinator (e.g., if a student already participates in a local church ministry).
We have intentionally laid out the Mission Program to work along with the students’ spiritual development in their other required courses at Enlightium. The Mission Program’s goals have been created to work alongside and support the student's overall spiritual growth. This program is a furthering of, and focus on, Enlightium’s mission and motto.
The Mission Program is designed to enrich and further students’ studies and their development at Enlightium. The Mission Program, like all courses at Enlightium, aims to accomplish the same end: becoming wholehearted followers of the risen Lord upon graduation.
The Mission Program is laid out in a manner such that students shouldn’t feel overwhelmed with the content and deadlines. The goal is to make learning about Christ’s mission enjoyable and to complement other coursework at Enlightium, tending toward a spiritually fruitful experience during their time at the academy.
Three tracks are offered, depending on the student’s start date:
*The 4-year track spreads out the program’s goals over the course of four years to encourage spiritual growth in students throughout their time at Enlightium.
**The two- and three-year tracks condense the same lessons into a shorter time frame, while still providing ample time for students to focus on other course assignments.
The Mission Program’s affection and action goals are set up to complement your family schedule, providing a less rigid, more organic and dynamic approach that is well-suited to real-life ministry. For example, students can choose when and how often to meet as a family for devotionals. While students are encouraged to regularly and frequently attend church functions, they are scheduled to attend only eight youth groups or other edifying church functions each semester. This provides students with breathing room, especially when nearing the end of a quarter or semester, when life may get busier.
Upon completion of this program, students will receive a certificate of completion, which will serve as a reminder of Christ and His mission as well as a reference for future ministry endeavors.
Spiritual Support Director and Mission Program Coordinator
Heath Robertson received his B.A. in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute where he completed the Honors Program for Semitic Languages. He has completed his M.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies with an emphasis in exegetical studies at Western Seminary where he received the honors award for Old Testament exegesis. He is now pursuing his PhD in Divinity, researching in the field of systematic theology. He is certified by ACSI.
Heath finds great fulfillment in his roles as a teacher and Spiritual Support Director at Enlightium. He enjoys running 5Ks and 10Ks in his free time.