Leadership Development Greenhouses

Adolescents are in a crucial stage of developing identity through an interaction with the world around them.  A student’s ecology and life experiences foster space to explore metaphysical questions:  Where are they, Who are they, What are the problems, What are the solutions, What is my purpose?  The complex interactions within and between various micro-systems within an ecology can inhibit or enhance development of identity.  KALEO is an intentional effort to cultivate learning environments conducive for practical learning and formation of identity, critical biblical inquiry, and preparation for Christian service.  


WILDERNESS SPHERE

Duration:  One Week                                                                                            
The participants encounter growth and identity formation through participation in the immersion ecologies created by the wilderness camping/hiking immersion.  The Wilderness Program takes groups and individuals into the wilderness for discipleship, outdoor education, and guided adventures. We call our programs courses because they're driven by education and developing the individuals, rather than being just a mountain-top experience.

CAMP EAGLE                                  Rock Springs, TX


BIBLICAL AND THEOLOGICAL SPHERE

Duration:  One Week                                                                                                                        A week of experiential learning opportunities led by faculty within the School of Religion and Philosophy.  Students will stay on the campus of Wayland Baptist University while learning Christian leadership and leading missional projects within the surrounding areas.  

WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY         SCHOOL OF RELIGION PLAINVIEW, TEXAS


GLOBAL MISSION AND MINISTRY SPHERE

Duration:  Two Weeks                                                                                 

Occupational Ministry Sites are locations where we do occupationally specific ministry that correlates with career, academic, or person interests of the participant.  By working alongside our full-time missionary staff in these focused environments – such as dentistry, agriculture, and micro-finance – our short-term participants are able to come together cross-culturally to encounter God, share the Good News, disciple and serve the poor.

Student International           Dominican Republic