Adventures in Missions
The Adventures in Missions program is a two-year certificate program that provides an opportunity to make a significant difference in the world. AIM is for college aged young men and women who come from all around the U.S. as well as from foreign countries. Some come to AIM directly out of high school, while others wait until they finish college. Often a person has just reached a point at which he or she is really seeking to grow in Bible knowledge and spiritual maturity.
1. Bible Training
The first eight months are spent in an intensive study of God’s word. Classes such as Christian Evidences, Old Testament History, and The Life of Christ are taught by the Sunset International Bible Institute faculty and the AIM staff. These classes are aimed at increasing personal Bible knowledge, helping share what they have learned with others, and understanding other cultures, beliefs, and people as an apprentice missionary. We also spend time in people’s lives through small group Bible studies, community service, campus ministry, and much more.
2. Field Time
Mission Experience: After eight months in Lubbock, those students approved for the field spend 14-20 months on a foreign or domestic mission field. They work with experienced missionaries of the Lord’s church all over the world. These AIM coordinators have AIM students help them serve the church and reach the lost. While on the field AIM students teach children’s classes, organize youth activities, reach out to the lost, teach others about Jesus, serve the church and proclaim Jesus in both their talk and their walk. This period of time is not only an exciting opportunity to minister, but also good preparation for a lifetime of service.
AIM is more than just a two year missionary apprentice program; it is an investment in long-term missions. When these young men and women return from their work on the field, they have a stronger passion for the lost and for mission work. Many AIM graduates have gone on to serve as long-term missionaries. Other AIM graduates go on to other vocations, but will always remain in a unique position to be actively supportive of others who want to go into missions.