VIDA School of Discipleship

Vision, Impact, Delight & Adventure await you with our new VIDA School of Discipleship!

Since its inception over 20 years ago, Impact Ministries has dreamed of a School of Discipleship for North Americans who want to step up and step out for God. After months of planning, prayer, and strategic conversation, we’re thrilled to announce, it’s launch time!

The VIDA vision

VIDA is a beautiful acronym that summarizes our goals for the VIDA School of Discipleship

What does VIDA look like?

it starts with three months of intensive discipleship in Guatemala

Who should apply?

to follow Jesus is to risk –
we dare you to apply!

What will it cost me?

VIDA will cost time, finances, personal space and comfort

The VIDA Vision

VIDA means ‘life’ in Spanish. It’s also a beautiful acronym that summarizes our goals for the VIDA School of Discipleship

Vision – See the world as God sees it

Impact – Live life intentionally

Delight – Experience intimacy with Jesus

Adventure – Dare to follow Jesus

Our prayer is that God will use the VIDA School of Discipleship to grow disciples who follow Jesus anywhere, anytime and at any cost!

Fill out an interest form to learn more

What does VIDA look like?

Your one-year discipleship adventure will include 3 months of intensive discipleship in Guatemala, followed by 9 months of intentional online mentorship back home.

While in Guatemala, you will

  • live in intentional community with house leaders and other VIDA School of Discipleship students in Chicoy, Guatemala
  • participate in weekly rhythms to enhance your relationship with Jesus
  • attend classes designed to stretch your kingdom perspective, and complete courses such as the Kairos course, Thinking Theologically & Intimacy with Christ
  • explore your strengths, abilities and calling through a variety of assessment tools such as spiritual gift surveys & personality tests
  • learn Spanish to better communicate with those around you
  • practice and apply lessons learned by engaging in local churches, interacting in Vida Schools, and participating in outreach opportunities in the local community
  • experience the power of worship both as a team and in local churches and schools

Life in a developing country in a developing program is nothing less than unpredictable! You will have ample opportunity to test God amidst the challenges of real life and discover firsthand that He is ALWAYS enough!

Back Home, you will

  • continue your discipleship journey with your class via a weekly online meeting
  • participate in continued mentorship with your house leaders
  • attend an in-person reunion and graduation in Canada towards the end of your twelve months

Fill out an interest form to learn more

Who should apply?

  • if you love Jesus and want to delight in Him more
  • if you want to see the world from God’s perspective
  • if you desire mentors who will speak boldly into your life
  • if you are willing to commit to a year-long discipleship journey
  • if you want to become the kind of disciple who follows Jesus anywhere, anytime and at any cost

If you want to step up and step out for God, we dare you to apply!

Application deadlines are November 15, 2021 for the session starting January 2022 & March 15, 2022 for the session starting May 2022

What will it cost me?

Time: This is a one-year discipleship journey, involving 3 months full-time in Guatemala and 9 months of continued discipleship when you return home

Finances: The program cost is $3495 plus your transportation to Guatemala and to the graduation (living expenses while in Guatemala are included)

Personal Space: VIDA School of Discipleship involves intentional community living – this comes with its own challenges, including yielding your personal space

Comfort: Living in a developing country comes with hardships and frustrations you may not be familiar with – prepare to be moved out of your comfort zone

Is it worth the cost? We certainly think so! If you’re ready to experience a fresh perspective on faith and culture and if you’re ready for your life to be transformed, count the cost and consider applying to the VIDA School of Discipleship

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