Venture Center

Pasadena, CA

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Pasadena, CA

NOTE: INSIGHT PASADENA IS ACCEPTING STUDENTS FOR THE FALL 2016 ACADEMIC YEAR! Click on the link marked “Apply” to take the next step. INSIGHT Pasadena is conducted on the original campus for the INSIGHT program: the campus of William Carey International University and Frontier Ventures (formerly the U.S. Center for World Mission or USCWM), which is now known as the Venture Center (http://www.frontierventures.org/about/venture-center). Students live in campus housing, in a community of missionaries and missions-minded people who have committed their lives to seeing God receive glory among all nations. INSIGHT Pasadena students are encouraged to build meaningful relationships with one another as well as with members of the Frontier Ventures community (http://www.frontierventures.org).  Because students live at the Venture Center, students are able to develop deep bonds between themselves and missionary staff. Students are often invited to homes of the missionary staff and are included in the life of the larger community well. Pasadena is located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, the second largest city in the U.S. INSIGHT takes advantage of the high level of social and ethnic diversity of Los Angeles by visiting a variety of religious centers and festivals.  Field trips local universities allow students to participate in various academic venues and hear relevant lectures. Each campus has flexibility to flesh out the skeleton of the curriculum.  The Pasadena location has chosen to focus on missiology, integration and personal and communal tranSformation. In slightly different terms, INSIGHT Pasadena, while still emphasizing the transformation of the mind through academic study (the head), also addresses the heart (spiritual formation) and the hands/feet (service and practicum).  Missiological awareness and wisdom needs to be coupled with missional innovation and application.  INSIGHT Pasadena dissociates itself from the concept of the secular/sacred divide, desiring instead for all knowledge to penetrate the mind, emotions, will and vision of the whole student.  Mentoring and self-awareness are helpful ways to facilitate this holistic integration that will change, not only the mind, but the student’s relationships with God, herself/himself, and others. Incoming students should be prepared to be active in discussion groups, attend missiological seminars, journal weekly, meet with mentors, and participate in the entire program. Email me if you would like to connect with a current student or alumnus to discuss their experience and discern if INSIGHT in Pasadena CA is right for you! Blessings, Todd Pokrifka INSIGHT National Director .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)