Asia Minor Ministry Training
We run an intensive, residential ministry training program in Asia Minor that equips men and women to serve in the Muslim World.
Every September we draw students from Asia Minor, Central Asia, Europe and North America to gather as a community, dedicated to a transformed way of living so that we can impact the world around us.
Drawing inspiration from the historic monastic communities in this part of the world, we live out a commitment to God and to one another as we cultivate an environment for our students to grow in knowledge, experience, and character.
Our Asia Minor Ministry Training is an intensive three-month program with an optional three month internship placement in one of more than a dozen ministry locations in the Muslim world, serving alongside existing teams and ministries. During the program, our students will receive classes on the Bible, theology, spiritual formation and discipleship, history of religions and cross-cultural ministry.
We think of the commitment we make to one another during this program as the most important part of equipping that takes place. It is in the context of community that character is grown. By living together we learn the disciplines of generosity, humility, forgiveness, reconciliation, vulnerability, sacrifice, and service.
Our community is located on an island in Asia Minor in the heart of the Middle East and the Mediterranean Sea. The training takes place at an eco-tourism hotel and garden where students live together in a facility near the coast. It is an ideal location for communal living, where our lives are shared with one another in a rhythm of prayer, work, and study. The village is close enough to bigger towns to stay connected, and remote enough to be a genuine exit from the world around us.
Classes take place in a sprawling cave on the property and work responsibilities take place in the garden, in our nearby vineyard, or in our coffee roasting and wine-making areas.
We live out a rhythm of prayer, work, and study. All of our trainees learn about coffee roasting and brewing and optionally about wine and wine-making. We have our own coffee roaster and a growing wine-making operation in addition to our cafe. Our business exists to give business training and experience to our students, to give them employment opportunities so that they can sustain themselves in ministry, and to bring tangible benefit to the island. Students receive an in-depth education in the world of coffee, including basic coffee knowledge, the origins of coffee, brewing methods, espresso, filter coffee, Turkish coffee, and coffee roasting.
This program is also one of the ways through which you can join World Horizons in full-time ministry. Find out more by filling in the contact form below.