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For several years now, I've been dreaming about creating an experience that would let me disciple high potential guys and help them move toward their calling. Our best young leaders need to have the opportunity to see what God is doing in the world and to understand how they can make a differ…
By Seth Barnes
By Seth Barnes

For several years now, I've been dreaming about creating an experience that would let me disciple high potential guys and help them move toward their calling. Our best young leaders need to have the opportunity to see what God is doing in the world and to understand how they can make a difference. We need a high voltage leadership development program to help them.

A few months ago, we started with a small group of them. The idea was to take half a year and to link 14 guys with some of the most challenging kingdom dreams in the world while being mentored by awesome men of God.

So far, seven guys are part of my dream team. They are each amazing young leaders in their own way. Now we're looking for seven more for the journey that begins in April. Yesterday we went live with our web site. Please check it out and send us anyone who you think needs it. If you're interested in knowing more or applying, go here. I'll personally respond to you.


An epic kingdom journey of 14  gifted, highly motivated 20-somethings. 

-Learning to dream and build God's dreams. 

-Mentoring from world-class leaders.

God is a dreamer. He shares his dreams with us and he partners with us in building them. We will use this journey as a vehicle to learn how to dream God's dreams. Each new stop on the journey has new lessons and new mentors. We learn by joining God in building his kingdom.

Month 1: Peru
Theme: "Daring to Dream"

Start with a hike in the Sacred Valley of Peru that leads to Macchu Picchu. Use the time to ask ultimate questions. Work on David Wroughton’s dream of a school in the Sacred Valley. Fly to another friend's dream of renewing a city along the Amazon jungle.

Month 2: Guatemala
Theme: "Building a Dream"

Join an Adventures team in the initial stages of planting a new base and ministry. Learn from their process and help them to establish the ministry.

Months 3-4: India & Nepal
Theme: "Supercharging a Dream"

James is doubling his ministry from 3500 churches to 7000 this year. He does so by exercising faith as he sends teams to villages that have never heard the name of Jesus. Adventures teams have seen blind eyes opened.

Months 5 and 6: South Korea
Theme: "Starting Your Dream"

In a country which has sent out more missionaries per capita than any other in the world in the last decade, take the lessons of the journey so far to develop a dream that could change the world – mobilizing young people to dream God’s dreams. Hire a board of directors and staff. Train them and help them communicate new opportunities, leaving behind a self-sustaining kingdom work when you go home.

Comments (15)

  • Seth only a man in the world culture can understand how awesome this is. I think you need some crazy ATL and adventure stories from WR community to help other see what this trip could be.

    Also… I want to go!

  • i am not sure i understand the outcome. what is the long term-goal, in your dream what will each of the men be doing in 5 years?

  • What do you mean when you say that we join God in building his Kingdom? That seems to imply that we are somehow helping him. God builds his kingdom, and chooses to use us. He does not need our help. Maybe I have misunderstood you. I hope so.

  • Why can’t we “like” comments people make on the AIM blogs lol

    LOVE this idea… and a few of the comments above – LOVE seeing people (men especially) get excited to GROW in JESUS!!

  • Amanda, I completely agree with you, God does not need our help. I wasn’t suggesting that. He is sovereign and can do what he wants. Still he invites us to become laborers in his Kingdom.

    The beautiful thing is that Jesus invited his disciples into a deeper understanding of the Kingdom (look at Matt. 13) and asked them to announce its presence and its coming. He continues to do the same with us. We can either build our own “kingdoms” or we join him (perhaps the words “serve him” would work better for you) in building his. The Bible talks about good works being “laid up for us to do” (Eph. 2:10)

    Yes, God knows what we’ll do before we’ll do it, but he is asking us to go into all the world and make disciples. He’s asking us to pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers. We have a part to play in building the kingdom.

  • Glad you responded to Amanda because I was going to say, “Of course God doesn’t ‘need’ us, but He has indeed invited us to join Him and participate in His purposes.” You said it so much more diplomatically than me though, and how you responded was a lesson in discipleship for those paying attention. Thank you.

  • Janell,

    Yes – our idea is to finish recruiting for this team over the next few weeks then to launch a similar team for women that would have the same route and would launch a month later so that the two teams weren’t a distraction to one another. We are collecting the names of those who might be interested. Here are the questions we ask them to email us:

    1. Age
    2. Phone #
    3. Email
    4. Myers/Briggs
    5. Skills/competencies
    6. What tasks you love to do
    7. Weaknesses/insecurity issues
    8. Current/recent job(s)
    9. References and how well they know you
    10. Your faith story (literally the story of how your faith has grown)
    11. What do you know so far about your calling and how did you learn that?
    12. Your experience with Heb. 10:24-25 community
    13. What your hopes are for the journey – esp.  how you hope to grow
    14. Your response to the expectations I listed above
    15. Any boundaries we need to respect
    16. Ideas/issues you’d like to share
    17. Ways that you could help us launch this initiative

  • I tried to post this comment earlier but it didn’t go through for some reason…. but as you know, this is something I’m passionate about. Would love to help in anyway…

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