LAUNCH: A One-Year Foundation For Life
It can be difficult to live passionately for God within spiritually hostile environments at work, school, social settings and more. LAUNCH is designed to provide students with a spiritual foundation that will last them the rest of their lives. Students discover why they believe what they believe and are equipped to be influencers for Christ.
Come to Elim for ONE YEAR of intense spiritual growth & development! Let us prepare YOU to live for God with passion, confidence and conviction!
LAUNCH students can choose from six concentrations (below,) each with a unique focus and purpose. They will also participate in a three week hands-on internship in New York City at NYSUM (New York School of Urban Ministry.) Students who complete the one-year LAUNCH program have the opportunity to transfer directly into Elim’s 2 year Associate Degree program.
In addition to the LAUNCH core curriculum, students may choose from the six concentrations, each with a unique focus and purpose. These concentrations will determine which courses will be selected as the student’s electives throughout the year.
Crossroads is a perfect concentration for those unsure of God’s call on their life? It appeals to individuals who are ready for a change and looking for direction for their next step. Besides valuable Biblical studies, students receive life coaching on how to find the will of God for their life and will leave with practical tools to pursue it.
The Spiritual Formation emphasis will help students discern God’s will in Scripture, the “still small voice”, prophecy, dreams and pastoral counsel. In addition to the core Bible courses, they will explore the spiritual disciplines of fasting, prayer and meditation.
The College Prep concentration will help prepare students to pursue their career at other colleges. They will be equipped to defend their faith and stand firm in the midst of contradicting and confusing worldviews . Students will complete the LAUNCH core classes as well as courses like “Apologetics” and “Christian Worldview & Ethics.”
Elim recognizes the importance of raising up the next generation of believers. The Youth Ministry concentration will pour into students who feel called to reach them. In addition to core Bible courses, they will enjoy specialized classes in youth ministry and discipleship. They will also participate in organizing and running a youth conference attended by hundreds of young adults.
In the Worship Leadership concentration, students will study God’s Word while acquiring practical tools in music theory, worship leading and song arrangement. They will be encouraged and inspired to use their God-given talents to influence the generations in worship and will have opportunities to serve on a worship team at Elim.
Elim’s Missions concentration is taught by people who have served on the mission field for decades. Through courses in missionary living, cultures and customs, and spiritual warfare, student’s passion for people around the world will be taken to the next level. They will finish the year not only with a solid Biblical foundation, but also equipped to reach the lost in various cultures—ready to win and disciple lives for Christ wherever they are called.