This summer, we offered an internship program called Occupy for high school and college students. Occupy is a 6-week program that is geared toward helping students grow in their identity and intimacy with God by going deeper in the Word of God, prayer, and evangelism. The internship offers the opportunity for students to learn the backbones of ministry by working closely with Take the City staff in administration, social media, and videography. The following is a testimony of what God did in one of our interns while in the program.
“I’m really thankful for Occupy. It has been an answered prayer for me. I’m 21 yrs old and the church that I attend has a youth group completely made up of teenagers. I have learned so much and I have matured in so many areas in my life because of them, which is great. However, I’ve always had a desire in my heart to meet students my own age who carry a love and a passion for Christ. In Occupy, I found that! These past 3 weeks in Occupy have been a really awesome time of fellowship and learning. We’ve learned about identity, intimacy, and authority from pastors around the local area. Each topic was so refreshing and inspiring. The teachings encouraged me and reminded me that”greater is He living in me than he who is living in the world,” 1 John 4:4. – Manuel Maldonado