What if you could do something
that made a difference in a country?

What if you could work alongside Churches
to help them meet and transform their local community
…and you came alive as you did it?
Join us in Brazil!
in the lead up to and during the first week of the Olympics.

Option 1 / July 24th to 30th July Foundations Discipleship Course
Option 2 / July 30th to August 13th Short School of Mission, Opening Night Olympic Festivals & a week of outreach
Option 3 / July 24th to August 13th Foundations, Short School of Mission, week of outreach in Rio communities




THE NEED

Modern Brazil is struggling.
Its government and governance is failing its people,
economically people are suffering, as are communities
impacted by drugs and violence.
Many are lost despite appearing to be a care-free people.
Yet in all of this the Church in many communities
is rising above the growing despair,
showing another way!

With simple steps of a Community Festival,
local churches can begin the process of changing this situation

Come!

















A WAY TO HELP

Fusion International, a Christian Youth and Community organisation
that began in Australia 55 years ago and is now operating in 17 nations.
Part of Fusion’s work is to help Churches move to their local community through events of celebration.

Community Festivals have taken place at major sporting events since 2000,
(Olympics, World and Euro Cups) reaching over 1.3 million people.
Today Community Festivals are run in over 35 countries.

They are not one-off events. Community Festivals are part of a significant on-going process of community transformation. How do they work >
See here:www.opencrowdfestivals.org

Watch this Community Festival in Brazil to get a flavour of what we will be doing!






YOUR ROLE

Community Festivals began to be organized in Brazil in 2014
and are being multiplied quickly in all regions across Brazil
thanks to the work of Brazilian Sports Coalition.
Different churches and Christian organizations are choosing Festivals
as a strategy of outreach and service to their local community during the Olympic Games.

Our role will be to support, encourage, train and empower locals
with running Festivals and other ongoing outreach events.
You will be inspired by what they do…and what you can do.

you don't want to miss this!


JOIN
people from many different nations across the world,
global co-ordinators of Festivals and passionate teams
(like from Japan, preparing for their turn in 2020)
Become a catalyst for God's ongoing Kingdom-building in Brazil!




















THE DETAILS




Option 1 - July 24th to 30th July
A week long discipleship course- Foundations for life and mission.
Teaching will be in both Portuguese and English.
You will be joined by Brazilian Christians eager to grow as disciples.
Find more about Foundations
Find more about Foundations

What is Foundations?
Have you ever wondered how you get to be
the change you want to see in the world?
Perhaps you would like to make
a positive difference in it but feel a little inadequate.
Foundations is designed
with people like you in mind, people who want the training
to make a difference with their life where they live.

Foundations has developed from over 50 years of working in the community.
It is extremely practical providing
Christians with tools and strategies
to assist in transforming communities.
It is best described as applied theology
as it steps into the complexity
of living faith in the real world
and seeks to give insights and tools that can help bridge
the gap between where we find ourselves and where we want to be.

Foundations not only can have
a big impact on your relationship
with God but can free you
to know yourself better and give you
tools to be more effective in all of your relationships.

Foundations is designed around three educational
streams, each of them affecting the others.

The Living with God stream tackles questions like:
· How can I know the difference between faith and delusion?
· What does God care about?
· How can I hear the voice of God?
· How can I find the purpose of my life?


The Living with Yourself stream tackles questions like:
· How can I move from being limited by my own self view?
· How can I step out of the habits that hold me back?
· How can I change my attitudes?
· How can I be released from guilt?
· How do I manage my sexuality?


The Living with Others stream tackles questions like:
· How can I listen to people who don’t make sense to me?
· How do I manage conflict?
· How do I recognize and change an unhealthy culture in the groups I’m part of?
· How can I be a better leader and communicator?
· How can I mentor others?
· How do I share my faith?
· How can I bring the love of God to my community


In summary the course is unique in its integration of theology, sociology and psychology.
It has been tested over the last 30 years by tens of thousands across Australia
and is now being taught globally. As it does, people around the world continue to testify
to the value of its material, model, and results.

We hope you will join us for a week in Brazil
becoming the people God has made us to be.
Costs:
$420AUS, $320 US, £225 GBP, $415 CAN


Option 2 – 30th of July to 13th of August
1 day sight-seeing Rio
3 days Short School of Mission – strategies and skills
you can take home to help build the Kingdom where you live
8 days Mission in local communities across Rio.

Costs:
$565 AUS, $430 US, £310 GBP, $560 CAN


Option 3 - July 24th to 13th August
Over 3 weeks it involves the Foundations
course the first week, the Short School of Mission
training and finally the week in communities across Rio.

Costs:
$895 AUS $680 US, £480 GBP, $885 CAN


Select your options.
Costs do not include airfares. Your first preference is to fly into Rio.
However a cheaper alternative may be to fly into San Paulo and get a bus to Rio.
Contact us for further details.





  Schedule  
  Schedule  


Option 1


Training Course
Find out more about Foundations
Find out more about Foundations

What is Foundations?
Have you ever wondered how you get to be
the change you want to see in the world?
Perhaps you would like to make
a positive difference in it but feel a little inadequate.
Foundations is designed
with people like you in mind, people who want the training
to make a difference with their life where they live.

Foundations has developed from over 50 years of working in the community.
It is extremely practical providing
Christians with tools and strategies
to assist in transforming communities.
It is best described as applied theology
as it steps into the complexity
of living faith in the real world
and seeks to give insights and tools that can help bridge
the gap between where we find ourselves and where we want to be.

Foundations not only can have
a big impact on your relationship
with God but can free you
to know yourself better and give you
tools to be more effective in all of your relationships.

Foundations is designed around three educational
streams, each of them affecting the others.

The Living with God stream tackles questions like:
· How can I know the difference between faith and delusion?
· What does God care about?
· How can I hear the voice of God?
· How can I find the purpose of my life?


The Living with Yourself stream tackles questions like:
· How can I move from being limited by my own self view?
· How can I step out of the habits that hold me back?
· How can I change my attitudes?
· How can I be released from guilt?
· How do I manage my sexuality?


The Living with Others stream tackles questions like:
· How can I listen to people who don’t make sense to me?
· How do I manage conflict?
· How do I recognize and change an unhealthy culture in the groups I’m part of?
· How can I be a better leader and communicator?
· How can I mentor others?
· How do I share my faith?
· How can I bring the love of God to my community


In summary the course is unique in its integration of theology, sociology and psychology.
It has been tested over the last 30 years by tens of thousands across Australia
and is now being taught globally. As it does, people around the world continue to testify
to the value of its material, model, and results.

We hope you will join us for a week in Brazil
becoming the people God has made us to be.


Saturday 23rd July Arrival in Rio for orientation
Sunday Afternoon 24th July Foundations Course starts
Saturday 30th July Festival, debriefing and conclusion of Foundations
Venue: A delightful Campsite 90 minutes from Rio.
Cost of Option 1 (7 days): $420AUS, $320 US, £225 GBP, $415 CAN



Option 2


Short School of Mission and Mission Experience
Arrival 30th July Sunday 31st July – sightseeing in Rio and Copacabana
Visit the Christ statue overlooking the city
Monday 1st to 3rd of August Learn the underpinning knowledge of what makes a Festival work in creative,
practical and fun ways. Discover new skills that will enable you to be more effective wherever you are working.
Thursday 4th travel to a community in Rio and work alongside local Churches putting your newly gained expertise
into practice over 8 days including Opening Night Olympic Festival on Friday 5th
Gather on Friday 12th for a debrief and celebration. Saturday 13th depart Rio for home.

Costs of Option 2 (15 days) $565 AUS, $430 US, £310 GBP, $560 CAN



Option 3


Foundations, Short School of Mission and Community Outreach.
3 life-changing weeks.
Great Bible teaching at Foundations and time to integrate what you have learnt.
Make new international friends as well as Brazilians as you step out and help make a difference in local communities.
Cost of Option 3 (22 days) $895 AUS, $680 US, £480 GBP, $885 CAN

We know not everyone can make it for the 3 weeks
Choose the right option for you
Join us in Rio for an unforgettable experience









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