I used to wonder “How do I live a life of purpose?” Can you relate?
The World Race was a catalytic year that changed the trajectory of my life forever. I developed a deeper relationship with God, built lasting friendships, and received firsthand experience on how to make a difference in the world. Today, my team and I have the privilege of leading hundreds of people on Semesters (one of the fastest-growing programs in our organization!) We’ll be your guides as you discover God’s plans are bigger than you ever dreamed. During your trip, our trained leadership team will share how to read the Bible and apply it as you serve and build relationships and live in an authentic Biblical community.
THE SEMESTERS EXPERIENCE TO THE DELLS EMPOWERS YOU TO:
1. Grow with God
Witness God moving through the ministries and people you serve. Rely on His strength to fuel your days and His voice to lead the way.
2. Find Community
Discover how to be the church and love each other while living, serving, and working together in Wisconsin Dells.
3. Make a Difference
You’ll learn how to live out your Christian faith here in America with our community who does it day in and day out. You’ll find yourself building authentic relationships, distributing food at a local food bank and working (like making money!) in the community all as a part of showing you how to do this back in your hometown.
FOCUS:Relational Evangelism, Community Service Projects, Missional living.
You’ll get the unique opportunity to build relationships with students from the 10/40 window who seasonally come to the Dells for work. Many students are from countries where it’s illegal to be a Christian and have not heard of Jesus. You’ll also help with a food distribution ministry that has had a dramatic rise in need for help because of COVID-19 and its effects on this community. You'll be given a paid job in the community to naturally position yourself next to university students and tourists live out your faith day in and day out.
Join our community of believers who have been serving the Dells area for years. You’ll never be the same after the training, experience, and opportunity to apply what you’re learning. Learn to live out “life is missions, and missions is life” while serving in practical ways in the Wisconsin Dells.
You’ll create a profile and complete a short application. After that, we’ll let you know if you’ve been accepted!
Step 2: Fundraise
Once you’ve confirmed your spot, we will pair you with your Admissions Advisor who will help you with planning, fundraising ideas, and all the logistical information you need to prepare.
Step 3: Train
You will spend the first few days of your trip at the ministry site, training, worshiping and bonding with your teammates before you dive in to the day to day of ministry. Throughout the month, you’ll get continual discipleship and training that can be immediately tested and applied to the environment around you. You’ll take home with you the ability to live out all that you learned in Wisconsin and directly apply it to the challenges and opportunities back home.
Step 4: Arrive
You will arrive directly to the ministry site or the nearest airport on August 28th. Due to COVID-19 we’ve moved away from our traditional strategy of gathering all trips at our campus for training camp. You’ll get a more personalized training experience upon arrival.
How We Support You
A large part of this journey is growing in your walk with Christ. We desire to model the way Jesus discipled his followers. Mentors, coaches, and fellow Racers will disciple you, while you serve, love, and disciple others.
You will spend the first few days of your trip at the ministry site, training, worshiping and bonding with your teammates. Throughout the month, you’ll get continual discipleship and training that can be immediately tested and applied to the environment around you. You’ll take home with you the ability to live out all that you learned in WI, but in the context of your challenges and opportunities back home.
You’ll get to experience raw Christian community as you travel, serve, and encourage each other. Once you officially join Semesters by WR, you will be invited to a private GroupMe group to begin getting to know your squad.
We’ll provide coaching, video tutorials, scripts, and ideas for fundraising plus a free fundraising course and a blog so you can tell your story and accept donations. We also have structured deadlines to help you reach your goal.
Our commitment to risk management includes internal and external teams who constantly monitor and manage risk and create contingency plans as needed.
Our amazing Parent Ministry provides resources and communication so your parents feel supported and informed while you’re on the field.
Explore ALL World Race programs!
An Open House is the chance for you and your family to join us at the World Race Headquarters in Gainesville, Ga for either full day or half day experiences. You will hear from our leadership, meet the staff and alumni, and learn all about the World Race, World Race: Gap Year, Semesters by World Race, and Global U.