What is the Orlando Project?

The Orlando Project is an intensive, ten-week project focusing on building up young believers to become effective laborers for Christ and His kingdom on the secular campus.
Special emphasis is placed upon leadership, discipleship, individual and community study and worship, evangelism, and a lifestyle conforming to God's will.
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A Summer to Invest

We can invest in many different things: invest money in stocks or bonds, invest time in a school project, invest energy in a boyfriend or girlfriend. Our entire lives are sequences of investment after investment.

But many of these investments don't pay off very much in an eternal sense; you may gain a financial reward, or a good education, or a temporary feeling of happiness. While these aren't necessarily bad things, where will they get you in ten years? Fifty years? One hundred years?

By participating in the Orlando Project, you will be making a lifetime investment! The returns will impact you personally, others around you, and the entire world. The dividends will pay off and affect eternity.

"...but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal."

Matthew 6:20

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A Summer to Grow

In nature, the things that grow are the things that are alive. Every human, from when they are born until they die, are constantly growing physically. So if you want your walk with Christ to be alive, why should it be any different?

The Orlando Project will provide opportunities to deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ in small groups and project-wide meetings. Staff members and student leaders will be thinking and praying for and with you specifically, as well as designing times of intensive learning tailored specifically for you. You will be given the chance to learn how to better study the Bible, memorize God's Word, pray, interact with others, and build Christ-like character.

"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

2 Peter 3:18

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A Summer to Share Your Faith

One of the most challenging parts of the Christian life is sharing your faith with others. Many people are frightened by the very prospect of evangelism. But it was Jesus' parting command to His followers, and it is repeated throughout scripture: sharing the hope you have with others is God's plan for spreading His glory across the planet.

At weekly meetings and evangelism training times, you will have the opportunity to learn how to effectively share the gospel. You will also get a chance to practice what you learn with people in the workplace and with others you meet.

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations..."

Matthew 28:19

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A Summer to Build Relationships

You will live, work, grow, and have fun with other college students from IUPUI, ISU, USI and others who have a desire to deepen their walks with God. Social and group activities are all part of the summer plan.

At the end of the summer, God will have grown you closer to a large group of people, many of which will be your lifelong friends. Accountability, fellowship, laughter, crying, and a new family should be expected!

"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near."

Hebrews 10:24-25

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A Summer to Work

What good is learning without application? A summer spent closed off from other people will make your knowledge sterile and ineffective. You must have opportunities to practice what you are learning.

During the weekdays and some weekends, you will work a full-time job at Universal Studios! Working will help you build relationships in order to share your faith, give you work experience, and provide the finances for you to attend the Orlando Project. If you raise financial support for the project, you will still be required to work a full-time job.

"To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some."

1 Corinthians 9:22

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Why do participants work?

Orlando Project students work because it is an invaluable learning experience. The jobs are part of the summer program to teach responsibility and dependability, as well as expose you to the real world through a secular job.

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