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In 2020, the CrossVenture team partnered with the JAARS Maritime team to develop a new program. CrossVenture|Coastal was born! This new program introduces participants to the risks, and challenges that are part of daily life when relying on local water transportation overseas. The program highlights training and solutions that JAARS offers to keep our Bible translation teams safe and on task. In addition, it serves as a tool to engage new people with the JAARS Maritime team in providing safer travel options for our Bible translators. In August 2020 we ran a successful pilot of our CrossVenture|Coastal weekend.

Our hope is that CrossVenture|Coastal will  inspire new people to join our team. We also hope  CrossVenture|Coastal will raise up an army of people praying for our translation teams around the world who face perils daily because of the remote regions in which they live. Finally, CrossVenture|Coastal participants will learn about the Bible translation movement and be challenged to let God use them to reach those still waiting to hear God’s Word for the first time!

WEEKEND. WEEK LONG.

We offer two versions of our Coastal program. Choose which one is best for you!

CrossVenture|Coastal – Weekend

Spend two days learning how to “Do Missions On the Water”, through Maritime themed devotions, on-board operations training, and in-water survival simulation. 

During your experience you will stay in bunk style housing at our host facility. Your weekend experience will teach you “how to’s” in areas of:

Doing

  • Explore basic vessel systems, communication and navigation
  • Put together a safety ditch bag and practice using it

Missions

  • Explore maritime needs in missions
  • Hear real life stories from real life missionaries

On the Water

  • Helm time on more than one type/size boat  with a certified captain
  • Maneuver through currents and coastal waterways
  • Experience in-water simulated survival scenarios

CrossVenture|Coastal – Week Long (5–6 nights)

Spend the week learning how to “Do Missions On the Water”, through Maritime themed devotions, on-board training, and in-water survival simulation. 

During your experience you will stay in bunk style housing at our host facility. Your week long experience will teach you “how to’s” in areas of:

Doing

  • Explore basic vessel systems, communication and navigation
  • Develop a float plan
  • Put together a safety ditch bag and practice using it
  • Master key nautical knots
  • Practice man overboard scenarios

Missions

  • Explore maritime needs in missions
  • Dive into The Great Expectation to “go out to all the world!”
  • Grow in your understanding of Scripture and God’s call to missions
  • Hear real life stories from real life missionaries

On the Water

  • Helm time on more than one type/size boat with a certified captain
  • Maneuver through currents and coastal waterways
  • Experience in-water simulated survival scenarios
FAQs

REGISTER FOR COASTAL TODAY!

Space is limited so call 704-843-6431 to reserve your spot today or register here.

2022 CrossVenture|Coastal @ Fort Caswell, NC

May 9-14, 2022

August 15-20, 2022