Jaars Center


(Two Nights)

Dates are available on weekends or during the week for those looking to build and strengthen their hearts for doing cross-cultural missions. You will dig into the core truths of God’s mission and explore deeper commitments to that mission. You may choose from three options: Explore 101, Explore 102, and Explore Custom.

Explore 101

Groups needing a new approach and setting to understand missions will:

  • Gain a foundational understanding of God’s mission to the nations
  • Unplug from the grid for up to 48 hours
  • Grow in Biblical understanding
  • Step out of your comfort zone
  • Interact with ordinary people who serve an extraordinary God around the world

Explore 101 is appropriate for 12 and over. Multigenerational groups may include children as young as eight-years-old as long as a parent is with them.
Group size: 12–30
$75/group registration, plus $69/person

Explore 102

Mission teams planning short-term, cross-cultural trips will:

  • Learn from experienced missionaries
  • Discover how to effectively engage across cultures
  • Grow as a team while exploring tough issues

Explore 102 is for ages 15 and over.
Group size: 12–30
$75/group registration, plus $69/person

Explore Custom

At Explore Custom, you can:

  • Bring your own mission team preparation curriculum
  • Stay in and use our simulated village setting
  • Hear a presentation about Bible translation and JAARS’ role in missions

Explore Custom is adaptable for many different age groups.
Group size: maximum of 60
$75/group registration, plus $69/person

Edge (six nights)
Encounter (two to four hours)