The dates of the Columbus Skunkworks will correlate with the university calendar, and will begin on August 1, 2019 and end on May 3, 2020.
The Columbus Skunkworks site is open to Christian young adults between the ages of 18-25, who are interested in joining God in mission in a cross-cultulal setting while participating in missional living. If you think this is something you are interested in, apply here.
The Skunkworks residents will be exposed to diversity at many different levels. Whether it is through refugee neighborhoods, local churches, or even missions abroad, residents will encounter the Gospel of God while being trained in incarnational disciple-making.
GLOBAL is a multi-ethnic, multi-racial and multi-generational disciple making church. Skunkworks residents will find that many of the ministries within this church engage the local community through the four missional impulses: Presence, Proximity, Powerlessness and Proclamation. Residents will live within the context of liminality, multi-cultural immersion, and adaptive discipleship.
With The Ohio State University only walking distance from the church, residents will consistently be sent to lead and participate in various bible studies and evangelistic opportunities to engage with university students.
The refugee community continues to increase in Columbus with many families adjusting and assimilating from Africa, East Asia and the Middle East. GLOBAL partners closely with local churches in the refugee community, as well as, the marginalized Hispanic community.
Other non-profit partnerships and networks are listed below: Asian American Community Association, Adam’s Community Center, Bhutanese-Nepali Community Center, Columbus CIty Schools, Columbus Public Health, Hello Dental, Community Refugee and Immigration Services, Franklin County Job and Family Services, Mid-Ohio Foodbank, Neighborhood Service Inc., and United Way of Central Ohio.
Oikos Ministry is GLOBAL’s Covenant Community Discipleship ministry. The vision of this ministry was to create a discipleship ministry that impacts the lifestyle of those living in communal living through training, accountability, and service . The Skunkworks residents will live together with growing leaders of the church in practicing the spiritual disciplines together and participating in various ministries through servant leadership.
The residents will be separated into two of the ministry homes by gender. Female residents will be living in Koinonia and male residents will be living in Mathetes.
Reverend Daniel Kim will be the overseer of the Skunkworks program site and leadership team.
As Skunkworks Director, Linda will be communicating with the overseer, resident assistants and interns. She will also handle the administrative duties and curriculum.
Paola is the Resident Assistant for Koinonia, the female ministry house.