Get training in community development


Is God leading you to help establish a holistic church planting ministry in a remote part of the world? But you know you need further preparation. Island Encounters on Fiji’s main island, Vita Levu, may be just the program for you. Spend six months of solid study, experiential ministry and community living in a stimulating setting.

Participants in the program are able to complete 12-15 hours of basic Bible and missions related course work with formal academic credit available through Moody Bible Institute. On-site courses include Spiritual Life and Community as well as Developing a Social Outreach Ministry. In each case there are hands-on opportunities to learn transferable technological skills that are widely applicable to many places in the developing world.

Island Encounters will enable participants to wrestle with the Biblical mandate to meet the needs of those in physical as well as spiritual poverty. They will be mentored in their journey by resident missionary staff and will participate in local church and outreach ministry. The ultimate goal of the program is that they will have a life-changing experience that will prepare them for service wherever God calls them in the future.


We want to connect you with the unreached—through prayer, financial investment and even exploring how your gifts, talents and passions intersect with the expansion of the Kingdom of God among the nations.