Where the world's desire and your passion meet.
Adult Immersion and Youth Groups
If you have a youth group, Sunday school or small group that would like to participate in an immersion contact us directly. Contact Matt Johnson at email@example.com today for more information. More information about Youth Trips can be found here.
The best way to really understand SoCe Life is to experience it yourself! We host a variety of immersion programs that give you a chance to stay here in SoCe while learning about a topic that is important to you.
Our primary immersion is for undergrad students who are looking for an alternative to the typical mission trip. In SoCe you will experience the routine of living in intentional community and explore how spiritual life together can transform a neighborhood.
Undergrad participants will experience intentional focus in these areas during their immersion time.
Environmental: Caring for our earth is really about the simple things. See what it is like to intentionally reduce consumption in everyday life.
Spiritual Formation: Prayer life, community, worship, and more all shape our spiritual life with God. Get a road map for the journey at our immersion.
Vocational Discernment: Unclear about God's direction for your life? This emphasis will focus on practices to follow the Spirit's leading in your career path.
Community Organizing: Mobilizing a neighborhood is no small task. Learn how to build relationships that can unlock the potential of any community.
Intentional Community: Discover the process of creating an intentional community first hand and gain a strategy for when you return to your own context.
Cost: Cost are tailored for your group. Give us a call to set up a trip today!
SoCe is happy to work with students to apply for independent study or internship credit at their institution. This is handled on a case by case basis.
Come and See Weekends
The “Come and See” weekend is an opportunity to participate in the work and spiritual rhythms of SoCe Life. Each day will include spiritual practices such as prayer, art journaling, play and rest. Time will be spent doing hands-on work in the neighborhood, making connections with neighbors and gathering information about the community. There will also be teaching on spiritual formation and the missional life. In the evenings, there will be time for relaxation, music, games, and storytelling with folks from the neighborhood.
A Typical Day at a SoCe Immersion
Wondering how you would spend your time if you come to SoCe? Here is a sample of a normal day during a SoCe Immersion…
- 7:30 a.m. morning prayer and communion
- 8:00 a.m. breakfast
- 9:00 a.m. work in the neighborhood connecting with neighbors
- 11:30 a.m. lunch
- 12:30 p.m. siesta, spiritual direction and free-time
- 2:30 p.m. interactive teaching on spiritual formation and the missional imagination
- 5:30 p.m. prep for dinner
- 6:00 p.m. dinner. After dinner hangout--music, board games, chill
- 8:00 p.m. spiritual practice: praying with scripture
- 9:00 p.m. reflections on the day