John 13:6-11 is our theme passage for EDA. Our goal is to train young adults to be servant leaders who lead by example, just as Christ did in every way; especially when He washed the disciple’s feet. We challenge and inspire every intern to take up their cross and follow Jesus for the glory of God and the good of people.
During the program, we have an intense schedule that will keep us active every day and night. Many churches have invited us to come minister. We are scheduling as the Lord directs. During the second week of the program, we will be in Signal Mountain, TN at our Camp TRIBE. Our EDA students will continue their training with behind the scenes field work, set up, take down, teaching, leading, singing, playing instruments, and assisting Pastors Keith & Margie Nix. Every day during the program, we have Leadership classes and intense, intimate prayer times. Students will be given an EDA workbook that will include self-studies, group discussions, and study notes to challenge and inspire them to dig deep into the word of God and apply the life-giving truths to their personal and public lives.
EDA is specifically designed for young adult Christians who feel the call into ministry. Be prepared! You will be encouraged to sing with passion, if you’re a singer; you will be pushed to play your instruments with excellence, if you’re a musician; you will be expected to speak with great conviction and minister with boldness and wisdom, if you’re a minister; if you’re not sure where your area of ministry is – then you will be expected to seek the Lord for direction and insight. Being lazy or rebellious is not acceptable, you will step up in every area of your life while on this program. You may even get a little ticked off or your feelings may get hurt, your sincerity will be tested at times, but when you choose to suck it up and stick it out, you will not only find yourself stronger in every area, but you will experience a spiritual fulfillment in a way you’ve never known. So, are you ready? We work hard, pray fervently, seriously study, have late nights and early mornings, and we also have an immense amount of fun!! There is nothing in the world like the godly peer pressure you will experience as a student of EDA!
"Leaders are not at the top of the pyramid.
They are at the tip of the spear."