EXO is a life-changing experience that will enhance your walk with Christ and will reshape the way you see discipleship and living on mission.
EXO is an opportunity for emerging leaders to discover how to bring people into relationship with Christ.
We believe that every disciple is sent on mission with power and authority. Our aim is to teach young adults how to share both God’s story and their own story so that as they love their neighbors people will meet Jesus.
EXO focuses on three core ideas: character, leadership, and mission. Each week, EXO missionaries will be trained in these three areas and will engage in activities to develop skills in all three.
Our expectation is that when you leave EXO you will have a greater understanding of God’s heart and purpose for mission and be equipped and empowered to impact everyone you come into contact with.
Jesus was a missionary and so in order to truly be His disciple we must also be missionaries. EXO is designed to prepare emerging leaders to be messengers for Jesus regardless of what vocation they are called to or where they live.
EXO is for any one who is out of high school up to 29 years old who knows Jesus and wants to experience growth, adventure, mission and community.
EXO is a nine week program starting June 8 and concluding August 3.
EXO training times are each Monday from 9:00am until 1:00pm
Each week we’ll engage with EXO in two primary ways, and as a bonus, we will go on a retreat!
First we gather for 4 hours to connect with our heavenly father, be equipped with leadership and missional skills and experience a sense of community with others who are on the EXO adventure with us.
Secondly we get sent out to neighborhoods to love people and practice the skills we have just learned. Don’t worry, you will not be out there on your own - we connect our EXO missionaries with people already on the ground doing ministry. However, this will be challenging none the less, and with that challenge will come tremendous growth.
Being a part of EXO is a 10 hour a week commitment.
EXO participants need to be committed to attending Monday training times, as well as two times to go on mission each week with your team.
In addition to our weekly training times we will take our entire team away on a three day experience June 19-20-21. More details about this community building retreat are below.
EXO will take place at the ONE Center for Leadership in downtown Canton, Ohio. You can find out more about the ONE Center here: www.onecentercanton.com.
EXO missionaries will be assigned to various neighborhoods and ministry locations. We will pray into this and let the Holy Spirit direct our steps for each person’s placement.
We will go on a 3 day retreat June 19-21. It will be a time for EXO missionaries to spend quality time together and grow spiritually. The retreat is mandatory (more details on this further down).
$85. This includes all training materials, as well as our three day retreat.
EXO is lead by two organizations, RippleFX and Reach1. Both have a heart to develop emerging leaders and unleash them on the world. RippleFx and Reach1 are putting together a team of seasoned vets to teach, encourage and equip everyone who is apart of EXO. You can find out more about each organization here:
No it is not. EXO involves learning skills, practicing them and then employing them in neighborhoods. We do this with a combination of lecture, discussion, practice and then processing success and failure. No one learns how to ride a bike by talking about it. Similarly the skills we want to impart to you need practiced. There will be times of lecture for sure, but the majority of our time is spent actively learning.
You’ll be praying and seeking the Holy Spirit to direct your steps. We’ll give you 40-50 suggestions of simple ways to care about a neighborhoods. We are confident that as you look over the list, listen to the Holy Spirit and also get input from your contact in the neighborhood that God will give you discernment on what to do.
If you are planning on going to Aliquippa for a four day mission experience we will make this completely seamless with EXO. Plus we will discount Aliquippa 50% for all EXO missionaries from $150 down to $75.
June 19-21. We will leave on Friday morning and return Sunday by 5pm.
This is going to be an amazing time of community building, training, spiritual growth and just plain fun.
We travel to PA to stay on a private 75 acre resort.
We camp out, staying in tents and using air mattresses. If camping is not your thing, don’t worry - this will be the best camping trip you’ve ever been on. There is a flush toilet, a picnic pavilion, ponds to fish and play on, camp fires, corn hole and miles of trails.
EXO is for any one who is out of high school up to 29 years old.
We are looking for emerging leaders who already know Jesus and desire to deepen their connection to Him and discover how to be used by Him to impact their world.
EXO participants must have an open heart that is teachable, as well as a willingness to be uncomfortable and take risks in an effort to grow and be used by God.
We expect participants to be available each Monday from 9:00am to 1:00pm, as well as two other times per week to be on mission with their team.
The EXO retreat on June 19-21 is mandatory for all those who are in EXO.
If you have family time away scheduled this summer that would cause you to miss a Monday EXO gathering, we can accommodate you. However if your vacation time would cause you to miss our retreat then you’ll have to take a pass on participating this summer. The retreat is too vital in building community to be missed.