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Challenger II

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Challenger II

 

What is Challenger II?

Challenger II is a program for young adults in God's Church. It is designed to take a small, select group of young adults (usually 12-15) who are serious about their commitment to God's truth and Church, and give them focused leadership training in an outdoor setting. Each program revolves around a close mentoring dynamic with a small group of ministers and other adult leaders. The purpose is to provide both physical and spiritual training to teachable young adults who desire to grow in godly character, leadership skills and the ability to serve others.

Participants learn practical outdoor and adventure skills, as well as how to be better prepared for the future—in terms of both challenges and service opportunities. Both are on the horizon for young adults in God's Church today. Prophecy shows that the Church of God will soon enter turbulent waters; its future pillars and leaders will need the skills, courage and maturity to navigate those waters.

This is one reason Challenger II programs are in an outdoor wilderness or challenge-type setting. Valuable lessons are learned by stepping outside one's comfort zone and accepting challenges, discomfort, spartan living conditions, and even the unknown. But it's not all a sacrifice of comforts. Each Challenger II program takes participants out of their normal, every-day lives and brings them into an inspiring setting, free from the distractions of the world, and teaches lessons drawn from the wilderness setting. Memories of a dramatic, positive experience help to cement other lessons imparted during the course of the experience.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Rock ClimbingHow physically fit must I be to participate?
Most people of reasonably good health should be able to participate. However, applicants should understand that Challenger II is designed to be physically challenging. Applicants must complete a health history and a 12-minute test and must have clearance from a medical professional to participate in the program. Some programs, such as the Wind Rivers Wilderness Expedition, will require significant cardiovascular conditioning well in advance.

Do I have to be baptized to apply?
Challenger II is for those who are serious about their calling and spiritual life and want to grow in their ability to serve God.  Baptism is not required, but both baptized and un-baptized young adults can expect to be challenged to greater spiritual growth. Those who are not interested in being mentored by ministers and other adults in a spiritually-focused, 'iron-sharpening-iron' experience will be frustrated and need not apply. Applicants should have a desire to be an active part of the Church, and to assist with the work of the Church.

Will I need any special gear or equipment?
The program director will inform you of any items you will be expected to provide, but most major expense items and gear will generally be provided by Challenger II. 

Do I need prior experience?
Previous experience is not required.  Those with experience in our United Youth Camp programs will, however, be able to take the skills they've learned to the "next level."

 


 

Upcoming Challenger II Program

2009 Challenger II Rock Climbing Program - December 27, 2009 - January 3, 2010

Download the 2009 Application and Health & Insurance Form
> 2009 Rock Climbing Program Application Form
> 2009 Rock Climbing Program Health & Insurance Form

Note: You need to download both the Application and Health & Insurance Forms. You can either fill in these forms on your computer and print them out (recommended), or print them out and fill in by hand. You cannot save forms you complete on your computer; you can only print them out.

Video - Challenger II Rock Climbing Program - Part 1 | Part 2

 

 

 


Past 2009 Challenger II Program

Wind River Wilderness Expedition - July 19-27, 2009

Download the 2009 Information
> CII Wilderness Expedition Description
> "The Essentials" Packing List
> Main Packing List
> Physical Conditioning for the Expedition

Download the 2009 Application and Health & Insurance Form
> 2009 Wind Rivers Application Form
> 2009 Wind Rivers Health & Insurance Form

Note: You need to download both the Application and Health & Insurance Forms. You can either fill in these forms on your computer and print them out (recommended), or print them out and fill in by hand. You cannot save forms you complete on your computer; you can only print them out.