Global Semester

Meet the team

Jose and Joscelyn Reverente met and were married in Richmond, British Columbia. They served their first term in West Africa (Guinea and Niger) and currently reside in Vancouver with their daughter, Amélie. Jose enjoys teaching, learning languages, developing curriculum, and vision casting. Joscelyn’s primary ministry is relational; she enjoys caring for and mentoring others while helping them navigate through the realities of living and serving overseas.

ABOUT GLOBAL SEMESTER

Global Semester is an intentional 8-week internship for those who are considering God’s calling to serve in cross-cultural ministry locally or globally.  This experience is an opportunity to “test out” a lifestyle of prayer, discipleship and ministry while being guided and accompanied by a mentoring couple. This 8-week program is cohort-based and aims to develop emerging leaders to embody the Alliance values of being Christ-centred, Spirit-empowered and mission-focused in a cross-cultural setting.

The Global Semester program launches two times a year and will visit a different field each time. Our first cohort will be located in Senegal.

    A cohort of 4-8 participants will be led through:

    Each cohort will be exposed to some of the tools necessary for cross-cultural ministry, such as:

    • pre-ministry training
    • intentional learning content
    • post-experience reflection and debrief, and
    • 1 week of living with a host family.

    Each cohort will also experience communal living, peer discipleship and one-on-one coaching.

    • learning language and culture
    • practicing intercessory prayer
    • learning about worldview and contextualization, and
    • reflecting on theology, ministry and mission.

    The main activities of every Global Semester internship are praying and learning, while participation in available ministries will vary from field to field.

    Global Semester is ideal for:

    CHURCHES that identified emerging leaders in their community who are now considering the next steps of discerning God’s call to cross-cultural ministry

    STUDENTS who are searching for internship placements as part of their studies and training at a post-secondary Christian institution

    Global Semester is open to any individual, couple and family who have had at least one short term ministry trip experience and some local cross-cultural ministry experience, and are now sensing God calling them to a deeper commitment and participation.