Make It Clear – Students. There are parallels between international cultures and the youth culture today. With a passion to see young people drawn to the Lord Jesus Christ and then to live in a growing relationship with Him, what are the unique contributing factors that are bringing this outcome through Make It Clear – Students?
So how is this funded? Yes, student ministries take funding…much funding at times. So far, the vast majority of what is being done is with a small, yet committed army of very skilled and talented volunteers; youths and adults. Yet much more will be done as the Lord provides the funds for the things volunteers are unable to do. Please join us in this part of our journey as Make It Clear Ministries through its’ MIC – Students keeps on expanding to take the Gospel and the Word of God correctly and clearly into every person’s world for God’s glory! If you desire to give, you may do so securely by sending a check or going to www.MakeItClear.org.
Who leads Make It Clear – Students? Todd "Coach B" and Lisa Burden lead this ministry. Todd is the founder / director of InBounds Ministries and director of Make It Clear – Students. He has taught the Word of God as a school educator, youth pastor, pastor, and missionary while holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Education from Florida Bible College and an Honorary Doctorate in Sacred Theology.
Along with Todd’s vast experience ministering through music, his international ministry has taken him throughout the US, Europe, Central America, and the Caribbean.
As an athlete, Coach Burden played multiple sports through high school earning numerous team awards; all-conference awards; and was named a National Association of Christian Athletes All-American player in basketball. And, as a coach, he has been blessed to coach (for and against) numerous players that have gone on to the collegiate and professional levels; and was on the coaching staff of the 2005-2006 NACA Elite Division National Championship team. Since that time, he has been afforded the opportunity to share the Gospel and the truth of God’s Word with accuracy, clarity and urgency to students locally and globally!
|Aug 21-22||Students arrive Make It Clear Orlando Orientation|
|Aug 23||Travel to NC following Church|
|Aug 23-Sep 2||Music and Missions
(InBounds Ministries' Next Man Up Boot Camp)
in NC (w/ Todd & Thomas)
|Sep 3-6||Travel to local church setting
(settle in, church and school orientation)
|Sep 7||Day off for Labor Day|
|Sep 8-18||Evangelism and Discipleship
and Survey of Christian Doctrine 1
(6 hours per day)
|Sep 21-25||Projects - 6 hours per day|
|Sep 28-Oct 9||Spiritual Life Formation and Old Testament Survey
(3 hours per day per class)
|Oct 12-16||Projects - 6 hours per day|
|Oct 19-23||Romans & Galatians (3 hours per day per class)|
|Oct 26-30||Projects - 3 hours per day|
|Nov 1-23||InBounds Ministries Missions Southern Tour|
|Nov 24||Debrief @ Florida Bible College|
|Jan 18-19||Students return to Orlando|
|Jan 20||Travel to NC following Church|
|Jan 20-27||Music and Missions 2
(InBounds Ministries, Next Man Up Boot Camp) in NC
(w/ Todd & Thomas)
|Jan 28-30||Travel (settle in, church and school orientation)|
|Feb 1-12||Bible Study Methods and Survey of Church History
(3 hours per day per class)
|Feb 15-19||Projects - 6 hours per day|
|Feb 22-Mar 5||Survey of Christian Doctrine 2
and New Testament Survey
(3 hours per day per class)
|Mar 8-12||Projects - 6 hours per day|
|Mar 15-19||Christian Worldviews (6 hours per day per class)|
|Mar 22-26||Projects - 6 hours per day|
|Mar 28-Apr 18||InBounds Ministries Missions Midwest and SE Tour|
|Apr 19-20||Debrief and Exit Interviews @ Florida Bible College|
|Apr 22-29||Optional Overseas Mission Trip
with InBounds Ministries
|Per Semester = $5500 (Tuition, training, food allowance, lodging, travel)
Florida Bible College E3 Scholarship = $1000
Total = $4500 ($9K for the year)
Optional Overseas Mission Trip $1000 (end 2nd semester)
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