1. CHRISTIAN TESTIMONY
One of the most important parts of the Sojourner admissions process is whether or not you have a personal relationship with Christ and a definite call to full-time ministry. Because of the emphasis of training for missions work at Sojourner, we require that all students have a definite call to ministry.
2. HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE
High School graduate or G.E.D. equivalent is required. While GPA’s are not a determining factor for admissions, admitted students should understand that classes are taught at college level.
3. DEBT FREE
To attend school, you may not have any outstanding loans or debts. Indebtedness can interfere with studies and future missions work. As a student, you cannot have a regular job. With limited free time and an emphasis on study, the schedule does not allow for even part-time employment. Odd jobs such as lawn maintenance and babysitting are permitted.
4. TEEN MISSIONS PARTICIPATION
We would love for each of our students to have participated in a Teen Missions summer team before joining Sojourner, however, we know this is not always possible. So, we will allow you to join our Sojourner program even if you have not gone on a Teen Missions team. You will be required to participate in summer teams while you are a student in the Sojourner program. Our summer missions teams are a huge part of our ministry, and we want everyone involved to be a part of them!
In order for our office to receive your application and process it in a timely manner, here are some application deadlines to be aware of before applying for a specific term.
When applying for:
- Fall Term 2023 (which begins September 11, 2023) you must apply by August 18th, 2023.
- Winter Term 2024 (which begins January 3, 2024) you must apply by December 1st, 2023.
- Spring Term 2024 (which begins March 25, 2024) you must apply by February 23rd, 2024.
If you apply after these deadlines, we will not have time to process your application and you will need to enter the next available term.
Sojourner provides a unique opportunity to receive Bible school education without the usual financial obligations to those called to full-time Christian service.
Tuition-free Students—These students do not pay tuition, room or board. Based on need and capability, they will serve as a leader on a Teen Missions summer team. Students will need to raise their summer involvement expenses.
Become a Sojourner
STEP 1: GET FAMILIAR WITH SOJOURNER
The process to become a Sojourner starts with getting in touch with us. We want to get to know you and anyone considering joining should want to get to know us. During this phase we can answer any questions you have and assess whether or not you meet the requirements. If you don't meet them, don't worry, we will help you make plans to meet all of the requirements.
STEP 2: MAKE A DECISION
Once you have made the decision to join Sojourner, we have an application process. We want to make sure we answer any of your questions before you fill out an application and begin that process.
STEP 3: FINISH MISSING REQUIREMENTS
Once you fill out the application and its necessary paperwork, you will receive an email from the Sojourner Coordinator. They may ask you for more information, or follow up paperwork. A big part of the process is writing three different entrance essays and receiving three different references. Once again, we want to make sure you are the right fit for this school and this school is the right fit for you.
STEP 4: BECOME A SOJOURNER
Once you are finished with these three steps and have finished the entire application process, you are ready to become a Sojourner. After your application is complete, our Sojourner Coordinator will have a meeting with you to discuss the best time for you to start!