Engage is Ebenezer's international young adults programme and vision for the future. Through this we plan to reach out to young Christians all over the world, offering them a variety of programmes and opportunities to serve the Jewish people in various ways. Our aim, over time, is to broaden the scope of the programme and we plan to establish contact points in each nation through the appointment of 'Engage' co-ordinators who will work with, and alongside, our National Co-ordinators.
It is exciting to watch how the Lord is mobilising this generation and in this we have a great responsibility. The Israel Project 2009 was a blessed and fruitful time in Israel for our young people and our second trip in July 2010 saw over 140 young people from the nations taking part. We plan to continue The Israel Project, (renamed enagage:israel), which provides young people with a first-hand understanding as they pray and worship together, carry out acts of service and through teaching gain a deeper understanding of God's plans and purposes for Israel, the Jewish people and the Church.
Our aim is to broaden the scope of engage-israel and our newly established Engage programme is the next phase in this very important strategic development. We want to invest in the young leaders of tomorrow and we are working to develop an extended leadership training programme. This project has the full support of the international leadership team and is under the oversight of EEFI Director Roger Wolcott
The Engage project is closely linked with the work that Andy Ernst has been doing with our young leadership team and is an essential step of preparation in releasing the new generation of leaders to assume the mantle of responsibility in their countries.
As we see when we read in 1 Kings 20:13-15, the Lord desires to raise up and use these young leaders
'...Thus says the LORD: "Have you seen all this great multitude? Behold, I will deliver it into your hand today, and you shall know that I am the LORD.'" So Ahab said, "By whom?" And he said, "Thus says the LORD: 'By the young leaders of the provinces.'" Then he said, "Who will set the battle in order?" And he answered, "You." Then he mustered the young leaders of the provinces...' (NKJV).
Ebenezer wants to invest spiritually and educationally in the young leaders of tomorrow, so the ministry is working to develop an extended and variety of leadership training programmes which will include the opportunity for short-term service and training.