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Center for Global Missions Travels to Ghana

By Brett Wilson | December 20, 2013

The 2013 CGM Team in Ghana.
Photo courtesy of Dr. Clifton Clarke.

As its students continue to serve in countries all over the world, Regent University's Center for Global Missions (CGM) will travel to Africa once again, returning to the muddy villages of Ghana for the sixth year.

Register for the CGM mission trip to Ghana here.

From May 14-30, 2014, students and alumni are invited to participate in the two-week long mission trip dedicated to evangelizing and leadership training in Ghana, and even expanding its reach to pastors from Nigeria and Liberia. The group will spread the love of Christ as they lead conferences to train pastors, empower women and teach children.

"Leadership is one of the challenges," said associate professor in the School of Divinity, Dr. Clifton Clarke. "A lot of people in Ghana have converted to the faith, but lack understanding of Biblical principles, spiritual formation and Christian character."

As a result of so many people coming to Christ from the Muslim faith, Clarke says there is a bottle-necking of effective leaders and equipped pastors to keep up with the demand.

"What a problem to have," said Clarke with a laugh. "So, we're prioritizing leadership—we're forming a 'leadership SWAT team.'"

Clarke explained that students interested in the trip will learn how to be culturally-proficient, and how to effectively share their faith in a cross-cultural environment. Witnessing the spiritual formation of his students has been prominent in his tenure leading these trips through the CGM.

"Students come back after spending two weeks evangelizing every single day, and when they come back [home], it transforms them," said Clarke. "It helps students to see God move and operate in a whole new way than they used to and they are refreshed. That's why we have so many students returning, because it was such a positive experience."

To register, students must pay a $50, non-refundable deposit by January 20, 2014. Final payment must be submitted to CGM by April 11, 2014.


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