The six8 Intensive and Mentorship
Six8 is a summer intensive for young people held in the heart of Nashville on the campus of Trevecca Nazarene University. Six8’s mission and vision is to empower youth to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God and neighbor and to disciple them into a mature and Christ-like faith. Six8 seeks to do this through experiential learning and meaningful conversations at our summer intensive and by placing youth in mentor relationships throughout the year. The program and those relationships focus on theological formation, vocational discernment, sharing testimony and learning spiritual disciplines. In everything we do, our prayer is that young people will understand the value of their lives and work in building God’s kingdom.
The intensive is centered around the question: “How do we love our neighbor?” Students have the opportunity to dig deeper into their purpose, faith, and calling. They’ll build community with scholars, mentors, and students who are passionate about the call of Micah 6:8—to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God. Throughout the week, we hope students come to know their own gifts and understand their capability to be agents of change in the world around them.
After the summer intensive, students stay connected with their small groups and mentors for the next six months as they process and integrate what they learn and seek justice in their own communities. We hope students will leave empowered to share their story about how God is working in their own lives and the world around them.
The next intensive is June 8-15, 2019. The total cost for that week is $100. It will be held on the campus of trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN.
Six8 2019 will focus on the stories that shape us. We will spend the week identifying the cultures and customs that shape us while seeking to choose to be shaped by the story of God. The story of God calls us to welcome the stranger, show compassion for those who suffer, care for the poor and outcast, and to love our neighbors with our whole hearts, minds, hands, and feet. We will focus on what it means to live out the prayer “Your Kingdom Come, Your Will Be Done, On Earth As It Is In Heaven.”
Dr. Kathy Mowry, Professor of Intercultural Studies and Christian Education here at Trevecca, will be teaching every morning about how to understand why and how we should be shaped by the biblical story and how we are to live out its calling through a life of holiness, service, and mission. Students will also serve in the local Nashville area, take part in prayer, worship, and small group discussions, and experience the joys of Christian fellowship.