Expectations of a Racer
World Race Commitment
Pursuing the Kingdom of God through intimacy, community and mission.
By participating on the World Race, I acknowledge and take ownership to follow these expectations and the WR 101 guidelines. I understand that I will be held accountable to them by my leadership team:
Intimacy – to be transformed by the love of the Father and to know His voice
- Relationship with the Father and hearing His voice – (Hebrews 4:16, John 10:27) I am committed to humbly approach God, drawing near to Him as He draws near to me. I will press into hearing God’s voice.
- Faith grounded in Scripture – (2 Timothy 3:16-17) I am committed to dive into Scripture myself and through avenues like Bible Studies that will be provided for me, to learn and grow into deeper connection with God. I will have the posture of a student.
- Identity rooted in Christ – (Galatians 2:20) I am committed to becoming more like Jesus and choose to walk towards personal transformation in the places that I am not like Jesus already. I will run my race with a “yes” towards all that God has for me. I am ready to deal with my past and move forward. I want to walk into the fullness and fruitfulness God has for me.
- Kingdom Journey – (Matthew 4:18-22) I am willing to abandon areas that I have clung to in the past for comfort while allowing the Father to lead me through brokenness and into dependence on Him.
Community – to value and choose to be a part of the body by activating the gifts of the Holy Spirit within communitas
- Loving relationships – (John 13:35, Gal. 5:22-23) I am committed to loving my brothers and sisters by operating in the Fruits of the Spirit. I will form relationships that are emotionally safe and vulnerable. I will walk in forgiveness and reconciliation while believing the best in one another.
- Healthy Communication – (Ephesians 4:15,16) I am committed to encourage and challenge the people around me to look more like Jesus on a daily basis by both giving and receiving feedback. I will participate in team activities and will not isolate myself.
- Spiritual Gifts – (1 Cor. 12: 4-6) I am committed to activate my teammates and squadmates in the gifts they have been given, humbly celebrating the differences I see around me, while also stepping into the gifts that I have been given.
Mission – to take responsibility in partnership with King Jesus and His Church to reveal His Kingdom on earth
- Share the Gospel – (2 Cor. 5:20) I am committed to become an effective communicator of the gospel by spreading the kingdom of God through various ministry opportunities by sharing God’s story and my testimony.
- Make Disciples – (Matthew 28:18-20, 2 Timothy 2:2) I am committed to making disciples of all nations by living and loving like Jesus. This includes learning and understanding culture and sharing in a way that people are able to receive the good news of Jesus.
- Reveal the Kingdom – (Luke 4:18-20) I am committed to leverage every opportunity to point out the presence of God in the everyday experiences of His children within their country, culture and life. I will live my life on mission.
I agree to abide by these guidelines and the guideline set in the WR 101 document for the sake of experiencing intimacy, community, and mission on the World Race and understand that I will be held accountable to these expectations as long as I am a participant with Adventures in Missions.
*All Racers are expected to submit to each program’s 101 Policy and Rule Guidelines
World Race: Gap Year Commitment
By participating in the World Race, I commit to the following expectations and understand that I will be held accountable to them by my leadership team:
Kingdom mindset. As a result of my relationship with Jesus, I commit to spreading the kingdom of God with my words and actions. As I go, I will proclaim this message: “The kingdom of heaven has come near. Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, and drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.“(Matthew 10:7-8).
Abandonment. I commit to putting my expectations, entitlement, comfort, friends, and family second to following Jesus. “Anyone who comes to me but refuses to let go of father, mother, spouse, children, brothers, sisters—yes, even one’s own self!—can’t be my disciple.” (Luke 14:26).
Willingness to grow. I am committed to becoming more like Jesus by running my Race with a “yes” in my spirit. I’m ready to move forward from my current sin and past wounds by renewing my inner thought life and outward choices. “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.” (Hebrews 12:1-2).
Positive attitude. I will believe and hope for the best in every situation, even when it gets tough. I will leave negativity behind and live without complaining or arguing. (Philippians 2:14-15).
Self-governance. I will take responsibility for my behavior, which includes but is not limited to: time management, financial stewardship, personal hygiene, and honoring those around me (including my authority.) I will abstain from all use of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco (including hookah) for the duration of my Race. “I have the right to do anything,” you say — but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything” — but not everything is constructive. (1 Corinthians 10:23).
Community. I will serve and submit to my squad-mates and squad leadership as the body of Christ. By loving my brothers and sisters, I will be an example to the world around me. (John 13:35) I will form relationships that are emotionally safe and vulnerable. I will disciple others according to 2 Timothy 2:2, helping others to grow in faith while speaking truth in love. (Ephesians 4:15-16).
Relationships. Unless I was in a committed dating relationship before being accepted to the World Race, I will refrain from pursuing or giving the appearance of a romantic relationship with other Racers, ministry contacts, locals, or people at home from the time of my acceptance through the completion of the World Race. This includes no cuddling, lying on each other, holding hands, long hugs, sharing hammocks/sleeping bags/beds, or giving massages. No late night one-on-ones or extended time together. This is to create an atmosphere of focus in order for me to “set [my] eyes on things above, not on earthly things.” (Colossians 3:2).