pureHOPE Justice Internship Alumni Retreat

A Legacy of Discipleship

We have now equipped 43 interns from 20 states through our pureHOPE Justice Internship, a program designed to train emerging leaders to embrace a justice lifestyle—even amidst our sexually exploitative culture.  We have discipled students in every field, from law to business, ministry to design, who are now stretched to the corners of the earth cultivating their communities, building their families, and acting as a collective force for shalom! Their fingerprints on our resources and our poetic and prophetic lifestyle magazine, A World Free, are turning mundane coffee tables into ministry platforms across the globe.

Culture, as we’ve shared before, literally means “cultivations of souls.” From college campuses to our communities, whatever culture or subculture we find ourselves in, there is sexual brokenness. The deceiver of the whole world (Revelation 12:9) loves to use tactics that mar our understanding of sexual identity—of bearing His image as male and female, sons and daughters of the Most High. But our hope is greater than his schemes. We are being purified daily by the One who is pure, Jesus. This is what pureHOPE is about! Through our conferences and resources, we tell stories, catalyze conversations, and minister to undo and prevent further brokenness and heartache. Our vision is a world free of sexual exploitation and brokenness.

Can you picture it? Journey with us in the pursuit of everyday justice. And let this charge, that summarizes the transformative Justice experience or our alumni, become your own:

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age,  waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession who are zealous for good works. — Titus 2:11-14

The Future of pureHOPE Discipleship Experiences

While we loved getting to pour directly into the lives of college students, we always dreamed of extending the growth and impact beyond the collegiate level and these emerging leaders. We want to equip parents, influencers, disciple-makers to grow in their understanding of how to respond and cultivate justice in a sexualized culture, to learn how pornography, sex-trafficking and various forms of exploitation are connected, how our spiritual formation impacts those around us, and most of all what God’s Word really has to say about sex and how we steward our lives, relationships, and resources as we look forward to a world free of sexual exploitation and brokenness.

After much prayer and consideration, we have reorganized some of our initiatives. Instead of bringing in a few students in one life stage for one summer, we are focusing our efforts on reaching more people, in various life stages, right where they are, in an ongoing manner—through conferences, resources, our inspirational blog, and especially through A World Free: The pureHOPE Podcast!

Find out more about what we do, here.

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