For the last 3 1/2 to 4 years God has placed in me (Jason) a burden to have a school in Isla Vista that would teach and equip the next generation in the things of God. This last year I strongly felt God prompting me to go forth with this burden and to begin to take steps to make this happen. Officially the school will launch at the beginning of the school year in September of 2009. By the grace of God, a lot of prayer, and work we have been able to put together a brochure and a website to begin to get the word out and enroll people into the Community Living aspect of the school. As of next year, the house that the church has had under its banner the last 7 years, along with the prayer shed and the Jesus Burgers, will all be under the banner of the Isla Vista School of Discipleship. The school will be interdenominational and multi-church affiliated - I have been able to bring in pastors and ministry leaders from all different denominations and backgrounds. I believe one of the main strengths of the school will be its diverse background of teachers and topics being taught.
If you want to check out the brochure for the Isla Vista School of Discipleship you can upload it by going to the website: www.ivsod.com
We are very excited, but a lot of work is still needed before the school officially launches. Please be praying for all the logistics and for the right people to move into the home July 1st, 2009 - people begin to sign leases as early as January for the next school year.