Support by Giving

You can give a donation to Josiah Venture using the giving form below. If you would like to split one gift across multiple projects you can choose the first designation and then click "Add Another Designation" to add further splits. This will allow you to have one transaction for many projects.

El Dorado: Empowering Polish Emerging Leaders

One of Josiah Venture’s programs in Poland, called El Dorado, creates space for teenagers to discover their calling as they serve among their peers. The program brings together young people from many different cities and various denominations. Its mission is to reach the young generation with the Gospel, equip growing leaders to take first steps in ministry, and to support them as they serve their local churches.

Poland’s evangelical population is very small; all of Poland‘s 40,000 professing evangelical believers (approximately 1 out of 1,000) would fit into a large sports stadium. Almost all work in Polish local churches is done by volunteers. Less than 5% of churches have full-time workers. At the same time, many teenagers often don’t serve in their churches. El Dorado exists to help them discover and live out their calling. Through El Dorado, they gain experiences and skills which they put to use in their own churches—by leading youth groups, worship teams, organizing conferences, or leading international mission trips.

We believe that God wants to use teenagers in unimaginable ways. Unfortunately, many young people find themselves in churches that aren’t equipped to challenge them. Future leaders desire intense and focused growth, so every year the El Dorado team organizes 3 weekend conferences and a summer camp that help growing leaders gain vital knowledge and skills, as well as tools and experience in being disciples who make disciples. We also organize 2 weekend training retreats for a team of 15 key volunteers who are taking first steps in ministry and discovering their calling by serving in El Dorado.

Each of our 15 volunteers will serve at 6 events this year. The total need for a volunteer to serve at these 6 events is $1400 ($235/event). Our total need for our 15 volunteers is $21,000. Would you consider providing the finances for a volunteer to serve in our ministry this year?

In 2024 we’re expecting to welcome a total of 200 participants at our events. Because our target audience are teenagers, often from homes which cannot afford the full price of our events, we provide scholarships of $70 to subsidize the cost of each of our events for each participant. By providing a $70 scholarship, you’ll be symbolically adopting a Polish young person by giving them the chance to come to know and follow Jesus.

Enter the quantity for each item below:

Adopting an emerging leader $235 - 90 remaining
Scholarships $70 - 199 remaining

Total: $0.00