Walkabout values the careful study of the Bible in order to gain knowledge of the Truth and to cultivate a life of obedience to God. The Bible is sufficient and trustworthy to faithfully guide every aspect of the lives of God's people (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
We value genuine community that is characterized by love and service toward others. This is based upon the great commandment to love your neighbor as yourself (Lev 19:18; Matt 22:37-40). This type of love that builds a genuine community is not easy, but it is something worth actively pursuing.
Walkabout values unique experiences as a teaching tool. One of the greatest resources we have from God is His natural creation, which we are able to see on a regular basis both on the main campus and during our trips. We believe that God is especially visible in creation and we strive to focus on wilderness in this context. Rom. 1:20. While focusing on nature we also realize that we are disciples who are sent out and that also means urban areas. (Mark 6:6-13). So some of our adventures reflect this aspect of discipleship as well, like our cultural trip and some local adventures.
We value faithful, dedicated work and sacrificial service towards others using a servant leadership model (John 13:1-17).
Because of the emphasis Glorieta places on modeling the behavior of Jesus Christ and teaching students how to imitate Christ, Walkabout graduates leave more Christ-like in their thinking and living than when they arrive. Christ-like change is a goal for every student in Walkabout. (Rom 8:28-29; 1 Cor 11:1; Phil 2:5; 1 Pet 2:21; Heb 12:1-3).
Walkabout graduates will have a deeper grasp of their identity in Christ, a greater understanding of their unique abilities and personality, and a clarification of vocational and/or educational pursuits in alignment with God's purpose for them.
Expansion of Worldview
Walkabout students have a greater understanding and heart for the poor, forgotten, and neglected. In addition, they will have a greater knowledge of other worldviews, religions, and cultures.
Understanding of Basic Christian Theology
Walkabout graduates will understand, and be able to express and defend the Bib3lical teaching on basic theological topics. Graduates will gain knowledge and experience in using tools to help in the careful interpretation and application of the Bible. Walkabout graduates will also be able to use Scripture to defend their personal stance on controversial issues.
Walkabout students will gain a better work ethic, a greater amount of self-discipline, basic knowledge of handling finances, and other life-skills necessary for living an impacting and effective Christian life.
A Worthy Commitment
Walkabout teaches the benefit of commitment through daily challenges and Biblically inspired training. Students take nine months to separate from old habits, routines, television, i-devices and other distractions. In return, they learn the value of deep commitment, a daily conversation with God, community interaction and serving others in love. While some of what we call “necessities of life” are foregone, value is found in the eternal benefits and wisdom gained at a stage in life when this is uniquely possible.
Walkabout 2017 Dates & Rates
August 19th, 2017 - May 5th, 2018
Walkabout Program Tuition: $10,800