The Rejoice Project is transforming the lives of leaders and children in rural, African communities and is empowering and equipping generations of leaders to restore their communities back to God. Choose to Invest believes that every child needs to know there is God in heaven that created them, who deeply loves them, who uniquely made them in His image, and who sent Jesus to rescue, redeem, and restore them. The best way of doing this is by discipling the leaders in those children's communities - training and equipping them with the skills to teach and disciple the children from their own communities in monthly Biblical, character-based virtues. We believe that introducing the next generation to a healthy, Christ-centered experience is invaluable; especially before their moral worldview is fully developed. That is why we have designed a discipleship program for global communities, taught by indigenous Christian leaders, utilizing the arts, sports, science, experiential learning, and, most importantly, relationships.
Rejoice Project camps are hosted throughout the year by service teams traveling to Africa. These camps allow us the unique opportunity to enrich what is already going on through the Rejoice Project by teaching a specific virtue over the course a weekend. In partnership with Rejoice Project team members & area leaders, service teams are able to intentionally reach 150+ children per camp; helping give each student hope and vision for their futures in Christ.
Annually, 750+ children and leaders are participating in camps, allowing Choose to Invest to intentionally invest in 15-30% of students in each school Rejoice Project is in.
Through the Rejoice Project, Choose to Invest trains and disciples indigenous, Christian leaders who then teach and disciple the youth in their own communities. Monthly meetings with area coordinators allow Choose to Invest to disciple and equip regional leaders with valuable teaching skills and Biblical training.
For Choose to Invest, The Rejoice Project becomes sustainable and more impactful by utilizing the leaders of the communities we are working in. Retreats help to transform Rejoice Project team members perspective on the value of the children in their communities, the value of family and inter-tribal collaboration, as well as spiritually empowering them and positioning them for influence to lead their communities to restoration.