As a result of our mission and strong beliefs, we offer the following ministries and programs to empower children of the jungle for God's glory.
Student Resident Home
Our mission: To provide safe and secure student housing with a family environment for vulnerable children who are geographically unable to attend Antioch Christian Academy on a daily basis.
1. Family Structured Environment
2. Leadership development through example
Our Purpose: Develop a desire for change in the child through a God-centered family structure. Give an opportunity to vulnerable children who are geographically unable to attend the school on a daily basis.
Antioch Christian Academy (ACA)
Access to quality education in the jungle is limited. Students in the Misahualli and the surrounding area have only the option of attending their community school, which in some cases has only one teacher for grades 1st - 7th. It is common to meet students who are in 6th grade but have a 3rd-grade reading level. There is a lack of access to technology, a degrading environment, and a surplus of students per teacher ratio.
We have established a school in the jungle that competes with the best schools in the country giving students in the jungle the opportunity to excel in the areas they can. Antioch Christian Academy currently has 241 students ranging from Pre-K thru U.S. 12th grade. Parents are expected to pay tuition based on their income so that they are invested in their child's education. Because we want to influence the family through the child we look for parents who are willing to sacrifice for their children.
OUR FOUNDATIONAL VALUES:
1. Christ-like values and morals that reflect a personal relationship with God that extends into their professional lives - for the rest of their life.
2. Well-developed critical thinking and problem-solving attitude that guides a Christian worldview in a pagan world while being part of today’s solutions for the developing world.
3. Outstanding communication skills - in English and Spanish - so students can influence others for Christ and as leaders.
Antioch Basketball Club
Our mission: To empower basketball club student-athletes through the development of skills, discipline, and character in the game of basketball for God's glory.
We will teach the following core values: character, discipline, teamwork, and excellence. 2 Timothy 2:4-5, Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, and Colossians 3:23
We expect our student-athletes to act as representatives of Christ by playing with integrity and knowledge, supporting their teammates, respecting their opponents and in all circumstances to do their best.
Our vision is to expose, inspire and challenge team participants to become active givers of their time, talent and treasure for God's kingdom work.
We focus on providing teams an opportunity to learn about Ecuador and JKC, while serving alongside what is already going on in ministry. Teams are doing jobs and programs that help us move forward, bring value to our students in and out of the classroom and ultimately provide encouragement to multiple levels of ministry.
We offer a variety of trips to accomplish different tasks that move the mission forward such traditional mission trips (kids and construction), medical missions, construction only, university study tours and more!
Along with teaching the gospel to our students on a daily basis, we have events that are geared toward reaching the unreached or gospel-resistant. There are two evangelical churches in Misahualli and every year we host a number of teams that go into the communities with a program, or medical help that builds relationships with one of these pastors.
ACA also takes its student body once a year to a jungle community to put on a program and share the gospel and produce a yearly live nativity program that attracts hundreds of people.
Finally, an outreach program is currently being developed that will allow JKC to have a strategic and purposeful plan to reach even more people with the Gospel of Christ. We are excited to be able to share more about this in the coming year!