Dig is a three week summer program for high school students who have just completed grade 11 or 12. Dig is a program designed to help students uncover their future as they explore how a calling to ministry can be lived out in any vocation. Through authentic, engaging interactions with Calvin Seminary faculty, ministry practitioners, off-campus excursions to ministry sites, small group time, and reflection activities, high school students form a strong community as they explore where God may be leading them next. Dig helps students to better understand their own gifting, and how they can plug back into ministry right after finishing the program.
This year’s Dig program will take place July 9-27 on Calvin’s campus in Grand Rapids, with excursions to Chicago and Toronto.
What Do Past Students Say About Dig?
“Dig is the best thing I’ve ever done with my life in terms of my faith.”
“I learned about my gifts and passions, like my interest in justice and urban ministry. I learned about some of my strengths and how I relate to people. I gained deeper insight into things I’ve been surrounded with growing up but never fully understood.”
“I learned that I have a tendency to want to know everything and to know right now, but that I don’t know and maybe never will. It’s okay to enjoy the journey, as long as I keep asking questions and wrestling with my faith.”
“Dig really changed how I think about mission work, the church, what it means to even be a church (not the Church, but individual churches), and so much more. I made incredible friends and memories and we did so many cool things. I’ll never forget it.”
“Dig is an amazing opportunity to grow in your faith. The people who I met encouraged me think outside the box of what being a follower of Christ should look like. I learned ministry can happen anywhere at anytime as I listen to the spirit’s guiding. I think anyone could benefit from an experience like Dig because there is always room to grow in our relationships with God.”