We have been at the Summer Training Project for three weeks.

If you know a student on Project, hopefully he or she has been keeping you posted on the goings on of STP. However, I can fully attest to how quickly time slips by while we are down here. If you haven’t heard much from your student, don’t worry – Project is just really busy! Plus, thus far students have been spending most of their down time socializing and building relationships with their new friends. But I do hope you can touch base with students down here and hear how the summer is going and what they are learning about.

In the meantime, this blog will hopefully act as a supplement from here on out.

I don’t want to assume everyone knows what the Summer Training Project is. To start with the basics, it may be helpful to watch this video.

Even if you know what STP is, you should still watch this video. It’s the recap from last summer and it paints a picture of life on Project. Enjoy!

The theme from last year (Free) is different this year – I’ll blog about that later – and the motel in this video (the Aquarius in Myrtle Beach) is no longer our place of residence – another teaser for a later blog – but you hopefully get the gist of Project. We are here to grow in our faith by learning more about Jesus Christ and what it means for him to be our Lord and savior.

That’s the aerial view of Project. But what does STP look like day-by-day?

Great question.

Let me break down an average student's weekly calendar:


8:45-10:00 – Life Training
11:00-12:30 – Church


8:00-5:00 – Work
6:00-7:00 – Project Meal
7:30-9:30 – Theme Training


8:00-5:00 – Work
7:00-8:00 – Team Time/Campus Time
8:00-10:00 – Discipleship Group


1:30-3:00 – Evangelism Training
3:00-4:30 – Evangelism on the beach


8:00-5:00 – Work
6:00-7:00 – Project Meal
7:30-10:00 – Project Social


9:00-10:30 – Bible Study Training
2:00-11:00 – Work


2:00-11:00 – Work 

That's a skeleton calendar of the weekly structure of Project. The gaps are filled with socializing, group dates, lounging on the beach, adventures in Myrtle Beach, and an abundance of other creative ideas the students concoct to spend their time. Use this as a platform to ask students questions! How is work going? What have they learned in Bible Study Training? What is a Theme Training?

Hopefully you have a better idea of what our daily life at Project consists of….and maybe a clearer picture of why your student is so busy!