Oral Roberts University (ORU) Credits are Now Available Through the CORE Program!

CORE is a 1 to 3-year program and is designed for those who have a desire to go to the nations (short or long-term) but need the hands-on tools to get there. Through this program, you will become an effective soul-winner, learn the behind the scenes work of missions and ministry, and take part in evangelism projects around the world with Global Ventures.

Whether you desire to be involved in missions long-term, see yourself in ministry here in the US, or you simply desire a foundation in evangelism, the CORE Program will help you gain the knowledge and practical skill sets to make it happen.

What if you were the answer to someone’s destiny?

Year 1

The first year, the curriculum focuses intensively on evangelism. There are projects and assignments that help you grow in soul winning from one-on-one evangelism to crowds with thousands of people. You are also trained in every department to get an idea of how each area of the ministry operates.
As part of the CORE Program, you have the opportunity to stay longer than the actual overseas Global Ventures trip. You are immersed in the culture, building relationships with nationals and helping set up evangelism projects several weeks before the GV team arrives.

Year 2

During your second year, you will focus on developing your leadership skills. You will have weekly round table discussions with John and Martine Smithwick and receive invaluable knowledge about leadership, ministry, family, missions and more! You will also learn how to conduct an outreach from start to finish.
After completing Year 2, you will be considered to co-lead or lead a team on a GV trip. You will also be eligible to participate in an initial set up trip with the International Coordination team. On this trip, you will meet with pastors and church members in-country to plan the upcoming evangelism project 3-6 months before the team arrives.

Year 3

During your third year, you will be mentored one-on-one in the areas of ministry that you desire to be a part of long term. You will have specific roles and responsibilities in your respective department along with leadership roles that help develop Year 1 & 2 interns.
By the end of third year, you will be trained, have your financial support developed, and be ready to launch into what God has for you! Year 3 graduates of the CORE Program, are eligible to conduct their very own evangelistic festival on a GV missions trip!

The CORE program is a 12-month program beginning in September and concludes in August.

Exact dates will be given to you upon acceptance.

Year 1 = $2000

$1000 due August 31st

$1000 due January 31st

Year 2 = $1750

$1000 due August 31st

$750 due January 31st

Year 3 = $750

$500 due August 31st

$250 due January 31st

Come See Us!

Get a feel for what it’s like at Global Ventures by touring our facility and meeting our directors. Contact CORE Program director, Anna Howard.

CORE is more than an internship,

it’s your next step towards your purpose.

Our program has much to offer you for your growth and development.

Evangelism & Discipleship

You will be taught first-hand from John & Martine Smithwick who have 20+ years of experience in missionary work and stateside ministry. Not only are you trained on the practical side of missions, but you will have extensive biblical teaching throughout the year.
You will also do an in-depth study of world religions, unreached people groups and how to effectively share the Gospel with people from all walks of life and beliefs.


Discover the leader inside of you with in-depth leadership training. GV equips and empowers you to be the leader God has designed you to be. Leadership principles are instilled into you from the start of Year 1, and are developed through books, teaching and real- life scenarios from the office to the mission field.

Hands-On Training

Some of the things that are really necessary to be effective in ministry can be taught in a school, but most of them you have to learn from actually doing.
At CORE, you will have both classroom and hands-on training in Communication, Leadership Skills, Coordinating Mass Evangelism Projects, Children’s Ministry, Building a Financial Support base, Media and Creative Arts, Administration and Organizational Skills.

Media & Creative Arts

No matter what ministry or line of work you find yourself in, learning the different aspects of creative arts is an essential part of connecting and being successful in today’s society. In Year 1, you will spend an allotted amount of time learning from our Creative Department. Depending on your abilities, you may be working more extensively in this department in Year 2 & 3.

Children’s Ministry

GV conducts kid’s festivals in the U.S. and overseas and has made reaching children a major priority in every evangelism project. You will receive in-depth training on Children’s Ministry and become part of making these outreaches come to life.
In this program, we will cover how to minister to children of all ages, how to tell stories, how to craft teaching lessons and how to conduct effective outreaches and festivals. You will not only develop a heart to minister to children, but you will be able to put to practice all that you have learned.

Building Financial Support

Good communication skills open the door for you to share your heart and vision and influence people to become part of your mission. You are developed in various aspects of communication so that you can effectively share the Gospel, lead others and influence people.
You will receive in-depth training on how to fundraise and build financial support. The goal is for you to be self-sustained through a monthly support system that allows you to travel or live overseas long term.


You will feel empowered in an environment where you’re surrounded by leaders and peers who are sold out to the same cause as you are!
You will be mentored not only by John and Martine, but by the directors and staff of Global Ventures. They will share their hearts with you as you hear about their experiences, what they have learned over the years, and how they have seen over 2 million people come to Christ.

Travel the World

Live your dream of traveling the world by taking part in up to 4 Global Ventures trips a year! You will become well versed in sharing the Gospel in all types of settings and to diverse people groups from developed to underdeveloped nations.
There are short and long-term opportunities to serve in other countries and get involved in follow-up and church planting projects such as the Thailand Harvest Plan.