Welcome to Acts 29

Thank you for your interest in Acts29! The Make and Deepen Disciples team is excited to share this unique international discipleship program as an option for young adults in your church community. Acts29 is a partnership between the Evangelical Covenant Church in North America and several sister Covenant churches worldwide (Sweden, Ecuador, India, and beyond). Acts29 focuses on international discipleship, leadership, and mission.

Young adults (ages 18-24) gather together from across the globe for three months to share life and faith together, living by the principles of the early church as we find in the book of Acts. This is a true immersion experience.

The book of Acts, which highlights the powerful and exponential work of God through the church, ends with chapter 28. But God is still on the move! Acts29 reminds us that the great story of God’s mission continues today through us, equipping participants to flourish as disciples and leaders in God’s ongoing mission. (Please note: The Covenant Acts29 initiative has no connection to the North American church planting movement of the same name.)

One of the key values of Acts29 is intercultural community and mission—leaning into the diverse cultural backgrounds that come together to create the beautiful mosaic of the kingdom of God. Students come from at least three different countries to share housing accommodations, food, and practices based on kingdom values, as well as a deep respect and connection for the local culture. This discipleship program focuses on living in community to help participants learn to understand the gospel and develop their intercultural competence. Each school is bilingual, offered both in the language of the host country and in English.

There really is nothing like an Acts29 discipleship school, and we hope the young adults in your community will consider this unique opportunity to dive deep in their discipleship journey. Please review our website for more information. If you have any questions or to inquire about a future Acts29 school let us know!

Acts 29 seeks to be an international, multicultural mission movement of young adults who have been discipled and transformed for missional leadership in the church and in the world… Learn more >>

Lina Sánchez-Herrera

Chicago West Suburbs, Illinois

ECC Conference: Central
Gender: Female


Receiving New Directees: Yes
Directing Clergy: Yes
Client Genders: Both men and women
Skype or Facetime: Yes
Languages: English, Spanish
Retreat/Workshop Leader: Yes


C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction, North Park Theological Seminary


Pastors/Church Leadership, Missionaries, University Students, Discernment Process, Transitions, Multi-Ethnic Issues, Second Half of Life, Prayer, Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

Prior to moving to the USA, I was a professor at the National University of Colombia and served with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Colombia for 16 years. Starting in 2001, I served as InterVarsity National Staff in the USA. I have a master’s degree in Christian Ministries, and I serve in Spiritual Direction to those who want to be fully present and available to God and receive His grace over them. My joy is to see professors and college students coming to know Jesus and being transformed into people that bring the good news of righteousness and justice to others.

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