A Living, Learning Community will change the way you think and the way you live out your faith.
Be challenged in a year of intentional living and learning. Whether you end up in Prague for the long haul, enter the corporate world or in ministry in a local church, we want to equip you to effectively lead in a world whose religious beliefs are as diverse as its inhabitants.
Prague is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city (and also the capital of the Czech Republic). You might see a tech start-up, a few hipsters, a sculpture artist and a plethora of cafés – just by walking down the street.
Go Beyond the Charles Bridge. You can’t judge a book from its cover. And you can’t get to know a city from a few monuments and museums. Prague is more than the Charles Bridge, the Prague Castle or even its high-profile nightclubs. We’ll help you break free from tourist traps.
Get to Know Prague From the Inside Out. You’ll live in one of the city’s 10 districts, learn the basics of the language and find out what makes Prague’s heart beat from Pragites themselves.
Break Into the Local Community. Spend an afternoon listening to a troubled teen tell his story. Go paint in a local café. Package some food with Pragites helping the homeless. These are real people with real stories, and we want you to hear them and respond.
No Two Are the Same. A diverse city requires diverse individuals. No two Learning Communities projects are exactly alike. We’ll match your skills, experience and interests to a need in Prague – whether that be inside the walls of a church, or alongside a difference-maker in the public sector.
Living and learning go hand-in-hand in Learning Communities, where you will meet the other participants of MOSTY regularly. Your Learning Community itinerary has five main learning components:
Learn Together: Learning is richer when done in community. Not only will you learn from Pragians, local site leaders and fellow participants, you’ll also learn from long-term staff, visiting leaders and teams.
Learn to Speak: We want you to get beyond prosím and děkuji. To equip you, you’ll attend language school half-days during your first month.
Learn to Navigate: Serving in an urban center like Prague is no easy task. We’ll give you the skills to navigate the challenges with regular interactive forums or “Track Days”. You’ll learn about the significance of the city in urban theology workshops. You’ll be prepared to integrate into the Czech capital with cultural intelligence sessions. You’ll be given various tools for exploring and deepening your faith during spiritual formation days.
Learn to Assist: Service is the heart of the Learning Community. Use your unique skills and strengths to meet a practical need in Prague. Your commitment will start small as you learn basics of the language and adjust to the culture. After the first month of language study, you will primarily be engaged in a concrete project, church or ministry.
Learn to Grow: A mentor will support you as you transition and grow into a new culture, a new city and as you are being transformed in your thinking and faith. Sometimes this mentor lives in Prague, while other times, this mentor lives miles away (and that’s why we love Skype). You’ll also be coached by long-term staff and/or local leaders.