How can I best support my son or daughter as they go through this program? How can my child become involved in MQ? How long is the MQ program? How many school days are affected by participation in MQ? What about retreat transportation costs and arrangements? What are the costs for participation in MQ? Who can participate in MQ?
Pray for your child that they will discover more of who God has created them to be and His call on their life. Send an encouragement note along when they travel to the fall/spring retreats. Plan time after each retreat to hear what they are learning about themselves. Encourage the in their mentoring relationship and take interest in what they are experiencing.
MQ is open to high school students (ages 16-18). Students must be nominated to MQ by a pastor from their home church and students must apply.
MQ is a one year program in two stages. The program begins and ends in the summer. The first stage (Charting Your Course) runs from late July to December. The second stage (Setting Your Sail) runs from January to June.
The MQ intensive retreat is held mid-summer so school attendance should not be affected.
MQ students in partnership with their home churches are asked to provide and arrange for transportation to and from the retreats. MQ staff will provide all transportation and meals during these events. A travel pool may be arranged to distribute costs more fairly.
Aside from retreat travel costs, MQ’s tuition is $150 per stage for the student (there are two stages) and $350 per student per stage for the local congregation.
MQ is open to high school students (ages 16-18) who have a growing faith in Jesus, are curious about ministry and demonstrate leadership potential. Students should be active in their local congregation and their community.