Sea Hawks

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Sea Hawks

The Sea Hawks program is for young men and women between the ages of 18-25. It is a One-year intensive training program and those who successfully complete the one year program may choose to extend for a longer period of time. This program is designed to develop an extraordinary elite force by building character spiritually, mentally and physically while being trained and participating in domestic and international relief missions. The Sea Hawk program serves as an opportunity for young Christians to establish core values prior to entering the workplace or mission field. This program is conducted in a military-type style.

Graduates**SPECIAL** This next intake year we are offering a very special opportunity to take part in our current mission in the Middle East. Following basic training, which will still be done at “Port Mercy” in Louisiana. Sea Hawks will be deployed to assist with providing care for the victims of the Syrian conflict at “Camp Ichay” located on the border between Syria and Israel.

An exciting part of this will be the chance to study God’s word in the land of Israel and to experience the places, history, and culture where Jesus and the disciples lived and worked. As well as the possibility of being involved in some of the work being done in the rediscovery of the history of the Holy Land.

This session will be starting September 10, 2018, and go until early August (date will be announced during basic training). After successfully completing the first year, there are options for extending for those who wish to commit for a longer period.

Sea Hawk recruits are responsible for airfare from Houston Texas to Tel Aviv Israel (approximately $800-$1200). Please click here to email us any questions and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

>>> Click here to download the Sea Hawk Application.

Don't miss out on an awesome adventure, submit your application today!

Sea Hawk Next Start Date:

This session will be starting September 10, 2018, and go until early August 2019 (Graduation date will be announced during basic training). After successfully completing the first year, there are options for extending for those who wish to commit for a longer period.

Please submit your application now for review. All applications are requested to be completed and submitted by the August 31, 2018. You can send a copy of your application by email or fax, but you must mail the originals in the mail.

Download Info:

To apply for the Sea Hawks program, download the Sea Hawks Application and submit it. Once accepted you will only be responsible for purchasing your books, uniform and airfare to Israel. It is not necessary to be a high school graduate to apply.

>>> Click here to download the Sea Hawk Application.  Please if you can fax or email a scanned copy of your applications and then mail your originals in the mail.

>>> Click here to download the 2018 packing list - uniform and book list for the Sea Hawks program.

>>> Click here to download the Summary of Program Objectives, Structure, and Guidelines for the Sea Hawks program.

>>> Please click here to download a guide for friends and family.  This is for those accepted into the Sea Hawks program.

>>> Please click here to e-mail any questions, we will respond as soon as possible.

What makes the Sea Hawks elite?

A servant’s heart, a steadfast faith, a strong work ethic, a readiness to be a young leader in the work of the Kingdom. Training starts with the basics; the importance of being punctual, following guidelines, maintaining cleanliness and order personally and in their surroundings, keeping conversation and relationships pleasing to the Lord, respecting authority and all of those around them Sea Hawks grasp the importance of relationships in the rewards of being a servant, gain the earmarks of great leaders and grow to expect and receive a spiritual harvest in return for following the ways of the Lord. Send us your youth and let us return to you one who is even greater in faith, with strong work ethics, strict personal habits, fervent in prayer, a boldness in ministry, a warm respect for the elderly, a loving hand for the poor and a heart for the needy.
A typical day schedule consists (This will change depending on mission or circumstances):

  • working 2 hours of physical training.
  • 2 hours of spiritual training.
  • 4 hours of practical work application.
  • 1 hour of chores.
  • 2 hours of personal Bible devotions
  • Some aspects of training include boot camp, daily spiritual instruction, and onsite work skill instruction.
  • There is a possibility of both US domestic missions and international missions.

Who can join the Sea Hawks?

The Sea Hawks program is designed for both males and females between the ages of 18 – 25 who are seeking what God has for their lives and wish to grow further intheir walk with Christ. If you are not 18 -25, Click here to find out other ways to serve with Friend ships.

What will I learn?

Strength of Character in the areas of:
* Self-discipline
* Obedience
* Honor
* Persistence
* Integrity
* Faithfulness

Skills one may learn:
* Basic food service
* Basic mechanics
* Commodity distribution
* Security
* As well as - Emergency Response, Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Response, Self- defense, Logistics, First Aid and Language.

In short, one who joins the Sea Hawks program learns the character necessary for doing the work God created him or her to do all while he or she also learns valuable work and life skills that will equip him or her for success in answering God's call on his or her life.

Certification will be issued at the end of the year during graduation. Friend Ships / Sea Hawks is not a degree granting institution and is not accredited by any agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Certification is based on CEU’s as opposed to college credits.

How does it work?

To Sea Hawk Recruits:
SH_2014C Sea Hawks is elite mission’s training for young men and women who desire a serious challenge in devotion and serving others. An average day is 14 hours long and you will be physically trained to your maximum ability. Upon arrival, you will surrender jewelry, cell phones, make-up, computers, transportation including bicycles, and all electronics for the duration of boot camp. You will be asked to keep your parents up to date by weekly written mail.

This is a serious commitment for those who wish to develop character, learn discipline and establish a deeper walk with God. Whether you are sailing ships in the Caribbean or serving here at home, you will see and taste experiences like never before and we guarantee that your life will never be the same.

How much does it cost?

Although the value of this program is considerable, entry into the Sea Hawks is not obtainable at any price. It is exclusively full scholarship. But this program is not free and it is not cheap. It demands a whole heart and full participation. Applicants are rewarded scholarships through careful review of their application and a letter expressing their love for the Lord, desire to be a part of the Sea Hawk program and a willingness to lay other things aside to study the Word, apply themselves to devotion and prayer, become physically fit, travel and serve others. Scholarships include room and board and there is no cost to those who qualify except uniforms, books, passports and shots. A medical exam is required. Medical/Travelers insurance is strongly suggested. Sea Hawk recruits are also responsible for airfare from Houston Texas to Tel Aviv Israel (approximately $800-$1200).

Pastors and Parents:

Why would you encourage your child or a member of your youth group to participate in this program? Answer--The typical young person who applies to the Sea Hawk program is one who truly loves God. They may not have a lot of money, but they do have a heart to serve Him. In fact, when a young man or woman participates in the Sea Hawks, they are saying, "Let me take what may be the most important time of my life, a directional time that sets me on a path to make the best choices on where and how I will serve and most importantly who I will serve. Let me set everything aside and give you, God, this precious time and say to you, I am the lamb to lay down on the altar. I bring nothing but myself. Let me come without murmuring or accusation, without scar or blemish. I believe that your Word is true so let me give you my first fruit. Help me and direct me so that I will make the right choices in work, marriage, and family. May I continue to put you first, God, so all of the rest of my life may go well. I will become the seed for an increased production in the church. I'll develop a greater honor for my parents. No matter what the task, I'll rise to it and serve gratefully because I'm truly serving God, whether it be traveling the world or completing a simple task."

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