Want to serve God in a deeper way?
Hearts on Fire is a ministry for high school students who have a heart for missions, discipleship and ministry life. It is our desire as a ministry to help students and parents identify, encourage, and train a community of high school students who are committed to reaching Hispanic/Latino and other ethnic populations for Christ.
Enrique Garcia serves as our missionary leader for Hearts on Fire and has a heart for helping students to seek to deepen their faith in Jesus. With years of ministry experience and a deep relationship with God always on his own mind, Enrique desires to reach the Hispanic and Latino community with young believers who might be called to join Hearts on Fire.
This truly is a wonderful program for any high school aged student who wants to deepen their understanding of who they are in Christ so that their works reflect their faith while they serve others in the Tucson community.
We are looking for high school students who:
- Have a deep desire to know God in a more meaningful way.
- Have a heart for missions and reaching people for Christ.
- Have a heart for ministry life
- Have a heart for becoming a leader and a mature disciple of Christ
Missions Training Camp Hearts on Fire
The inspiration for the Hearts on Fire team came from our short-term summer missions program. In 2013, a small group of high school students had the vision to develop a ministry that would inspire missions among the youth in the Church beyond the summer months. Hearts on Fire is a ministry for high school students interested in a career in missions and/or ministry. The Hearts on Fire team gathers monthly for training and service projects and in the summer, they attend a week-long missionary training camp.
At camp, Hearts on Fire students attend Cross-Cultural Training, missions and missionary training, and are exposed to ministry life. Corazón missionaries and team members share their testimonies, teach from the Word, and share their experiences of life and ministry. The students also have the opportunity to serve the local community as a part of their training. In the past, the Hearts on Fire team has served the community in a variety of ways:
Feeding the homeless
Ministering to children
Ministering to the elderly
Construction and landscaping projects
Short-Term Missions Teams
Each summer, Corazón Ministries hosts visiting short-term youth mission teams. The teams are composed of middle school, high school, and college aged students. They come for one week and participate in outreaches for children, and construction and service projects for local Hispanic/Latino churches.
Each team goes through Cross-Cultural Training to kick off their week of missions with Corazón. During the week, they spend their mornings working on one or sometimes multiple construction projects for which they provide both the labor and resources. In the evenings, the team typically hosts a free, bilingual sports, arts, crafts, and music camp for children at a local Hispanic/Latino church. The children are also introduced to stories from the Bible and hear the Gospel message.
This missions program serves as a training ground to equip students to go back home and minister to Hispanics/Latinos in their own communities. The program also provides them with opportunities to interact with missionaries and ministry leaders, to be discipled and grow in their faith. Teams may join us from Tucson, the state of Arizona, or anywhere in the U.S. We have had student participants from California, Georgia, the Carolinas, Texas, Tennessee, Colorado and more!
If you or your student feels they are ready to join Hearts on Fire, you can click on our registration form to get the process started! The registration form will ask for only a few details to ensure the ministry can learn more about your child before we get them involved completely. Enrique, or someone from the ministry team may reach out to speak with you and your child.
You can also contact the director of the Hearts on Fire ministry, Enrique Garcia directly at enrique@corazonministries or you can call 520-275-1500.