Testimonials

The beauty of Act Five is that you do have opportunities to travel…but you’re not just left there either with cool pictures on a phone or just a neat memory. I think the neat thing is you have these transformative experiences that become translatable skills for you to carry on in life in a really practical way.

— Darren and Sarah Bosch, Parents

“This is above all an opportunity for spiritual formation. I think Act Five gives students experiences that they can look back on in years to come and say, ‘Yes, God is working in and among us.’”

— Nina Schuurman-Drenth, Spiritual Life Facilitator

“I learned to cook, to clean an old house, to deal with people… I learned about creation and the people of this country who were here before we were. I learned of God, stories and people, about stairs, parks, factories, and life. I learned about the beauty of life…”

— Caleb Bouma, Class of ’21

“Act Five was a place for me to find out who I am and what I want to be in the world. It taught me to take things slow. To observe and ask questions, not to rush. … I am slowly but surely learning how to lean on and trust God, not just in the big things, but in my ordinary life and decisions.”

— Sarah Kochuk, Class of ’21

“Act Five was the best experience I have had. This program taught me how to rest, how to celebrate and how to love and care for people in a way I didn’t quite understand before. It became this place of growth in every single aspect of my life and I will be forever grateful for it.”

— Julia Lantz, Class of ’21

“Before starting this program, I thought I knew exactly what I wanted to study and I was ready to start. God led me here instead, and I’ve realized that without the education and experiences I’ve been learning, I would be missing so much.”

— Autumn Bosch, Class of ’20