MISSIONARY APPLICATION DETAILS
Dates: 12 – 20 January 2019
Venue: Forest Lakes Camp, Otaki
Contribution through Mission Partnering: $300 (see below)
Who can apply to be a Summer Missionary?
You need to be 18 years or older on 1st November 2018 to apply to be a Summer Missionary.
First and foremost, you are answering Christ’s call to build up His Kingdom on earth. Throughout this summer camp, you will lead teens closer to Christ through service, relationship, and prayer.
Before camp starts there will be training days where you will be expected to begin living in the community of missionaries, where you will support one another in common mission, hold each other accountable, and engage in the communities structured and sacramental prayer life. You will also develop practical, life-long ministry skills that you will then gain practical experience in living out through the various roles required of our summer missionaries.
Most Summer Missionaries will be chosen for this role. They will receive training on leaders days and then gain practical experience throughout the camp be assisting parishes with parish pow-wow’s (meetings), small groups, team building activities, games, as well as building relationships between parishioners and directly with the teens, all with the aim of leading teens closer to Christ.
Service Crew roles lead teens closer to Christ in a more indirect way than Summer Staff. Service Crew assist with a range of practical aspects of the programme. The Service Crew will lead teens closer to Christ through assisting with the smooth running of camp, and their witness to the joy that comes from working for the Lord.
These roles include:
Hospitality Team: Creates and facilitates hospitable environments and engages as approachable and loving personnel at the Office, Art Barn and Camp Store.
Prayer Team: Organises and facilitates liturgies and prayer times. And prays directly and indirectly for campers, chaperones, missionaries and the camp as a whole.
Audio and Visual Crew: Organizes and runs all visuals through a laptop, projector, lighting desk and manual lights, and all audio through a laptop, sound desk, iPod, Mics, Instruments and outdoor speaker.
Photographer: Takes, edits and uploads high quality photos and videos to capture the feelings, experiences and interactions of the campers, chaperones and summer missionaries.
Maintenance Team: Maintains, sets up, facilitates and packs down all activities, games, equipment and environments.
Kitchen Crew: Communicates with Forest Lakes staff and leads Summer Missionaries in serving meals and preparing and cleaning up the dining room.
A vital part of your mission this summer will be inviting people to join you as mission partners; they will support you spiritually and financially through prayers and donations. As a missionary, your first job will be to ask people to commit to praying for you; they can offer a daily Mass, rosary, chaplet, holy hour, or any other type of prayer. No mission is successful without prayer support; not only will camp be covered with intercession, but you will also be including individuals and families in the mission. You will also need to gather financial support for this mission.
The majority of your mission partners should be outside of your immediate family; we want to include as many people as we can in this mission! Since this is truly a mission, God is calling you to bring your servant heart with complete trust in His divine providence.
Applications close September 30th 2018.