2019 Summer Camp & Programming Ministry

Central Mission Center - Community of Christ
Youth Ministries
2019 Summer Camp & Programming Ministry Position
Application Cut Off Date: March 1, 2019

Central Mission Center is looking to find 2 individuals interested in gaining practical ministry training in youth ministry, to engage in activities to develop skills in youth ministry, test gifts and call to the vocation of youth ministry and provide support to the Youth Ministries program of Central Mission Center.

General Responsibility:

To assist the Youth Ministries team in preparation and implementation of the summer camping program. Specific Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Share the gospel of Jesus Christ and encourage youth in their discipleship formation through the study of scripture, prayer, fellowship & service.
  2. Maintain personal, spiritual & professional growth.
  3. Attend summer camps when assigned to include, but not limited to: High School Camp & trips, SPEC, Middle School Camp, Junior Camp, Children’s Camp & Reunions (some camps depend on age.)
  4. Assist in the planning, preparation & execution of administrative responsibilities of the camps.
  5. Participate in the development & implementation of camp registration (to include name tags, copies, registration, health forms, etc.).
  6. Participate in a variety of roles in each camping situation. This may include, but not limited to, class teacher, activities coordinator, counselor, pastorate & minimal business management, program help.
  7. Prepare & send out mailings & other communication in preparation for camping events.
  8. Congregation & Mission Center ministries where & when appropriate.
  9. May engage with local outreach efforts such as Hawthorne Place & Western Independence ministries.
  10. Journal internship learnings/experiences to be reviewed by Youth Ministries.

A look back at 2018- Zane Cady

“The highlight of my experience was just getting to be the leader of a group of boys. I really hope they all look up to me and see me as a role model. That is how I felt at their age and I hope that I made them feel the same way that I felt with the amazing counselors I had as a middle schooler. “

Zane’s experience at Middle School Camp as a camp counselor. 

A look back at 2018- Alecia Bennett

” The thing I loved most about working for the church this summer was getting to build new relationships and to get to build onto existing ones. I also really loved working with Zane, Laura, and Tyler. It was definitely a highlight.” 

Alecia’s experience during Summer 2018

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to work effectively with youth, exhibiting creativity, understanding & patience
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to create, prepare & teach activities (classes, devotions, etc.)
  • Good character, integrity & adaptability
  • Knowledge & understanding of the Enduring Principles & the Mission Initiatives of Community of Christ.
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, & patience
  • High school graduate
  • 21 or older
  • Video production and/or proficiency with Microsoft Office, Worship presentation software, etc.
  • Knowledge of Mac programs
  • Registered Youth Worker with Community of Christ
  • Able to seek clarification & direction when needed
  • Active member in church life year around

Additional Information:

Applicants must have reliable transportation. The job requires very flexible hours.

Pay: $8.60/hour for an average of 11 weeks

Position Dates: Tentatively May 28th through August 2nd, 2019