Greetings Potential 2017 Summer Staff,
The staff and I are so excited about summer 2017! I hope you all are praying about God’s will for you this summer. We have been praying for a long time that the Lord would provide us with young people ready to draw close to God and ready to serve Christ’s people this summer through THE WAY program (Eph. 2:10).
This summer at LeTourneau we are ready to take our youth and young adults’ discipleship ministry to the next level. LeTourneau’s summer staff ministry is designed to be a rich discipleship program for students ages 14 and up. The program is called THE WAY and is broken into two distinct age groups, 14-16 and 17 and up. The goal of this program is to establish youth and young adults in their faith, to build up their trust in the Word, and give them boldness to live out the Gospel. Every student will have daily opportunities to be led into a deeper relationship with the Lord. Students will participate in personal and corporate devotions, regular worship, concentrated studies, personal accountability, and constant interaction with mentors (we have designated leaders for guys and girls). Students will also find their fellow summer staffer youth to be a great source of joy and encouragement, as well as potential lifelong Christian friends.
Even more, these students will have a chance to gain some expertise in many camp jobs and earn an invaluable Christian work ethic. Camp jobs include some of the following: maintenance, dining hall hostessing, lifeguarding, water front hand boat operators, paintball field managers, kitchen assistants, housekeeping, and more! New this year, and available to students who qualify, will be the opportunity to be camp counselors during LeTourneau’s 6 weeks of Summer Children’s Day Camps for ages 5-13 and our youth outreach camp at the end of the summer.
We are thrilled about THE WAY program and believe it has the potential to help students create a legacy of faithful Christian service. To be a part of this program, students must fill out an application. Their application is reviewed and if accepted, students are offered one of the limited number of volunteer or paid positions. Once accepted, students participate in mandatory training sessions prior to the summer commitment. Each participant is also asked to help raise support by sending out approximately 20 support letters (LeTCC will provide a sample and will mail these letters at no cost to students) and pray for the Lord’s provision. The goal for each student is $100 a week. The funds help to pay for the student’s missionary stipend, meals, lodging, training, discipleship materials, and special activities. Those unable to raise the $100 will still be invited to camp! To guarantee every student has the opportunity to participate in THE WAY, LeTourneau has established the Avis & Gerri (Summer Staff) Fund. Our A&G Fund will make up any support still needed. For those not requesting financial compensation, we also accept volunteers!
Thank you for praying about joining THE WAY program. We are excited to meet the team God is building for the summer of 2017!
In Joyful Service,
To be considered for this summer staffing program, please complete the application and reference form below and send them to the LeTourneau office via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org