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Share Christ's love with children and youth at Summer Camp in Berlin!

DATES for 2015: August 13-23

Summer Camp

Internship Program for college students also available!

Deadline for applications – February 1st, 2015

For application, e-mail sheliao@me.com

 

                  Language                      For the Summer Camp programs, you do not have to speak German.
For interns, it is suggested that you can speak some German.              See below for more information.
              Who can serve?          College students and adults
                         Cost                          To be determined based on the number of people in a group and current airfares.  (Estimate is $2500 per person)

SHORT-TERM MINISTRY DETAILS

This is an opportunity to partner with WorldWitness missionary,
Rebekah Carson in her ministry to children and youth.
The purpose is to help Rebekah and her co-workers, as they
assist German brothers and sisters in Christ
with their annual Summer Camp.

In this German church-sponsored outreach event,
kids age 9-13, will attend a week-long camp.
It is an excellent way to allow them to experience
the love of Christ through dedicated believers.
And….it gives the on-field staff a chance to encourage
and enhance relationships for year-long ministry.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
College-age or older.
Volunteers should be mature Christians who are ready
and willing to minister, and who have experience
sharing their faith in a difficult cross-cultural situation.
While all volunteers must not be from the same church,
we would prefer to have volunteers
coming from no more than 3 various churches.
That way they can pray, prepare and plan
with others before arriving in Berlin.

WHAT WILL YOU DO?
For the annual summer camp, you would
be able to use your gifts and talents in the area of
music, drama, teaching, crafts and sports, as well as,
being available to help with snacks, set-up and clean-up.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS
Approximately 14 volunteers are needed to serve in some/all of the following ways:

Workshop Leaders:
-Responsible for organizing and leading creative workshops during camp
-Workshops last 90 minutes and have 8-14 participants
-Each workshop is offered 4 times so that multiple campers can take part
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Previous workshops included: tie-dying, dancing, acrobatics, woodcarving, etc.

 Free Time Activities
-Organizing games like soccer or dodge-ball or even introducing
baseball or American football!

Camp Tear-Down Crew
-After camp all of the tents and restroom facilities, etc. need to be taken down
and stored away for the following year.

 Prayer Team
-Each evening while campers and counselors gather for a large group meeting,
we would like to have a team of folks interceding for them.

 Relationship Building
-Many kids already know some English.
You will have the opportunity to befriend kids this week and share
your faith as you eat and play together.

Etc.
-Countless other ways to serve could include:
life-guarding, cleaning and building benches and other items
out of wood with the kids

Spiritual leader (1)
In addition we are also looking for one person to serve our short-term volunteers
by providing spiritual leadership (devotions for the team & prayer for individuals, etc.).

 

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

College students or older who already have
a basic knowledge of German have the
opportunity to serve with Rebekah Carson.

The ministry would be to support the work of the
church plant through children and youth
ministry and / or music.

There would also be opportunities to serve and develop
relationships through teaching English and Music.

In a culture where faith in God is not common,
possible candidates should be mature in their faith,
with a heart for discipleship in difficult situations.

The dates for the internship are flexible and will be
based on the applicant’s availability.

E-mail Shelia Osborne
for an application.

 

WHY GERMANY?

90% of the German population claim to be atheists. Only 5% of Protestants and 18% of Catholics are active participants in church life. Overall only 3% of German men are involved. The Church is widely perceived as irrelevant and marginalized. There is sometimes open hostility toward anything Christian.
The majority of Protestant churches have lost their identity, purpose and income after thousands of people opted out of paying an optional church tax. The occult, alcoholism, Satanism and a New Age worldview are prominent. The Muslim population has grown to over 3 million from over 40 nations. Islamic organizations have intensified their activities and there are now over 2,200 mosques or prayer houses.