Ministry Intern

Ministry Interns Illinois and Wisconsin Christian Retreat Center

A year long opportunity to serve and grow in your faith and leadership skills

“As each received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies - in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.”
- 1 Peter 4:10-11


Intern Details

Dates of Employment

  • • Starts May 25 and goes for 12 months
  • • An option to stay the following summer as summer staff

 

Compensation

  • • $10,000.00 for 12 months
  • • Housing
  • • Food when meals are being served in dining hall

 

Days Off

  • • 2 days off a week in the fall, winter, and spring
  • • 1 day off a week in the summer
  • • 4 Holidays: You may be required to work some of them, but will get to take those days off at a later date
  • • Preset vacation days for fall, winter, and spring breaks


Responsibilities

Host groups

  • • Being main contact with groups while on camp
  • • Pre-arrival set up
  • • Provide great hospitality to groups
  • • Being constantly available for assistance
  • • Final contact as group leaves

 

Lead activities

  • • Lake activities
  • • Climbing wall
  • • Icebreakers & group games
  • • Archery
  • • GPS Course
  • • Broomball
  • • Canoeing
  • • Hayrides
  • • Snow tubing hill
  • • Laser tag
  • • Bible Studies
  • • Assist in leading summer programs
  • • Develop, initiate, and follow up on the goals and plans for the M.A.D (Mentor and Disciple) Program
  • • Maintain and improve program activity areas
    • Routine restocking
    • Cleaning
    • Fixing activities
  • • Assist in housekeeping, grounds upkeep, minor maintenance, and other needs as they arise


Requirements

  • • Personal belief in Jesus Christ as Savior
  • • Desire to serve Christ and ability to put others' needs first
  • • Willingness to work as a team
  • • Good health, ability to do challenging physical work, ability to work long hours
  • • Willingness and ability to be trained in CPR/First Aid
  • • Willingness to be held to high personal and public standards
  • • Live on site in camp provided housing
  • • Willing to participate in camp staff community
    • Take turns leading devotions
    • Sharing meals together
    • Helping one another as practical needs arise
    • Having fun together
  • • Be flexible. Work schedules and types of work required can very week to week
  • • Be punctual, on time or early to all job commitments
  • • Have patience and sense of humor
  • • Willing to be trained in camp ministry and practical skills


How To Apply

Contact Program Coordinator, Wade Nyhuis, to have an application mailed to you.

Online Ministry Intern Application.
Online Ministry Intern Personal Reference Form.


A printable brochure as a PDF can also be downloaded here.