June 1 - July 31
In an area of less than 3% Christ followers, Maine is the largest of all the New England states, which makes it full of opportunities for ministry to all age groups. Students will serve in areas of diversity - spiritual, gender, racial, cultural, economic, and academic. Students will serve as a travel team across the state in areas of specific need, including service projects/manual labor, leading worship, age group ministry, discipleship, outreach, and evangelism. Schedule and location will change weekly and will include work in churches, church plants, and campus ministry. Students will work on college and university campuses where no evangelical group exists to connect with college students and lead small groups in preparation for student-led organizations to be established. Students should be able to take on and follow through on instructions given, establish relationships with others, be a team player as well as an independent worker. Students should have several years of discipleship training, be a self-starter, and comfortable sharing their relationship with Christ with others who have no understanding of “church language.” Students should have experience in leading worship, have a servant heart, willing to be “about Christ” and not self in all situations, flexible, and willing to learn and give leadership as needed. Maine is a vacationland, so students need to be physically able to participate in outdoor activities, such as hiking, kayaking, and recreational activities, since relational evangelism is utilized in ministry opportunities.