The Great Land Christian Church of Anchorage, Alaska invites you to apply for a 2015 summer ministry internship like no other. An internship that will stretch your faith, stretch your character, and stretch your physical boundaries. Welcome to the Gateway to the Arctic Camp.
What is it?The Great Land Christian Church, in cooperation with the Alaska Chapter of HOPE worldwide, is building a brand new, unique youth camp in Talkeetna, Alaska. Today's youth are becoming increasingly disconnected from the food they eat, and the work that is required to get it to the table. This camp will be an agriculturally-based, service-oriented youth camp that focuses on agricultural education, but will also teach the value of great work ethic and service. Ultimately, this camp will assist in the positive development of disadvantaged youth and will impact many lives. Work began on the camp in June 2013, and we are planning to officially open our doors for youth camps the upcoming summer of 2015. For more information about the camp, check out the brochure: http://bit.ly/Alaskamp
What are you looking for?We are looking for interns that are willing to work hard, get dirty, and learn new skills to turn this vision into a reality. Interns will play a major role in camp maintenance and construction, running our youth camps, coordinating volunteers, and more. We will be hosting several HOPE Youth Corps throughout the summer, and our interns will serve as HYC leaders and be the cohesive presence throughout all the HYCs. Interns must be willing to live off the grid with limited electricity and running water. Construction skills are preferred, but we are willing to work with anyone who is willing to learn and to commit to a summer of service in Alaska. A desire to serve, build character and strengthen faith is a must.
What are the benefits?Training: interns will receive training both spiritually and technically for assigned tasks. Spiritual training will focus on service, taking responsibility for your faith, and learning to transfer what you learn at the camp to your "normal" life. Technical training will include the use of various tools and equipment, volunteer recruitment and management, working with youth, and other necessary skills.
Housing: interns will receive free room and board (that's right, all of your meals) for the duration of their service. And don't worry: hard work means great food.
But the real benefit: Being part of an incredible, meaningful experience that you will remember for a lifetime.
Is this like any other ministry internship out there? Nope. But is it ministry? You bet it is.