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Going on a TREK

What is the definition of trek?

  • a long arduous journey, especially one made on foot
  • go on a long arduous journey, typically on foot

Why did the Israelites follow a cloud through the wilderness? What the heck does washing someone’s feet have to do with being a Christian servant?  What does being a follower of Christ even mean?  These are the questions we are excited to explore this summer as we TREK with Christ using the mnemonic FAST.

F – Follow  We’re going to discuss examples of the Israelites faithfully following God, and the disciples sometimes struggling to follow Jesus.  Is it easy to follow?

A – Abide  “I am the vine, and you are the branches. If you stay joined to me, and I stay joined to you, then you will produce lots of fruit. But you cannot do anything without me.”  What does abide even mean and what does it tell us about the relationships we have?

S – Serve Jesus gave us some pretty poignant examples about what it means to be a servant.  How can we live this out in our lives?

T – Trust “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Have you ever had doubts?  Had your trust broken? Felt alone?  We’re going to discuss how the disciples might have felt this way, but also the ways that God overcomes all doubts to allow us to live fully.

It’s going to be a great summer.  Don’t miss it.

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Characteristics of an Asbury Hills Must Hire Staff Member

Because we know that having the right people on staff can make all the difference to a summer camper at Asbury Hills, we spend a great deal of time searching for, interviewing, and training the very best. Here are some characteristics we look for in our summer staff:

  1. Growing in his/her relationship with Christ
    In order to help others grow in their relationship with Christ, a staff member must first be growing in their own relationship. We believe that a growing relationship is the first sign of a person who is ready to be a staff member at Asbury Hills.

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  2. Leadership abilities
    Every position at a summer camp is a leadership position. A staff member is either a leader of campers as a counselor or recreation staff member, leader of worship in a band or camp pastor role, a leader of staff as a coordinator, or a leader of meals as a kitchen staff member. Having the ability to lead is essential to being a great staff member.

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  3. Servant heart
    On the flip side of leading, we also need those with a true willingness to serve. Summer camp is great, but there are less glamorous moments. Occasionally a camper gets sick in the middle of the night, and it needs to be cleaned up.  Or a group finishes late at on the canopy tour, and it’s all hands on deck to get their home-in-woods set up. Having someone who realizes that every moment can be a ministry moment can make all the difference.

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  4. Team player
    The summer, we will hire around 70 summer staff members. These staff members not only will work together for the summer, but they will also live and worship together in Christian community. In order to have achieve this Christian environment, having staff members who are team players and realize that it is all about serving Christ instead of serving themselves is critical.

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Does this sound like you or someone you know? Check us out and apply today!

http://www.asburyhills.org/summer-staff/

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