stepping stones INTERNship 2018-2019

Discover what it means to be a Christ Following Leader in your community!

 

Fair Havens Ministries is currently taking applicants for its Internship Program. Fair Havens Ministries is a dynamic ministry organization operating under the leadership of the AGC, located in Beaverton, Ontario. During the summer months, Fair Havens operates a Family Camp for guests to "get away" while attending life-giving Christian programming. The rest of the year, Fair Havens operates as a retreat centre for groups and churches, as well as hosting an outdoor education facility, providing Outdoor Creation Experiences from a Christian perspective.

The Internship Program is designed for Christian young adults, ages 18-25, to train future leaders in a variety of ministries (Outdoor Education, Hospitality/Retreats, and Trades/Maintenance).

When?

The next Program Term is September 4, 2018 - April 23, 2019
with a one month break in December (Christmas and New Years)

The Internship Program is focused on Spiritual Formation, Work Excellence and Community Life. All of these aspects will be explored on a weekly basis, and successful candidates will show a commitment to grow in these three areas.

Spiritual Formation

As an Intern committed to grow spiritually, candidates will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in a wilderness canoe trip/camping retreat.
  • Serve the local community in a variety of ministry/volunteering organizations, including a short missions trip.
  • Participate in Spiritual Formation evens such as: weekly Bible/book study and staff devotions.
  • Get involved in a local church, including Young Adults Bible studies, worship nights, retreats, and Sunday worship services.

Community Life

As an Intern committed to live in community, candidates will have the opportunity to:

  • Live in intentional community, including shared accommodations with devotional time together.
  • Participate in team building activities.
  • Participate in Teacher Conferences & Camp Promotions.
  • Attend relevant CCI Ontario events & workshops with fellow Christian Camps.

Work Excellence

We are currently hiring Interns for the following departments:

Maintenance Intern
As an Intern with the Maintenance program, candidates will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain work experience in a Maintenance/Trades environment.
  • Learn a vast array of mechanical skills, such as electrical, welding, vehicle maintenance, etc.
  • Contribute toward the maintenance of Fair Havens facilities and structures.
  • Ensure a safe working environment, while complying with a variety of regulations (including but not limited to: MTO guidelines and inspection checklists, TSSA operating practices for campgrounds, etc).
  • Gain hours toward technician certification.
  • Ontario Colleges of Trades registration available.

Outdoor Creation Experiences (Outdoor Education program)
As an Intern with the OCE program, candidates will have the opportunity to:

  • Teach and assist in the OCE program, including hosting day and overnight groups for a variety of school groups, aged kindergarten to Grade 12.
  • Interact with guests in an outdoor education/retreat setting.
  • Assist in the operation of the Fair Glen Maple Sugar Bush.
  • Gain valuable hands on ministry experience.
  • Interns will gain experience leading students in a variety of activities including: High and Low Ropes, Rock Climbing, Canoeing, Team Building Activities, Cross Country Skiing, snowshoeing, and more!
  • Learn about the environment through engaging, outdoor education programming pertaining to Maple Syrup tapping, Pond Study, Wilderness Survival, Wilderness Preservation and Sustainability, etc.

Hospitality/Retreats
As an Intern with the Retreats program, candidates will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain work experience in a variety of hospitality industries, such as Housekeeping, Dining Room, Kitchen/Food Services.
  • Have the opportunity to act as Retreat Host for church and group retreats.
  • Grow in Customer Service and Relationships.
  • Benefit from the opportunity to engage in a variety of work environments.
  • Contribute to maintaining Fair Havens Ministries' high standard of cleanliness and service to guests.
  • Opportunity to work in an office/administrative environment.

A bi-weekly stipend of $400 + accommodations + meals will be provided for each intern.

Preferred Orientation Dates: August 25 - September 2, 2018 

Contact

Apply Online at http://steppingstones.fairhavens.org/application

Please email questions to: steppingstones@fairhavens.org

We look forward to receiving your application. 

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