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Barnabas

You’ve seen them, watched them wander back from the daily showers or tool around in the pickup truck, but what do they really do?  As a member of the Barnabas team, you will help facilitate the smooth operation of Royal Servants Training Camp. You can expect to do a number of jobs – from organizing the barn, daily cleaning, making dumpster runs, putting together the obstacle course, setting up tents and working in the admin building – anything and everything that will serve Training Camp and help it run efficiently. Barnabas is not a place to get away from home for a few weeks, or a convenient location for a reunion, but a place where you will get a bit hot and sweaty, and where your servant hood gifts will be used and appreciated!

 

What do we look for?

 

First: a person who’s willing to be a model. New students on the field will be looking at you, and you’ll need to model going in 3’s, enthusiasm, and teamwork. Sorry ladies, no makeup!

 

Second: a servant’s heart. The Barnabas team is about doing the things behind the scenes that don’t get a lot of glory (not many warm fuzzies for mowing the grass), but make it look good and run right.

 

Third: a positive attitude. There are days that you will be super-rushed, but other days that will be pretty chill. Whether you are busy or not, doing hard (or boring) work, bring a positive attitude if you want to be on Barnabas. No whiners wanted! Besides assisting at Training Camp, Barnabas will also focus on small group interaction. We want our team to be more than a work crew; but to be a group of individuals drawn together into a tight-knit team, focused on giving glory to the Lord through all that is done.

 

Barnabas Schedule

  • June 16 - July 3

 

Barnabas Trip Cost

The cost of the Barnabas Team will be $125.00. This cost covers food, deluxe tent, transportation, and a RS t-shirt. We suggest that you bring about $20-$25 per week for spending money. This will cover your laundry costs (at a Laundromat), Wal-Mart, and Culvers runs.

Barnabas Travel

When you arrange your flights, you need to fly into Chicago O’Hare by 11 am on June 17th. If you cannot make it in by 11:30am, you’ll need to come in on Friday, the 16th after 5:00 pm. If arriving directly to Training Camp, please arrive on Saturday June 17th between 4:30 - 5:30pm. When booking your return flight, you need to fly home on July 3rd, between 3:00pm and 7:00pm. Whether you drive or fly, mail in the domestic travel plans so we can make sure there is someone ready to meet you when you arrive.

Barnabas Trip Leader

  • Matt Halseth - Full Bio >>
  • I have served in missions and youth ministry since 1999. My work has taken me all over the world to more than 30 countries, including student mission trips to China, Kenya, Russia, Slovakia, Ireland, Scotland, Macedonia, Nepal, Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom.

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