Helping develop future congregational leaders in special ministries since 2004
Share in the 2011 Summer Ministry Experience!
The Summer Ministry Experience (SME) is a 2-month program designed to provide a special ministry experience for college students within our church fellowship. Participants have the opportunity to share God’s Word with others while learning useful skills for volunteering and their careers.
Application information for the 2012 team is available.
SME members receive orientation and training at the beginning of their summer. With the Summer Ministry Program Coordinator, they also prepare Bible skits and plan their approach to summer events:
- Hosting Bible day camps with Bible skits, crafts, karaoke and more
- Assisting churches in reaching out to people with special needs
- Attending a camp for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
While working, education about special ministries continues. The participants visit and observe at our locations, community work sites and group homes.
To learn more
To learn more about SME or how your church can be involved in this program, contact Staff Minister Michael Hennig, Summer Ministry Experience and Jesus Cares Ministries Program Coordinator at (920) 360-8832 or email@example.com. You can also contact our National Ministry Offices at 1-888-600-TLHA (8542) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest in this exciting, yet demanding two month program. Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) or Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) students attending a college or public university are encouraged to apply, and six candidates will be chosen from the applications. The program runs from June 3 to August 4, 2012. It is our intent to provide you with the training, support and encouragement you will need to have a productive and enjoyable experience serving God’s people with special needs. The application form (in Word format) is available below.
Applications should be completed and e-mailed to Michael Hennig, SME and JCM Program Coordinator, at email@example.com. You may also contact Michael with questions at (920) 360-8832.
The deadline for submitting your application is Saturday, March 31. Upon receipt of your application it will be reviewed, and you may be contacted for any further information that may be needed or to arrange an interview. Note: The six positions may be filled before the deadline date. Therefore, applications prior to March 31 are encouraged and qualified applicants may be notified earlier.
2012 SME application