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Stepping Stones INTERNship
2016-2017

8 Months of Life Changing Opportunities for Young Adults 

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Three Kingdom ministries have joined together to offer a discipleship and service experience like no other.

With a combined total of more than 100 years in camp and conference ministry, these special places offer a breadth of history, experience and beauty that is unparalleled.

Based on the philosophical and scriptural foundation of the Stepping Stones youth discipleship experience developed in 2009, this INTERNship opportunity provides a holistic 8 month experience for young adults ages 18 through to 25 years.

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When you think about your future, what do you see? Unsure? Have you ever worked at a camp, or thought about that as a career path? Or are you looking for a place to meet with others, grow closer to God, and work hard because that is what God called you to do?

If so, read on, because this might just be the program for you!

What the INTERNship is NOT:

  • A Bible College
  • An outdoor adventure wilderness program
  • A place for people who are afraid of hard work

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We CANNOT offer you a degree or diploma, but we WILL give you some very practical opportunities to develop work and life skills, while encouraging and challenging your faith development.

What the INTERNship IS:

  • 8 months of life experience through service, community building, and intentional faith development
  • For Young Adults 18-25
  • An opportunity to grow in your personal relationship with God through regular and intentional Bible study and exposure to the beauty of God's creation in Muskoka
  • A chance to make lifelong connections with the Interns that you will be working, living and praying with
  • Working and serving with the intent that all service is glorifying to God, and that it will be beneficial to your development to gain a variety of work experiences and challenges
  • Preparing you to have the tools to live independently
  • A unique and fantastic opportunity for personal growth in faith based settings

What the INTERNship is about:

The INTERNship, as a program of Muskoka Bible Centre, is about developing young adults into people passionate for the Kingdom of God, who will then go and impact the world.

We are intentional about developing people in 3 areas.

Spiritual Formation

  • An intentional focus to develop a life rooted in a steadfast, joyful relationship with God.
  • An unshakable faith and Christian worldview
  • Integration of faith in life
  • The tools and passion to help guide others in their faith

Community Life

  • Living in community with others, sharing resources and developing responsible relationships
  • Developing an understanding of self and how God has created, gifted, and made you unique
  • Acquiring knowledge, experience, and skills in areas of independent living
  • Cross-cultural awareness of living and volunteering in Costa Rica

Work Excellence

  • Learning the value of hard honest work for the glory of God
  • Developing skills in several different service environments
    • Food Services - Dining Room, Dish washing, Kitchen duties
    • Housekeeping and Custodial Services
    • General Maintenance - grounds work, repairs, construction
    • General Administration - Front Office, Bookstore, Promotions

Timeline

The INTERNship year runs from September 7, 2016 - April 30, 2017.

  • Christmas Break (2 weeks)
  • January (4 weeks) - Costa Rica Trip - Living, playing and serving at Campamento Roblealto

WHERE:

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WHO:

  • We are looking for young adults, men & women, who are keen to work hard, play hard and grow in their relationship with God and others. Successful applicants must have a desire to grow through each and every experience whether pleasant or painful.
  • All applicants must be willing to come under the leadership of the INTERN program and agree to the terms of service and be intent on participating in all aspects of the experience.
  • All applicants must be 18 yrs of age or older by end December 2014.
  • All applicants must be eligible to travel abroad with a valid passport
  • All applicants must be able to provide a Standard Police Clearance Letter or Vulnerable Sector Screening upon arrival.
  • All students must abide by the MBC code of conduct (see below)

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LIFE SUPPORT and LIVING CONDITIONS

  • INTERNship is a volunteer service experience and all students will be provided with housing and meal support during the course of the term (except during the Christmas break).
  • During times when guest meals are not being served, the students will be responsible to plan and prepare their own meals with a grocery allowance provided.
  • Each student will also be provided with $50 in expense money each week which is intended for personal living expenses, recreation outings and savings.

STUDENT INVESTMENT

  • The cost to the student is $0.00.
  • However, we expect each student to raise $500 toward the cost of the trip to Costa Rica - some of which will be used to support Camp Roblealto and the attached children's orphanage that the students will be serving at. MBC will issue charitable receipts for support raised.
  • Students will be expected to contribute to the program by working in designated service placements full time.

Internship7.pngAPPLICATION & INTERVIEW PROCESS

Click here to view application process and Apply Online

Contact

Peter Frieswick
peter.frieswick@mbc.on.ca
1-800-551-0168 ext 246 

Stepping Stones INTERNship Staff Member Code of Conduct

Our mission as a conference, camp and retreat centre is to bring ultimate glory to God and His Kingdom. In this context it is of paramount importance that our staff members conduct themselves in a way that is honouring to men and above all, honouring to God. Therefore, all staff members serving in stepping stones are required to abide by certain standards and practices. Specifically, we consider the following conduct to be inappropriate in our context as a Christ-centred ministry organization:

  • Abusive behaviour of any kind (e.g. foul language, blatant insubordination, etc.)
  • Malicious acts, physical aggression or threat to the safety of others.
  • Immoral sexual behavior, including but not limited to: premarital, extramarital or homosexual.
  • Use of illicit drugs.
  • Criminal activity of any kind.
  • Theft / fraud.
  • Lying or deceit.
  • Inappropriate use of Internet (pornography, facebook content, etc.)
  • Disregard for Conference or Staff Handbook policies.

Participation in any of the above on or off campus property, and by any means (phyiscal, verbal, text, email, social media, etc) will initiate investigation and appropriate disciplinary action, as necessary. Note that staff designated as ministry and/or management will be held to a higher level of accountability regarding off-site behaviour and conduct than other staff.

Furthermore, we encourage all staff to practice wisdom and careful judgment in the exercise of personal freedom. This includes things such as the responsible use of time and material resources, the honest pursuit of spiritual growth, including attendance at staff Bible studies and chapel when possible. Abstinence from alcohol, tobacco, gambling and other substance abuse is required at all times for Stepping Stones and Internship program participants. Modest behaviour and dress is important as well as maintaining personal relationships that are above reproach (I.e. guy/girl relationships). All staff members MUST remain out of the residential quarters of the opposite sex. Choice of entertainment (TV, movies, music) both on-site and off-site must also be a matter of discernment and wisdom. Staff and volunteers of Stepping Stones will refrain from profession or promotion of religious beliefs incompatible with Christian faith.

Failure to adhere to the above guidelines may be just cause for disciplinary action up to, and including dismissal. Stepping Stones expressly reserves the right under this policy to terminate an individual's employment or service for just cause upon violation of the specific or general elements of this policy.

In the event of a violation or breach of this policy, Stepping Stones will attempt to bring about restoration of the individual in order to restore a working relationship with Stepping Stones. The first stage of discipline shall be a review of the problem by the CEO with the alleged offender. Action as determined necessary by the CEO will be initiated.

Should any staff or volunteer member, having signed this code of conduct, find themselves in a position where they can no longer uphold these standards, they should immediately advise the Chief Executive Officer.

Summary Statement of Faith

We require that staff, volunteers and groups using our facilities agree to not teach or act in contradiction to the summary statement of faith and marriage presented below.

MBC and Camp Roblealto exist for the purpose of religious instruction based on Biblical Scriptures. By working or volunteering with any of these organizations, you affirm this purpose and will teach only in accordance with the following statement of faith: (Adopted from the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada)

  • The Holy Scriptures, as originally given by God, are divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy, and constitute the only supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)
  • There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19)
  • Our Lord Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh; we affirm his virgin birth, sinless humanity, divine miracles, vicarious and atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension, ongoing mediatorial work, and personal return in power and glory. (1 Peter 1:20, 21; 1 Corinthians 15: 3-8)
  • The salvation of lost and sinful humanity is possible only through the merits of the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, received by faith apart from works, and is characterized by regeneration by the Holy Spirit. (Ephesians 2:8,9; Titus 3:5)
  • The Holy Spirit enables believers to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ. (John 14:16,17; John 14:25,26)
  • The Church, the body of Christ, consists of all true believers. (Ephesians 4:4-6; Matthew 18:20; Luke 24:47; Matthew 28:18-20)
  • Ultimately God will judge the living and the dead, those who are saved unto the resurrection of life, those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 20:11-15)

In addition to these, we believe in the holy institution of marriage as ordained by God between a man and a woman, the sanctity of marriage and the procreation of family, and that it is contrary to the will of God to sanctify as marriage the union of persons of the same sex.