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Camp Pine Lake Summer Staff Application

Camp Pine Lake, Northern Plains District of the Church of the Brethren, Eldora, Iowa, seeks four energetic, hard working, nature-loving people to join the 2012 summer staff. Applicants must be flexible, willing to work as a team, love children and have a deep desire to share God’s love.

Job Description:
Summer staff will live and work at Camp Pine Lake from June 1, 2012 through August 15, 2012. Summer staff will serve in all capacities on a rotation of property, kitchen and programming preparation work during outside rentals and as full-time counselors during all Church of the Brethren camps.

Applicants must be 19 years of age and out of high school with one year of college or the equivalent. Some counseling experience and/or work with children is preferred, as well as previous involvement in organized church activities. A formal training weekend or retreat will be required, as well as participation in summer long team building and Bible study meetings.

Compensation is $1,500 to be paid in monthly stipends or directly to an educational institution in the form of a scholarship. Room and board is provided at the camp. Some time off will be given.

 

To Apply:
Contact Camp Pine Lake for more information: camppinelake@heartofiowa.net or 641-939-5334 or bwlewczak@netins.net or 515-240-0060. Application materials include the application form, essay worksheet and two letters of reference – one character and one professional. Each applicant will be interviewed by current camp staff. Each staff member will go through a complete background check.

 

Deadline:
March 1, 2012

 

Documents (to be submitted along with two letters of reference – see above):

APPLICATION FORM

ESSAY QUESTIONS

 

Meet Your 2012 Camp Pine Lake Board

Click here to view photos and profiles of the 2012 Camp Pine Lake Board.

District News and Announcements – January 7

Click here to view this month’s District News and Announcements.

The following articles are included in the issue:

1. DISTRICT TRANSITIONS
2. SENDING OF THE 70: ROUND TWO UPDATE
3. DISTRICT NOMINATING COMMITTEE ANNOUNCEMENT
4. SEARCH FOR A COORDINATOR OF WORKCAMPS
5. UPDATE FROM THE COMMUNICATIONS INTERN
6. LARA NEHER WINS TRIP TO PANAMA
7. BIBLICAL EXAMPLES OF LEADERSHIP
8. CHRISTIAN COACHING WORKSHOP: APRIL 15-17
9. RESOLUTIONS FOR A BETTER WORLD
10. CAMP PINE LAKE LODGE WORK DATES
11. WANTED: PHOTOS OF YOUR CHURCH BUILDING

12. DISTRICT CALENDAR OF EVENTS
13. CONTACT INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT STAFF
14. ARCHIVES, DOCUMENTS, WEBSITES AND MORE
15. IN OUR PRAYERS…

 

2012 Prayer Calendars

Prayer calendars for each congregation are now available by clicking the links below. As part of our effort to expand the District prayer ministry, we have included links in the prayer calendars that provide specific information about each congregation.

Congregations that have already called a Communications Partner are now able to update these pages. Those congregations that haven’t called a Communications Partner yet, please consider that the sooner you find one, the sooner we can get this expanded prayer ministry rolling. We are excited about the prospects of this new dimension to our prayer ministry, and hope you find it beneficial as you continue to pray for each other each week.

For more information about becoming a Communications Partner for your congregation, please email Jess Hoffert at nplainscom@gmail.com.

Ankeny*
Beaver
Big Sky*
Cedar Rapids
Common Spirit*
Dallas Center
English River
Fairview*
Fredericksburg
Greene*
Hammond Avenue
Hands of Christ*
Iowa River*
Ivester
Lewiston*
Libertyville
Living Peace*
Monroe County
Mount Etna
Open Circle
Ottumwa*
Panora*
Panther Creek*
Peace*
Prairie City*
Robins
Root River*
Salem
Sheldon
South Waterloo*
Stover Memorial*
Worthington*

* = Congregations with a Communications Partner

Special District Holiday Announcements

Click here to read a special holiday newsletter from Northern Plains District.

The following articles are included in the issue:

1) HOLIDAY GREETINGS FROM YOUR DISTRICT STAFF
2) AN IOWA CHRISTMAS STORY by Janis Pyle
3) LISTING OF DISTRICT-WIDE CHRISTMAS SERVICES
4) CONGREGATIONAL PRAYER CALENDARS FOR 2012

District News and Announcements – December 9

Click here to view this month’s District News and Announcements.

This month’s newsletter contains the following stories:

1. SENDING OF THE SEVENTY — ROUND TWO
2. TALES FROM THE TOOL TRAILER
3. BIBLICAL EXAMPLES OF LEADERSHIP — LEADING WITH UNITY
4. DENOMINATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG ADULTS IN 2012
5. BETHANY SEMINARY INVITES YOUTH TO EXPLORE THEIR CALL
6. REMEMBERING HEIFER PROJECT DURING THE HOLIDAYS
7. PANTHER CREEK HANDBELL CHOIRS — DECEMBER 11
8. SEARCH FOR DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS PARTNERS
9. CHANGE OF DISTRICT SECRETARY AND P.O. BOX
10. CAMP PINE LAKE LODGE WORK DATES
11. WANTED: PHOTOS OF YOUR CHURCH BUILDING

12. DISTRICT CALENDAR OF EVENTS
13. CONTACT INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT STAFF
14. ARCHIVES, DOCUMENTS, WEBSITES AND MORE

 

Photos posted of Sue Bollinger’s Ordination

Click here to view photos from Sue Bollinger’s ordination service at the Lewiston Church of the Brethren on December 4, 2011.

Photos posted of Barbara Wise Lewczak’s Ordination

Click here for photos of Barbara Wise Lewczak’s ordination at the Stover Memorial Church of the Brethren on November 6, 2011.

District News and Announcements – November 4

Click here to view this month’s District News and Announcements.

This month’s newsletter contains the following stories:

1. BARBARA WISE-LEWCZAK AND SUE BOLLINGER TO BE ORDAINED
2. KATHY MACK RECEIVES MCPHERSON YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD
3. CHANGE OF DISTRICT FINANCIAL SECRETARY AND P.O. BOX
4. SHELLER ENDS TERM AS IOWA PEACE NETWORK COORDINATOR
5. DISTRICT YOUTH RETREAT AT IVESTER COB NEXT WEEKEND
6. CAMP PINE LAKE UPDATE: NEWSLETTER AND LODGE WORK DATES
7. DIANE MASON THIS MONTH’S FEATURED TRiM STUDENT
8. BIBLICAL EXAMPLES OF LEADERSHIP: PETER AND JESUS
9. SEARCH FOR DISTRICT COMMUNICATIONS PARTNERS
10. WANTED: OUTSIDE PHOTO OF YOUR CHURCH BUILDING
11. REMEMBERING HEIFER PROJECT DURING THE HOLIDAYS

…and more! Be sure to check it out.

District Communications Update

Click here for a video report from Northern Plains District Communications Intern Jess Hoffert. This communications update was presented to the District Board at their 10/28/11 meeting.

New communications developments include:

Future initiatives:

  • An expanded District Prayer Ministry program
  • A comprehensive online database of District churches and contacts
  • More emphasis on storytelling