You will be participating in evangelistic music/performing arts camps for teenagers. The camps are not only a vital tool in bringing the gospel to the youth in a relevant and relaxed environment, but they are also significant for year-round music/performing arts based ministries. These camps and this relational ministry, called Fusion, is led by local churches.
During the first month of the internship, you will be involved in a week of training and visiting schools and existing Fusion groups to promote the camps and participate in a variety of youth music ministry activities. You will also learn how to use your particular music/performing arts skills in the camp context.
At each camp, you will experience a balance of evangelism, discipleship, and leadership training of national students and youth leaders. Each Fusion camp offers different workshop choices which might include but are not limited to: acoustic, electric and bass guitar, keyboard, drums, drama, dance (different styles), conducting, solo singing, PA and lights, photography, photoshop, videography, video editing, design (posters, tickets etc.), web design, etc.
Fusion camps accept students from all skill levels, from beginner to advanced. We would expect you, as a Fusion Intern, to feel comfortable teaching students who already have two years regular experience in their chosen instrument/creative art.
This is a high-energy ministry that requires a great love for students and your chosen art! Be prepared for a very busy schedule that will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life!
Dates of Service & Cost
May 30, 2017- August 11, 2017
$3,200 (includes training, administration, in-field travel, food, and lodging) plus airfare ($1300-1600). You will also have the opportunity to raise an additional $2500 towards a stipend, which will be paid to you after the completion of the internship.
The support raising deadline is May 1. Once a $100 deposit is received, the JV office will open an account and the intern will receive a username and password to access their account online. The account will be updated once a week. These donations are tax deductible and should be mailed to the JV office. Donations made payable to JV cannot be transferred to the ministry of another organization, used for educational purposes, nor can they be returned to the donor.
International flights will be arranged through Josiah Venture after the first $500 of support is raised by the intern.
Basic overseas health insurance coverage will be provided by Josiah Venture for all US interns. An up-to-date tetanus shot is recommended.
The summer begins with a week of training in the Czech Republic. You will then travel to Lviv, Ukraine where you will be based for the summer. You will partner with churches in primarily western Ukrainian cities for English camps that often take place in the Carpathian Mountains.
Cars, trains, trams, buses, walking, etc.
The $100 deposit will be refunded (application fee is non-refundable) if the JV office is notified before March 1. If withdrawal is made on or after March 2, the deposit will not be refunded. Regardless of the withdrawal date, the intern is responsible (through donations received or personally) for any airfare cost already incurred by JV for the internship. All these donations will remain with Josiah Venture.