Ember 2018 General App
Thanks for being interested in The Ember Cast for 2018. We believe that there are very few people doing what we do so we are thrilled that you would be interested in joining us.

Please read this application in full - it is lengthy by design. It may help to print it out before answering all of the questions. If you have specific concerns, contact tonytsheng@theembercast.org.

The application process is as follows:
+ For summer missions experiences:
1 - Fill out the application form below. It may help you to print this out and answer the questions with pen and paper before filling it out online. Take your time to give an honest response to each question.
2 - There is a $100 application fee, which also serves as your deposit. The easiest way to pay is www.theembercast.org and click on Donate link at the top of the page. This deposit will go towards your overall costs. You must also submit a copy of your current passport. Email this to tonytsheng@theembercast.org. Your application is not complete until Ember receives both payment and a copy of your passport.
3 - Ember believes that missionaries of the future will rely on a 'portfolio of revenue.' In other words, they will need to actually make some money outside of personal donations. As part of this summer, you will be required to dream and execute a Creative Revenue Plan - a way to make some income based on your talents and gifts. This unique income will go directly towards the funding of your missions experience. Don't worry - Ember will provide some basic training in entrepreneurship to help get you started. Prayer and financial support letters will also be required - we will also walk you through that process. There is a whole section called Creative Revenue Plan. Think through this before submitting the application.
4 - We put a lot of emphasis on preparing student teams. Be prepared to attend between 7-10 gatherings. Some will be meetings, some will be service experiences, some will be 'field trips.' If you already think you are too busy, this is not for you.
5 - Your attendance at Ember Advance 4-6 May 2018 is strongly recommended. Ember Advance is our capstone missions prep weekend for all teams and leaders. If you know you cannot be there, lets talk about it now before you submit your application. This weekend's date is tentative - the date will be confirmed by early March. If you do not live in Maryland, you and I will talk about this.
6 - Once your online application is received, Ember will send you a confirmation email. Another confirmation will be sent when your payment is received.
7 - This application is used for all Ember 2018 experiences. If you are not going on one of our summer experiences, but doing something else with Ember, you might be asked to fill this application out as well.
8 - If you are applying for an international experience, the expiration date on your passport should be 6 months after your trip ends. If not, apply for a passport renewal ASAP.

+ For global leadership coaching or the ProtoGuide experience:
1 - Fill out the application form below. It may help you to print this out and answer the questions with pen and paper before filling it out online. Take your time to give an honest response to each question.
2 - You will be notified about the application fee. The easiest way to pay is www.theembercast.org and click on Donate link at the top of the page. This amount will go towards your overall costs.

Thanks for your interest - we look forward to throwing fire with you.

Your Legal Name - like on your passport *
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Address *
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Date of Birth *
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Phone and Email *
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Myers Briggs Type Indicator - if you know it *
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StrengthsFinder Top 5 Themes - if you know them *
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Grade and School *
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Personal
What Scripture is speaking to you lately? How is the Lord using that in your life? *
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What personal habits do you have that help you grow in character and leadership and your walk with Jesus? *
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Why are you interested in this experience with The Ember Cast in this season of your life? *
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Describe something you birthed from nothing. *
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Describe the riskiest - but not necessarily successful - endeavor you have attempted. *
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Describe all cross cultural experience you have had in the past. Include how each of these impacted your life. *
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How do your parents feel about your participation? *
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Please disclose any physical and psychological issues and/or any medicines you routinely take. *
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Assessment
I am humble and can take the posture of a learner. *
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I like people. *
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I am self-controlled. *
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I care about the lost. *
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Jesus and I have a dynamic, growing relationship. *
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I am adaptable. *
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I am tenacious. *
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I respect authority. *
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Missions Baseline
No wrong answers here - just getting a sense of your depth of experience for global missions concepts.
Describe what an indigenous leader is. Give an example. *
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Define the concept of contextualization. Give an example related to missions. *
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In Matthew 10, Jesus talks about people of peace. Describe a real life example. *
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Define the concept of cultural distance. Also describe an example. *
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Leadership
Describe one or more dreams you have for your future. *
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Name a person you are discipling. *
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Name a person that is discipling you. *
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Name a character from a feature film that you would follow. *
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Creative Revenue Plan
Ember believes that missionaries of the future will rely on a 'portfolio of revenue.' In other words, they will need to actually make some money outside of personal donations. As part of this summer, you will be required to dream and execute a Creative Revenue Plan - a way to make between 10%-25% of income based on your talents and gifts. This unique income will go directly towards the funding of your missions experience. Don't worry - Ember will provide some basic training in entrepreneurship to help get you started. Prayer and financial support letters will also be required.
Describe at least one way you think you can help make some money for this experience. *
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How much does this cost to get up and running? *
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How will you tell potential customers about it? *
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How much profit can you make from each sale/service/engagement? *
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References
Pastor/Youth Pastor/Youth Leader - name, phone, email *
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Teacher/Supervisor/Boss - name, phone, email *
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Friend or Enemy - name, phone, email *
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Commitment
- I agree to do my very best in all physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects to contribute to my Ember mission team.
- I agree to do all that I can to raise sufficient prayer and financial support both for myself and my team.
- I agree to participate in all pre-summer preparation meetings that I can and to give my leaders as much notice as possible if I can't participate.
- I agree to be a part of Ember Advance.
- I agree to have at least one post-trip meeting with my team for reentry and debriefing purposes.
- I agree to not become romantically involved with another team member/leader or with a recipient of our ministry, postponing our relationship until my service commitment is completed.
- I agree to abide by the standards established by the partners and/or organizations under which I will be serving.
- I agree to have adequate medical insurance and to get the recommended shots given by my team leaders or international travel laws. Shots will be reimbursed from support if need be.
- I agree that by giving my social security number and birthdate that I am open to having a background check run on me.
- I will do my best to execute my Creative Revenue Plan.
- I will not discuss conflicts with other members of the team, causing them to become involved in the conflict.
- I will not participate in any illegal activities from the time my application is accepted until I return from my missions experience [and of course, we hope that you won't after you return as well...]
- I will not participate in engaging any pornography or sexually explicit material from the time my application is accepted until I return from my missions experience [and of course, we hope that you won't after you return as well...]
- If in the future I desire to return to the host country on a missions trip to visit any connections or ministry locations from this missions trip, I must do so through The Ember Cast or receive their written permission to do so. This will enable the overall vision and plans for the ministry as agreed upon through The Ember Cast connections in the host country to continue.
- I understand that once airfare has been purchased in my name, I am responsible for the cost even if I no longer attend the trip.
- I understand that donations are non-refundable. If for any reason, a volunteer does not attend a trip, the monies will be considered a donation to The Ember Cast and will be used in missions giving.
- Violation of The Ember Cast commitment terms above will mean getting removed from the team and all support monies forfeited. I agree that if my application is accepted, I will be responsible for all expenses in the chance that my placement on the team is terminated or forfeited. This includes airfare, lodging and associated costs that The Ember Cast may pay based on my commitment. I agree to pay these costs 21 days prior to my team's departure date.
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My Parents Have Read this Entire Application and Agree with the Commitment - Type their Name *
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