Thank you for applying for the 2019 BMH Summer Staff ministry. This will be my second year as the Executive Director of Bahamas Methodist Habitat. Prior to becoming the Executive Director, I have brought young adult teams here for years and working with VIM (Volunteers in Missions) since I was 15 years old myself. I have been blessed to be able to share how God has worked in my life through missions and believe strongly in BMH's belief that our service together helps everyone to hear God's presence and purpose more clearly and with more joy! Just like last year, we are being intentional about inviting both American and Bahamian young adults to apply for Summer Staff. It is wonderful to see how this program continues to grow through the years. Our Summer Staff is essential for hosting volunteer teams and continuing to serve the community throughout the busy times of summer.
This information serves to give you a realistic view and expectation of your potential time with us. Please read the information then fill out and submit the Application with all needed paperwork by January 20th. It is important to have your reference application submitted as well. We will then arrange and host an Online or Phone Interview with each qualified candidate. Applicants will be notified by February 20 at the latest of our decision.
This year we have 10 openings. We are looking for two staffers to create a Leadership team to assist with staff training, lead satellite sites, and stay for the full 11 weeks of the summer. We will also be looking for support staff to help with the running of the teams, in the office, on construction sites, and around camp. The support summer staff will come for 5 or 6 weeks. The first session will come to camp from May 28-July 2 (5 weeks). The second session will come to camp from July 3-Aug 13 (6 weeks).
It is exciting to look at 2019 with Hope and Promise that God is doing new things through this ministry as we include new people and programs. We will continue to serve God's people with the same Spirit. God's people will include families here in The Bahamas that have no running water or live under a leaky roof as well as the weekly volunteers who are searching for God’s calling in their lives and even some of the staff. You will be a major factor in serving in whatever way God calls you through BMH. We ask that you be open to that calling and prepared for a life changing experience. Thank you again for your willingness to join us while we Love and Serve God throughout The Bahamas.
Blessings,Rev. Stephanie Gottschalk, Executive Director & The Bahamas Methodist Habitat Family