Dear Metro Youth,
Applications for Band of Survivors 2013 are now available, and the time to apply is here!!!
Band of Survivors is a month long summer mission school that aims to see youth love God and serve their neighbors. With a skilled and motivated team, Band of Survivors will provide access to relevant training, significant mission and authentic discipleship for the youth of the Metropolitan Division. This summer will be our 11th year of the program, and we’re excited to see what God will do!
The project will take place from June 24 through July 19 and will be based in a safe urban environment in the Chicago area. We will live in community with one another: working together, preparing meals together, praying together, worshipping together and serving together. There are essentially two parts to the program, teaching (studying the Bible, 24/7 prayer, cell groups, leadership training, Salvationism) and service (evangelism, youth work, supporting Metropolitan Corps).
We are not strictly a service team. We are first and foremost a school that disciples youth and allows them to experience incredible spiritual growth. Band of Survivors members are trained to use a skill set that puts them on a course for holiness, and they go home excited to fight along side members of their Corps. We have space for 14 high school students (ages 14+), 5 young adult leaders (ages 18+), and 2 young adult interns (also ages 18+). Accepted interns and leaders must attend a Leadership Orientation on Friday, June 14 (time and location TBD), and everyone must attend a Full Team Orientation on Saturday, June 15 from 9:30am-3:00pm at Metropolitan DHQ.
To download an application, head over to our website, www.bandofsurvivors.com. Those interested in Band of Survivors will need to fill out and return an application by Friday, May 10. Applications can also be found on the Metro Division Lotus Notes Bulletin Board, Prayer & Praise Nights, and Youth Councils 2013. We will also be mailing hard copies of the application along with a promotional poster to your Corps. Youth should start the application soon as it is a longer process, and because spots will fill up fast! Be sure to talk to your Corps Officers and Youth Leader to let them know you’re applying, and so they can help you along the way (they also need to fill out paperwork with you!).
Should you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to contact us right away. We’re here to help you through this application process. There are a number of ways you can contact us, which are listed below:
For a preliminary list of Band of Survivors 2013 Dates, please read below:
Wednesday 2 – Band of Survivors Applications Made Available
Friday 10 – Band of Survivors Applications Due
Friday 24 – Band of Survivors Team Announced
Friday 14 – Band of Survivors Leadership Orientation
Saturday 15 – Band of Survivors Full Team Orientation
Monday 24-July 19 – Band of Survivors
Friday 19 – BOS Closing Ceremony and Prayer & Praise Night
For a remnant of my people will spread out from Jerusalem, a Band of Survivors from Mount Zion. The passion of the Lord Almighty will make this happen! 2 Kings 19:31