What am I going to do this summer? That’s a question asked by many high school and college students. They are ecstatic to be out of school but soon boredom can set in. They long for social interaction, fun and purpose! They begin to think about getting a summer job.
The Tejas Summer Ministry Team (SMT) is a unique opportunity for students to serve in a way that goes far beyond a typical summer job. Living at Tejas as a SMT member is an unforgettable experience. You get to work, worship, live and grow with an amazing group of young believers who have committed their summer to the Lord. Becoming a SMT is all about learning to serve others like Christ serves us while studying the Word and overcoming challenges together.
When it comes to food, games, climbing, zipping, swimming, doing dishes and cleaning, we do it all. Summer camp happens because we choose to serve others. As a member of the SMT you will help facilitate a positive environment where God changes lives.
Most importantly, you will participate in a discipleship program designed especially for students. Small group Bible studies, accountability, large group teaching, Scripture memory, and personal devotion time are just a few elements of a program designed for spiritual growth. Discipleship is the most vital aspect of our Summer Ministry Team! This is where we come together and grow in the Lord so that can we can be prepared to serve as He has taught us.
Times of Bible study, prayer, and accountability will be put in your weekly schedule. Some events will require preparation on your part; some will only require your attendance and participation. You will have ample opportunities to serve others through the summer camp groups, community ministry, other summer ministry team members, and whomever else God places in your path. You will be challenged to become more like Christ.
Being a part of the Tejas SMT may be for you if you…
- Have a passion to grow in Christ
- Have a desire to live in community with other believers
- Have a love to serve others selflessly
- Have the ability to work well with others under authority
- Are 16 to 25 years old
Sometimes students can’t commit to serving as SMT members for the entire summer but they still want to experience life at Tejas. To accommodate those students, Tejas offers a SMT Volunteer program. Students can join us for any time period that works with their schedule and ours. Students serve with our staff and join the SMT in their discipleship program.
Pray about what God would have you do with your summer. It is an excellent time to step out of your comfort zone and serve Him in a way you haven’t before. Tejas provides a wonderful community to serve Christ and participate in the lives being changed in this place. For more information go to www.camptejas.org/smt
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45