Leader: Pastor Jeff Coburn
As your church makes plans for summer ministries, a resource that you may consider is student Summer Missionaries. They will be available to serve as ministry support for your church.
Summer Missionaries are generally College students who have committed to serve the Lord for the summer in ministry settings all over the United States and around the world. They are placed in our area in response to our invitation and as part of a cooperative effort which joins national and state conventions, associations, churches, and the students that produces a widespread ministry to the students and to the ministry settings in which they serve. As an Association, we have the opportunity to be blessed by the ministry that the Summer Missionaries bring. Children, youth, and the adults that come into contact with these missionaries are quite often impacted significantly as they witness the fruits produced as a result of their servant hearts, their passion for ministering in the Lord’s name, and through their abilities to present God’s message to Californians of all ages.
The main setting for the ministry of the Summer Missionaries is in our local churches. The students are here as teachers, role models, and friends to the children and youth that they lead. Most often, they serve a church for a week long period as leaders in Vacation Bible School. They may also serve in preparation and leadership of other local church events or ministries. As part of their time here, they will serve the association and the state as leaders at the STRAM high adventure youth camp in Cisco Grove, in June, the Camp Alta Children’s Camp, and at the Migrant Ministry Christmas in July .
The missionary students will be assigned to a host church for a time period of one week. It will be the responsibility of the hosting church to provide transportation for picking up the missionary, meals and lodging, laundry facilities, and one day of rest for the students during the week. We also ask that you as a hosting church take up a love offering or honor the service of the students in some other way for the ministry that they participate in while at your ministry setting.
If your church is an SASBC member and interested in requesting the ministry of the Summer Missionaries, please submit that request with the necessary information by email to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as the request date is open for 2015. Requests will be given consideration on a first come-first served basis, but also with consideration to the intensity of the ministry need served in the church.
Sacramento Association Summer Missionary Supervisor