Summer Mission Team 2023

Qualifications for Applicants:

  • 18-29 years old
  • Live out a personal faith in Jesus Christ, demonstrate love for God, and show compassion for others.
  • Proven leadership ability
  • Heart for Evangelism and knowledge of the Bible
  • Emotional and spiritual maturity
  • Tolerant personality / Even temperament
  • Desire to learn / Teachability
  • Friendliness / Approachability
  • Strong work ethic
  • Hands-on ministry and service experience
  • Previous missions experience preferred
  • Applicants need to fulfill the qualifications of column A OR must fulfill 1 qualification from BOTH column B and column C.

Important Dates:

-Application Deadline: February 22

-SMT Orientation: March 24 – 26

-Summer Ministry including pre-field training, on-field time, and debriefing: June 5 – July 30 (Until August 5 for CAST)

Additional Information:

Summer Mission Team (SMT) is a leadership development program that invites young people into a deeper relationship with the Lord through participation in a seven-week team missions experience. While the teams minister with The Salvation Army overseas or throughout the Midwest, they are given the opportunity to discover God’s plan for all people to be part of His Kingdom. Summer Mission Team members also benefit from gaining a broader perspective of The Salvation Army.

The Creative Arts Service Team (CAST) is a Summer Mission Team with a creative arts ministry emphasis. This team will utilize drama, dance and other creative arts to present the gospel and will teach others to do the same. Applicants should have some prior experience in dance, drama or music to be considered for CAST.

The overseas Summer Mission Team partners in Salvation Army ministry outside of the U.S. This team could be involved in a program ministry or light project work. Together with local Salvationists, the team will serve in the specific ministry needs that are identified by the hosts.
The purpose of the Social Justice/City Mission Apprentices is to educate, equip and engage Summer Mission Team members in areas related to social justice and city mission.

Every participant will need to raise $800 for program costs. A non-refundable $150 deposit will be due on March 24. The remainder will be due at the end of May.

Participants will receive a $2200 grant from The Salvation Army upon satisfactorily completing the ministry assignment.

To be announced

Some assignments may require vaccinations for disease including the COVID-19 vaccine.

Ready to Apply to SMT 2023?

Step 1: Complete the Online Application
The application has to be completed in one sitting. you have not completed your application until you have clicked ‘Submit.’ Upon completion, you will receive an automated email response.
Step 2: Identify your References and ask them to complete this form

In addition to the application, it is the responsibility of each applicant to obtain 3 references to accompany your SMT application.

For Column A applicants: One reference MUST come from your corps Officer.

For Column B/C Applicants: One reference MUST come from the officer at your local corps, camp, or DHQ.

The remaining two references could be completed by a Sunday School Teacher, Youth Pastor, employer, teacher, or another adult leader or mentor in your life. If you are applying for CAST or the Social Justice/City Mission Team, you might consider a reference who can comment on your work or involvement in this specific area.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to follow-up with the World Missions Department to make sure that all required materials have been received by the February 22, 2023 deadline.

Questions? Contact us!

Phone: 847-294-2108 Email: [email protected] Website: Facebook: SA World Missions Instagram: @SAWorldMissions

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