SWO12 Summer Staff

The 2012 Snowbird Summer Staff are now hired! We have over 100 college-aged staff coming from all over the Southeast, even states such as Pennsylvania and Texas. Since we host roughly 450 students every week of summer, our relational approach to these students requires a very large staff. We’re really excited to have these guys and girls partnering with us in ministry this summer. Training has already begun!

We are very blessed to have such an amazing staff this year, and are encouraged by their applications and excitement to be here this summer. These are the people who will be investing their lives in students this summer. Their days will be spent guiding whitewater, leading mountain biking trips, and belaying on the climbing tower. Their days and nights will be spent intentionally pursuing students in relationship, seeking conversations about Christ’s saving grace in the midst of fallen humanity.

This past week we began studying through the book of Colossians, and it has been amazing to be reminded of Christ’s preeminence in all things. Brody will be focusing on this truth in teaching to students this summer. But, weeks before that, he will be teaching through Paul’s letter verse by verse in two weeks of staff training. We have been praying for the staff and students of SWO12 since the end of last summer and are eager to see how the Lord is going to change and mold us more into the image of Christ.

“To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all His energy that He powerfully works within me.”     Colossians 1:27-29

Ty ClarkOn the weekend of April 13-15 our year-round and summer staff will meet together and take a major step forward in preparation to minister this summer. Our time will be spent worshiping through song, plenty of basketball and volleyball games, and sitting under the preaching of Paul’s letter to the Colossian church. Please join us in prayer for this orientation weekend. Pray that God will fill us with His Spirit, and prepare our hearts with boldness and grace as we share the Gospel with hundreds of students every week. Pray for endurance and energy for our staff and their families. Pray that we will have an undying urgency each day, both in challenging believers and sharing Christ with the lost.

Thank you for partnering with us in this ministry Christ has provided. Your prayers and encouragement are invaluable to each of us, and we look forward to seeing you this summer!

John Ragon
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