2016 SMS Scholarship Application

2016 SMS Scholarship Application

Scholarship Application for SMS16 Students Form Preview
  • 2017 SMS Volunteer Application
     
  •   Application Questions
  •   1. Personal Information
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  •   2. Reference
  •   3. Education
  •   4. Professional
  •   5. Ministry Experience
  •   6. Volunteering
  •   7. Roles
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    Kitchen coordinator - Coordinate general functioning and food supplies for kitchen/dining hall.Period: 12 weeks
    Cook - Provide nutritious and tasty food to the students, keeping to the timetable.Period: 4-12 weeks
    Kitchen worker (3x) - Food preparation, setting tables, cleaning and washing up.Period: 4-12 weeks
    Office worker - Serve in the school office.Period: 2-12 weeks
    Hospitality worker - Care for the rooms and facilities at the school.Period: 4-12 weeks
    Audio/media tech - Technical support for sound equipment and multimedia projection.Period: 2-12 weeks
    IT tech - Technical support for internet, computers, printers and other office related matters for staff only.Period: 2-12 weeks
    Driver - Drive the school van for various errands and outreach.Period: 2-12 weeks
    Chores and building maintenance - Coordinate and insure all chores are fulfilled by students and to care for the base premises.Period: 12 weeks
    Work project coordinator - Coordinate and insure all work projects are fulfilled by students.Period: 12 weeks
    Children"s work coordinator - Coordinate a children"s program for during lecture times.Period: 12 weeks
    Children"s worker (5x) - Help with the children"s work.Period: 4-12 weeks
    Translator (Russian) - Translate all lectures, announcements and meetings into Russian.Period: 2-12 weeks
    Translator (Portuguese) - Translate all lectures, announcements and meetings into Portuguese.Period: 2-12 weeks
  •   8. Languages
  •   The SMS Volunteer Covenant
  • The vision   The SMS is a mission school, aimed specifically at training people in the type of ministry Steiger does, with opportunities for future involvement in Steiger. Therefore in general we receive a mature group of students to be “missionaries-in-training”, of various ages, but mostly in their 20’s and 30’s. It is an exciting time and stimulating environment as people come from around the globe, with a variety of experience and gifts, to learn together and seek God.   Your role is to serve this community and vision. You are very important for the school to happen, and your work is a valued and serious responsibility. Being a volunteer at the Steiger Mission School is a privilege. It is a great opportunity to serve, learn and experience new things with God. Money and time has been given by people all over the world for this to take place and it is a unique time for those coming to study. Therefore we commit ourselves to a special discipline when serving at the school. We want to be the best stewards possible of these amazing opportunities. The school period is not normal life. It is more intense, more stressful and very cool!   You will be expected to do your job to the best of your ability; to work hard until the job is done, often for long hours; and to do this with an attitude of love and servant hood. Although community life is fun, this is not a “summer camp”, so we require respectful and mature attitudes from volunteers. It is also important to understand that the teaching and ministering to students is to be done by the invited lecturers and the leadership team. Although opportunities to encourage and pray for one another happen all the time during the school, you are not there as a leader and it is not your job to counsel or instruct students.  
  • Practical/Logistics   1. Most jobs will require 6 days a week and 8-10 hours of work a day. Mondays are free time for all. We do not set aside holiday time during the school period, so if you desire to do tourism travel you must plan this for a time before or after your commitment is fulfilled.   2. Be at least 5 minutes early to all SMS meetings. Being on time (which means early) is a big value of Steiger.   3. SMS prayer meetings and daily community worship times are required for all volunteers unless they are busy with an assigned job or cleared by an SMS leader.   4. Do your job first then look to help others. If you find yourself finishing early, learn something new! Remember, the job is done when everyone is done.   5. Men look after the girls. Carry the heavy stuff. Don"t let the girls do it. We honor them and watch out for them.   6. You are free to participate in the community life of the school, talking and praying with students. But it is important to understand that you are there as a volunteer serving the school, not as a leader or counselor to the people there who are training for mission. In the personal relationships you develop there, in behavior and in dressing you should maintain respect and modesty according to the atmosphere of this mission school.   7. We are all responsible to care for the property, space and equipment at the school, whether it be something in your area of work or not. We enjoy a clean, tidy and peaceful atmosphere, which is only possible if all volunteers and students make effort to keep this so.
     
    8. As volunteers, you will join us from June 1st - August 22nd. Your early arrival will allow for a wonderful time of physical and spiritual preparation for the school. Our last days will be used for cleaning up and praising God together for what He has done during the summer! Please plan your travel arrangements around these dates.
     
  • Media/Alcohol Fast   1. No Alcohol.   2. Media Fast. No TV, movies, video games during the school period. The purpose of this is so that we can be more focused and prepared for the spiritual battle we are entering. Utilize this time to prayer and meditate on scripture.   3. No Internet except for the 2 hours a week permitted for staying in touch with family, church and friends. In general, Internet use is only allowed for brief updates and Skype calls to family, friends and supporters as well as any practical responsibilities cleared by a leader.
  •   Spiritual   In addition to team prayer times, commit yourself daily to privately seeking the Lord through prayer and study of his word.
  •   Attitude   1. Submit to the leadership. Feel free to talk to them whenever you need to, about personal or practical aspects. Submission includes being loyal, positive and teachable.   2. Be willing to do anything required for the well being of the school. Suggestions are welcome, whilst always accepting and supporting a leaders decision.   3. Maintain an optimistic and positive attitude. Pessimism kills faith and hurts team morale. “Encourage one another and build each other up” (1 Thessalonians 5:11)   4. Assume the best in each other, consider the needs of others before your own (i.e. don’t fight for the best room, best bed, etc.), practice sacrificial love and forgive easily. Consider Christ"s example on this (Philippians 2: 3-8; 1 Corinthians 13:4-7).   5. Push yourself. Be bold and courageous. Step outside of your comfort zone.   6. Be humble and teachable, willing to take responsibility for mistakes and faults. Be quick to apologize. Nobody is perfect, and serving the school is a great opportunity to grow.   7. Additionally, it"s natural to form friendships within the overall group. That being said, overall unity of the team is of utmost importance so strive to avoid “cliques” and fight to maintain unity for the group at large.    
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