The Episcopal Diocese of Montana
2012 CAMP MARSHALL AMBASSADOR JOB DESCRIPTION
Responsible to: Camp Director, (406) 442-2230 ext. 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• Develop an understanding of Camp Marshall programs.
• How to register individuals and families for a summer program.
• Know how individuals or families may access financial aid and assistance in filling out forms.
• Empower individuals in the congregations to take Camp Marshall information into the community.
- E-mail the Camp Director with your current contact information and the best time to call you. The Director will call and review any training you may need to be an ambassador.
- Set up with your Priest or Sr. Warden Celebrate Camp Marshall Sunday sometime between February 12th and May 15th as a kick-off for the annual fundraising campaign.
- Ask the Priest in charge to build the sermon in such a way to support the ministry Camp Marshall.
- Coordinate with the Priest and Vestry how to present the information to the congregation.
- Keep track of your Camp Marshall bulletin board and contact the Camp Director when you need additional tear-off sheets and brochures.
- Keep track of local efforts: money, volunteer labor, prayer time, scholarships. You will be the gatekeeper for tracking local successes.
Advertising: Annual Kick-off
- Become familiar with the goals of Celebrate Camp Marshall Sunday as a kick-off for the annual funding campaign. These will be posted on the Camp’s web site www.campmarshallmt.org
- Inform the congregation about the special Sunday.
- Network and look for people to assist with the effort. Encourage personal phone calls, visits, and goal setting with congregation leadership and members.
- Attach Camp Marshall tear-off sheets to the bulletin board(s).
In the Community:
- Link your church’s website to the Camp’s website
- Provide bulletin inserts to let people know of the upcoming event & annual campaign.
- Network within the congregation to solicit financial support that may exist in your local community.
- Any other ideas you can think of.
Invite others to help with the event:
- Invite families or individuals who have a positive Camp Marshall story to share about how camp helped them in their walk with Christ to share their story. Be careful to have a sense of when and where people will share their stories worked out with the priest in charge.
- Here you may wish to have one or two testimonies during the worship service and set up a presentation in the parish hall immediately following the service.
- Encourage others to help with treats, coffee, video, clean up, and in facilitating questions. In small congregations this may be one or two people but in larger congregations it is good to solicit as many volunteers as you can.
Celebrate Camp Marshall Campaign is about keeping your congregation up to date with Camp Marshall news. The purpose of the kick-off is simply to raise awareness of this vital ministry. Once you have had your kick-off event it is worth keeping people in the know about what is happening and what is coming up next at Camp. Some congregations have come up with very creative ways to solicit prayer, encourage youth and families to register for camp, and raise funds to support this ministry.
A sample coffee hour:
I recommend that you have kick off Celebrate Camp Marshall Sunday close to your local Spring Break.
- The Mission of Camp Marshall as a key ministry for your congregation.
- Give everyone a brochure and go over the different program offerings for the current year. “Make sure you have enough brochures ahead of time – you can e-mail the Camp Director at email@example.com to request as many copies as you need. (Please give a couple of weeks to process the request.
- When everyone has a brochure talk a little about each program as they are listed on the brochure.
- Make sure everyone understands that no one will be turned away for financial reasons.
- Review family camp – *IMPORTANT* Families can sign up for one or more days – whatever fits their schedule. Scholarships are available for families.
- Does anyone have any questions about any of our programs?
After you have gone over the different program offerings – this may be a good place for a personal testimony or two.
EVERY GIFT REALLY MAKES A DIFFERENCE – A CREATIVE LOOK AT THE BUDGET, PEOPLE’S TIME AND VOLUNTEER SKILLS.
- What would happen at Camp Marshall if each parishioner in our diocese prayed for this ministry?
- If everyone in the diocese contributed $40.00 how would it impact the ministry?
- What would happen to the ministry of Camp Marshall if each parish developed a strategy of advertising Camp Marshall and or helping by volunteering some time at camp itself?
Every child and family is important:
- Does anyone here know a student or family in our community that would benefit from participating at Camp Marshall?
- Does anyone know a child or family in the community who would benefit from participating at Camp Marshall?
- Outreach Question: Does anyone know a leader in our community that would help us find a student who would benefit from Grace Camp?
Goals of Celebrate Camp Marshall
- Prayer support from each parish for Camp Marshall ministries. To follow Funding Progress CLICK HERE.
- Volunteer adult leaders to help serve as counselors at camp. Volunteers will need to have a criminal background check and training in Safeguarding God’s Children with appropriate application and references.
- Volunteers in each congregation to deliver information to local communities about Camp Marshall ministries.
- Volunteers to help with work projects at Camp Marshall.
- Have extra brochures to give parishioners to deliver to people in the community.
- Have extra Grace Camp brochures to share with CASA, School Counselors, WIC, or any other places you can think of.