For the past two decades, inspiration Point has been intentionally engaged in the training of young adults. In the past, the formal aspect of this training has been specifically for those who are serving on summer staff. CheckPoint is designed to build on that training, and extend it for an entire school year.
CheckPoint is a program for young
adults ages 18 – 25. It is designed to give participants one year to study
God’s word, learn leadership and to develop ministry skills. It is a great
opportunity for young adults to establish Godly patterns for and set the
trajectory of their life as they move forward. The purpose of the program is to
train young adults for ministry and leadership, and to help them develop
critical life and ministry skills. While the program is a part of the ministry
of Inspiration Point Christian Camp and Conference Center, the program does not
deal exclusively or specifically with the ministry of Christian camping.
Rather, the ministry at Inspiration Point serves as a field in which
leadership, ministry and life skills can be developed. The goal is that young
adults will develop skills that are transferrable to other life and ministry
situations. The participation in ministry at Inspiration Point will also serve
as a catalyst for discussion about issues related to serving
exists in three phases:
- The first phase begins in
September and continues through May. (Note: for those who are entering
CheckPoint that have not served on Inspiration Point summer staff prior to
application, CheckPoint would begin with Summer Staff training in May.) Phase
1 is the part of the program where the bulk of the teaching takes place.
Teaching will be centered on five core themes: Biblical study and Christian Foundations, Worldview
and Culture, Leadership, Ministry Skills and Service.
- The second phase is the summer
(late May through August). CheckPointers will serve in a variety of
ministry positions on summer staff. The intent is that this will give them
an opportunity to use the ministry and leadership skills in a familiar
environment where they are mentored on a daily basis.
- The third phase takes place
following the summer staff experience. As CheckPointers will be heading
off in many directions (some to school and others to work etc.) we will
help them find a congregation in which to serve in ministry. These ministry
positions may be part time, full time or volunteer. Depending on the
extent of the CheckPointer’s involvement, congregations may be able to assist
with housing and/or living expenses. During this time, CheckPointers will
be mentored by CheckPoint staff throughout the year and will return to
Inspiration Point periodically throughout phase 3 for “CheckPoint
Check-Up” seminars. These are intended to touch base with CheckPointers
and to explore how the study of leadership and ministry applies to their
current ministry situations.
Note: in the past, some CheckPointers have
gone to college, some have taken on full-time employment
and others have entered full-time or part-time ministry positions. But all of
them have become involved in congregational ministry in significant ways. That
is the intent of Phase 3.
For more information about the CheckPoint, please contact Tony Rogness.
Apply for CheckPoint 2017-2018
Follow the link below to log into the online application. If you have already created an account to apply for summer staff 2017, you will not need to create a new account. Simply log in and selcect application period: "CheckPoint 2017-2018."