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 that are,
or have been on, summer staff at Inspiration Point. The purpose of the program
is to train young adults for ministry and leadership in the church and to help
them develop critical life 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 ministry situations
and positions. The participation in ministry at Inspiration Point will also
serve as a catalyst for discussion about issues related to ministry and serving
CheckPoint exists in
- The first phase begins in September and
continues through 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. CheckPointers will be placed in ministry positions in local
congregations. These positions may be part time, full time or volunteer. The
congregations will be asked to help with housing and living expenses. This help
may consist of providing a stipend or salary, providing housing or assisting in
finding work. 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.
For more information about the CheckPoint, please contact Tony Rogness.
Click here to download a CheckPoint application form.