About the job
Length of Service:
The Spiritual Life Coordinator serves on our seasonal Camp BlueSky team in Nairobi, Kenya, from mid-May through mid-August (10-12 weeks) and may be asked to assist in spiritual curriculum development in April and May.
2021 Field Dates: May 30-August 6
The Vision of BlueSky Global Ministries is to see the multinational community in Nairobi, Kenya, spiritually transformed and equipped to influence the world for God’s glory. We build relationships through adventure through three main avenues in Nairobi, Kenya: Camp BlueSky, BlueSky Adventures, and BlueSky Community. The Spiritual Life Coordinator (SLC) serves on the Camp BlueSky seasonal team providing spiritual care and teaching for both staff and campers. This position reports directly to the Camp BlueSky Managing Director.
- Work alongside the Managing Director and Program Manager to create a creative theme for camp. This includes camp-wide devotionals, age and gender specific devotionals, and other Christ-centered programs.
- Responsible for developing each evening worship night that includes delivering a cross- culturally relevant message to all campers.
- This role provides leadership to the summer worship team.
- Work alongside the Staff Care Team and Managing Director to provide encouragement and care to summer staff.
- Train and encourages staff members in speaking opportunities as camp allows. This includes training counselors in sharing their testimonies, cabin devotionals, and additional opportunities that camp provides.
- Assist with staff training/orientation and debrief.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Deep biblical knowledge
- Experience sharing faith to children, youth, and young adults
- Experience in managing and caring for staff
- Ability to work independently/self-manage
- Experience working cross-culturally
- Willing to relocate to Nairobi, Kenya, and serve for 3 months of the year
All BlueSky ministry staff raise financial support to serve. The required amount varies based on where the staff member is traveling from, their length of service, and their position. As an estimate, the Spiritual Life Coordinator is required to cover or raise $800 plus the cost of a round-trip to Nairobi. BlueSky staff will assist seasonal staff through the support raising process.
?For more information or to apply, please contact Carrie Mixon by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +1 (678) 588-9938.
If you know someone who may be interested, please put them in touch with Carrie as well. You can also explore the website further for a broader introduction to BlueSky’s ministry and vision: www.blueskyglobal.org
COVID-19 Safety Measures:
You can view BlueSky Global Ministries COVID-19 Response here.
The Camp BlueSky leadership team, along with BlueSky Global Ministries, takes the health and safety of our full-time and seasonal team members and the families and kids we serve very seriously, even as we seek ways to continue engaging in our ministry. Thankfully, much of our programming already takes place outdoors, but as a traditionally residential camp program, we are also adjusting implementing new safety measures. Below are several key features of our COVID-19 safety measures we will be taking in our camp ministry specifically:
- COVID Tests will be required. All Camp BlueSky staff and campers must have a negative COVID test within 96 hours of coming to camp (whether they are traveling from outside of Kenya or locally). We will ask that staff, campers and families quarantine as much as possible between their COVID test and their arrival at camp. Staff will be required to take multiple tests over the course of the camp season as needed.
- Cabin sizes will be reduced. Each cabin has enough space to allow four bunkbeds that are each 2 meters (or 6 feet) apart.
- Masks will be required indoors and anywhere that campers or staff are within 2 meters (or 6 feet) of each other. We will host as much programming as possible in outdoor spaces.
- Staff and campers will remain with the same small group throughout the day. This allows us to contact-trace any COVID symptoms that may arise.
- We will have a contact-tracing and quarantine plan in place, so that staff and campers are promptly isolated and well cared for in the case of sickness.
- There is a registered nurse on staff who will help manage all COVID-19 safety measures.