One of the great strengths of the ministry of Forest Springs is the quality of its staff. We are blessed with many wonderful staff who have a great heart for the Lord and for ministry.
From time to time, we have needs for year-round staff. Here are a few of our current needs… please contact us if you are possibly interested in serving the Lord at Forest Springs!
The core group of our long-term staff is referred to as our missionary staff. We consider ourselves a home mission and require that our long-term, full-time staff raise their own financial support to be at Forest Springs.
However, we do not expect brand new staff to raise their own financial support when they first start at camp; instead, to help explore the possibility of whether or not camp is a “good fit” for them, we will offer a one-year salaried contract to a potential staff member, while we mutually evaluate the possibility of a long-term staff relationship.
Contract staff at Forest Springs commit to a one-year contract at Forest Springs, where they receive a salary, healthcare, on-site housing, and other benefits.
This person will be responsible for the cleanliness of the facilities while doing the work with a spirit of excellence (Colossians 3:23), as well as utilize this position to discipline young people spiritually and develop their work ethic. In working with and overseeing an accommodation crew, be responsible to oversee the cleanliness of all of camp’s building interiors ensuring that the buildings are ready for guests when they arrive at camp.
This person will graciously serve our guests that come to Forest Springs by helping to coordinate lodging and programming to accomplish the guest group's purpose for coming to Forest Springs. This would include preparing for the arrival of, hosting, and following up with our guest groups. This person would work with our Director of Guest Services and other key relationships like our accommodations team, food service staff, and programming team.
This position will oversee all of the business operations of Forest Springs, including acting as the manager for our multi-site ministry resources. This would entail overseeing finances, operations, information technology, and analysis. This person would work closely with our Executive Director and site directors, as well as our accountants and human resources staff.
This person will be responsible for the daily accounting tasks of Forest Springs Camp & Conference Center, possibly including but not limited to gift receipting, financial journal entries, bank account reconciliation, and assisting with payroll. This person would assist the head accountant with other tasks as needed.
This position would be providing for people’s physical need of food by doing the day-to-day food prep for campers and guests, so it is not a distraction from what God is wanting to do spiritually in the camper’s life. This would include preparing meals and maintaining a safe working environment. This position would work under the Food Service Director but also oversee assigned kitchen staff. One year of experience in food service is preferred.
The Adventure Ministries Director oversees the wilderness trip program at Forest Springs. This includes hiring staff, planning trips, meeting with potential youth and rental groups, and setting vision for the Adventure Ministries program. A qualified applicant would have experience in guiding or directing wilderness trips, applicable certifications and regulations, and a genuine love for God's creation as a tool for life transformation.
If interested, contact Jon Classen at [email protected] or by calling (715) 427-5241.
If you are interested in serving at camp during the summer, you may see more information on the Summer Ministry section of our website.
Or, if you would like to volunteer your time at camp during any time of the year, e-mail our volunteer coordinator here or call us at 715-427-5241.