Joni & Friends Family Retreat

Looking for a short-term ministry opportunity that is close to home?  Do you have a heart for families affected by disability? If so, consider serving as a Short Term Missionary (STM) at a Joni and Friends family retreat. 

WHAT WOULD I DO ON THIS MISSION TRIP?

Most STMs serve as a companion to a child or adult with a disability. In this role, your job is to be their friend for the week, giving the gift of your time and love. You’ll join your assigned family for meals and a wide variety of program activities such as swimming, boating, hiking, horseback riding, and climbing walls. Following afternoon free time, you will rejoin your family for evening activities.

 

STMs may also serve in a specific program area leading or assisting with art, recreation activities, music, or youth programs. In this role, you will lead the program during the day and evening with a break in the afternoon.

 

You must be at least 17 years old and a committed Christian with a desire to serve families affected by disability. You’ll function as a flexible team player who offers friendship, support, and general assistance to help families get the most out of their week. You must be able to serve the entire length of the Retreat and attend the prior training.

 

WHEN DO THESE TRIPS HAPPEN?

Retreats are held at Bonclarken Conference Center located in Flat Rock, NC (3 miles south of Hendersonville, NC) and are held the following dates:


More About This Trip >> August 4-9, 2019 


More About This Trip >> August 10–16, 2019


Note: Volunteers must arrive on the Saturday prior to the retreat for training. 


HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST?

Cost is $450 per person which includes room and board.  Good Shepherd Church will pay 50% of these costs ($225).  Transportation is not provided but car pool options are available.