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The Immerse program is Muskoka Bible Centre’s student discipleship program. We believe that every student who serves at MBC should be growing not only in their work skills and experience, but creating a deeper faith in God. To do that, we work each year to build a unique community of students who are committed to serving well, learning together and spending time asking questions of each other and their leaders about what faith looks like and how it impacts their everyday life.

We use all sorts of different discipleship methods, including Bible study, worship and individual check-in time to make sure each student is thriving. Immerse is more than just a quick sermon once a week – we’re looking for students who want to deepen their faith, serve God in a Christian community, and have a ton of fun while doing it.

What is Immerse?

In 2024, MBC is completely redeveloping our Student Discipleship Program to make sure that we’re meeting the needs of our student staff. Living in today’s culture is hard, and we want to equip you to be ready to face the world as you grow and develop as a Christian. Our name comes from 1 Timothy 4:12-15:
Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. Practice these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress.
We believe that the best way to grow as a disciple of Jesus isn’t just to read about His life – we want our student staff to practice living out their faith. That means we’re looking for students who don’t just want a summer job, but who want to actively grow in their faith and contribute to a healthy Christian community.

If a spring or summer in the Immerse program sounds like something you want to explore, reach out to us – we’d love to connect with you! 

Enrollment Levels

Student Leadership Team (SLT)

The Student Leadership Team exists as the pinnacle of the Summer Staff program. Participants are selected for both their demonstrated and potential leadership abilities. These students provide oversight to a specific department during the summer months at MBC (including Widjiitiwin positions), and are also tasked with leading a number of sessions and activities for the CORE and Frontline students. An SLT member will develop their leadership skills at MBC, enabling them to be effective within ministry and the workplace. 

Term: 17 weeks (May 3 – September 2, 2024)

CORE

CORE students are selected for their developing leadership ability and their desire to deepen their faith during their time at MBC. They learn fundamental leadership skills, mentorship techniques, and team dynamics that will assist them in their development as community leaders. CORE students are typically already enrolled in post-secondary training, and support both the SLT with programming as well as walking alongside Frontline students in the Summer Staff community.   

Term: 17 weeks (May 5 – September 2, 2024)

Frontline

Frontline students are a key part of the MBC summer experience – they comprise the bulk of our summer staff team, and perform in a variety of departments across our facility. Frontlines can be of any age, but should be willing to commit to a summer of service. In addition to their valuable work experience, Frontlines participate in faith-building activities and fun community-based programming. It is a great way to step forward in faith and serve God.

Term: 10 weeks (June 25 – September 2, 2024)

A Position for Everyone

Family Programming

Kids Ministry Team Lead

Level: CORE

This role will include teaching, planning, and execution of our summer Kids Ministry Program, while developing and implementing solid, Bible-based curriculum. Interact and direct parental requests/concerns and any needs of children. Help children understand what it means to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Develop and lead godly leaders while being a positive Christian role model with competence to teach the Bible.

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Youth Ministry Team

Level: CORE

Be an energetic positive Christian role model with competence to teach the Bible and prepare relevant lesson plans. Run the day-to-day programming of Youth Ministry and assist in creating and executing an engaging program for the youth. Prepare and lead youth events (worship, prayer, Bible teaching, activities etc.) Minister in both a group and one-on-one setting, as you seek to be a Christ-like witness and encouragement to the youth.

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Level: Frontline

Assist in all areas of Youth programming and support the Kids Ministry and Recreation teams. Help plan and execute Bible teaching, worship and group activities. Minister in both a group and one-on-one setting, as you seek to be a Christ-like witness and encouragement to the youth.

Kids Ministry Assistant Program Director (Full)

Level: SLT

This role will include teaching, planning, and execution of our summer Kids Ministry Program, while developing and implementing solid, Bible-based curriculum. Interact and direct parental requests/concerns and any needs of children. Help children understand what it means to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Develop and lead godly leaders while being a positive Christian role model with competence to teach the Bible.

 

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Kids Ministry Team (Full)

Level: Frontline

Assist with greeting and registering children who are enrolled. Work with team to implement the Kids Ministry program, as well as assist in teaching a Bible-based program for our guests.

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Youth Ministry Assistant Program Director (Full)

Level: SLT

Manage the day-to-day programming of Youth Ministry and oversee the registration for all youth who attend. Work with pastors who come to teach. Manage staff productivity and lead other staff members by being a positive Christian role model to both staff and youth. Assist young people in understanding what it means to have a relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Serving Guests

Hub Team Member

Level: Core, Frontline

Basic cooking of French Fries, Onion Rings, Funnel Fries etc. Serve fresh sandwiches, salads, and scoop ice cream. Maintain a clean working environment and clear tables as needed.

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Campground Park Ranger

Levels: CORE, Frontline

Warmly greet and assist guests upon arrival and departure. Patrol campground and observe by-law compliance and safety, while doing grounds and campsite inspections. Assist guests with any needs, and direct to Camp Office as needed.

Food Service; Dining Room Team

Level: CORE, Frontline

Receive and greet guests and assist with seating. Serve food to guests and anticipate guests needs and ensure service is provided. Check tables throughout service for guest satisfaction and resolve any guest complaints. Keep dining room supplies stocked. Ensure that all food safety standards are met.

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Front Office Team (Full)

Level: CORE

Serve guests by being knowledgeable and providing guests with necessary information. Answer all incoming calls, voicemails, emails and in-person inquiries. Assist guests with planning and booking reservations, as well as assisting with any payment issues, cancellations, reservation alterations or any other concerns. Update guest records as needed and prepare payment reports, cash logs and deposit books.

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Campground Team Member (Full)

Levels: SLT (Full), CORE, Frontline

Book campsites and meal reservations in the MBC reservation system including communication with families by phone and email. Generate and send out invoices. Greet visitors, and answer and direct any communication with guests promptly. Maintain and work to ensure office efficiency.

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Hub Team Lead (Full)

Levels: SLT

Basic cooking of French Fries, Onion Rings, Funnel Fries etc. Serve fresh sandwiches, salads, and scoop ice cream. Maintain a clean working environment and clear tables as needed. Supporting and training new staff while developing and leading godly leaders.

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Recreation Team Lead (Full)

Level: SLT

Teach and lead Ranch and other Recreation activities as required. Ensure all activities are well planned in advance. Assist in the development of programs, activities, games, and safety & instructional aids. Ensure coordination with other staff who are helping run various program activities and events. Provide exceptional guest service.

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Recreation Team Member (Full)

Levels: CORE, Frontline

Run programing in the Recreation department, including Ranch Activities for families. Assist recreation team lead in registering, welcoming and hosting guests as they participate in activities. Help guests rent out marina equipment and ensure safe operation of all equipment.

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Operational Support

Food Service Prep Cook

Levels: SLT, CORE, Frontline

Maintain food quality and appearance as per the MBC Guest Food Service standard including fresh baking, salad bar, soups, main buffet and staff meals. Assisting the Head Chef with prepping and cooking meals, while ensuring creative and attractive presentations of all food in the dining room. Handling food in a safe matter and maintaining food safety standards.

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Food Service Baker

Levels: CORE, Frontline

Create desserts and fresh baked breads, homemade pies, cakes etc. While maintaining a clean and tidy bakeshop. Handling food in a safe matter and maintaining food safety standards.

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Accounting Assistant (Full)

Level: CORE

Manage accounts payable and accounts receivable as well as general bookkeeping. Support with timely payments of vendors, Visa, expense reports, check request, etc. Work with cash counters and prepare bank deposit. As well as assist the Accounting Manager with other duties as needed.

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Audio Visual Team Lead (Full)

Level: SLT

Provides support for various events in the chapel and around the MBC facility. Consisting of audio mixing, video slides, live streaming, recording and lighting. You will bring technical skills and leadership skills to work alongside the AV Supervisor.

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Audio Visual Team Member (Full)

Levels: CORE, Frontline

Providing support for set up and tear down of various events in the chapel and around MBC facility. Consisting of audio mixing, video slides, live streaming, recording and lighting.

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Housekeeping Team Lead (Full)

Level: SLT

Provide confidence for all guests that they will get the same clean comfortable rooms they come to expect. Checking rooms and common areas and maintaining a clean and hygienic environment with a high standard. Ensure proper implementation of operational standards as well as safety of all employees and guests through compliance with safety provisions and regulations. Supporting and training new staff while developing and leading godly leaders.

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Housekeeping Team Member (Full)

Levels: CORE, Frontline

Provide confidence for all guests that they will get the same clean comfortable rooms they come to expect. Checking rooms and common areas and maintaining a clean and hygienic environment with a high standard. Ensure proper implementation of operational standards as well as safety of all employees and guests through compliance with safety provisions and regulations.

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Maintenance Team Lead (Full)

Levels: SLT

Jobs will consist of lawn cutting, weed eating, leaf clearing, garbage collection, wood splitting, painting, moving equipment & furniture and maintaining grounds of MBC. Other tasks may include routine maintenance and supervising a team while developing and leading godly leaders.

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Maintenance Team Member (Full)

Level: CORE, Frontline

Jobs will consist of lawn cutting, weed eating, leaf clearing, garbage collection, wood splitting, painting, moving equipment & furniture and maintaining grounds of MBC. Other tasks may include routine maintenance.

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Widjiitiwin

Female Section Head

Level: SLT

Supervise cabin leaders and implement staff 1 on 1s for checking in with frontline staff and offering spiritual care. Assist the camp shepherd in their overseeing of staff morale. Lead staff Bible Studies and organize staff events. Keep a hand on the transformation happening within campers and grounds by implementing data collecting surveys each week as well as surveying staff.

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SALT Cabin Leader

Level: CORE

Assist the SALT Coordinator in managing the day to day programming of the program, ensure all out trips and service opportunities are well organized and work towards building servant leadership skills within the campers. Cultivate spiritual growth within the cabin group through daily prayer, daily cabin devotions, and continual lifestyle example. Attend all chapel sessions with campers and be prepared to discuss the Biblical Principles with campers and other staff. Lead or assist in implementation of SALT activities. Assist in canoeing, swimming and rock climbing activities, including supervising your cabin on a 4-day out trip.

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Cabin Leader (Male)

Levels: CORE

Provide spiritual leadership of campers, ensure campers are safe, cared for and enjoy their camp experience resulting in a transforming experience. Lead or assist in the implementation of morning activities. Create cabin activities for use during cabin times or down times. Cultivate spiritual growth within the cabin group through daily prayer, daily cabin devotions and setting a good example.

Currently only Male Cabin Leader positions are available.

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Assistant Cook

Level: CORE

Maintain food quality and appearance as per the MBC Guest Food Service standard including fresh baking, salad bar, buffet and staff
meals. Assisting the Head Cook with prepping and cooking meals, while ensuring creative and attractive presentations of all food for
the campers. Handling food in a safe matter and maintaining food safety standards

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Assistant Cabin Leader (Full)

Levels: Frontline

Provide spiritual leadership of campers, ensure campers are safe, cared for and enjoy their camp experience resulting in a transforming experience. Lead or assist in the implementation of morning activities. Create cabin activities for use during cabin times or down times. Cultivate spiritual growth within the cabin group through daily prayer, daily cabin devotions and setting a good example.

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Activity Coordinator (Full)

Level: SLT

Collaborate to provide enriching activities for campers. Organize, schedule and implement a weekly camp program, including all activities, scheduling, chapel and games. Supervisor various programs and activities as well as program volunteers.

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Waterfront/Recreation Coordinator (Full)

Level: SLT

Ensure water activities are managed safely and professionally to deliver an exceptional camper experience. Maintain waterfront activities ad sports venues. Oversee and schedule lifeguards and create Lifesaving Society reports. Lead staff prayer weekly and lead and develop godly leaders.

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Important Dates to Remember

Important Dates for Spring & Summer Students

  • December 1, 2023 – Applications open for all available positions.
    Please Note: Applications remain open until all positions are filled.
  • January 2, 2024 – Interviews begin for 2024 positions.
  • January 12-14, 2024 – Summer Staff Reunion at MBC
  • May 3, 2024 – Student Leadership Team (SLT) Orientation begins.
  • May 5, 2024 – Spring Crew begins.
  • June 23, 2024  Summer Team arrives / Staff Development Week.
  • June 29, 2024 – MBC Summer 2024 begins.

Reminders

  • MBC conducts rolling interviews and acceptances to the Student Discipleship Program. This means that offers can be sent before all interviews are completed.
  • Offers may be sent out as early as the end of January, 2024.
  • Applications received earlier will be given first priority for interviews.
  • Standard Police Checks are required for all summer team members who are 18 years and older. They must be current and issued within the 2023 or 2024 calendar year.

How to Apply

Application Process Details

  • Add immerse@muskokabible.com to your email safe list/approved senders list. You will receive email confirmations and communication from this address.
  • Online Application opens December 1, 2023.

Interview Process

With the high volume of applications that we receive, we will only be contacting qualified and/or experienced applicants for positions. Applicants selected to receive an interview (both new applicants and returning staff) will be contacted by email on or before February 1, 2024.

Interviews may be conducted in-person, online, or by phone.
All hired applicants will be notified by email on or before April 1, 2024.

Accommodations

An integral part of onsite living is the community that is formed while living together in Founders Hall or Treetops (MBC’s student dormitories). All students are required to live in one of these locations for the summer. Males and females live on separate floors.

Questions?

Contact us at: immerse@muskokabible.com