Mature In Christ
Many centuries ago, the apostle Paul warned that the “last days” would be “terrible” (2 Tim 3.1-5). He goes on to describe a society that is completely broken on every level. Whether we are in the “last days” or not is not for us to say, but it is clear that the symptoms of that age are already characteristic of our own society. The good news is that the gospel is designed for terrible times, but it must be handled with skill. There is an urgent need to prepare believers to serve the cause of Christ in a way that unleashes the power of the gospel.
Teleios (TEL-ay-os) is Living Waters' answer to this challenge. Paul’s life and ministry were driven by his intense desire to “present everyone mature (greek: teleios) in Christ (Col. 1.28), and that is our goal as well. Teleios is an intensive nine-month, in-residence training program designed to cultivate in each student the character of Christ, so that the power of His life is released to live and work through them. The training consists of a mix of intensive Bible studies, ministry skills training, personal development, and service, all under the watchful care of seasoned mentors. The program is designed primarily for graduating high school seniors, but is open to older students, as well. Lord willing, the program begins August 7th, 2017 and concludes May 26th, 2018. Teleios is an excellent way to prepare teens for a life of service for the Lord.
A typical week will consist of 40+ hours of serving at camp (kitchen, program, maintenance or office) three nights of group bible study, church involvement and mentoring relationships. Once a month students will gather for purposeful training developed to meet the needs of the participants. Topics might include Spiritual gifts assessments, financial planning, Christian maturity, time management, Bible study methods...
If you have questions, please contact Paul Thompson at 608-634-4373 ext. 35 or email Paul Thompson.
The Teleios Program begins August 6th, 2018 and concludes on May 25th, 2019
Teleios students will live at camp, performing many camp roles, while attending regular training sessions.
Start by beginning the application process now!