FaithX (formerly the Workcamp Ministry) has announced a March 15 opening date for registration for short-term summer service events in Tiers 1, 2, and 3. However, the Church of the Brethren program announced a decision that Tier 4 events will not be possible this summer and will not be offered at registration.
“With registration less than a month away, it’s an important time to figure out your FaithX plans!” said an announcement. “We are always available to help work through options and answer questions! Email us at email@example.com.”
The theme is “Step Out: Seeking New Paths,” inspired by Isaiah 43:19 (CEB): “Look! I’m doing a new thing; now it sprouts up; don’t you recognize it? I’m making a way in the desert, paths in the wilderness.”
In light of the pandemic, the FaithX team developed alternative options for summer 2021 with the health and safety of participants and host communities as a top priority, while also having the goal of providing a meaningful experience.
Tier 1, 2, and 3 events will start on a Sunday evening and run through the following Friday evening.
In Tier 1, participants serve in their local communities during the day, either individually or with other members of their congregation, and gather virtually for devotions and activities each evening. FaithX will work with individuals and congregations to coordinate service and will provide leadership for virtual evening meetings.
Tier 2 offers participants the opportunity to serve in their local area with other members of their congregation during the day, followed by evening in-person gatherings using social distancing. FaithX will work with the congregation to plan service and will provide leadership and participate in-person during the week.
In Tier 3, participants serve locally with other congregations in their region during the day, followed by evening in-person gatherings using social distancing. FaithX will work to plan local service with each congregation interested in participating, and will provide leadership and participate in-person during the week.
If you are interested in a Tier 2 or 3 FaithX event this summer, it is important to get in contact with the FaithX office as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-429-4386. Visit www.brethren.org/faithx for more information including tier costs.
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