The Apostello Workcamp exists to provide an opportunity to make an impact on our community - not as some religious bait-and-switch, but as an
unconditional act of service and love.
The word “apostello” occurs in 133 times in the New Testament. It is an intensification of the word “stello,” to send, with a strong focus on the One doing the sending - commonly used to connect Jesus Christ with the believers He would commission. Although we no longer have Apostles, in the sense of those the Resurrected Lord sent out - we still carry the weight of being sent. Jesus “sent His disciples out to proclaim the Kingdom.”
In what ways can we pull away from a Sunday-centered faith, to a tangible, messy, risky faith that places us on the ground the other six days of the week?
We arm teenagers with paintbrushes and a heart to serve
and unleash them on a community that is desperate for help.
Apostello Workcamp is a week-long event where youth paint homes, landscape yards, and do various community service projects. We work closely with the Missoula non-profit organizations, Imagine Missoula, and Missoula Aging Services. A typical day starts with a centered time of prayer, a brief overview of the day, the equipping of each work team (6-8 kids/leaders), followed by 6-7 hours of work in the field. After an afternoon clean-up and rest, the teams come together for a fun evening excursion and dinner. Each night ends with a debrief, worship, and a message from God's Word.