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?
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. We arm teenagers with paintbrushes 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.