We have a wonderful Crew of volunteers who minister to Jesus by offering their lives in service at the HUB. We believe that service is an absolutely essential element of training for greater ministry.
In 1Corinthians 4:1, the word used for “minister” means “under-rower.” This refers to servants who sat below the decks of ships to pull the oars and row in time with one another at their captain’s commands. In Ephesians 4:13, the word used to describe the Body of Christ attaining “fullness” is defined “like a ship fully manned with sailors.” Like sailors on a well-run ship, each of us has a unique and important role of service. We rely on one another as we seek to establish and maintain a dwelling place for God.
Together, we are one Crew. Our commander is Jesus. To God be all glory!
Crew Members live nearby and serve at the HUB. Sojourners live and serve at the HUB full-time.
We expect Crew Member & Sojourner applicants to have spent some time volunteering at the HUB before submitting their application. All Crew Member & Sojourner applicants should be familiar with and committed to Manifest’s Approach and way of life at the HUB. This ensures that we know you and you know us before committing to a longer-term association.
The following are required of Crew Member & Sojourner applicants:
Must have intimate and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Must be at least 18 years old, unless with a parent or team.
Must be teachable and ready to take on the most menial task for the good of the HUB and other participants.
Must be adaptable to our multi-cultural and multi-denominational environment.
Must agree to willingly submit to Manifest International’s leadership, including adherence to all HUB Policies, guidelines, dress code, and other protocols and procedures. Set the example!
Must have a prayerful and submissive attitude towards the local, state, national, and international governing authorities.
Must have a firm sense of God’s direction to service with Manifest in this season.
Crew Member Applicants: Must have spent time at the HUB including serving as a volunteer.
Sojourners Applicants: Sojourners must agree to stay in their assigned housing/room. Sojourning at the HUB is in-part based upon their ability to relate well to others. Roommate change requests will not be granted lightly.
Health Crew Member & Sojourner applicants should be able-bodied and in good health due to the demands of physical labor which service at the HUB requires. Special exceptions to this rule must be disclosed and approved before your application is accepted. Failure to disclose known health issues may result in expulsion. A waiver of all liability for health and injury is required before your application is accepted. Sojourning is in-part based upon your ability to serve and do your assigned work.
Term – How Long? Manifest International is committed to walking with our Crew Members and Sojourners in their journey with Jesus. We seek to invest in their spiritual lives for the glory of God and are committed to helping them fulfill God’s purposes through the various stages of spiritual life and growth. We do not enter into this kind of commitment lightly. We expect this commitment to be mutual.
We seek to keep communication open through regular reviews of their practical service and spiritual growth. We are committed to doing this for as long as the Holy Spirit guides and aligns us.
Crew Membership, once approved, is perpetual for as long as the Lord leads us to serve together. Sojourners will be given a set time-frame and may renew as the Lord leads us to continue serving together.