Kevin Kristensen is working on preparing a special activity for the New Year’s camp: Dungeons and Dragons. This is a role-playing game where you dress up and live in a fantasy world. The activity has become popular at the camps, and there is a need to expand the activity.
“I think D&D (Dungeons and Dragons, ed.) is fun, and I think it’s a good opportunity to engage those who might not be quite “standard.” So that everyone can feel that they have a place in the church.”Kevin Kristensen
Leah Jacob is taking a safety course. She works as a doctor in England.
“I’ve seen how the church is built by people who spend their time and money volunteering, and I want to be a part of that. When you get involved, you also see things that can be done better, and then you start thinking about how I can help.”Leah Jacob
Using your profession
In some areas, there is a low threshold for contributing, while others require specialist expertise. Salome Schoeler is studying law:
“We are working on very exciting issues in the Legal Committee. It’s fun to work with people who have a lot of experience, so I get very useful training.”Salome Schoeler
“After everything I’ve experienced and learned here at Brunstad, it’s a matter of course for me to travel here and contribute. If I can do something good for others, I’ll have an even better experience myself.”Jelte Schaapman
Don’t wait to get good at what you do
“I’ve come here because I want to do a better job,” says Elise Leisterud.
She is a site manager for A-team. This means that she is responsible for the young people in A-team who are affiliated with the church in Østfold, Norway, where she lives. This weekend, there is a workshop for the 45 site managers in Germany, Norway and Canada.
“To get tips and motivation, and especially to build a relationship with the other site managers to make it easier to collaborate later on.”
Elise also believes that the threshold for volunteering should be low:
“There’s no point in sitting around waiting for you to get so good at what you do; so you kind of have to jump in and learn by trial and error.”