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Intermountain Advanced Ministries (I-AM) Equipping & Empowering Young Adults for Mission and Outreach Ministry I-AM Mission Statement: To train and equip young adults to effectively share their faith and God’s love. “To send forth laborers into His harvest.” Luke 10:2

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intermountain advanced ministries i am

Intermountain Advanced Ministries (I-AM)

Equipping & Empowering Young Adults for Mission and Outreach Ministry

i am mission statement
I-AM Mission Statement:
  • To train and equip young adults to effectively share their faith and God’s love.
  • “To send forth laborers into His harvest.” Luke 10:2
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An outreach and mission ministry for high school and college age youth
  • A pilot program under NOW District Expanding Ministries Program
i am program goals
I-AM Program Goals:
  • To teach youth how to articulate their Faith
  • To provide groups of trained mission volunteers to LCMS Congregations and Mission Organizations.
  • To provide a mission experience for participants
  • To promote ministry as a career to young adults by assisting them to identify their own personal and spiritual strengths and provide them with information regarding LCMS, North West District and University opportunities.
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Young adults and adult team leaders first participate in basic relational evangelism and mission trip training.
volunteer training
Volunteer Training:

Training will include:

  • Recognizing our spiritual gifts
  • Telling YOUR story
  • Principles of effective communication
  • Preparing for the journey (mission trip & life)
  • Building relationships
  • Small Group concepts
  • Prayer
mission trip
Mission Trip
  • Mission trips will start each Spring. Actual mission activity and location will be determined by number of youth volunteers, adult team leaders, and finances raised for each trip.
  • Youth and adult team leaders will be expected to cover the expenses for their training and mission trip.
possible mission activities
Possible Mission Activities:
  • Vacation Bible Schools
  • Sports Camps
  • Day Camps
  • Hammer & Nail Projects
  • Other servant events
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An example of a mission trip . . . . . . . .Youth participating with a team of 10 volunteers for Alaska Mission for Christ by helping with a Vacation Bible School in Wasilla, Alaska in 2001.
other opportunities
Other opportunities:
  • I-AM is a liaison for Christian organizations seeking to experience a mission trip or servant event.
  • I-AM can assist churches or organizations by providing groups of trained volunteers and adult leaders to support their mission and outreach programs.
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This ministry works in cooperation with Alaska Mission for Christ (AMC), Northwest District, Lutheran Congregations, Cross Country Mission Society, and other Mission Orgenizations.
why participate
WHY PARTICIPATE:
  • Serve, teach, and reach! There is a need!

Matthew 9:37 “Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.”

  • Live out the Great Commission!Matthew 28:19 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations. . .”
  • You will be blessed because you did! Recognize and learn to use your spiritual gifts!Psalm118:29 “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”
how to get involved
HOW TO GET INVOLVED!
  • Encourage young adults 16 or older
  • to participate in I-AM Ministry.
  • Volunteer as an adult team leader
  • for a mission event.
  • Sponsor a youth, donate funds for individual youth
  • scholarships, or donate to support mission trip
  • expenses
  • Pray for I-AM ministry, those involved, and
  • the mission events
program application
Program Application:
  • Applications can be obtained by calling Don & Fran Petersen at 208-523-1062, sending an e-mail to, petersens@ida.net or down load forms from the I-AM web site.
i am web address
I-AM Web Address

http://www.nowlcms.org/I-AM/home.htm

contacts
Contacts
  • Contact person for the Boise area is Paul Petersen (lunapete@earthlink.net).
  • Contact person for the Twin Falls area is Greg Hula (ghula@immanueltf.org).
  • Contacts for the Idaho Falls area are Don & Fran Petersen (petersens@ida.net).
i am board of advisors
I-AM Board of Advisors:
  • Spiritual advisors are Pastor Reinke, Hope Lutheran, Idaho Falls, and Pastor Bath, Beautiful Savior, Boise.
  • Youth advisors are Melissa and Danielle Keefe, Idaho Falls.
  • Business advisor is Terri Gazdick, Idaho Falls.
  • Program advisors are Paul Petersen, Boise; Greg Hula, Twin Falls; and Bob LaCroix, Hailey, Idaho.