OMP College Staff are the hands and feet of Christ in communities throughout Arkansas.
As a member of OMP College Staff, you will have opportunities to impact over 1,000 youth and adults, develop your time management and leadership skills, and make an impact on neighbors across the state.
Develop lifelong friendships.
"As a College Staffer you're able to work with hundreds of campers, tons of neighbors, and so many great volunteers over the course of the summer. You're able to build relationships with so many people in so many different ways. It allows you to see all sides of Ozark Mission project and why it is so successful. It's all about the connections you're able to form with people." -Jack Vaughan, (College Staff 2018)
"Being on College Staff allowed me to truly be myself while at camp. Whether I was making a fool out of myself playing games, shaking a neighbor's hand as they used their wheelchair ramp for the first time, leading worship for a room full of youth, or praying with and pouring in to my fellow college staff members, OMP provides an environment for you to thrive in whatever area you feel called to."
- Daniel Curry (College Staff 2013 & 2014)
Deepen your relationship with Jesus.
“I grew up in the church, taught by parents of two different denominations the most important commandment that crosses all denominational barriers - love God and love neighbor. But my experience of who my neighbor was changed after OMP, as I heard their stories and their struggles and came to understand systems of poverty more deeply. I realized I was connected to every other human on this earth because we are all God’s children. I also came to realize how vital it was for the Church to step outside of itself, outside our buildings and our boxes, and to break down the barriers we have constructed. After attending camp for years I became a college staff member and my passion for the ministry of changing the perspective of the Church to one who focused primarily on loving God and neighbor could no longer be contained as I accepted a call to ministry that summer. My experiences at OMP, my worldview of thinking outside the box for myself and the Church has been central to shaping my ministry for the Kingdom of God.”
- Rev Kathleen McMurray (College Staff 2006 & 2007)
Earn a paycheck.
Working as Summer College Staff is a paid position. Additionally, your housing, travel costs and the majority of your meals will be covered.