Chevron Link Book Article Post

Together 2019 MK Info

Facilities

ISMK Program in Education Building

Staffing

The MK Program requires a staff of 200 people to operate. Positions include staff, program coordinators, Logistics staff, logistics coordinators, media, nurses, and permanent MK Office staff. All our staff have come to work this program because they love MKs. Many are graduates of the MK program themselves. Among our staff are also AG missionaries, youth pastors, children’s pastors, senior pastors, teachers, social workers, Bible-school students, nursing students, and more. Every single one of our workers have undergone an application process through the General Council of the Assemblies of God, provided at least two professional and spiritual references, and have undergone an official background check. Any staff that drives a vehicle for the program has also undergone a driver’s license background check and insurance approval. All the program coordinators and many of the staff are first-aid and CPR certified. We have done everything in our power to protect the safety of your children and to provide the best possible program to prepare your MKs for the mission field. If you have any questions or concerns about our staff, please do not hesitate to address them with the program coordinator, the MK Office Coordinator or with Bwana Chad Phillips.

For specific details on how to apply to work the program, see the Staff FAQ page.

On-Site Registration

July 30-August 3rd*: There will be a T19 registration table in the main General Council registration hall.  *Registration will close at noon on the 3rd.

August 4th: Location TBD – The MK program will have a room at the Convention Center for on-site registration. More information will be posted as it is determined.

Late Registration: Please make every effort to register before August 5th. We do understand that some travel schedules will not allow an earlier registration. Contact the MK Office if you are planning on registering on the 5th.

Program Placement

All MKs are placed in programs based on their age as of August 5th. Our staff ratios are based on attendance, which makes it challenging to switch MKs between programs.

NURSERY: Birth–12 Months – (1:1)

TODDLER: 12–27 Months – (2:1)

BEGINNER: 28 Months–3 Years – (3:1)

PRESCHOOL: 4 and 5 Years – (4:1)

EARLY ELEMENTARY: Ages 6-8 – (6:1)

PRETEEN: Ages 9-12 – (7:1)

YOUTH: Ages 13–18 (8:1) *The MKs will be divided into tribes based on their ages and gender.

Schedule

We have provided a tentative schedule for you to use as a guide. We will keep this page updated with the current plans, but please understand that these are all tentative until the event begins.

 Click here to view the schedule.

Young Program Information (Ages 0-12)

Nursery through PreTeen (Birth–age 12)

All programs through age 12 will be at Calvary Orlando Church

 

NURSERY (Birth–12 Months) and TODDLER (12–27 Months)

  • A diaper bag packed daily with disposable diapers, change of clothes, and any special food or toys
  • Individual baby food jars and bottles labeled with your child’s name (refrigerators and microwaves are available for us on-site)

BEGINNER (28 Months–3 Years) and PRESCHOOL (4 and 5 Years)

  • A change of clothes to leave in the program homeroom
  • Beach towel and bathing suit

EARLY ELEMENTARY (Ages 6-8) and PRETEEN (Ages 9-12)

  • Bible, notebook, and pen
  • Clothes and shoes that can get dirty, for outdoor activities (sandals, flip-flops, or other open-toed shoes are not recommended for outdoor excursions)
  • Swimming attire: girls—modest swimsuit, boys—swim trunks.
  • Beach towel

Not permitted: electronics such as radios, cell phones, laptops, and tablets

Youth Program Information (13-18)

Venue:

  • The youth will be off-site for all T-19. Their meetings/lodging will be at Masterpiece Gardens, in Lake Wales, FL. It is about an hour and a half drive from Calvary Orlando Church (where the rest of the T-19 will be held).
  • Masterpiece Gardens is where the district youth camps for PenFlorida are held. It is a great camp site.

Departure:

Youth will depart at 10 am on Monday morning, Aug 5th, from Calvary Orlando Church. We will have registration available on Saturday and Sunday (Aug 3 & 4), at the convention center. Please register early, if possible. If you can’t register until Monday, that will be open from 8:30am – 10:00am (please contact us if you cannot register until Monday).

Return:

MKs from Africa, Europe, and International Ministries will return by the end of the worship service on Wednesday, August 7. All other MKs will return by 5 PM on Thursday, August 8.

Packing:

  • Bible, notebook, and pen
  • Toiletries (Linens & pillow provided)
  • Clothes and shoes that can get dirty, for outdoor activities (sandals, flip-flops, or other open-toed shoes are not recommended for outdoor excursions)
  • Swimming attire: girls—modest swimsuit, boys—swim trunks.
  • Beach towel and bath towel
  • Optional: Flashlight and camera (separate from phone)

Not permitted: electronics such as radios, cell phones, laptops, and tablets

Activities:

The youth will be going to Aquatica, a fun water park, on Thursday, Aug. 8th. They will just need a towel for that day. Food will be provided.

Allergies/Special Needs:

  • Youth MK allergies: Please let us know about any allergies your MK has. If they have a restricted diet, please let us know what they CAN eat.
  • A nurse will be on-site at Masterpiece Gardens to help with first aid and distribute medications.
  • If your child requires one-on-one care, please contact the MK Office prior to coming to ensure we have the proper staffing in place.