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Two Ways to ServeWhat's Right For You?
Former MissionariesHave Been Impacted
“I learned how to love and serve others where they were at, just as Jesus so graciously meets us where we are at.”
“Entering my first summer of volunteer work…I lacked the confidence and willingness to really get out of my comfort zone to minister and evangelize to others, which is a major part of our Catholic Faith. Through that first summer of service, I grew so much. I pushed myself to places I didn’t think I could go previously. By the end of my [three] years of service at the AFC, I had been transformed into a leader.”David
“As members of the Alumni Corps, we both experienced a deep level of personal and spiritual growth through the service and formation that the program offered. It has definitely been one of the primary influences on our faith and how we strive to live it each day.”Kevin & Nicholle
A Firm Foundation:Pillars of the Alumni Corps Program
Formationin the Truths of the Faith
Weekly spiritual formation deepens your knowledge of the Catholic Faith and nourishes your relationship with Jesus. The formation you receive is meant to support you in your entire Christian journey, not just your time as a missionary.
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12
Seven Qualitiesof a Missionary
A servant is humble, like Christ, and ready to serve the needs of others.
A teachable person values authority, is open to new thoughts and ideas, and sees the influence that other people and experiences have on personal growth.
A professional communicates in an effective and timely manner, dresses appropriately for the task at hand, is punctual and productive, and is conscious of how they treat others.
A team player is willing to work with others to get things done. A team player is flexible and willing to compromise, but above all, sees the gifts that others bring to a project.
A leader is not focused on self-advancement, but rather on the good of all. A leader is humble, self-motivated, encouraging, sacrificial, and attentive to the little things.
A dependable person is hardworking, trustworthy, obedient, selfless, and unafraid of failure. A dependable person is committed to the common mission and responsible in completing their tasks.
Zeal for Souls
A Christian who is zealous for souls possesses a burning desire to share the love of Christ with others.
Practical InformationAlumni Corps
You can apply online by clicking one of the links below.
It will take about an hour to fill out your application.
Besides your name and contact information, there are a variety of short answer questions on the application. You might want to take some time to think about these questions before answering.
You’ll want to have the following ready when you apply:
- Recent picture of yourself (head and shoulders)
- Names and contact info for 3 references
If you can’t complete your application right away, you can save it for later. To access your application later, you will need to copy and paste the link that appears after you click save.
We provide all of your living needs, including room, food, some social outings, staff T-shirts and sweatshirts, and personal needs. You may be asked to fundraise to help cover these expenses, however you are not required to reach a certain amount.
Alumni Corps missionaries live, work, and minister at Catholic Familyland®—a place set apart for families—in Bloomingdale, OH.
Catholic Familyland is located about 20 minutes from Franciscan University of Steubenville and only 45 minutes from Pittsburgh International Airport.
Our rooms are dorm-style, which means that you can expect to share with at least one other Alumni Corps missionary of the same gender. You can also expect to share a common bathroom with other missionaries who live in your hallway.
Men and women will have bedrooms in separate buildings, but all missionaries will have access to common spaces for meals, movies, and social time.