Becoming complete in Christ

Mature in Christ

Many centuries ago, the apostle Paul warned that the “last days” would be “terrible” (2 Tim 3.1-5). He goes on to describe a society that is completely broken on every level. Whether we are in the “last days” or not is not for us to say, but it is clear that the symptoms of that age are already characteristic of our own society. The good news is that the gospel is designed for terrible times, but it must be handled with skill. There is an urgent need to prepare believers to serve the cause of Christ in a way that unleashes the power of the gospel.

Teleios (TEL-ay-os) is Living Waters’ answer to this challenge. Paul’s life and ministry were driven by his intense desire to “present everyone mature (greek: teleios) in Christ (Col. 1.28), and that is our goal as well. Teleios is an intensive nine-month, in-residence training program designed to cultivate in each student the character of Christ, so that the power of His life is released to live and work through them. The training consists of a mix of intensive Bible studies, ministry skills training, personal development, and service, all under the watchful care of seasoned mentors. The program is designed primarily for graduating high school seniors, but is open to older students, as well. Lord willing, the program beginning in August and concludes in May. Teleios is an excellent way to prepare teens for a life of service for the Lord.

A typical week will consist of 40+ hours of serving at camp (kitchen, program, maintenance or office) three nights of group bible study, church involvement and mentoring relationships. Once a month students will gather for purposeful training developed to meet the needs of the participants. Topics might include Spiritual gifts assessments, financial planning, Christian maturity, time management, Bible study methods…

If you have questions, please contact Ivan Munguia at 608-632-0018 or email Ivan Munguia.

We have found that it is beneficial for Teleios students to first serve on Summer Staff and attend Foundation Camp prior to their Teleios experience. If you are applying for Teleios please be prepared to consider joining our team in June for training prior to the start of Teleios in August.

The Teleios Program begins August 13, 2024, and concludes on May 23, 2025

Teleios students will live at camp, performing many camp roles, while attending regular training sessions.

Start by beginning the application process now