Who Can Apply?
Do I have to answer all questions in the application?
Why do you need a picture?
Do I have to be Catholic?
I have never attended a retreat before, can I still apply?
Do I have to be active at a parish to be on a team?
What if I have a child already?
What if I'm divorced?
- Team members serve from mid-August through mid-May each year. The exact dates vary by year. Team members who are invited to attend music training are asked to arrive 10 days earlier than the other team members.
- Itineraries are assigned to each team. On average, a Retreat Team serves in 7 to 9 dioceses across the country, while Discipleship Teams remain and serve in one parish or school each for the entire NET year.
- NET asks each team member to raise $6,000 – $7,000 in partnership funds. Most team members have no difficulty doing so. If you are not able to raise your partnership prior to the start of training, NET will work with you for fundraising options. The partnership each team member raises is about 1/3 of what it costs NET to keep a team member on the road for a year. The rest of NET’s funding comes from retreat fees and organizational fundraising.
Each Retreat Team is given a 12-14 passenger van and a trailer for the year. Team members mostly stay with host homes, moving from host home to host home daily. Team members will always stay in a host home with at least one other same gender team member.
Each Discipleship Team will have the opportunity to stay in host homes for a few weeks at a time, as opposed to moving to a new host home every day as traveling teams do. Again, team members will always stay in a host home with at least one other same gender team member.
Why Music Training?
To really serve by leading others in “Addressing . . . one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart.” Ephesians 5:19
What it means to be a musician on NET?
A musician on NET is not just a musician. You are a servant leader – humbly laying down your life for a heart of authentic worship.
The role of the worship leader or music leader?
To boldly lead your fellow missionaries in authentic worship and “Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.” – Psalm 33:3
Deadline to submit a video is July 1st.
Missionaries interested in coming to music training will receive an email from our music coordinator once missionary contract is submitted.