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From The Coop | February 2023 Newsletter

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Thank you to everyone who gave and prayed during our year-end fundraiser for the SWO1 Growth Fund. We are continually overwhelmed by God’s goodness and your generosity. We hope to make many more exciting announcements throughout 2023!

Here’s a preview for you skimmers:

  1. Summer Staff & Servant Team applications are closing soon.
  2. Contact Brooke Mitchell if you want to serve as a nurse during a week of SWO23 summer camp.
  3. Our free student ministry conference (Iron on Iron) is happening in March.
  4. Staff alumni interviews from Kelly Schwarting and BP (Brittany Pleasants).
  5. New NSR podcast episodes.
  6. College retreat 2023 sessions.
  7. Why do I need the Church if I already have Jesus?
  8. 16 best apologetics books for college students.
  • SWO23 Summer is all about the Life of Joseph (the Gospel in Genesis). 
  • Our grounds, rec, and maintenance crews have been quite busy. So, you’ll see a new slide and parking areas materialize very soon!

News & Announcements

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Summer Staff & Servant Team

Don’t forget to send in your Summer Staff application (college-aged) or Servant Team application (high school students) soon. 

  • Feb. 20 – summer staff deadline
  • Feb. 27 – servant team deadline

If you’re on the fence, go check out the new SWO alumni videos with Kelly Schwarting and Brittany Pleasants.

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Need – Nurses for Summer Camp

Snowbird is looking for nurses to serve as on-site support staff this summer.  The length of commitment is flexible to your availability. 

Email Brooke Mitchell at to learn more.

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Youth Ministry Conference

Iron on Iron is a quick weekend event for youth pastors and youth ministry teams designed to refuel and refresh you and your team so you’ll finish strong. Youth leaders burn out quickly when they aren’t invested in — invest in them and yourself. 

Register for Iron on Iron Today

(Free for student pastors and spouses.)

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Recycled Technology on Mission

Got an old phone or iPad that doesn’t get used anymore? Greg & Kilby Helms, from Let Me Introduce You, need unused tech devices to get audio Bibles and theology books to hungry believers in Uganda—much cheaper than printed copies.

Click here to learn how to donate your phone or tablet.

Stuff to Listen to

 No Sanity Required podcast — Listen on Apple  |  Listen on Spotify

  • Why You Should Work on SWO23 Summer Staff
  • The Rise of Solomon | Beyond the Flannelgraph
  • The Grace of the Lord in Parenting
  • Who is the Devil?

SWO Teaching podcast — Listen on Apple  |  Listen on Spotify

  • Why You Should Work on SWO23 Summer Staff
  • Characteristics of Drifting
  • Who is the Author of Your Faith?
  • 4 Doctrines that Form a Worldview
  • Our Greatest Enemy
  • Christian Excellence in an Age of Systemic Mediocrity
  • Beware of Suspicion

Stuff to Watch

Stuff to Read

Why Do I Need the Church If I Already Have Jesus? – When Christ saves you, you get adopted into a family (with brothers and sisters). Here’s why that’s such a big deal, and how you can find great hope in that.

16 Best Apologetics Books for College Students – God has given us a mind to observe and learn from how He works in the world. These books will help you learn from God’s Word, understand more of the world around you, and engage your lost friends with the Gospel.

February 2, 2023

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