Our Interview Retreat Weekend is a crucial part of the application process. It’s an opportunity for you get to know NET and for NET to get to know you. Once we’ve received your application, and it is reviewed by our staff, you may be invited to attend an Interview Retreat Weekend. After the weekend is over, you will hear from NET within three weeks with our decison. We’re excited that you are interested in serving with NET, and we look forward to meeting you!
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 team serves in 7 to 9 dioceses across the country. In addition to traveling teams, there are three parish/school teams who will remain and serve in one parish or school each for the entire NET year, and one Home Team which stays in Minnesota.
- 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 traveling team is given a 12-14 passenger van and a trailer for the year. Team members mostly stay with host families, 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 parish/school team will have the opportunity to stay with host families 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.
Music training is designed to develop the heart of worship in the heart of you; the worship leader. During your time at music training you will learn to play, pray, eat and sleep like a worship leader. Welcome to Music Training!
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.