- How do you become a Sojourner?
All prospective Sojourners have to go through an application process. Applications can be obtained online through our website, from the Camp Bee office, or from any Sojourner.
- Do you have to be retired to be a Sojourner?
While the vast majority of current Sojourners are retired, there are some who have not retired and participate as time allows.
- Do you have to have an RV to sojourn?
RV ownership (or access to one) is required to participate in the Sojourner mission.
- What are the financial costs involved?
There are no annual membership dues or application fees. However, all Sojourners are expected to support themselves financially while on a sojourn.
- Who decides where you will go for sojourns?
No assignments are given. Each individual Sojourner decides each year where they will participate.
- What exactly do you do on sojourns?
The Sojourner office receives around 130 requests for sojourns each year. Some are physical in nature, such as helping a bible camp open for the summer sessions. Others are of a spiritual nature that might involve a VBS, distributing literature, or teaching a seminar. Many requests are a combination of physical and spiritual.
- How will I know what to do on the sojourn?
Each sojourn has a Team Leader and co-Team Leader. These men delegate to each team member duties needed to complete the request.
- What if I don’t have any handyman skills, like carpentry?
Skills of all levels and variety or needed on every sojourn.
- Do you have to do a certain number of sojourns each year?
To maintain an active status, Sojourners must complete a minimum of two weeks each year.
- Is it a requirement to attend Sojourner workshops?
All Sojourners are encouraged to participate in a workshop each year. Workshops provide valuable training for both physical and spiritual sojourns. They also provide great fellowship and are the best to learn of future opportunities for service. Attendance, however, is not required.
- Where is Camp Bee?
Camp Bee is located in beautiful East Texas outside of Marshall. It has over 150 RV sites with adequate meeting facilities.
- Do you have to be a full-time RVer to sojourn?
The majority of Sojourners maintain homes and travel in their RV for sojourns. A few Sojourners are full-time RVers which simply means they live in their RV year round.
- How many Sojourners are there?
There are currently over one thousand members of the Sojourner mission. At any one time, more than five hundred of them are actively participating. Sojourners become inactive for personal reasons such as health or other family issues from time to time. All it takes to become active again is to simply participate in another sojourn.