Remember, this is not an assignment for the pastor, youth or family pastor, men’s ministry pastor (unless they want it to be!). It is for the men of the church. KOZ provides all the support and tools. We ask your pastor to encourage, love and rally with you and to listen to your stories as you build your KOZ ministry.
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First: Pray. Talk to Jesus about this commitment. Don’t start if you are not hearing Him speak to you and are not willing to commit. You don’t want to start then walk away from the boys you recruit into KOZ. That is worse than not starting at all. You will need a few buddies to help you as well.
Second: Talk with your wife. Pray with her. Let her know how your heart is involved in this. She needs to support you 100% to make this work.
A Typical KOZ HTL training session is timed like this:
Wives Training Session: A nice meal (typically dinner on a Friday night) with the men and their wives. This time is used to inform her about KOZ and how important she is to the success of the ministry. This can also be a time for anyone interested in more information on KOZ as a whole. Approx. 1.5 hrs
KOZ HTL Training: Men begin training, usually Saturday morning. This is a video based training with handbooks that takes approx. 5 hours. Training concludes and men are certified as KOZ Harvest Team Leaders, (HTL’s) in Kids Outdoor Zone. (Certified Outdoor Ministry Leaders).
To register your church the cost is $249 at training. (If your church has a financial need we have grants and gifts available, call.) Order your training manuals for each man to train at $15. Each man trained will need to complete the manual work at the training. The annual cost for the KOZ curriculum and support is $300 due in January each year after your training.