This application will take 1-3 hours to complete. Your progress will be saved in local storage even if you close your browser or turn off your computer, but it is recommended that you do not use a shared computer, e.g. in a computer lab that will wipe all sessions after use. Instead, we highly recommend using a personal computer. If your browser session is deleted or “website data” is deleted, your progress will be lost. In most cases your browser sessions and website data are preserved unless they are intentionally deleted.

You will need to gather three reference and all three are required to serve at CBX. Your references must complete the online form for their respective position at the following links:

  1. Employer – Employer Reference Form – Copy link and send to your employer reference.
  2. Pastor – Pastor Reference Form – Copy link and send to your pastor reference.
  3. Christian Worker – Christian Worker Reference Form – Copy link and send to your Christian worker reference.

Please direct any questions to tim@cooutdoorschool.com

Staff Training

Staff training begins on September 3rd and is required for all staff. Our program season ends on November 3rd, 2018. If hired for any of the above positions, will you commit to serve from September 3rd - November 3rd, 2018?

Medical Examination & Felony Background

All staff and volunteers are required to have a medical examination performed within the last two years prior to employment.

Personality Self Assessment

In the following fields, how would you best describe yourself?

Statement of Faith

All staff for the COLS program are hired by Cross Bar X Youth Ranch, a Christian non-profit. We require our staff to agree with Cross Bar X's statement of faith (the link below will open in a new tab):

Christian Experience

Tell us About Your Christian Experience

Specific Christian Beliefs

Please list beliefs in the following areas and provide Scriptural support for your stance.

Tell us more about yourself

Experience Self Assessment

Please rate yourself on a scale of 1 being no experience and 10 being a professional. (Select a number 1 - 10 for each skill).
1 = no experience.
10 = expert level

Agreement to Cross Bar X Policies

1) As a manner of operation policy, we believe the ministry of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer is to glorify Jesus Christ in and through that life. Since our organization is interdenominational and the employees come from various denominational backgrounds, we ask our staff not to teach, promote or practice any controversial interpretation of the ministry or gifts of the Holy Spirit or any controversial doctrinal issues. These have historically acted to bring disunity and division. We are not asking staff to change their personal beliefs but simply to adhere to this policy which has been established for the order, harmony and good of all. For any questions about this, see the "Statement of faith" page on our website (Statement of Faith), or contact Tim Miller (970) 259-2716 tim@crossbarx.org.

2) Cross Bar X does not allow their seasonal staff to begin new dating relationships while at camp. It is our belief that we are best able to serve God when we are totally focused on Him and the ministry He has placed us in. Serving at CBX is an amazing opportunity to leave behind life’s distractions and spend the summer growing spiritually while focusing on God and His will for our lives. It is probable that at least some of the staff will experience attraction towards another staff members of the opposite gender, but we ask that no steps are taken toward a romantic relationship until after your employment at CBX is completed.

3) Staff are expected to make Godly life choices while they are employed at CBX. The following are a few examples of what we believe to be lifestyle choices that go against what God calls Christians to: engaging in intimacy outside of biblical parameters, ingesting media and material that is not wholesome (certain movies, TV shows, video games, music, literature, etc.), substance abuse and using recreational drugs (even “legal” substances), unwholesome language, and reckless behavior.

4) Cross Bar X requires its seasonal staff to abstain from drinking alcohol, substance abuse of any kind, and using recreational drugs (even “legal” substances), and smoking. This includes drinking or smoking anywhere at any time while employed at CBX, on or off camp property.

Any applicant who knowingly or willfully makes a false statement of any material or thing in the application is guilty of perjury in the second degree as defined in Section 18-8-503, C.R.S., and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished accordingly.

I am willing to be subject to the jurisdiction of Cross Bar X Youth Ranch for the current camping session. I understand that this applies to each camp and for the days between camps. I agree to abide by all camp policies and procedures. I also understand that the position for which I am applying will be very demanding physically, emotionally, and spiritually and I am willing to explore to the maximum every opportunity available for ministry and personal growth. I choose to cooperate with the staff and will openly share any disagreements or problems in a spirit of love if those circumstances should arise. I have considered this matter prayerfully.

Notice regarding background investigation

Cross Bar X Youth Ranch may obtain information about you from a consumer reporting agency for employment/volunteer purposes. Thus, you may be the subject of a “consumer report” and/or an “investigative consumer report” which may include, but is not limited to: employment and education verifications; social security number verification; criminal and civil court records; personal interviews; driving records; and/or any other public records or any other information bearing on your character, general reputation, personal characteristics and trustworthiness. These reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of your authorization and, if you are selected, throughout your affiliation with Cross Bar X Youth Ranch. You have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of this notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report. The report will be generated by Datasourcecorp.com (1200 South Outer Road, Blue Springs, MO 64015/816-228-5255) or another outside organization. The scope of this notice and authorization is all-encompassing, however, allowing Cross Bar X Youth Ranch to obtain from any outside organization all manner of consumer reports and investigative consumer reports now and, if you are selected, throughout your affiliation with Cross Bar X Youth Ranch to the extent permitted by law. As a result, you should carefully consider whether to exercise your right to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report.

Acknowledgement and Authorization

I acknowledge receipt of the NOTICE REGARDING BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION (above) and A SUMMARY OF YOUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT (available at the link below this paragraph) and certify that I have read and understand both of those documents. I hereby authorize the obtaining of “consumer reports” and/or “investigative consumer reports” at any time after receipt of this authorization and, if I am selected, throughout my affiliation with Cross Bar X Youth Ranch. To this end, I hereby authorize, without reservation, any law enforcement agency, administrator, state or federal agency, institution, school or university (public or private), information service bureau, employer, or insurance company to furnish any and all background information requested by Datasourcecorp.com, another outside organization acting on behalf of Cross Bar X Youth Ranch, and/or Cross Bar X Youth Ranch itself. I agree that a facsimile (“fax”) or photographic copy of this Authorization shall be as valid as the original.

A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Please type your full name