Houseparenting at New Song can be an incredible blessing to the husbands and wives who take on this important ministry role. Just ask New Song Director, Bob Schloss, and his wife and Associate Director of New Song, Lisa Schloss, who houseparented on campus for the last 2½ years.
“Lisa and I developed very close, personal relationships with the boys we cared for,” shared Bob. “We loved our boys so much, and we are glad that our relationships with them continue to be strong.”
Because our houseparents and the kids “do life” together—from morning breakfast to reading bedtime stories, our houseparents have the chance to bond with vulnerable boys and girls in deep and meaningful ways.
“Houseparent experiences with the kids run the full gamut at New Song,” said Lisa. “One night Bob might be wrestling on the living room carpet with the boys or discipling them in the study room, while on the next I might be playing Legos with them on that same floor or teaching them how to make a casserole in the kitchen.”
New Song is currently seeking houseparents to serve on campus, and we would enjoy talking with couples who have an interest. If you and your spouse, or a couple you know, might want to learn more about houseparenting at New Song, please reach out to Bob Schloss directly at RSchloss@NewSongMission.org, and he’d be glad to talk with you.
Houseparenting at New Song offers several wonderful blessings, including:
- Ministering to vulnerable boys and girls and helping them heal, grow, and thrive through transformative, Christ-centered care
- Serving together as a husband and wife in full-time ministry
- Working with like-minded believers who support each other as a closely knit team
- Utilizing one’s unique gifts and abilities for God’s glory and the good of children
- Joining a growing ministry with plans of future expansion
- Having most weekends and school breaks off, and also three weeks during the summer months
- Working with K-8 boys and girls who have relatively mild behavioral issues
- A short, one-year commitment
- Growing in your Christian faith
- Having the training and opportunity to biblically disciple children in the Lord
- Living on a scenic campus setting in a beautiful, spacious home
- Generous compensation that includes a salary, free housing, room, board, and health care contributions
Bob and Lisa still enjoy hanging out with the boys they cared for, which allows for continued guidance in their lives. “I recently drove up to Indy and brought six boys who were former students or summer campers back down for a full day of activities,” shared Bob. “We had such a blast together! I’m so glad to have been a houseparent—there’s really nothing like it. The bonds we formed remain strong, and the discipleship we’ve given them, by God’s grace, will have a lifelong and even an eternal impact on the kids. Lisa and I will forever cherish the time we served as houseparents at New Song.”
To learn more about houseparenting at New Song, please visit www.NewSongMission.org/houseparenting.