Returning Staff

New Missionaries

1. Register for Missionary Training 1 (MT1)
2. Submit Airport Ride Request

1. Register for MPD Boot Camp
2. Register for Missionary Training 1 (MT1)
3. Submit Airport Ride Request

MPD BootCamp



Spiritually Healthy. Vision Driven. Fully Funded.

At bootcamp, the main areas of focus for new Missionaries is Missionary Partner Development (MPD). If you come to bootcamp having done your MPD homework (see MPD Prep page), you'll be ready to hit the ground running. Please note that your main focus (and full-time job) during the summer is MPD.

Who: All new Missionaries
Where: NET Center, West St. Paul, MN (fly to Minneapolis-St. Paul International airport).
When: Tuesday, May 29th - Friday, June 1st, 2018.  Arrive by 4:00pm on May 29th.
Why: Review the MPD Prep page!
Note: Be sure to register to MT1 in addition to bootcamp. These two training have separate registration forms. 

leader training

Who: Chapter Leaders
Where: NET Center, West St. Paul, MN
When: Wednesday, May 30th - Friday, June 1st, 2018. Arrive by 2:00pm on May 30th.
Registration: You will register for Leader Training through the Missionary Training 1 registration form (below). Register by Friday, May 11th.

Missionary Training 1


Who: All SPO Missionaries, all Chapter Leaders, and various mission staff
Where: NET Center, West St. Paul, MN
When: Friday, June 1st - Friday, June 8th 2018. Arrive by 4:00pm on June 1st. Depart after 12:00pm on June 8th.
Registration: Register by Friday, May 11th. You will be charged for the cost of your meals if you register late or fail to register.

Airport ride requests are separate from registration. 



For those of you serving as Missionaries for the first time, this training is invaluable to your success in the field and in our organization. For those of you returning to service as Missionaries and Chapter Leaders, you'll find that the camaraderie is rich and the continued training keeps you fresh on the new developments within SPO. 


Read the travel memo (below) for details on:

  • Driving reimbursements
  • Flying reimbursements
  • Arrival times
  • Departure times


Booked your flight? If you need a ride from and to the airport, you MUST complete this airport ride request by Friday, May 18th. Give us your flight info (airline, flight numbers, arrival time, etc.), and we'll set you up with a ride.

Note: Airport pick-up rides begin at 11:00am and go until the beginning session of the day. Rides on June 8th begin at 12:00pm and go through 2:00pm. You may be dropped off at the airport early if you have a later flight. Please book flights accordingly.


Missionary Training 1 is a time for just that: training. You will, however, have plenty of time to connect with other Missionaries, pray, and experience SPO's unique fellowship. Expect great things, as well as these specifics:

  • Fellowship with other Missionaries and mission staff
  • Activities and events
  • Targeted classes/seminars
  • Interactive training sessions
  • Recreation (frisbee, volleyball, basketball, etc.)
  • Personal prayer time
  • Corporate prayer and worship
  • Confession and daily Mass
  • Team placement assignments


Things to Bring

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1) Why do I need to register?
Registration lets us know you’re attending and how much food and materials to prepare. If you don’t register, we can’t guarantee you a bed to sleep in or food to eat.

2) What happens if I don't register?
If you don’t register by May 12th and are attending training, you will be charged the total cost of your meals.

3) What happens if somethings changes after I register (travel, emergency contact, develop a food allergy, etc.)?
Let Brenten know right away.

4) Do I need to bring a sleeping bag?
No! The NET Center will provide basic bedding (sheets, blanket, and pillow). No need to pack a sleeping bag.

5) Does SPO pay for my checked baggage?
We cover the cost of your travel, including luggage fees, up to the your applicable travel allowance (refer to travel memo). Baggage fees should be submitted for reimbursement as well.

Apart from the necessities, plan to bring:

  • The NET Center provides basic bedding (sheets, blanket, and pillow). No need to bring sleeping bags!
  • Smart casual clothes for training (jeans and SPO t-shirts okay); building temperature is kept cool.
  • Dress clothes for Sunday Mass
  • Exercise clothes/shoes (recreation and outdoor fellowship)
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Water bottle
  • Prayer materials: Bible, journal, Rosary, etc.
  • Snacks are provided, but feel free to bring your own.