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Join the Student Ministries Team

Student Ministries leaders have a huge vision. We want to make sure that every student who walks through our doors is welcomed and feels supported and encouraged by us. That can only happen when students are given the opportunity to develop close relationships with caring, committed adults. In order to accomplish this we keep our adult to student ratio very low. This upcoming year we are aiming for 5:1! 

If you’re hoping to get involved in Student Ministries, review the opportunities below to find where you fit.

Weekly Team Roles
Sunday Morning Small Group Leader (Middle School or High School)
Sunday Evening Program Leader (Middle School or High School)
Week Night Small Group Leader (High School Only)

Special Event Volunteer Opportunities
One-time Event Leader (Middle School or High School)

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Don’t see any opportunities that are a perfect fit?  We want to hear how you want to join us! Contact Dan Yoon.


STUDENT MINISTRY SUNDAY MORNING SMALL GROUP LEADER:

Job Description: Leaders intentionally develop relationships with students in both large and small group settings in order to see God bring transformational change.

Leaders will be paired together to help lead and facilitate a small group during the 9:15 and 11 a.m. services. Curriculum is provided by Student Ministries.

In addition to building community, an equally important goal is to start conversations on how their faith and relationship in God intersects with their everyday realities using Scripture, personal stories, videos, activities or crafts, and other resources, many of which are also provided by Student Ministries.

Time commitment: A full school year (Sept – June) for about 2.5 hours weekly, including preparation time.
- Must also attend leader training sessions, about four each year
- Encouraged to participate in fall/spring retreats
- Connect with students’ parents on occasion

 


STUDENT MINISTRY SUNDAY EVENING PROGRAM LEADER:

Job Description: Leaders intentionally develop relationships with students in both large and small group settings in order to see God bring transformational change. This can take place while playing games, crafting, praying together, having conversations and other fellowship outings. 

In addition to being paired with other leaders to facilitate small group breakouts after the main teaching session, leaders are asked to assist with one or more of these roles: 
- Welcome students and check them in using iPad or newcomer cards
- Serve food and refreshments
- Participate in group activities and worship

Time commitment: A full school year (Sept – June) for about 2.5 hours weekly, including preparation time.
- Must also attend leader training sessions, about four each year
- Encouraged to participate in fall/spring retreats
- Connect with students’ parents on occasion 

Requirements:
-Take and pass an online one hour course on child safety
-Pass a background check


STUDENT MINISTRY WEEKLY SMALL GROUP LEADER: 

Job Description: Leaders intentionally develop relationships with students in both large and small group settings in order to see God bring transformational change.

Leaders will be paired together to help lead and facilitate a small group. Topics for small groups can be based on feedback from the students, current events, the current sermon series, topics the leaders believe is important or valuable, or curriculum provided by Student Ministries. Small groups can also include meals, time for study and homework, and occasional special events.

In addition to building community, another goal should be to start conversations on how their faith and relationship in God intersects with their everyday realities using Scripture, personal stories and other resources.

Time commitment: A full school year (Sept – June) for about 2.5 hours weekly, including preparation time.
- Must also attend leader training sessions, about four each year
- Encouraged to participate in fall/spring retreats
- Connect with students’ parents on occasion

Requirements:
-Take and pass an online one hour course on child safety
-Pass a background check


ONE-TIME EVENT LEADER:

Leaders join with students on an intentional occasion to explore what a faith commitment to Jesus Christ is and to guide students in imagining how such a commitment would express itself in their everyday lives. Occasions will vary throughout the year, but this role of each opportunity will stay the same:
-Interact with student, enjoying their company during meals, games, programmed activities, and free time

Depending on the nature of the occasion, you may also volunteer to:
-Lead free-time activities
-Drive rental vehicles
-Assist with check-in
-Provide cooking instruction to students
-Serve food and refreshments

The following is a list of examples of one-time occasions that occur throughout the year:
Student Ministries Kickoff
CrossRoads Octoberfest
CrossRoads Thanksgiving Dinner
Fall Retreats
Spring Retreats
Student Ministries End of Year Bash
Summer Mission Trips

Time commitment: 
Varies anywhere from 2 hours to 7 days. 

Requirements:
-Take and pass an online one hour course on child safety
-Pass a background check