Process for becoming a High School Student Leader in the WCC Middle School Ministry:
- Thoroughly read and understand the Student Leader Expectations.
- Download and fill out an application.
- Schedule an interview with Pastor Andrew.
Student Leader Expectations:
- Understand “the win”. While we try to create fun and exciting programs that students want to attend, the real “win” for us in middle school ministry is when a student begins to understand, and own their faith in Jesus. We want our leaders to help students identify what the “next step” is in their Faith journey, and encourage them and walk with them in that journey.
- We want our leaders to model that “faith ownership” to the middle school students. As the blind man in John 9:25 said: “I once was blind, but now I see!” we are looking for student leaders who can verbally articulate the difference that knowing Jesus has made in their life, and is continuing to make in their life every day. We aren’t looking for “perfect” people, just people who are growing spiritually and desiring continued growth, and who are honest about the up’s and downs in their journey of faith. (Tip: If you wouldn’t be comfortable sharing in a group of 8-10 people what God has been teaching you lately, or, praying out loud in front of a group of people, please take a season and really seek God and where God is leading you to serve before applying to be a Middle School Leader).
- Understand the level of commitment involved. Faithfulness is absolutely essential. We are looking for leaders to be at every Sunday program, connecting with key students during the week (whether in person, going to games, via text, etc) and praying for students faithfully.
- Be involved in the Wednesday Night High School community as a regular attender and small group participant. Be a regular attender of the WCC Sunday main church service (most student leaders who serve at 11:30, attend the 5:00)
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. – 1 Timothy 4:12
As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do. – 1 Peter 1:15-16
Demonstrate the Lordship of Jesus Christ in every area of your life, including (but not limited to):
- Behavior – Actions should not be a result of JUST “modified behavior” and “good morals” but reflective of the transforming work Jesus is doing in our heart.
- Speech – Pure speech, free from profanity, encouraging. uplifting and truthful.
- Social media use/Internet/Gaming – Responsible, drama-free and free from sub-tweets, vague- tweets, and retweets that contain questionable language/material. We expect leader’s video game and Internet usage and content to be responsible, healthy and balanced.
- Relationships with parents – Honor and respect and truthfulness
- Relationships with others – Loving, accepting, free from drama, and pursuing reconciliation of broken relationships.
- Dating relationships – Demonstrate wisdom and commitment to Christ in your relationships with the opposite sex.
- Integrity – Lifestyle consistent with your faith in all areas. Truthfulness in all things.
We understand that leaders will slip up, and we just ask that they would be open and honest with Pastor Andrew or Pastor Dayne, as we believe in a culture of grace, forgiveness, and restoration, going hand in hand with confession and repentance, as we spur one another on towards Christ-likeness (Hebrews 10:24).