Volunteer

VOLUNTEER

Fifty6 LifeGroup Leader VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Serving With
Fifty6 [5th + 6th grade]

Time Commitment
Varies between 2-4 hours per week

Location
Fifty6 meets in Room 503 [South Entrance]
Outside events and RELA activities take place at various locations

Application process
Mars Hill Student application, 2 references, 2 background checks and interview with Ministry Pastor

Qualifications/Skills
In order to help students discover and live the best kind of life—the life God made us to live, a LifeGroup Leader will live, show up, relate, and pastor.

Live – a LifeGroup Leader lives the best kind of life by actively pursuing:

  • truth through the study of the Bible
  • the restoration of all things including myself
  • wholeness – mind, body, soul, emotions, and experiences all offered together to God
  • community – a life that was never meant to be lived alone
  • choices that make me a compelling force for good in the world
  • the belief that hope is real and tomorrow can be better than today

Show up – a LifeGroup Leader commits to show up by:

  • preparing for and attending weekly programs faithfully
  • spending time with and contacting his/her students outside of church
  • attending events
  • attending leader dinners/meetings/trainings
  • planning at least 3 RELA Nights to build relationships and make memories with your LifeGroup
  • attending the Mars Hill Students Leaders’ Retreat [Sept 11-13, 2015] at SpringHill Camps in Evart, MI
  • thoroughly reading and promptly responding to weekly emails and all other forms of communication
  • partnering with parents through communication and occasional events outside of programs

Relate – a LifeGroup Leader commits to know and pray for each of his/her students in order to build trusting relationships with and among them so that we can love God, each other, and the world. LifeGroup Leaders commit to meet and know the name of every student’s parents.

Pastor – a LifeGroup Leader is a pastor, Christ’s gift to the church to equip his/her students for works of service so that the Body of Christ may be built up. As a pastor he/she commits to:

  • inspire students to discover who God made them to be and who he’s called them to be in the world
  • be available to walk through difficult issues with your students when they arise
  • help students hear the cry of those around them
  • initiate and plan a service project with your LifeGroup
  • actively partner with the parents of your students to care not only for the student but their family as well