Application for Student Leadership Team 2018-2019
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The information found below will help you understand the commitment needed to be a part of our Student Leadership Team. It's our goal that you'll reach for this high standard. We expect a lot from our leaders because this was the model Jesus taught for leadership.
RESET Mission Statement
The student ministry at Asbury United Methodist Church exists to glorify God in living life together to empower students to become disciples of Jesus Christ through worship, study and service.
The Essence of Biblical Leadership
Jesus expected leaders to serve. Jesus gave his disciples an image of leadership that we use as our standard for student leadership in RESET:
“Jesus called them [the disciples] together and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave--just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Matthew 20:25-28
Jesus turned the world's understanding of leadership upside down. His teaching about leadership literally goes against everything we naturally assume about leading. Biblical leadership isn't about power or positions. It's not about control and glory. Jesus calls his leaders to be servants and slaves of others. And this kind of leadership isn't popular or praised. Servant leadership is not attractive to most people. It goes in direct opposition to the attitude of running to the car and calling “SHOTGUN” to ride in the front seat.
Leadership is a Choice
Leadership isn't another program to attend. Our Student Leadership Team (SLT) isn't just for a select few. It isn't just for the cute, fun, or popular. Leadership isn't about having an extroverted and outgoing personality. Being a leader is a personal commitment. The most meaningful commitments are tough to keep, but they are worth the effort because our priorities determine who we are, and who we are becoming!
High Requirements Have High Rewards
We’re asking a lot from student leaders and because of this, we realize leadership isn’t for everyone.
If student leadership isn’t for you, don’t worry about it. Not being involved in our Student Leadership Team isn’t a measure of your spiritual maturity. We are committed to you and want to help you continue to grow spiritually regardless of your involvement with SLT.
Although we’re asking for a considerable commitment from our student leaders, there are also benefits. Student Leadership has high requirements, but it also has high rewards. Part of the high reward student leaders receive is more intense and personal time with the RESET staff. We want to invest in the lives of our leaders. In addition to this, you’ll have opportunities for training and service in RESET that will only be available to student leaders. Finally, as a member of the student leadership team, you’ll be connected to an outstanding community of believers who strive to put God first and serve in Asbury RESET. This community can be a powerful resource for laughter, encouragement, support and being challenged in your faith.
Requirements for Joining Student Leadership Team
- Regularly attend a Life Group at Asbury RESET
- Regularly attend monthly SLT Meetings on Sunday afternoons before Sunday Night Worship
- Regularly attend 945 and/or Sunday Night Worship
- Attend Fall Retreat, Discovery Weekend, and Beach Camp
- Attend Mission Trip (Chattanooga and/or Costa Rica)
- Regularly attend Serve Days during school year
- Regularly attend weekly church services
- Send out weekly text messages to invite students to RESET who have not attended in past 3 weeks
- Be a current 8th-12th grade student
- Be a committed follow of Jesus Christ
If you have any questions about the requirements above, please contact Moose by phone call or email. Regularly attending means that you attend more often than you miss. We understand that sports and school can mean missing events, but we also want you to make SLT a high priority in your life. It is difficult to be a leader if you are not there. Please note that being a liturgist at the Traditions is not a requirement, but is offered to SLT members who would like to serve the church in this way.
How To Become A Student Leader
- Prayerfully consider all the student leader commitments
- Talk with your family and evaluate the commitments
- Fill out the application below before August 26