Letter from the Youth Pastor

Dear Friends,

Do you have a gift to offer to Youth Ministry?

Often we are asked about helping with our youth ministry program.  We have several ways that mature Christian adults can help with our ministry.

First, you can be a Youth Counselor.  This is commitment that adults make to work with the teens at our church.  We strive very hard to have mature caring adults available to listen and help our teenagers about their faith struggles in today's world.  Our counselors show their commitment by accomplishing several steps.

                1.  Decide you wish to make a commitment to mentor ALL our youth and make a difference in their spiritual lives

                2.  Meet with the youth pastor during a scheduled appointment to apply for approval by the Youth Ministry Advisory Team

                3.  Complete Safe Sanctuaries Training

                4.  Agree and complete a background check

                4.  Be a member of 1st Methodist Church for at least 1 year

                5.  Attend and participate in counselor meetings, continuing education, and  youth activities on a regular basis

                6.  Have a firm understanding of our youth ministry purpose and your role within that purpose

                7.  Be open for assignment within our ministry based on the needs of the students and your grace given gifts

 

The second way you can help is to be a parent volunteer.  We rely on our parents for many important tasks in the life of our youth ministry.  Parent volunteers help during occasional special events.  Parents drive, chaperone field trips, help with kitchen duties, help with setup and clean up, donate items, and help wherever needed on an occasional basis.  How can you volunteer to be part of the parent volunteer force?  Just contact the youth pastor and say you want to be added to the parent volunteer list.  We will contact you for support when those special occasions happen within the life of the church.

 

Finally, we have a wonderful third volunteer force....our young adults.  Our young adult helpers are those people from 18-25 years in age.  To be a young adult volunteer in youth ministry you need to:

                1.  Complete Safe Sanctuaries class

                2.  Meet with the youth pastor during a scheduled appointment to apply for approval by the Youth Ministry Advisory Team

                3.  Be a member of 1st Methodist Church for at least 1 year

                4.  Have a firm understanding of our youth ministry purpose and your role in that purpose

                5.  Be open for assignment within our ministry based on the needs of the students and your grace given gifts

 

We are blessed to have so many wonderful people involved within our ministry.  We could not achieve our goal of, "Making disciples of Jesus Christ through the acts of missions, worship, evangelism, and fellowship" without them.  If you want to be part of our team, contact Bruce Weber at 985-643-6437.

Peace,
Bruce <><