This packet will outline why YTH lead team exists and exactly what a leader is committed to. After checking out the commitments, you’ll see that we’re expecting a lot from our leaders; however, there are benefits and you’ll find that these high requirements have high rewards. Once you take a look at what it means to be a part of YTH lead team, you might decide you want to begin the process.
Prayerfully consider your commitment to being apart of lead team. Then, you will need to fill out the application at the end of this packet and make an appointment with Cooper Geron for your interview! Cooper can be reached at (904) 945-0317.
Let’s do this!
Joel Fletcher, Lead Pastor
Lead Over / Follow Under
We can’t be over the things that God has put under our authority, until we learn to be under the authority that God has put over us.
You cannot receive from that which you do not honor.
You can’t lead — if you can’t be led because every authority is authored by God.
REPLACE I CAN’T WITH I’LL FIND A WAY
We see obstacles as opportunities for innovation.
Because we have a cause — can’t isn’t an option.
We will find a way because Jesus has made a way.
BROUGHT PEOPLE BRING PEOPLE
We were brought near by the blood of Christ — to bring others near.
The saving is up to God — the inviting is up to us.
WE’ve GOT A REASON TO CELEBRATE
We are a church that loves to have fun and live in community.
We know how to throw a good party and for good reason… we possess the joy of God in our hearts.
We are finding our place in His purpose.
We are persistently working to reach the lost with the message of Jesus.
What better reason is there to celebrate together?
DO LESS — BETTER
We believe in focused excellence.
We can actually do more by doing less.
We will do a few things well instead of a bunch of things mediocre.
There is actually freedom in limitation.
We will not to make the gospel complicated.
EVERYTHING THAT WE do — WE do with passion
Church without passion is dead religion.
We don’t allow our emotion to dictate our devotion — but instead our devotion dictates our emotion.
Jesus was passionate for us — we are passionate for Him in return.
Faith is our first response — not OUR last resort
We default to faith first.
We’re about proactive Faith not just reactive faith
Our worship band will lead worship every Wednesday for our service. This team might be for you if you play an instrument or sing and have a passion for worship. The band requires more than all other teams and is time consuming but worth it! Use your talents to lead a crowd of students into worship each week!
This team is for those that want to use their creative side to influence the culture around them. You will be responsible for creating video scripts, coming up with new sermon art, graphics, merch ideas and so much more. Our expectations for our creative team are high. We expect our content to be the best of the best.
This team works to exceed the highest standards in audio, video, lighting, and screen production. This team is essential in enhancing environments to provide a distraction free worship experience.
This team works to ensure that every person who walks through our doors has the best experience possible. Your role in this team is to be an experience guide for every new student that walks in the door.
Capture Team plays an essential role in reaching people far from God and showing them how to follow Jesus. This team communicates what God is doing in our church to those who don’t attend yet in a relevant and attractive way. We want our posts to engage people to the point where they would say “I can’t miss this”.
It is important to know a specific time when you surrendered your life to Jesus. Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian just like going to McDonalds doesn’t make you a cheeseburger. Baptism is important but it cannot save you. Baptism is only a symbol that you have been saved.
Grow in your relationship with Christ through the following spiritual habits:
Devotion. This is a time set aside where you can spend alone time with God in prayer and Bible study. Be creative. Find a place where you can spend time with God consistently. Whether it’s a porch swing or on a truck bed under the stars, this time with God is special.
Find a mentor. Why do life alone? Find an adult leader you can trust. No matter what your struggles, you should be able to share this with your mentor. This relationship will challenge each of you to live a life pleasing to God.
Serving. Maintain the heart of a servant. When you serve others and God, you grow in Him. It’s that simple.
Involvement in the Church Body. We will not be a secluded ministry. We will be deeply involved with living in community at Nineteen Hundred Church.
Giving. Giving is an act of worship and is another great way to grow in your relationship with God. Giving can include time, talent or money.
It is essential that you attend a Nineteen Hundred service, YTH services, and Leadership team meetings weekly! This is mandatory. If you are not able to make it, you must send a text or call Cooper with your reason at least 24 hours in advance. You are that important to this ministry! If you are missing too much, you will be asked to step down from leadership.
Being a leader requires consistency. When you commit to serving on our leadership team, your commitment is for the length of one full school year. Be reliable!
Part of being a Leader is committing to choices, lifestyle, and attitudes that are Godly. Your leadership is a model for other students. Because of this, everything your project should be above reproach. This includes your Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat Story, etc.
A leader is passionate about seeing their school campus come to know Christ. Believe big things will happen! Dream God-sized dreams! Reach out to your friends and bring them to YTH!
EMBODY THE CULTURE
We believe culture is built by design not by default. Thats why its important our lead team embodies the culture of Nineteen Hundred, especially in Youth.
KNOW WHY WE EXIST
This statement defines why YLT exists. Everything will reflect back to this statement. “We exist to reach people far from God and show them how to follow Jesus.”
KNOW THE GOSPEL IN FIVE WORDS
The Gospel will be at the center of everything we do. The Gospel in Five Words is an easy way to remember, understand and share the Gospel with your friends.
We’re asking a lot from our leaders and because of this, we realize leadership isn’t for everyone. Many people won’t want to rise to the high level of commitment we are expecting. Others might not have enough time to commit to attending both Nineteen Hundred and YTH services.
If YLT isn’t for you, don’t worry about it. We are committed to you and want to help you continue to grow spiritually, regardless of your involvement.
Although we’re asking for a considerable commitment from our leaders, there are also benefits. YTH lead team has high requirements, but it also has high rewards. Part of the high reward leaders receive is hands on training and personal time with team leaders of the church. Also, leaders take ownership of YTH using the talents and gifts God has given them.
You’ll receive priceless leadership training and experience that will help you grow in every area of life. Being a part of YTH lead team will often result in food, random group outings, an exclusive retreat each year, and a group of friends you will never forget! The spiritual reward of investing in the lives of others will be the best.
We want to invest in the lives and calling of our student leaders!
We are especially concerned about the family life of our leaders. We do not want to create a ton of programs to keep leaders out every night of the week. Spiritual growth does not necessarily require sacrificing family time and commitments.
As far as a time commitment, we’re asking our leadership team to be out one night during the week (YTH service & YLT Meetings), attend one day on the weekend (One Nineteen Hundred Service).
We are asking our leaders to give 3% of their time monthly (23 hrs / 728 hrs), some months more, some months less.
Typically a student will give 13% of their time to a school activity such as football, choir, drama, etc. Also, a student will give 20% of their time to going to school (not including homework). Students spend about 27% of their time sleeping. This leaves 37% of time left over for family, homework and friends.
How you choose for your family to spend their time is your family’s decision. We are simply pointing out how little time it takes for your leader to make a huge impact in their lives and in the lives of others.
We are asking for 3% of your leader’s time in which they will be serving God, creating lasting relationships with friends, having fun and learning about an area they are gifted in.
We are proud of your leader for their commitment to leadership. We are asking that if you choose to honor their decision, you will help them stay true to their commitment. We love and appreciate our leader’s parents! Thank you in advance!
EVERYONE HAS THE SAME 24 HOURS IN A DAY.
HOW YOU SPEND YOUR TIME REVEALs YOUR PRIORITIES.
We firmly believe that God’s mission for us and His specific calling for our lives deserve to be at the top of our priority list. There are a ton of things we can commit our time to in life, but we believe nothing can be greater than working together, to lead our community and world, to know Jesus in a personal way.
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