Leadership Team

At GroveYouth, we desire to help students to know, experience, and follow Jesus through equipping, empowering, and releasing leaders to ministry. We seek to develop Christ-centred, Spirit-led leaders through intensive training, opportunities for collaboration, and the development of and invitation to use their Spiritual gifts.

If you are interested in applying, please see the information below, check out our leadership team documents, and contact our youth pastor, Chandra Styles (chandra@forestgrovecc.com // 306.221.8733) with any questions that you have.

QUALIFICATIONS TO APPLY

  • You are a believer in and follower of Jesus Christ.
  • You regularly attend Forest Grove Community Church or another local church for weekly services regularly.
  • You have read and understood the GroveYouth Leadership Team Documents provided below.
  • You have read and understood the Mennonite Brethren Confession of Faith.
  • You must have a successful Criminal Record Check (CRC) before the attending your first program night.
  • Complete the GroveYouth Leader application process.
  • Plan to attend all GroveYouth Leadership Training dates for your team to the best of your ability.
  • Jr. High leaders must be Grade 11 or older. If you are in 11th grade you must have gone through 1 semester of our High School LIT program or an equivalent program in another ministry (such as a summer camp).
  • Sr. High small group leaders must be at least 1 year out of high school (some exceptions may be made). Those younger may apply for our program or hospitality teams.

PROCESS TO APPLY

  • Application Process
    • Read the documents under the heading that applies to you (Returning Leader or New Applicant).
    • Returning Leaders fill out the GroveYouth Volunteer Application.
    • New Applicants fill out the FGCC Ministry Safe Place Application and the GroveYouth Volunteer Application.
  • Interview
    • If you are a New Applicant, you must sign up for a brief interview below.
    • If you are moving teams or returning from a break that exceeds one year, you will be contacted by the Director of the team you are applying for to plan a time for an interview.
  • References
    • You must acquire references from two people – one being an adult from Forest Grove Community Church (18+ who is not immediate or extended family) and one being someone who has supervised you – by sending them the link to our reference form. This is your responsibility!
    • References are due on August 27th along with the application deadline.
  • GroveYouth Leader Training
    • Jr. High Training:
      • Friday, September 9 from 6:00-10:00pm (supper provided)
      • Saturday, September 10 time 9:00am-9:00pm (lunch and supper provided)
    • Sr. High Training: 
      • Tuesday, September 6 from 6:00-10:00pm (supper provided)
      • Saturday, September 10 time 9:00am-9:00pm (lunch and supper provided)
  • Criminal Record Check
    • All volunteers over the age of 18 need a successful Criminal Record Check if your application is successful. This must be renewed every four years (check with Chandra to see if you need one – chandra@forestgrovecc.com).
    • You can pick up a letter from the church office to waive the fee to take with you to your police station. Bring back the completed check as soon as possible, before the first program night that you attend.

FIRST PROGRAM NIGHTS:

Sr. High: Tuesday, September 13

Jr. High: Friday, September 16

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS AND FORMS

The application deadline is Saturday, August 27, 2022. You will be contacted by text, email, and/or phone by Wednesday, August 30, 2022.

RETURNING LEADER

Leader Conduct & Expectations
Leader Roles and Teams
GroveYouth Safe Place Policy
Mennonite Brethren Confession of Faith

*If you are moving from Jr. High to Sr. High or vice versa, you will be contacted by the Director to set an interview.

*If you don’t remember when you last completed a Criminal Record Check, double check with Chandra if you need to renew your CRC before filling out this application.*

GroveYouth Volunteer Application

NEW APPLICANT

New Leader Package
Leader Conduct & Expectations
GroveYouth Safe Place Policy
Mennonite Brethren Confession of Faith
Reference Form // you are responsible for sending this to both of your references and having them complete it by August 27.
Request Interview Time with the youth ministry staff.
FGCC Ministry Safe Place Application
GroveYouth Volunteer Application

HIGH SCHOOL LIT PROGRAM

For more information and to apply, head to our GroveYouth Service Options page.