A J Life leader is a college student, a young adult, a married couple, a parent of a student, or anyone who loves Junior High Students and wants to help them in their walk with Jesus. A J Life leader is someone who is passionate about God and sharing their experiences, they love students, they want to hang out with students, they can have fun and laugh at themselves, they love games and food, and are willing to listen and be there for Junior High students.
We ask that all our volunteers read and sign off on a variety of forms and statements designed to protect them and our students that we serve. One of the primary forms is our Standards of Conduct that outlines the appropriate interactions and standards we hold our staff and volunteers to. If you are interested you can see a copy of that form here: Standards of conduct. All interested volunteers will receive a hard copy to be read and signed upon a meeting with our student ministry staff.
Why be a leader?
Junior High students are looking for people who will actually invest in their lives. They want someone who is willing to listen to them, love them, offer stability in an unstable world, spend time with them, and speak the truth of the Gospel. These students are the future of our church, our country, and our world, and this is our opportunity to invest in them and help them cultivate a Biblical worldview and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Where else do you get to make a meaningful impact in a student’s life and have fun at the same time?!
What type of leaders do we need?
We are so glad you asked! There are so many different ways you can serve in J Life, here are just a few:
Sound Guru – If you know your tech stuff and love playing music to get people pumped up during game time, then this is the job for you!
Game Leader – Do you love dodgeball? How about crazy or messy games? Do you love seated basketball? Are you willing to run around and have tons of fun?! Then this is where you will fit right in. Don’t worry if you don’t know the games because we will teach them to you and train you!
Snack Master – If you love to bake or cook and would absolutely love to have students eating all your food and saying how much they enjoy it, then this is the perfect role for you. You can either serve during the night by making sure snacks are put out and cleaned up, or you can serve by simply providing snack periodically or each week.
Welcome Desk Connoisseur – We need people who can welcome our students each week and make them feel loved and valued! This is the perfect place if you have a big personality and love to interact with students.
Small Group Leader – If you have a heart for leading discussions, talking about all things junior high related, laughing super hard, and mixing it up with students, then you found the right place! Our small group leaders will lead Biblically based discussions after a large group section and are the ones who help push our main points home.
If this interests you then contact Andrew or Emma and they will help get you plugged in!