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DUE DATE: May 1, 2016. This is the real deadline, we won't accept late submissions.
If selected to be Chaplain, you will have the joy and responsibility of telling people about the love and grace of God through devotions, prayers, and conversations in a wide variety of settings. The Chaplain is the spiritual ambassador for LCY, the Executive Committee, and the Youth Ministry Cabinet.
The Chaplain is a rising Junior or Senior who is part of the SCLCY Executive Committee, which is the governing body of LCY, with both voice and vote. The Chaplain is responsible for helping to maintain the focus on God's presence and plan, to attend all Youth Ministry Cabinet and Executive Committee meetings, Winter Retreats, and Convention to provide devotions for those gatherings. This means that you will be required to be at ALL Executive Committee and Cabinet meetings, ALL Winter Retreats, LCY Convention BOTH this year AND next year, and as many of the other events as possible. If you can't commit to this, please don't apply.
Devotions should be rooted in Scripture, and work best when they include one's own life experience, something that's relevant to the group the devotions are for, and conclude with some sort of prayer. Over the years, they've been done as sermon-style, participatory, stories, included occasional games, skits, or songs, and really have been everything in between. This is an opportunity to tell people the story of Jesus in a way that makes sense in their lives in 15 minutes or less.
Devotions are best when prepared ahead of time! The Chaplain is expected and encouraged to consult with a pastor or other rostered leader, or talk to Pastor Eric about what you'd like to do. This is because being Chaplain is as much about honing your own faith and ability to think about how to relate it to others as it is about the devotions themselves. We always learn the most about God and faith in relationship!
This position is unique, and will cause you to confront theological issues and faith issues. It's a tremendous responsibility and opportunity to grow in faith and love for God, and it's a position that literally informs the rest of your life.
Please email me if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm so grateful to God for you. Thank you for your interest in becoming LCY Chaplain, and know that I'll be praying for you. We will let you know by the end of the day Wednesday, June 7 whether you've been selected or not. Please plan to be at LCY Convention so that you can be there if you are selected.
God bless and keep you, and we'll see you soon!
Grace & Peace,