Counselor Application - R-MC Summer Convergence 2020
A key component of the Convergence experience for youth is the opportunity to interact with college and seminary students who share a passion for faith and science. At the same time, college and seminary students will gain valuable leadership experience from working with high school students who are eager to learn and explore.
During Convergence, youth will join together to hear speakers who are both inspirational and intellectually challenging. There will also be active opportunities for learning and for team-building (mixers and recreational play.) Youth will gather in small groups to reflect on what they have heard and experienced and to make their own connections about vocation and future interests they may pursue. Additionally, youth will work individually and in groups to create liturgical resources that can be used in various worship settings, focused on the faith/science topics they have explored throughout all of the institute experiences. Counselors will be present for and guiding the youth throughout all of the Institute experiences.
Applications to serve as a summer counselor are now being accepted through February 15. Interviews for all applicants will be conducted in late February and early March, with offers being made by mid-March. Counselor offers may be given on a rolling basis, as the number of campers who have made deposits grows. Hired counselors will be required to report to Randolph-Macon on June 18 for counselor training before the program begins on June 20. Counselors will be expected to be able to participate in the entire program, ending on June 28. Applicants must also complete a background check. The stipend for each counselor will be $1,100.00 (please note this is a pre-tax amount).
Who can apply? Counselor positions are open to Randolph-Macon College students. Applicants should have an interest both in Christian faith / theology and in the sciences along with the ability to engage both topics with deep respect and critical thinking. Additionally, a strong academic record, experience working with youth, and active participation in a faith community are desired traits of a Convergence counselor.
City, State, Zip code
What Christian denomination or faith group do you identify with?
Please indicate you reasons for applying to serve as a Convergence counselor. Mark as many as apply and please add additional reasons for your interest. Please do not mark reasons that do not apply to you. We hope to build a diverse and multi-faceted team and want to know your unique gifts and interests.
I enjoy working with youth
I want to help youth explore their faith more deeply
I want to help youth explore topics in the field of science more deeply
I am interested in the inter-relation of faith and science
I am preparing for a vocation in ministry
I am preparing for a vocation in the sciences
I am preparing for a vocation that involves working with youth
I want to meet the workshop leaders and network with them
I hope to lead small group gatherings where youth discuss what they are learning
I hope to lead devotional/worship experiences for the youth
I hope to assist the youth in creating a lesson plan or other resources that can be used by church youth groups
I hope to assist the youth in creating a liturgy (prayers, responsive readings, etc.) that can be used in worship settings
I hope to lead active learning experiences (rafting, farming, creek clean-up) with the youth
I hope to encourage youth in their own vocational discernment
Please list any examples of your leadership experience with high school age youth:
Please list any examples of academic course work or other activities that demonstrate your interest in science:
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