Shenandoah Valley Emmaus.............. Online Team Application
There are 2 parts. After you are familiar with part one and are ready to accept the challenge, proceed to part two!
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Emmaus Online Team Application
Probably the majority of us would like to serve on a team, and for most, it is a wonderful
experience. There are, however, factors about serving on a team that should be considered.
Just as we say that EMMAUS is not for everyone in our churches, serving on a team is not
for everyone who attends an EMMAUS or other 3-Day Weekend.
First, it is mathematically impossible for everyone to be selected. Each weekend, there are
about twice as many new members of the EMMAUS community produced as would be
required for a future team. The committee responsible for making up teams earnestly tries
to see that everyone has a turn, but it must work within certain guidelines. One of the
guidelines is that a team should have built-in experience. About 2/3 of the members should
have previously served on one or more teams (Community policy may vary from time to
time), and a few key leaders should have been on two or more teams.
In addition to the guidelines that the committee follows, there are factors to be considered.
First, beyond the Spiritual Directors, Lay Director and Music Director, people are not selected
for specific jobs. No one has the authority to promise you a particular responsibility.
Everyone must be willing to serve in whatever capacity is needed. If you accept a team
assignment, you are making a commitment to be available for that weekend and for team
meetings. Team meetings may be planned for 8 very short meetings to 3 eight hour day
meetings, depending on the plan formulated by the LD and approved by the Board.
Availability and sacrifice of time is the real requirement.
Finally, each of us must take into consideration the physical and emotional strains that
are sometimes encountered while serving on a team. The joy of being on a team is there,
but the work and strain are there also. Team members routinely are the first up in the
morning and the last to bed at night. Working under pressure is also routine. Everyone
on a team must carry his or her full load and be ready to pick up part of someone else's
work when the unexpected happens - and it always does. .Every team member must also be
ready, willing and able to share his or her faith and love with any and all others on the
weekend - literally at any time.
Again, the joy and mountain top experience are there, but so is the climbing and the giving.
If you decide that being a team member is not for you, there are many other areas of service
in EMMAUS. You may want to put more effort in Agape, serve on a committee or fill
other important jobs that are necessary for a successful EMMAUS weekend. There
is so much to be done that there is no limit to the opportunities for service. Being on a
team may or may not be the best way that you can serve - only you know this. If, after
praying about it, your answer is YES, please complete this application on the other side and submit it. You will receive confirmation from the Team Selection Chairperson
Serving on a team will be a blessing to you and you will be a blessing to others. You are needed!

Team members are asked to contribute the cost of the Weekend. Currently that cost is $150.00. Team fees are due on the first Team Training event date.
If you are not able to contribute the total cost, you are still needed and welcome to serve on a team. Please let the Community know by applying for a partial scholarship at www.shenandoahvalleyemmaus.org/Servingothers, and scholarship funds may be made available. Husbands and wives must each submit individual applications.

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