STUDENT INTERN TRACK

Ambassador + Student Internship Applications due Friday, May 22ND APPLY NOW

STUDENT INTERN TRACK

 

PURPOSE

Giving the Senior-aged INN student an opportunity to grow, be developed, be in intentional fellowship, and take risks for kingdom service. Students will have a higher reverence, capacity, and commitment to leadership. These students will be called higher, be poured into and developed in their leadership abilities, will have opportunities to grow spiritually, and will lead our community by example by representing Jesus, our INN community, and our ambassador leadership program.

 

WHO

Any student who is Senior-aged (21+ [talk with Kelsey if you’re age is below that]

 

SPOTS

We will be taking 8-10 student interns for the school year 2020-2021

 

JOIN DATE

Students can apply during spring quarter for the upcoming school year!

REQUIREMENTS

    • Student Intern Weekly Meeting: The student intern team of 8-10 student interns will act like a small group, and will connect, grow, and serve together. This is an opportunity to grow in fellowship and take risks! 
      • Weekly focus: Gather / God / Grow / Go. See FAQ for more Info!
    • Student Internship Role: Student Interns will agree to oversee a specific area of leadership. You can apply to be a team leader for an Ambassador Team, a Palmer House/Lighthouse Manager, be the President of your Greek house, be the Worship Team co-lead, be the Serve Team Volunteer Coordinator, be The Stable Student Intern, a Team Lead for a YoungLife team, be the Freshmen Student Intern, or oversee another area of students, etc. There are a lot of opportunities! If you are passionate about an area outside of The INN ministry, talk to Kelsey about making your Student Intern experience
    • Student Intern Retreat: connection with fellow student intern team for #bonding
    • Fall Retreat + Winter Retreat: connection with ambassadors + leadership development 
    • Plan the Freshmen Retreat: We want to continue this tradition! Student interns will plan and execute the freshmen retreat! Woohoo!
    • Pre-INN Prayer: cover our community and Tuesday night gatherings with the power of prayer and fellowship; leading by setting the tone for the night; student interns will have the opportunity to lead 1-2 Pre Inn Prayers throughout the year!
    • Ambassador Teams: You are not required to be on an Ambassador team; however, you can be a team leader for an Ambassador team as a part of your student internship. See Ambassador Team section for more information. 
    • All Ambassador Event: The whole Student Intern team will plan All Ambassador Events 1-2x a quarter (community building, fun events, celebrations, and/or unique opportunities where you will be poured into– all planned by our student intern team!) You get to decide what the community needs as a team! Party on! 
    • Discipleship Goals Form: We want to make sure you are holistically growing and goal-setting! Student Interns will fill out a Discipleship Goals Form based on their own personally-chosen spiritual, emotional, physical, mental, and social goals that will be revisited throughout the year on the Student Internship team through accountability and encouragement. Student Interns will also identify and name people that are discipling them and people they are discipling. Kelsey will facilitate this for the team.
    • SL Leadership Values Covenant: In past years, we have had students sign this form before signing up for student leadership. Going forward, there will be a deeper hope to be in alignment with the covenant, as the covenant will be revisited throughout the year in addition to personal accountability with Kelsey.
    • 3 Trainings: Exciting new way of doing workshops! Instead of going to bi-weekly workshops, Student Interns will only be required to attend 3 trainings throughout the year (alongside Ambassadors). Student Interns may lead or help lead a training, if they wish to do so. Student Interns will sign up for the 3 trainings (minimum) at the beginning of the school year and plan accordingly. See the FAQ for more info!

 

STUDENT INTERN ROLES

    • Student Interns will agree to oversee a specific area of leadership. In your Student Intern application, please specify what area you would like to be a student intern for.
    • You can apply to be the Student Intern that is…
      • Team Leader for an Ambassador Team
      • Palmer House/Lighthouse Manager
      • President of your Greek/Vision16 house
      • Worship Team co-lead
      • Serve Team Volunteer Coordinator (*NEW* OPPORTUNITY! See FAQ!)
      • The Stable Student Intern
      • Team Lead for any YoungLife team
      • Social Media Student Intern
      • Freshmen Student Intern
      • There are a lot of opportunities! If you are passionate about an area outside of The INN ministry, talk to Kelsey about making it the area you oversee as a part of your Student Intern experience

STUDENT INTERN FAQ’s

 

WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO APPLY

    • 1. Fill out Student Internship Track application
    • 2. You will sign the leadership covenant, and agree to the commitment requirements with reverence.
    • 3. Interview with Kelsey or someone else on staff
    • 4. You will either be selected or not selected for the student internship team 2020-2021 (if not selected, we encourage you to step into a conversation with Kelsey about being an Ambassador or a Team Leader for an Ambassador team!)

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN AFTER I AM SELECTED?

    • You will get a CONGRATS email if you have been selected to be a student intern, the student internship area you will oversee, the dates for the student intern retreat, as well as the links to the Student Intern FB/Group Me and the Ambassador Team page.
    • During the spring, you won’t see many updates; however, you will be notified by email/FB/Group Me about important announcements throughout the summer. 
    • During fall quarter, you will:
      • Given all of the dates for the trainings and events 
      • Be given the Discipleship Goals form to fill out
      • Sign up for your 3 required trainings throughout the school year
      • Attend Student Intern weekly meetings
      • Attend Student Intern requirements (retreats, pre-inn prayer, All Ambassador events, and trainings)
      • Recommit to the leadership covenant
      • Stay updated through the FB + Group Me for the Student Intern Track
      • If you’re a Team Leader for an Ambassador Team, you will connect with your team members and find a time that works for you all to meet weekly 

WHAT AM I COMMITTING TO WHEN I SIGN UP FOR THE STUDENT INTERN TRACK?

    • The Student Intern Track is a great way to grow in your faith, leadership skills. You will be developed and challenged spiritually.
    • Giving Senior-aged INN students an opportunity to grow, be developed, be in intentional fellowship, and take risks for kingdom service. Student interns will have a higher reverence, capacity, and commitment to leadership. These students will be called higher, be poured into and developed in their leadership abilities, will have opportunities to grow spiritually, and will lead our community by example by representing Jesus, our INN community, and our ambassador leadership program. This track is a great way to build community, serve the INN community, create change, impact students, give back to the INN community with your time/talents, and grow in your leadership abilities. 
      • Weekly focus: Gather / God / Grow / Go. See FAQ for more Info!
      • Student Intern Weekly Meeting: The student intern team of 8-10 student interns will act like a small group, and will connect, grow, and serve together. This is an opportunity to grow in fellowship and take risks! 
      • Student Internship Role: Student Interns will agree to oversee a specific area of leadership. You can apply to be a team leader for an Ambassador Team, a Palmer House/Lighthouse Manager, be the President of your Greek house, be the Worship Team co-lead, be the Serve Team Volunteer Coordinator, be The Stable Student Intern, a Team Lead for a YoungLife team, be the Freshmen Student Intern, or oversee another area of students, etc. There are a lot of opportunities! If you are passionate about an area outside of The INN ministry, talk to Kelsey about making your Student Intern experience
      • Student Intern Retreat: connection with fellow student intern team for #bonding
      • Fall Retreat + Winter Retreat: connection with ambassadors + leadership development 
      • Plan the Freshmen Retreat: We want to continue this tradition! Student interns will plan and execute the freshmen retreat! Woohoo!
      • Pre-INN Prayer: cover our community and Tuesday night gatherings with the power of prayer and fellowship; leading by setting the tone for the night; student interns will have the opportunity to lead 1-2 Pre Inn Prayers throughout the year!
      • Ambassador Teams: You are not required to be on an Ambassador team; however, you can be a team leader for an Ambassador team as a part of your student internship. See Ambassador Team section for more information. 
      • All Ambassador Event: The whole Student Intern team will plan All Ambassador Events 1-2x a quarter (community building, fun events, celebrations, and/or unique opportunities where you will be poured into– all planned by our student intern team!) You get to decide what the community needs as a team! Party on! 
      • Discipleship Goals Form: We want to make sure you are holistically growing and goal-setting! Student Interns will fill out a Discipleship Goals Form based on their own personally-chosen spiritual, emotional, physical, mental, and social goals that will be revisited throughout the year on the Student Internship team through accountability and encouragement. Student Interns will also identify and name people that are discipling them and people they are discipling. Kelsey will facilitate this for the team.
      • SL Leadership Values Covenant: In past years, we have had students sign this form before signing up for student leadership. Going forward, there will be a deeper hope to be in alignment with the covenant, as the covenant will be revisited throughout the year in addition to personal accountability with Kelsey.
      • 3 Trainings: Exciting new way of doing workshops! Instead of going to bi-weekly workshops, Student Interns will only be required to attend 3 trainings throughout the year (alongside Ambassadors). Student Interns may lead or help lead a training, if they wish to do so. Student Interns will sign up for the 3 trainings (minimum) at the beginning of the school year and plan accordingly. See the FAQ for more info!

WHAT WILL WEEKLY STUDENT INTERN MEETINGS LOOK LIKE?

    • Each of the 4 weeks of each month will have a different emphasis:
      • Week 1: GATHER
        • We will take time to “be family” — check in with one another, share a meal together, do life together, talk about what’s going on in the INN community and how we can care for the community well
      • Week 2: GOD
        • We will get in the Word, learn something about God, watch a sermon, or focus on a teaching (example: maturity of believers: unpacking brokenness, abandonment, dependency, intimacy with Jesus)
      • Week 3: GROW
        • Kelsey (or another staff member) will be teaching on an topic of spiritual/leadership development (i.e. communication, active listening skills, conflict management, life-planning, post-grad, etc.)
      • Week 4: GO
        • We will GO! 
        • The hope is that we get creative with outreach opportunities that get us outside of our comfort zones that allow us to rely on Holy Spirit!
            • Examples: 
              • Prayer Walks
              • Prison Ministry
              • Dog Evangelism (lol)
              • ATL (Ask The Lord)
              • Treasure Hunting

HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM LAST YEAR?

      • The Student Intern program will be led by Kelsey Nerland for the year 2020-2021. The Student Intern team will be a smaller team. It will benefit the senior-aged student who wants to grow spiritually, be poured into and developed, be challenged and encouraged by fellowship, and create impact in the INN community. These students will be held to a higher standard, and be given a lot of opportunities to grow in community and leadership development. 
      • Student Intern Weekly Meeting: (Smaller team) The student intern team of 8-10 student interns will act like a small group, and will connect, grow, and serve together. This is an opportunity to grow in fellowship and take risks! 
      • Weekly focus: Gather / God / Grow / Go. See FAQ for more Info!
        • Student Internship Role: (Specific Focus) Student Interns will agree to oversee a specific area of leadership. You can apply to be a team leader for an Ambassador Team, a Palmer House/Lighthouse Manager, be the President of your Greek house, be the Worship Team co-lead, be the Serve Team Volunteer Coordinator, be The Stable Student Intern, a Team Lead for a YoungLife team, be the Freshmen Student Intern, or oversee another area of students, etc. There are a lot of opportunities! If you are passionate about an area outside of The INN ministry, talk to Kelsey about making your Student Intern experience
        • Student Intern Retreat: Same! Connection with fellow student intern team for #bonding
        • Plan the Freshmen Retreat: Same! We want to continue this tradition! Student interns will plan and execute the freshmen retreat! Woohoo!
        • Discipleship Goals Form: NEW! This is a way to grow in your personal goals and development; it will be referred to throughout the year
        • SL Leadership Values Covenant: NEW-ish! There will be a higher expectation to model what it means to be a leader in our community; it will be referred to throughout the year.
        • Trainings: NEW! Instead of the SL Bi-Weekly Workshops, we will only require you to sign up for 3 throughout the entire school year! You will sign up for which trainings you want to attend in the beginning of the school year and plan accordingly.
        • All Ambassador Events: NEW-ish! Student Interns will plan 1-2 All Ambassador events per quarter! Last year, you saw these as– dances, socials, celebrations; however, they will now be planned by our student interns!
        • Pre-INN Prayer: NEW-ish! Student Interns will have an opportunity to speak at 1-2 Pre-Inn Prayers throughout the year.
        • Retreats: same as last year; however, you will get more specific leadership training.

WHAT ARE THE TRAININGS?

        • Student Interns will be required to sign up for 3 trainings (minimum) throughout the school year. Student Interns have the opportunity to sign up to teach or help facilitate a training, if they would like to!
        • Each training will be a 2-hour long intensive training
        • Dates of Trainings: TBD
        • Ambassadors only have to sign up for 3 trainings!
          • Topics of Trainings:
            • IDENTITY / SONSHIP 101
            • DISCIPLESHIP 101
            • HEARING FROM GOD 101
            • GETTING IN THE WORD 101
            • SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES 101
            • LEADING A BIBLE STUDY 101
            • HOSPITALITY 101
            • SPIRITUAL GIFTS 101
            • OUTREACH 101
            • FORGIVENESS 101
            • CONFLICT MANAGEMENT 101

WHO WOULD SIGN UP FOR THE STUDENT INTERN TRACK:

  • Examples:
    • If you’re a Senior-aged student (turning 21 during the school year)
    • If you’re looking to get outside of your comfort zone
    • If you’re looking to grow spiritually
    • If you’re looking to make a difference in the community 
    • You’re passionate about seeing change at the INN
    • If you’re looking to grow alongside a small group of senior-aged students
    • You might not think you’re a “leader” — but you’re wondering what this leap of faith might look like
    • You are looking to grow in your leadership abilities
    • You are looking to build community with consistency 
    • If you want to be developed or poured into
    • If you want to learn how to lead
    • You’re looking for more structure in your life
    • You’re passionate about one of the Ambassador Teams, and you want to be a team leader
    • If you want to be the hands and feet of Jesus within our INN community!

WHAT WOULD I DO AS AN AMBASSADOR TEAM LEADER FOR MY STUDENT INTERNSHIP?

    • You or you + a staff member will oversee a specific ambassador team! You will plan and facilitate weekly meetings for your team and commit to investing in your team members. You will report to Kelsey, who will be there to support you if you need help/advice/encouragement on how to lead your team.
    • You will lead your team 1-2x quarterly through a review of the Discipleship Form and Leadership Lifestyle Covenant that students have signed and personally filled out. You will help hold your team accountable and commit to encouraging them!

WHAT IS THE SERVE TEAM VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR POSITION?

  • Apply if…
    • You are passionate about organization
    • You would call yourself a planner
    • You are strategic 
    • You are a creative-problem solver
    • You love encouraging and supporting people
    • If you are applying to be a student intern, and you would like to oversee the Serve Track volunteer leaders
    • Overseeing the 4 Serve Track Team Opportunities: Palmer, Organization, Hospitality, Speaking.
    • Managing, coordinating, and facilitating Serve Team Volunteers (making sure our recurring spots are filled (i.e. palmer house baristas, INN Set up)
    • Meeting up with Serve team volunteers 1:1 to hear about their passions and how they want to serve the community
    • Having conversations with Serve team applicants when they apply & placing them on a Serve team
    • Celebrating, supporting, praying with, and thanking our Serve team volunteers
    • Providing encouragement to our Serve team volunteers
    • Creating a end-of-the year celebration for our Serve team volunteers

WHO IS OVERSEEING THE INTERN TRACK

    • Kelsey Nerland (Leadership Development Coordinator) is overseeing the Student Interns, and the team leaders are overseeing their individual teams.

We are so excited that you are allowing God to work in you through the process of applying for the STUDENT INTERN TRACK ! ! !

STUDENT INTERN JOB DESCRIPTION

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University Ministries Student Internship

Information and Application

2020-2021

 

This year the University Ministries Student Internship Program is designed to give a group of college seniors a chance to be an extension of our staff. We hope this will be a time where those involved can walk away knowing that they were a key part of the University Ministries team for the 2020-2021 academic year. Student Interns will gain valuable experience and training in both practical and theoretical aspects of ministry.

 

The Student Internship is designed to give student interns opportunities to:

  • Discover and use their spiritual gifts
  • Develop spiritually and theologically
  • Work in an atmosphere of personal and professional guidance and support
  • Gain practical ministry training 
  • Gain practical work space experience

 

This application is designed to serve two purposes: First, it functions as a tool to help UMIN better grasp the applicant’s experience, goals, and understanding of ministry. Second, it helps each applicant better discern, through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the specific call God has for his/her life. 

 

Who would sign up for the Student Internship Track?

    • Examples:
      • If you’re a Senior-aged student (turning 21 during the school year)
      • If you’re looking to get outside of your comfort zone
      • If you’re looking to grow spiritually
      • If you’re looking to make a difference in the community 
      • You’re passionate about seeing change at the INN
      • If you’re looking to grow alongside a small group of senior-aged students
      • You might not think you’re a “leader” — but you’re wondering what this leap of faith might look like
      • You are looking to grow in your leadership abilities
      • You are looking to build community with consistency 
      • If you want to be developed or poured into
      • If you want to learn how to lead
      • You’re looking for more structure in your life
      • You’re passionate about one of the Ambassador Teams, and you want to be a team leader
      • If you want to be the hands and feet of Jesus within our INN community!

Weekly Functions of a Student Intern:

  1.  Approximately 15 hours of work a week 
  2.  Spending time one-on-one with fellow students for outreach and discipleship
  3.  Faithfulness in personal growth disciplines:
  •   Prayer, scripture study, small group, mentor relationship, worship
  1.  Meet with Kelsey Nerland (Leadership Development Coordinator of UMin) for one-on-one supervision and support
  1.  Meet weekly as student intern team with Kelsey for discipleship training – Thursdays from 5-6:30pm (Official time: TBD)
  1.  Weekly attendance at the Inn with a specific assignment.
  2.  Help plan and lead Freshmen Retreat, and quarterly All Ambassador event(s).
  3.  (not required, but a hope) Be at weekly INN Planning meetings – Tuesdays from 3-4pm

 

General Responsibilities & Expectations:

  • Attend Student Intern Training or Retreat ( team will vote on a training option or retreat option!
    • Sept 21-22,  2020 (if training) or Sept 19-20 (if retreat).
  • Take ownership over a certain aspect of ministry over the area of your choosing
    • i.e. Team Leader of an Ambassador Team, Lighthouse Manager, Palmer House Manager, Volunteer Coordinator for Serve Team, President of your Greek/Vision16 house, Worship Team Co-Lead, or any ministry area of your choosing)
  • Lead a Freshmen Fall Retreat October 10-11  (Official Date TBD)
  • TBD: Attend Ambassador Retreat: September 23-24 & Campus Outreach September 25 
  • Assist UMIN staff with major projects and attend: Retreats, Campus Blitz, All Ambassador Celebrations, Trainings, Work Days, etc.
  • Lead 1-2 Pre-INN Prayer gatherings throughout the entire year (speaking opportunity) 
  • Significant after hours and weekend time commitments as they come up
  • Help plan Tuesday night INN gatherings
  • Sign and agree to the SL Values Covenant, and fill out the Discipleship form in the fall
  • Enjoy the experience and learn a great deal!

 

Weekly Student Intern Meeting Focus:

Each week of the month will have a different recurring focus for our student intern meetings:

  • 1st week of the month: GATHER
    • We will be gathering as a small group and sharing a meal together 
  • 2nd week of the month: GOD
    • We will get in the Word, talk about Jesus, grow in theology
  • 3rd week of the month: GROW
    • We will learn some sort of leadership training (i.e. conflict management training, cultural intelligence training, active listening skills training, etc.) 
  • 4th week of the month: GO
    • We will focus on campus and city outreach (i.e. prayer walks, creative outreach ideas, prayer ministry, beach clean ups, prison ministry, etc.) 

 Ambassador Team Leader Option:

    • You would apply to oversee a specific Ambassador Team (example: Greek Team’s Team Leader position, and it would count as your student internship ministry) 
    • You or you + a staff member will oversee a specific ambassador team! You will plan and facilitate weekly meetings for your team and commit to investing in your team members. You will report to Kelsey, who will be there to support you if you need help/advice/encouragement on how to lead your team.
    • You will lead your team 1-2x quarterly through a review of the Discipleship Form and Leadership Lifestyle Covenant that students have signed and personally filled out. You will help hold your team accountable and commit to encouraging them! 
    • Indicate you are applying for this position in your Student Intern application (you do not need to fill out the Ambassador application and Student Internship application… just the Student Internship application).

 

Volunteer Coordinator of the SERVE Track Option:

      • Apply if…
        • You are passionate about organization
        • You would call yourself a planner
        • You are strategic 
        • You are a creative-problem solver
        • You love encouraging and supporting people
      • If you are applying to be a student intern, and you would like to oversee the Serve Track volunteer leaders
      • Oversee the 4 Serve Track Teams: Palmer, Organization, Hospitality, Speaking.
      • Manage, coordinate, and facilitate Serve Team Volunteers (making sure our recurring spots are filled (i.e. palmer house baristas, INN Set up)
      • Meet up with Serve team volunteers 1:1 to hear about their passions and how they want to serve the community
      • Have conversations with Serve team applicants when they apply & placing them on a Serve team
      • Celebrate, support, pray with, and thank our Serve team volunteers
      • Provide encouragement to our Serve team volunteers
      • Create a end-of-the year celebration for our Serve team volunteers
      • Indicate you are applying for this position in your Student Intern application.

Student Internship General Information and Benefits:

The 2020-2021 student internship will begin on Saturday, September 19, 2020 and extend through the school year. This year, Kelsey is looking to take on a team of 6-10 students. Our hope for next year’s upcoming Student Internship program is that we would be able to empower a group of seniors to take more ownership of this faith community, and explore what it looks like to be a follower of Jesus and a leader in the world we live in. Once a Student Intern has been selected, he/she will have some lightly required reading and training assignments before the start date.  The student leadership fee of $150 will be waived for student interns, however they will be asked to pay for the Young Life Fall Getaway. 

Application Process:

Internships are open to any person who will be a college senior or fifth-year senior during the 2020-2021 school year, and has been involved in leadership in UMIN for at least one year. The hope is that students will be turning 21 years old at some point during the 2020-2021 school year. Applicants are considered based on commitment, motivation, goals, experience, the composition of the staff team, and how this opportunity might fit into what God seems to be doing in the applicant’s life.  Interns are selected by the University Ministries staff through the application and interview process, as well as much prayer.

 

TIMELINE:

May 15 — Online Applications Due

  •   Link to Online Application: Student Internship App on INN website
  •   Electronically signed SL Values Covenant Form

April 30 — May 28 Interviews 

  •   Kelsey will be reaching out to schedule an interview with you as soon as you apply

May 29 — Student Interns are emailed and notified if they have been selected

 

SL VALUES COVENANT 2020-2021

(Read below)

Student Leadership Value Covenant

2020-2021

This is the PDF version only.


If you are applying to the Ambassador Track or Student Intern Track, please electronically sign the SL Value Covenant on the online form  to complete this step of your application process. 

 

Jesus says in John 10:10 “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” 

It is with hope and joy that as we are in relationship with Jesus, and as we come to an awareness of this truth – He doesn’t just call us to life, but to an abundant life. Our hope here at the INN is that each of us would intentionally pursue this abundant life with Jesus, seeking to personally experience His love, and share it with others as we ourselves continue to receive it– that we would be serving out of overflow. As student leaders, you are an important part of our team here at the INN and we are asking you to join us in this pursuit. 

The following are some ways that we look to live into the abundant life that Jesus calls us to:

 

  • Jesus says to ‘let our yes be yes, and our no be no’ (Matthew 5:37). It is important that when we commit to something that we follow through; and if we cannot follow through, to be clear in expressing that. We believe communicating helps people feel honored, and we want to be a community that leans on over-communicating rather than not saying anything at all– in hopes that you will be met with grace and understanding.

 

  • Jesus calls us to have a Sabbath, which is a set apart time for rest and connection with ourselves and God. The intention of Sabbath is to create space to fully receive the gifts of God in the presence of God, where we find the deepest rest and satisfaction for our souls. God knows we operate best when we are physically, emotionally, mentally, socially, and spiritually rested and living in connection with Him. We also want that for you! We encourage you to be holistically healthy and be mindful of your needs. Please take time to rest, recharge, and connect!

 

  • Jesus teaches us to honor each other. We try our best as a community to create a cultural of honor that is uplifting and respectful of one another. Practically, this means interacting in ways that build each other up instead of tearing each other down, while also engaging in healthy conversations instead of gossip. We ask that you do the same, and help us cultivate safety and belonging in our community. We understand that the words we speak carry weight, as we represent not only Jesus, but also the INN community and the Ambassador program. Let’s assume the best in one another, seek to understand before seeking to be understood, and step into courageous conversations with one another.

 

  • Jesus teaches us to live by truth, so we seek to speak truth and not lies. 

 

  • As followers of Jesus we seek to live a sexually honoring life. In today’s culture this is one of the hardest things to do as we see the gap between kingdom values and worldly living continue to grow. We value a healthy biblical sexual ethic that reinforces sexual expression within the context of marriage. We also know that this topic has largely forced sexual conversation, feelings, and actions into the darkness because of the shame around it that has often been promoted by the church. Our value is bringing this area of our life into the light, and being open in conversation around a universal struggle we share, which is the desire for close intimate relationships, during a time in life where very few of us are married. If healthy sexuality is a struggle for you, you are not alone and there is no shame. We also ask that you would use words of truth and grace instead of shame as you are in conversation with students who struggle in this way. As leaders in the community, we ask that you do your best to live a sexually honoring life.

 

  • Jesus calls us to live life to the full. This means fully experiencing life, and not numbing it. We seek to use alcohol responsibly and uphold the law in our usage and ask that you would as well. Substance abuse of all types is real, and it is our hope that we will be responsible and not seek to numb life with substances. 

As we said, we are a culture that is honoring and not a culture of shame. If you ever have questions or concerns or feel you are falling short of any of this, we ask that you would not distance yourself, but lean into Jesus and into the support of the community. Our staff would love to step into a conversation with you to support you!  Jesus is for you, and so are we! The way we live together in unity will show the world who Jesus is just as much, if not more than, our words can convey this. 

 

The Bible encourages us in 1 Timothy 4:12 to, “not let anyone look down on us because we are young, but set an example for believers in speech, in life, in faith, in love and in purity.”

 

These are all things that we are pursuing as a staff, and are asking you to join us in those same pursuits as leaders in our community. If you have issues or disagree with any of this, please talk with any of us on UMin Staff. 

 

Do you agree to intentionally follow the Student Leadership Value Covenant? CIRCLE:         YES        or       NO

 

____________________________________ (Sign Name)

 

Please review the following Ambassador Track responsibilities carefully: 

 

  • Attend The Inn each week, inviting others to join you.
  • Arrive at on Tuesdays at 7:45PM for The Inn each week for Pre-INN Prayer
  • Attend 3 (minimum) Ambassador Trainings throughout the school year + sign up for those training dates in the fall when announced
  • Meet regularly with individual Ambassador ministry team 
  • Participate in large-group projects as a Leadership Team (Campus Blitz & All Ambassador Celebrations)
  • Attend entire Fall & Winter Retreats 
    • FALL: September 23-24 w/ freshmen move in & welcome bbq on  September 25th
    • WINTER: dates TBD: either January 2-3 or 9-10. 
    • Please let Kelsey know your schedule conflicts 3-4 weeks in advance, or as soon as you know.
  • Fill out the Discipleship Goals sheet to track personal goals (in the fall)
  • Participate in a UMin Core Group or other adult-led small group Bible Study
  • $150* SL Fee (covers – retreats, celebrations, food, trainings, materials, etc.) 
    • *Cost is subject to change– if anything, the cost will decrease in price; TBD
    • If you cannot pay this fee, please contact Kelsey kelseyn@upc.org and we will work something out.
  • Pay $25 deposit goes toward your leadership fee

 

MORE INFO TO COME BY EMAIL ABOUT NEXT YEAR’S INFORMATION, EVENT DATES, ETC. 

 

I have read the above responsibilities and I agree to accomplish them to the best of my ability. If I am unable to fulfill the above responsibilities, I will meet with Kelsey to discuss other options. I agree to be held accountable by the Leaders on Student Leadership and the UMin Staff to the above responsibilities. 

 

Name: _____________________________________________________  Date: _______________

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

-ISAIAH 6:8-9

come to the inn!

When

Tuesdays // 8:30PM – 9:45PM

Where

Larson Hall, UPC

Who

All college-aged persons!

Connect With Us

Instagram

@theinnseattle

Mail

theinn@upc.org

Address

Corner of 16th & 47th in Seattle’s UDistrict