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Wesley is a United Methodist Campus Ministry where all college students from any religious background are welcome. We hope you'll join us!

Auburn Wesley Foundation Leadership Information

Please read this page. If you have already read it and wish to skip to the Wesley Leadership Application, click here.  If you wish to be considered for Freshman Community Leader and have already filled out the Leadership Application, go here to fill out the additional Fresh Comm Leader App.  All applications should be filled out before 11:59pm on Sunday, March 25th.

Wesley Leadership Team Application

{Fall 2019 – Spring 2020}

The Wesley Foundation is very proud to be a student-led ministry. Your ideas, energy, and hard work are vital to each of the ways that we serve the Lord on Auburn's campus. The Lord is at work in this community and the Council is excited that you are interested in offering your time and gifts to join in His work!

Please Read Before Applying:

 We ask that you prayerfully consider this application. Please keep in mind that being a part of the Leadership Team at Wesley will be a serious time commitment. We will soon form a covenant with the council and leadership, but as a leader within Wesley you are expected to refrain from alcohol consumption if you are under 21 and continue in abstinence or practice moderation if you are of age.  We also expect that you remember that your body is a temple of the Lord and practice healthy sexual boundaries. Lastly, we expect for you to be cautious of your tongue. We are called to speak the truth in love, not anger, jealousy, or dishonesty. All of these are in accordance with the scriptures. The leadership team will have the opportunity to offer input for the completion of the covenant. 

*Also note that there will be a number of committees formed under certain leadership positions based on the need of the person in the position. The purpose of these committees will be to help plan and implement programs and activities in the ministry. Some positions that have led committees in the past are Communication Coordinators, Prayer and Devotional Life, retreats, etc. The process of developing committees will begin after the leadership team has been finalized. 

After you turn in your application, be sure to sign up for an interview slot on the bulletin board in the lobby, near the stairs. Interviews will be twenty minutes long (with the exception of FreshComm) and will be held by staff, the president, and all council members over the positions you are applying for.

A few things to keep in mind when you sign up for an interview:

  • Please double check your calendars before you sign up, then make note of your interview time!

  • Be sure that all applicable council members are available for the time you sign up for. For example, if you apply to be a Fresh Comm Leader, Worship Team, and Weekly Dinner Coordinator, be sure the time you sign up for is available for the Fresh Comm interview team, Worship Chair, and Fellowship Chair (the availability is color-coordinated with a legend on the sign-up list).

If you have any questions, feel free to email Tripp Gulledge.

Interviews will be held March 28 - April 1, and we will gather for a leadership team day apart on Sunday, April 7. Please reserve this date in your calendar.


Outreach: “Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.” Romans 12:10

o Outreach Specialists (3-4) - The Outreach Specialists are a team of people that meet with the Outreach Chair and other team members to pioneer and implement Outreach Projects on a week-to-week basis. Outreach Projects include, but are not limited to: Welcome Week Activities, Calendars inside of Wesley and Outside (Chalk Board and AU involve), Concourse Events, Membership care (follow up with students who visit Wesley), Co-leading Evangelism bible studies (How to share God story and your story), Assisting in Media and CMIST weekly tasks.  The outreach team will construct and execute projects as they and the Wesley ministry envision. These people will have weekly responsibilities that vary depending on the current project(s). Their responsibilities include both logistical and interpersonal.

Time commitment: 3-5 Hours per week 1.5-hour Outreach Meeting 1.5- 3.5 hours Projects (Field Work)

 How do I know if this is the position for me? Outreach Specialists have 2 major components: they are passionate about reaching out to the community to help others find their community and enjoy working alongside others.

 Media Lead (1) - This Person will lead the construction of Wesley Media by collaborating with the Outreach Specialists to creatively direct the production of all photography, videography, marketing material,  and other media needs.  They will help create Wesley’s online look alongside the Outreach Chair through media (ex: social media designs, Wesley website aesthetic, Wesley logo and merchandise.)

 Hospitality Lead (1) - This person leads the outreach team in creating a welcoming atmosphere from the campus to the table. This means that this position is responsible for brainstorming how to invite others into our community, coordinating a greeting team with the Outreach Specialists, assisting the Outreach Chair in the process of plugging new people into areas of Wesley, developing a resource center to help members become more involved, and reviewing the Wesley facility ( ex: if someone were to walk into our building would they feel welcomed to sit and stay a while and is the building easy to navigate?)

 CMIST Lead (1) -This person is responsible for managing Wesley’s attendance system. This person will process and analyze data that will be utilized to reach out to students. This person will share data input responsibilities with Outreach Specialist. They will be accountable to create monthly reports of CMIST data and participate as a teammate on the outreach team.

 What is the main difference between Outreach specialist and Outreach Lead Positions? Every position on Outreach is meant to be partnered with other teammates. The difference in Lead Positions and Specialists is that an Outreach Media, Hospitality, or CMIST Lead may have a higher time commitment requirement of 2-3 extra hours per week and have a primary responsibility; Whereas Outreach Specialists rotate between tasks dependent on what work is needed to be done. How do I discern if Outreach is something I am gifted at or interested in? Pray! Always Talk with God about it Seek out wise friends to talk with, and contact your Outreach Chair and they will set up a time to discuss any thoughts or questions.

 Specific questions about Outreach? Contact Hannah Prichard.


Worship: “Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods.” Psalm 95:1-3

o   Worship Planning Team (4) – Members of this team will meet with the worship chair and campus ministers to plan, prepare, and implement worship on a week-to-week basis. They will Work closely with bands and other teams at Wesley to incorporate the whole ministry into the worship experience. These duties include, but are not limited to, planning sermon series, special music, special services, and logistics of worship services. The team should use their creativity and passion for worship to help our services reach their full potential. Expect to serve in total 4-5 hours a week.

o   Worship Band Tech Operator (2) Each tech operator will be assigned to a worship band. The tech operator will work closely with the band to which they are assigned. They will help with set up for practice, sound check, and running and operating sound + slides during Worship services. Expectation: Attend the practices of the band you work with and attend and run tech for Sunday night worship when that band is serving.

o   Choir Coordinator (1) – The choir coordinator will work closely with the planning team to help find ways for the choir to serve and impact the Auburn Community.
Expectation - Attend worship planning meeting once a month. Serve at each food pantry, as well as Sunday night worship twice a semester

*** The planning team will meet weekly, but all of worship team will meet together at least once a month***

Specific questions about Worship? Contact Davis Kinchler.


Fellowship: “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7

Social Events Manager – This person creates opportunities to strengthen the fellowship at Wesley by organizing events (Coffee House, socials, Roast the Hog, the Christmas Dance, Formal, etc.) This person also works closely with other teams to find opportunities for students to become more involved within Wesley.

Special Events Manager - This person oversees all fellowship events occurring outside of the Wesley building (bowling, game days, concerts, ski trips, etc.) This person also works closely with the Intramural Sports Coordinator to encourage intramural support and participation with events such as Wombat Watch Night.

Intramural Sports Coordinator – This person strengthens the fellowship by providing opportunities for people to bond as a team through numerous sports. Responsibilities include recruiting team members and registering and supporting teams.

Weekly Meal Coordinators (2) – These two people will strengthen the fellowship at Wesley by planning our weekly Thursday night dinners. These people will work closely with Wesley staff to design a meal plan, arrange the dining area to promote an inviting family dinner atmosphere, and will be presented the opportunity to learn numerous new recipes and skills.

Fellowship Tech Manager (1) This person strengthens the Wesley fellowship by organizing and setting up equipment within the Wesley building. This includes the karaoke speakers and microphones, projectors and screens, and event soundboards. This person works closely with the Social Events Manager to create events with a welcoming environment by ensuring all tech operations run smoothly and safely.

Specific questions about Fellowship? Contact Kate Coleman.


Discipleship: “What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me – practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:9

Small Group Coordinator (1) - Will lead a team which interviews D group leaders and organizes D groups in the fall and spring semesters, will plan a kickoff event and other D group mixer events, will lead the formation of other small groups throughout the year, (retreats, potentially book study groups) and will support D-group leaders by being involved in the prep process, will also work with other discipleship team members to put on discipleship events.

 o  Bible Study Coordinator (1) - Will coordinate weekly Bible studies and support the needs of the leaders throughout the year, (making sure they have a space suited for their study, giving them a whiteboard, etc.) will plan supplemental seminars to improve the study of scripture throughout the ministry, will also work with other discipleship team members to put on discipleship events.

 o  Spiritual Formation Coordinator (1) - Will work closely with the discipleship chair to explore the ways discipleship can support all the areas of ministry at Wesley. Will lead the prayer and devotional life committee, (responsible for Lent devotionals, Advent devotionals, etc.) Will serve as a liaison between discipleship and other teams. Will be in charge of a monthly spiritual discipline resource in the prayer chapel. Also will be instrumental in retreat planning. NOTE: This position requires creativity, flexibility, and collaboration; it is best suited for a junior or senior.

 o  Prayer Breakfast Co-Coordinators (2) - These people will be responsible for all aspects of the weekly prayer breakfast. Responsibilities may include menu selection and acquisition of food, finding volunteers to cook and clean, arranging devotionals, and exploring the effectiveness of prayer breakfast and possible areas for growth.

 

Specific questions about Discipleship? Contact Sara Lowther.

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Freshmen Community Leader (6) - Works with a team of other leaders to plan a weekly event consisting of small groups and fellowship for freshmen every week for the year. Leaders must commit to the weekly event, a weekly planning meeting, and additional freshmen outreach. (15-20 hours a week) If applying for this position, please fill out separate Fresh Comm application in addition to the general leadership application. 

Specific Freshman Community Leader questions? Contact JT Mercer


 Missions: “Whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” – John 14:12. “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things.”- Romans 10:15. “I will make you as a light to the nations so that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.” – Isaiah 49:6

o   Local Mission Event Coordinator (1) – This position will work in our ministry to arrange mission events. These events will include areas where AWF students are currently involved (AUDM, Beat Bama Food Drive, etc.) while also looking for other areas where AWF can become involved. They will work alongside the organizations of SMS, Box City, and Crop Drop to plan events accordingly. They will also work closely with the Mission Partnership Coordinator and Missions Chair to get students plugged into missions that they are passionate about.

o   Food Pantry and Loachapoka Community Development (2) - This position will be open to up to two students. It is important that these leaders are willing to work together on a consistent basis to lead a welcoming and successful Food Pantry. They will also work closely with the pastor at Loachapoka UMC to create a faith-based community, with their fellow mission team members to encourage volunteer participation, and with the members of the Loachapoka community who attend.

 o   Mission Trip Manager (2) - This position will be offered to up to two people, one for each mission trip. This position will engage the fellowship of Wesley in planning of international and national mission trips and encourage participation for each trip. They will coordinate the details of the trips with help from the mission team and chair.

 o   Mission Partnership Coordinator (1) - This position will assist all areas of the missions team. This position will also be responsible for the planning, coordination, and involvement inside Wesley walls. This position will allow mission opportunities to be more accessible to AWF students and other students outside of Wesley.

 o   SWAT Team Leader (1) - This position will be responsible for the coordinating, planning, and walking alongside 3-6 other students. This team of students will be responsible for supporting and participating in Wesley Mission events. Some of these events may include Work Weeks, Food Pantry, SMS, etc. This position will be responsible for recruiting students for this team and organizing which events they will attend based on their team’s availability.

 Specific questions about Missions? Contact Korie Burgess.


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