Recruiting Workshop Leaders

We need your ideas and experience

Rendez-vous features new, innovative, and inspiring ways to promote faith, service, and affirming leadership in the church and in our communities.

Workshop leaders

You will

  • lead one or more workshops related to innovative, energizing, and inspiring youth and young adult ministry.

You get

  • training, support, an awesome t-shirt, discounted registration, and an unforgettable experience.

To apply

  • Read the Workshop and Plenary Guidelines here.
  • Read the complete role description below.
  • Read the Statement on Inclusion and Diversity and the Statement on Indigenous Participation below.

Workshop leader applications close 15 January 2020 at 5:00 PM Eastern!

Workshop leaders role description

Title

  • Workshop leader

Purpose

  • To provide workshops that inspire youth, young adults and their leaders to learn more about themselves, their faith

Duties

  • Plan and deliver at least one workshop at least one time to an audience of 12-25 youth, young adults and leaders
  • Prepare all required materials,
  • Inform Workshop Coordinator of technical requirements, space requirements and other planning

Time commitment

  • Two hours for pre-event training (online)
  • A maximum of six hours as workshop leader
  • All-day availability for 3 days from August 11-14

Gifts and experience

  • You are 19 or older
  • You love working with young people
  • You love teaching young people and their leaders
  • You have great ideas and experiences related to youth and young adult ministry that you want to share with others
  • You can adapt to changes on the fly – bad weather, room changes, technology failures, missing equipment, too many and too few participants – to make your workshop stunning no matter what happens!
  • You have experience leading groups of young adults age 19-30
  • You have experience leading faith development activities and spiritual practices for young people
  • You are sensitive to the spiritual and emotional needs of young people
  • We value home group leaders who live and express the diversity of the United Church of Canada

Required training

  • Mandatory volunteer training (about an hour)

Benefits

  • You get to be at Rendez-Vous 2020!
  • Work with a group of young people

Reports to

  • Workshop coordinator

Recruiting Young Adult Home Group Leaders

We need your passionate and faithful leadership

Home groups are the heart of Rendez-vous: where the day starts and ends, where stories are shared and friendships are made.

Young adult home group leaders

You will

  • provide spiritual grounding, faith formation, and leadership development for groups of 10‒12 young people aged 14‒18 or a group of young adults 19 and up over four days
  • provide a duty of care, ensuring that youth are healthy and safe

You get

  • training, support, an awesome t-shirt, discounted registration, and an unforgettable experience.

To apply

  • Read the complete role description below.
  • Read the Statement on Inclusion and Diversity and the Statement on Indigenous Participation below.

Young adult home group leader applications close 15 January 2020 at 5:00 PM Eastern!

Young adult home group leaders role description

Title

  • Young adult home group leader

Purpose

  • To provide a safe, supportive home group experience for Rendez-Vous 2020 participants aged 19-30

Duties

  • Host morning and evening home group check-ins for young adults age 19-30
  • Animate group activities, including ice-breakers and get-to-know-yous, spiritual practices and faith formation
  • Provide first-line support, guidance and orientation to Rendez-Vous 2020 participants

Time commitment

  • 4 days from August 1-14
  • 6 hours /day direct responsibility, but on-call throughout the event

Gifts and experience

  • You are 19 or older
  • You love working with young people
  • You have experience leading groups of young adults age 19-30
  • You have experience leading faith development activities and spiritual practices for young people
  • You are sensitive to the spiritual and emotional needs of young people
  • We value home group leaders who live and express the diversity of the United Church of Canada

Required training

  • Mandatory volunteer training (about an hour)
  • Two 2-hour training sessions:
    • youth mental health
    • facilitating spiritual practices and faith formation activities

Benefits

  • You get to be at Rendez-Vous 2020!
  • Work with a group of young people

Reports to

  • Home group leader coordinator

Recruiting Youth Home Group Leaders

We need your passionate and faithful leadership

Home groups are the heart of Rendez-vous: where the day starts and ends, where stories are shared and friendships are made. 

You will

  • provide spiritual grounding, faith formation, and leadership development for groups of 10‒12 young people aged 14‒18  over four days, provide a duty of care, ensuring that youth are healthy and safe

You get

  • training, support, an awesome t-shirt, discounted registration, and an unforgettable experience.

To apply

  • Read the complete role description below.
  • Read the Statement on Inclusion and Diversity and the Statement on Indigenous Participation below.

Youth home group leader applications close 15 January 2020 at 5:00 PM Eastern!

Youth Home Group Leader Role Description

Title

  • Youth home group leader

Purpose

  • To provide a safe, supportive home group experience for Rendez-Vous 2020 participants aged 14-18.

Duties

  • Host morning and evening home group check-ins for of 10-12 young people aged 14-18
  • provide spiritual grounding, faith formation and leadership development for groups
  • Provide first-line support, guidance and orientation to Rendez-Vous 2020 participants
  • Escalate issues and incidents to Chaplains for ongoing support
  • Ensure duty of care

Time commitment

  • 4 days from August 11-14
  • 6 hours /day direct responsibility, but on-call throughout the event

Gifts and experience

  • You are 19 or older
  • You love working with young people
  • You have experience leading groups of youth age 13-18
  • You have experience leading faith development activities and spiritual practices for young people
  • You are sensitive to the spiritual and emotional needs of young people
  • We value home group leaders who live and express the diversity of the United Church of Canada

Required training

  • Mandatory volunteer training (about an hour)
  • Two 2-hour training sessions:
    • youth mental health
    • facilitating spiritual practices and faith formation activities

Benefits

  • You get to be at Rendez-Vous 2020!
  • An awesome t-shirt and discounted registration

Reports to

  • Home group leader coordinator

Statement on Indigenous Participation

We honour

At Rendez-Vous 2020, we honour the Indigenous communities, past and present, who have shaped and continue to shape the identity and mission of The United Church of Canada. We recognize Indigenous communities of faith as equal partners in The United Church of Canada.

We celebrate

We celebrate the important contributions of the distinctive cultures, languages and spiritual traditions of Indigenous peoples to witness and ministry of the church. We affirm the important role of young Indigenous people in leading the church towards respect, understanding and justice for all peoples and communities sharing the land.

Statement on Inclusion and Diversity

We Affirm

Rendez-Vous 2020 recognizes the contribution of many peoples and cultures in the body of Christ. We affirm that all are welcome to participate in witness and celebration of the ministry of Jesus Christ, regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, family status, genetic characteristics, and ability.

We recognize

We recognize the gifts and contributions of all in constituting the body of Christ. We recognize the courage of those who seek to join with us in celebration, and we commit to creating inclusive, accessible spaces that respect, welcome and reflect the cultural, ethnic, linguistic and gender diversity of The United Church of Canada.