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 31 January 2020 at 5:00 PM Eastern!

Read our statement on diversity and inclusion

Read our statement on Indigenous participation

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Workshop leaders role description


  • Workshop leader


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


  • 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)


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

Reports to

  • Workshop coordinator