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LEADERSHIP INFO/TRAINING

Wanting to be a volunteer leader or help out in our Church programs and events? We would love to have a conversation with you about this or please read the information below about what it means to be a leader and our application process. 

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St. Mark's Values 'The Body of Christ'

We value service and are passionate about seeing many people serving our congregation. There are many different ways that people can serve God in this congregation. Some are formal, others are informal. There are also opportunities for us to serve beyond the congregation and connect with the wider community. We recognize that together we are the body of Christ. We are each unique parts of the body. Each part is important and has its own unique role.  If one part doesn’t do its part the entire body is affected. If one part of the body tries to do what another part of the body is designed to do, that part is stopping the rest of the body from serving. We are committed to those involved in leadership positions, whether formal or informal, to train, equip, and empower them to lead others, so we can build friendships, share our faith, and invite others to walk with us.

 

How to Get Involved

If you would like to join our amazing team of volunteer leaders, we encourage you to start the application process by completing the online Expression of Interest (EOI) form. This form lets us know your name, contact details, what role you would like to be considered for and which aspects of church and ministry, you are interested in being part of. Once we've received your EOI, we'll email you with the next step in the leadership application and training process.

Leader Application and Training Process 

Our application and training process is comprehensive for good reason - we care about the children and teenagers that we serve in our programs and events. Most elements of the application process are valid for 3 years. Recognition of prior learning is available for some elements on request. The LCA Church Safe Training is an in-depth look at the requirements to become a volunteer. It might look daunting, but it really isn't that scary and the St. Mark's ministry team are here to help you through!

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Youth Ministry Leaders @ St. Mark’s

Being a youth leader for St Mark’s Lutheran Church Dalby is to serve the Youth Kids and Youthies (teens) of our community while being a representative of the congregation of St. Mark’s. In fulfilling your task as a leader, you will care for, support, assist, encourage, cooperate, and work closely with the Youth Kids and Youthies, their parents and the wider community. While having the support of the Youth Ministry Coordinator, the Congregation, the Pastor, and the Youth Support Team.

 

John 5:19 (NIV)

Jesus gave them this answer: “I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; He can do only what He sees His Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does”.

Servant Leadership

Servant leadership begins with Jesus. We believe that leaders are called to be servants and that ‘the first will be last’. Even the old word ‘ministry’ means ‘serving’. Leading is not about having authority or power over others - it’s about lifting them up, and walking alongside them.

 

Servant Leaders Love Teamwork

In our Christian communities, we are a team and good ministry flows out of good teams, as not one person can do all ministry. The Holy Spirit works best within teams where there is a diversity of people because we believe God has given different gifts to each of us and in teams, all these gifts work together. Teams need their members present or it is hard to achieve the goals and tasks set out.  If you come to every second meeting of your team then it will slow your team’s progress.  If you cannot be at your team meetings regularly then you need to re-evaluate and either commit properly or graciously leave the team. Your team needs you!

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