Paul wrote to the Corinthians, “As it is, there are many parts, but one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you!’ And the head cannot say to the feet, ‘I don’t need you!’” (1 Cor 12:20-21). We each bring our own unique gifts to this community of welcome called Kenilworth Union Church.

Youth grades 7–12 are invited into particular leadership roles at Kenilworth Union Church. The application for all youth leadership opportunities can be found here.

  • SaLT: Sunday Leadership Team (High School Helpers)
  • IMPACT Junior Board
  • CORE Leadership Team
  • Kenilworth Union Church Board & Committee Leadership Opportunities
  • MSYG Leadership Team
  • Faith234 Youth Group Leadership Team
  • Other: please share with us how you would like to participate in leadership.

SaLT: Sunday Leadership Team

(High School Helpers, Apply to join the team)

Eligible Grades 7–12

For decades, high school students have served as leaders in our Sunday morning children’s chapels and classrooms, serving as a critical part of creating a welcoming environment for the youngest of God’s flock who enter our church every Sunday. Your presence makes a difference.

Expectation of SaLT:

    • Be available to serve as a leader in your Sunday school class at least once a month
    • Responsible for getting to know the children in your assigned Sunday School room, so that children feel part of the community and wrapped in God’s love
    • Traits of a good leader: able to connect with children, dependable, consistent, willing to serve
    • Passion for building community and creating trust, talking with children about God
    • Example of Basic Tasks:
      • Review week’s lesson in advance
      • Arrive Sundays at 10:15 a.m. to greet children
      • Coordinate and communicate with the Children’s Ministry staff when you arrive
      • Volunteer to lead at least one (1) part of the lesson (attendance, greeting, opening activity, reading, prayer, etc)

 Benefits of SaLT participation:

    • Hands-on experience in leadership and mentoring
    • Waiver of service hours requirement for the IMPACT mission trip program
    • Be part of an awesome close-knit community of people who love to have fun!

IMPACT Junior Board

(Apply to join the team)

Eligible Grades 11–12

The IMPACT Junior Board connects youth who want to be involved in leadership of the IMPACT program at Kenilworth Union Church. The Board is made up of ten to twelve dedicated high school juniors and seniors or high school graduates under the age of 21 who reside locally and can commit to Junior Board participation. The Board will have one or two adult volunteer their time and creativity to promote and sustain the IMPACT program and its mission by encouraging local youth to live lives of love and hope and to serve God and neighbors with their individual gifts and talents. The Junior Board offers opportunities for volunteer service, leadership education, community outreach, and promotion of the IMPACT program and its mission.

Expectation of Individual Junior Board members:

    • Attend meetings
    • Help plan and lead IMPACT Meetings, service projects and events especially Mission trip reveal night, and Team Reveal Night
    • Represent IMPACT in the community.

Benefits of IMPACT Junior Board membership:

    • Hands-on experience in volunteer service, leadership, community outreach, and program promotion
    • Waiver of service hours requirement for the IMPACT mission trip program

CORE Leadership Team

(Apply to join the team)

Eligible Grades 9–12

The CORE team helps plan and lead Wednesday youth groups 6:30–8 p.m. with dinner, activities, and candle time discussions. The CORE leaders serve as role models for 7th and 8th graders. The CORE team stays after JYG at 8 p.m. to debrief and hang out—sometimes even at Homers or a trip to the beach! We also meet as a CORE team a few times a year for fun and fellowship.

Expectation of Individual CORE members:

    • Enjoy hanging with junior highers and having fun with them!
    • Attend and lead Junior High Youth Group meetings 6:30–8 p.m. Wednesdays—there is a lot of grace and flexibility for conflicts
    • “Keep us posted, not ghosted!” Communicate conflicts, late arrival, or early departure to youth leaders
    • Serve as a role model at Youth Group and in the community
    • Juniors and Seniors should apprentice at least one underclassman CORE team member

Benefits of CORE Leadership Team participation:

    • Hands-on experience in leadership and planning
    • Waiver of service hours requirement for the IMPACT mission trip program
    • Be part of an awesome close-knit community of people who love to have fun!

Kenilworth Union Church Board Committees

(Apply to join the team)

Eligible Grades 9–12

Several of our Board Committees have positions to be filled by high school youth.

Expectation of Youth Committee Members:

    • Commit time to tasks and meetings assigned to you as a board member
    • Attend Committee meetings
    • Serve as a representative of Kenilworth Union in the community.

Benefits of Committee participation

    • Hands-on experience in leadership and planning
    • Waiver of service hours requirement for the IMPACT mission trip program
    • Be part of an awesome close-knit community of people who love to have fun!
    • Keep church relevant to you and your peers

MSYG Leadership Team

(Apply to join the team)

Eligible Grades 9–12

Wednesdays from 5–6:10 p.m.

Expectations:

    • Responsible for getting to know our 5th–6th graders on Wednesday evenings, being a role model by participating in games, activities, and spiritual practices
    • Traits of a good leader: good role model, willing to serve, dependable
    • Passion for creating a welcoming, accepting, fun community for these typically friendly, easy-going, energetic 5th–6th graders
    • Example of basic tasks:
      • Learn names
      • Greet people as they come in, ask about their day
      • Supervise participants. Help with check in/out
      • Help set up and clean up snacks
      • Be a role model by participating in games, activities, and spiritual practices

Benefits of participation:

    • Hands-on experience in leadership and mentoring
    • Waiver of service hours requirement for the IMPACT mission trip program
    • Be part of an awesome close-knit community of people who love to have fun!

 

Faith234 Youth Group Leadership Team

(Apply to join the team)

Eligible Grades 7–12

Tuesdays from 4:15–5:25 p.m. 

Expectations:

  • Responsible for getting to know our 2nd–4th graders on Tuesday afternoons, bringing creativity, leadership and fresh ideas to this new program
  • Traits of a good leader: energetic, compassionate, dependable, consistent
  • Passion for influencing the lives of children through being a caring Christian community
  • Examples of basic tasks:
    • Learn names
    • Greet people as they come in and ask about their day
    • Supervise participants and help with check in/out
    • Help set up and clean up snacks
    • Be a role model by participating in games, activities, and spiritual practices

Benefits of participation:

  • Hands-on experience in leadership and mentoring
  • Waiver of service hours requirement for the IMPACT mission trip program
  • Be part of an awesome close-knit community of people who love to have fun!