GreenHouse 242 Leadership Team Guiding Principles 

 

Thank you for considering being a part of our leadership team. Please read our guiding principles and complete and complete the application page at the bottom of this page. Fruit from God is what we want middle school students (Grades 6-8) to experience, and for their love and knowledge of Jesus to grow. We support youth ministry through these biblical principals:

 

Acts 2:42 helps guide how we build disciples. “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” 

    

Process of Discipleship at Greenhouse242

Educate: the middle school community about Christian Truths in order to become and grow into followers of Christ. 

Equip: the middle school community with tools to help them become mature followers of Christ. 

Encourage: the middle school community to actually use the education and equipping they have received.

Enjoy: and celebrate with the middle school community the joy of knowing and loving God as a follower of Christ Jesus. 

 

Ecclesiastes 5:4-5 helps guides us to follow through with our commitment to bring our best to serve students as leaders.   “When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it.  He has no pressure in fools, fulfill your vow.  It is better not to make a vow than to make one and not fulfill it.”

 

1 Corinthians 11:1 reminds us that we represent the love of Jesus and are to be examples of Christ-centered lives. When we make mistakes, we admit them and bring restoration to broken relationships.  “Follow my example, as I follow the example fo Christ.”

 

1 Corinthians 12:12-14 educates us on how each of us is blessed with a unique shape and spiritual gifts and that the strength of the church evolves when we work together to celebrate and use our gifts for His glory.  “Just a s a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.  For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body-whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free - and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.  Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.”

 

Colossians 1:17-18 focuses our attention that our ministry is about Jesus and our work points to Him, reveals who He is, and gives Him the honor.  “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.  And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.”

 

Ephesians 2:10 supports a strong self-confidence for our students to recognize that they are created by God with purpose - that they are loved, valuable, and are designed to live meaningful lives for His glory.  “For we are God’s masterpiece.  He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”

 

Leaders working in First Friends Church Middle School Ministry must affirm to these Spiritual Philosophy Commitments:

  • Trusting Jesus as your Savior and Lord.

  • Praying for our students, their families, their church and school leaders, and staff members.

  • Supporting First Friends Church’s values and mission.

  • Regularly attending Leadership Team meetings and fellowship gatherings. 

  • Respecting the leadership provided by the Director of Student Ministries.

  • Implementing the GreenHouse Philosophy to help student grown in their faith.

  • Educate: the middle school community about Christian Truths in order to become and grow into followers of Christ. 

  • Equip: the middle school community with tools to help them become mature followers of Christ. 

  • Encourage: the middle school community to actually use the education and equipping they have received.

  • Enjoy: and celebrate with the middle school community the joy of knowing and loving God as a follower of Christ Jesus.

  • Being present and prepared for Middle School gatherings.

  • Sharing the gifts God has shaped in you to bind together our students with the church community.

  • Serving in Middle School for the 2020-21 school year.

 

& these Safety Commitments:

To CREATE a safe, fun, wholesome environment for our youth we require all volunteers to adhere to these safety standards.

  • SEEK to never be alone with a student.

  • There will ALWAYS be at least two (2) adult volunteers present at every function.

  • MODEL your behavior around youth, parents, and volunteers to be exemplary and above reproach.

  • NEVER allow yourself to be put in a position that could lead to compromise.

  • You agree to READ, ACKNOWLEDGE & FOLLOW FFC Abuse Prevention policy.

  • I will grant permission for FFC to complete a background check.   

 

If these expectations are not met, the Director of Student Ministries reserves the right to ask you to step down from your volunteer position.  

Want to join the MS Leadership Team, please complete this application and email to bcroston@firstfriends.org.