Beyond Event Volunteers
We know that for some people, an event like a summer conference is the best way for them to volunteer and use their talents and gifts in ministry in a way they can not on a weekly basis.
However, our priority is providing the best possible event for students in helping them become lifelong followers of Jesus. For that to happen, we need our group leaders at camp to see themselves as Small Group Leaders.
Small Group Leaders
In our ministry, we realize that what a Small Group Leader can do for a few has more potential than what we do for many.
So we build our ministry and all related programs and events around the philosophy of equipping Small Group Leaders who can invest strategically in the lives of a few to encourage authentic faith.
If you want to read more about the five big ideas we want every Small Group Leader to know and practice, you can find them in the book: Lead Small.
Beyond the Event
Ideally, we’d love every group leader at MIX to be a Small Group Leader in our weekly small groups. That way, MIX would be a way to build and deepen relationships that would continue throughout the rest of the year. Since this is the ideal, here is how we handle the real world.
We have to prioritize everyone who applies to be a leader for MIX.
When someone applies to be a Small Group Leader at MIX, here is the order of priority for us to accept that person.
#1: An adult, (over 21), currently serving as a Small Group Leader in our middle school (5th – 8th grade) small groups.
#2: Someone 16-21 years old* currently serving in our middle school (5th – 8th grade) small groups.
#3: Someone planning to start serving as a Small Group Leader in our middle school (5th – 8th grade) small groups in the fall.
#3: Someone who has previously been a leader at the MIX Conference.
#4: Parent of a MIX student
#5: An adult over 21 years old
#6: A student 16 years old or older*
Other Volunteer Options
In addition to helping at the conference itself, we also need people to help us prepare supplies at church the week leading up to MIX. And we need people who can help us the day we leave with check-in at the Student Ministries Center.
These are great options for those who can not help during camp or are not old enough to be a faculty member.
You can note this option on the faculty form and be accepted for these specific teams.