Ephesians 4 Leadership Initiative Application

Developing Leaders: Ephesians 4:11-13: So Christ gave some apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, His purpose was to equip God’s people for the work of serving and building up the body of Christ until we all reach the unity of faith and knowledge of God’s Son.  God’s goal is for us to become mature adults—to be fulling grown, measured by the standard of the fullness of Christ.

Young Adult Ephesians 4 Leadership Training Initiative

Step 1 (A covenant will be used during this time-details below)

  • 6-12 young adult leaders (Invited to apply by a pastor)
  • Take or know your CliftonStrengths (formally Strength Finders)
  • Read 1 book over 6 months
  • Meet with other young adult leaders four times via video call
  • Facilitated by the Chair of the Young Adult Committee and Conference Coordinator of Young Adult Ministries

Step 2- Dreaming

  • Meet between session with at least 2 people, laity or clergy, from your church to
    • Dream and determine what applies to your context
    • With whom do you communicate that dream?
    • How and when will you communicate that dream?

Step 3

  • Peer mentoring
    • During video calls, share dream(s) & steps toward making it a reality,
    • Listen and support others dreams

Step 4- Making Dreams a Reality in Your Context

  • Create a plan to make your dream a reality
  • What are you going to do by when?
  • What resources (people, supplies, money, places) do you need?

Covenant for the group

Be on time for each session Be curious and ask questions Be respectful of the ideas, questions, and concerns of other members of the group. After each session, email your action step and goal related to the reading and conversation to each group member and your coach. Confidentiality: What is said in the group stays in the group. Once a group decision is made, every group member will honor and uphold the decision. Pray for every group member and his or her church.

Implementation

  • Applications for this pilot program of Young Adult Ephesians 4 Leadership will be distributed to young adults involved in an UM church ages 18-35 through District Superintendents and local pastors. 
  • The Chair of the Young Adult Committee and Conference Coordinator of Young Adult Ministries would invite 6-12 Young Adults based on their applications to participate in this pilot program of Ephesians 4 Leadership. The Chair and/or Coordinator will help them to see the preferred future in which their leadership can make a difference. Let them know that they are being selected with the expectation that they will implement the E4 model in their church context and they will be held accountable to this implementation.

The Chair and Conference Coordinator of Young Adult Ministries co-lead the team. This allows room for the a back-up if he/she has a scheduling conflict.

Contact Information

Please include a permanent address when completing the contact information. There is also a place for temporary (campus) addresses listed below.

*First Name
*Last Name
*Address 1
*City
*State
*Zip
*Email
Temporary (Campus) Address

Please include address, city, state and ZIP

Anticipated dates of temporary address
Cell Phone
* Do you permit text messages?
Yes
No
*Church of Membership
*Church You Are Attending
*Pastor/campus minister where you are an active participant
Pastor's email address
Pastor's phone number
Education, employment and candidacy for ministry

Education, employment, and candidacy for ministry does not affect your application, but is helpful for planning purposes.

Education
Employment
Church Information

Rural, Small Town, Suburban, Urban, County Seat

Candidacy for Ordained Ministry Stage

N/A, inquiring, exploring, certified

Christian vocation
Name & contact information of 2 church people who you would meet with during this training to help you dream and support your new ministry efforts in your context.

Please provide Name & contact information of 2 church people who you would meet with during this training to help you dream and support your new ministry efforts in your context. 

For each individual, please include the following:

Individual #1: Name
Individual #1: Church Involvement (position title)
Individual #1: How do they know you?
Individual #1: Email Address
Individual #1: Phone Number
Individual #2: Name
Individual #2: Church Involvement (position title)
Individual #2: How do they know you?
Individual #2: Email Address
Individual #2: Phone Number
Upload: Personal Statement

Compose a statement of 250 words or less in a Word document. Once completed, upload that document here.

In your personal statement of 250 words or less address the following:

Why do you attend church, and what role does faith play in your life?

What are you passionate about and how do you see your passions being used as a leader in your church?

What do you hope to gain as a leader at your church and in your community?

Do you currently engage in any spiritual practices? If so, which ones? If not, what practices would you hope to learn?

What leadership characteristics do you see in yourself?

What are you career goals in five years? 

Attach file pdf, doc(x), xls(x), jpg/gif/png, ppt - up to 25 MB

To participate, you need to be recommended by a pastor.  Please ensure that your pastor or campus minister has completed the recommendation form and returned it to ashreve@igrc.org by July 15, 2019.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Shreve, Coordinator of Higher Education, Campus & Young Adult Ministries, at 217-649-3233 or ashreve@igrc.org

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