VP of Christian Life Position Description

  • Serve on SGA as Full and Executive Cabinet Member
  • Help plan and execute all SGA events.
  • Voice any concerns you are consistently hearing from students before the SGA Cabinet.
  • Provide student speakers for the chapels given to you by the Chaplain for both Fall and Spring semester. Contact the Chaplain for the dates of student testimonies.
    • There are usually 6 – 8 slots (chapels) that need to be filled.
    • For fall semester, all of the days need to be filled by the end of June. Contacting students over summer is more difficult and you do not have your Class Chaplain team, which makes it more difficult. Try to finish the schedule before you leave for summer.
    • For Spring Semester, work with your Class Chaplain team to decide on speakers. Deciding the speakers and filling in the schedule needs to be done before Christmas break.
  • Once you have chosen the student speakers meet with them at least two times before they speak.
    • Two weeks in advance make sure the students have…
      • A full manuscript written out of their Testimony (Remember it is a testimony not a sermon)
      • A scripture passage
      • Someone they have chosen to read Scripture
      • Someone they have chosen to introduce/pray
      • A theme of their story clearly defined
    • Read over their manuscript thoroughly. Make sure it flows and incorporates their scripture passage. If there are ANY questions or concerns about it, run it past the Chaplain (Joe Noonan) and he will be happy to help.
    • Make sure to meet with the Chapel Worship Director to get additional details as to what they need from you.
      • The Chapel Worship Director usually has a student assistant. You will work hand in hand with this person. Their job is to pick the worship songs, not the student speaking. You are the mediator between the student who is speaking and the student worship leader. This portion of communication is very important.
  • Meet with your Class Chaplain team at least once a month to…
    • Encourage them
    • Pray for them
    • Plan worship nights
    • Hear their ideas for who they want to speak
  • Make it a priority to either meet or reply to students who have a desire to speak. Listen to them before you say yes or no. Discuss these people with your Class Chaplain Team.
  • Serve as a member of the Chapel Curriculum team.
    • The Chapel Curriculum team is a group of faculty and staff members that plan out chapel for the next semester.
  • Serve as a member of the Student Mentor (SM) team.
    • The Student Mentors plan out the Anchorage Retreats. You will be a part of this process and Kendra Lambert (The Discipleship Director) loves when the VP of Christian Life helps out.
  • Attend all (or as many as you can) Anchorage retreats for Fall and Spring semester
  • Plan 4 worship nights throughout the year (2 each semester)
    • At the beginning of the year meet with the Chapel Worship Director (currently Anthony Mako) and get the four dates he has reserved for worship nights. Each class chaplain will have an opportunity to lead a worship night. I usually give the senior class chaplain the first date, then junior, sophomore, freshman.
    • Meet with the Chapel Worship Director and get all the details from them as to what they expect. The most important aspect to making the worship night thoughtful is planning ahead and communicating well. Guide the class chaplain that is leading the worship night and help them, but allow them to plan it out. Give them deadlines. They need to pick the worship leader for that night a month in advance. The worship leader for the worship night will be a student. The worship leader then needs to pick the songs 2 weeks in advance. Make sure to pick a theme as a team and communicate that theme to the worship leader. The order of service needs to be completely done AT LEAST one week in advance and then sent to the Chapel Worship Director (Anthony Mako).
  • Serve on the M2540 Team
    • This team meets a couple times a month. Each month the team will bring awareness or fundraise for a different missions organization or area that the school is associated with. You help plan the best way to do this. Current leader is Catie Hayes.