We announced a while back that we are in the process of forming a student leadership team. I wanted to give you all an update of what is happening! The name of the team will be the Roots Student Servant Team. The Bible makes it clear that leadership starts with a servant's heart. This will be evident in the role our RSS team will play.
We began by accepting nominations for students for who they already look up to as leaders. We received a ton of nominations - thank you to everyone who participated! There was a little confusion over this step, so I'd like to clarify. A nomination process is not an election. The nominations simply tell our adult leadership team who is already perceived as a leader, so that we are sure to include those students in our team formation process. Receiving multiple nominations is the same as receiving one.
The next step is an application. The students who were nominated will be contacted individually and asked to apply. We are starting this step this week, and will have it completed by November 2. That means if you were nominated, you will be contacted in the next 10 days. We have been crafting an application very carefully, and they will be distributed very soon. A student who has been asked to apply will fill out the application and return it. The adult leadership team will read the applications and follow up on them as necessary.
The Roots Student Servant Team will serve a year-long term from January - December. Graduating seniors will finish their service during the Summer, not continuing during the Fall when they have moved on to college.
We appreciate your patience as we travel down this unmarked path. This is new, exciting territory for us, and we are being very intentional as we progress towards the team's formation. Pray for us and pray for the students who may be serving in this critical role!
Danae is the Director of Youth Ministries at KIUMC. She has a B.A. in Culinary Arts and Service Management from Paul Smiths College in Paul Smiths, NY. She has attended KIUMC for the past 8 years. Danae enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends, and is a complete Disney Fanatic.