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YOUTH MINISTRY I am applying for

:
◘ Adult CORE ◘ Youth CORE

CORE TEAM ◘ College CORE
◘ I previously applied
◘ Summer CORE

APPLICATION
Please list years(s): _________________________________________

Legal Name _______________________________________________________ Preferred Name ______________________
First Middle Initial Last If other than first name

Date of Birth _____/_____/________ Age _____ Social Security #________-______-_________ Gender ◘ Male ◘Female
mo day year

CURRENT ADDRESS ALTERNATE ADDRESS

Street Street

City/State/Zip/Country City/State/Zip/Country

Home Phone Mobile Phone Home Phone Mobile Phone

Work Phone Fax Number Work Phone Fax Number

E-mail Address E-mail Address

FAMILY

Father’s Name Mother’s Name

Street Address Street Address

City/State/Zip/Country City/State/Zip/Country

Home Phone Mobile Phone Home Phone Mobile Phone

Work Phone Fax Number Work Phone Fax Number

E-mail Address E-mail Address

CHURCH AFFILIATION CHURCH AFFILIATION

Home Congregation Home Congregation

Street Address Street Address

City/State/Zip/Country City/State/Zip/Country

_______________ Member since _____ /_____ _______________ Member since _____ /_____
Business Phone month year Business Phone month year

E-mail Address E-mail Address

Name of Pastor Name of Pastor

Denomination (If Lutheran, Please list synodical affiliation) Denomination (If Lutheran, Please list synodical affiliation)

EDUCATION
High School Please check one:
◘ Currently in my Junior year of high school GPA ______ Christian Education Please check all that apply:
◘ Now completing final year of high school GPA ______ ◘ Independent Studies
◘ Graduated high school __________ ◘ Sunday School/Confirmation
◘ Earned high school diploma equivalency __________ ◘ Bible School
◘ Other – Please explain: ___________________________________________ ◘ College Curriculum
◘ Seminary
Post-High School Please list if applicable:
A. School ___________________________________________________________
Name/City/State B. School ___________________________________________________________
Name/City/State
Major(s)/Minors(s)
Major(s)/Minors(s)
Degree _____________________________________ Graduation Year ___________
Degree _____________________________________ Graduation Year ___________

WORK EXPERIENCE Please list your tree most recent places of employment:
Job Title Employer When Employed
A. ____________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________

B. ____________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________

C. ____________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________

YOUTH MINISTRY EXPERIENCE Please check all that areas in which you have experience:
◘ Youth Advisor/Volunteer Leader ◘ Christian Camp Staff Member
◘ Youth Director ◘ Retreat Leader
◘ Director of Christian Education ◘ Youth Group Member
◘ Sunday School Teacher ◘ Active in district/regional/church-wide ministry
◘ Vacation Bible School Teacher ◘ Other please list ______________________________________

TEAM MINISTRY SKILLS Please rate your skill levels in the following areas, using the scale below:
1=None 2=Little 3=Average 4=Above Average 5=Excellent
_____ Maturity _____ Organizational and Administrative Ability
_____ Flexibility/Adaptability _____ Ability to share faith with others
_____ Curiosity _____ Ability to express feelings
_____ Open-mindedness _____ Ability to relate to authority
_____ Self-reliance _____ Ability to relate to youth
_____ Self-awareness _____ Ability to relate to peers
_____ Creativity _____ Tolerance for differences in people
_____ Communication Skills _____ Tolerance for ambiguity
_____ Sense of Humor _____ Ability to handle failure
_____ Common Sense _____ Ability to laugh at self
_____ Empathy _____ Ability to live and work in community
_____ Motivation _____ Ability to initiate conversation
_____ Perceptiveness _____ Ability to handle conflict

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE Please rate your leadership experience in the following areas, using the scale below:
1=None 2=Little 3=Some 4=A Lot 5=Extensive
_____ Bible Studies _____ Public Speaking
_____ Sing-a-longs _____ Large Groups
_____ Worship _____ Small Groups
_____ Devotions _____ One-on-one Relating
_____ Retreat Planning _____ Youth
_____ Games/Mixers _____ Workshops/Sessions Please list topics:
_____ Peers ___________________________________________
_____ Service ___________________________________________
_____ Spoken Prayer ___________________________________________
PROGRAMMATIC SKILLS
Please complete the following information as applicable. It is important to note that you do not need skills in any or all of these areas
to qualify for Holy Spirit’s CORE TEAM.

A. Vocal Music Please check all that apply:

◘ Formally trained How long? _________________ ◘ Self-taught How long? _________________
◘ Soprano ◘ Alto ◘ Tenor ◘ Bass ◘ Baritone
I am comfortable singing: ◘ Solo ◘ Harmonies ◘ Back-up Vocals
I learn music by: ◘ Ear ◘ Sheet Music
Please list experience (choirs, ensembles, duets, solos, etc.): __________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

B. Instrumental Music
Instruments Skill Level Training
(In order of preference) (Please circle) (Please check all that apply)

_____________________________________________ Beginner Supplemental Core ◘ Formally trained: How long? ________ ◘ Self taught; How long? ________
◘ by ear ◘ by chords ◘ by sheet music ◘ by memory
_____________________________________________ Beginner Supplemental Core ◘ Formally trained: How long? ________ ◘ Self taught; How long? ________
◘ by ear ◘ by chords ◘ by sheet music ◘ by memory
_____________________________________________ Beginner Supplemental Core ◘ Formally trained: How long? ________ ◘ Self taught; How long? ________
◘ by ear ◘ by chords ◘ by sheet music ◘ by memory
_____________________________________________ Beginner Supplemental Core ◘ Formally trained: How long? ________ ◘ Self taught; How long? ________
◘ by ear ◘ by chords ◘ by sheet music ◘ by memory
C. Other Music Skills Please check all that apply:

◘ Write Lyrics ◘ Sight-read Sheet Music ◘ Write Music/Compose ◘ Music Theory Trained ◘ Transcribe Chords by Ear

D. Sound Engineering
Please rate your sound engineering skill level Please check one:
◘ No Experience ◘ Beginner ◘ Average ◘ Above Average ◘ Excellent
I have mixing board experience with… Check all that apply:
◘ Music group(s) ◘ Drama/Theater ◘ Church Services/Events ◘ Other: _____________
# of channels _________________ # of channels _________________ # of channels _________________ # of channels _________________
Stage group size _______________ Stage group size _______________ Stage group size _______________ Stage group size _______________
Audience size _________________ Audience size _________________ Audience size _________________ Audience size _________________
◘ Set-up ◘ Tear-down ◘ Set-up ◘ Tear-down ◘ Set-up ◘ Tear-down ◘ Set-up ◘ Tear-down

E. Computer Experience
Please rate your computer skill level Please check one for each category:

Hardware ◘ None ◘ Beginner ◘ Average ◘ Above Average ◘ Excellent
Software ◘ None ◘ Beginner ◘ Average ◘ Above Average ◘ Excellent
Other _______________ ◘ Beginner ◘ Average ◘ Above Average ◘ Excellent
Explain Training/Experience ___________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Please list and explain experience in the following areas:
F. Drama _________________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
G. Public Speaking _________________________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
SHORT ESSAYS If you need more space to respond, please use additional sheets of paper. Please type or write legibly.
1. How are you familiar with the ministries of Holy Spirit Parish?

2. Would your family support you in this endeavor? Why or why not?

3. Have you ever lived independently or with anyone other than your family? In what setting (college, camp, job, etc.)? For
how long?

4. What do you think is one of the most important things that young people should know about Jesus? What would you like for
your team’s message to be?

5. What are your expectations and hopes of day-today life in your CORE TEAM community? List three CORE TEAM goals.

6. What do you do in your free time? (hobbies, activities, etc.)

ESSAYS The purpose of the following questions is to help us get to know you better. Please answer the following questions on additional sheets of paper. Please type or write legibly.
1. Why are you applying to do Team Ministry?
2. What experience has best equipped you for Team Ministry? Why?
3. What strengths, gifts, and talents would you bring to Team Ministry? How would you use the effectively?
4. Share your philosophy of youth ministry.
5. Describe your faith journey. Who or what has influenced and inspired your faith?
6. How do you interpret scripture?
7. Define the following theological issues and comment on how they apply to your faith life:
Grace Forgiveness and Repentance Holy Spirit Evangelism Baptism Communion Adoration

Take this opportunity to glance over the application. Include anything else we should know and take into consideration when making a decision. Then, please
comment on your thoughts after completing this application.

SIGNATURE
The information disclosed in this Youth Ministry CORE TEAM Application is truthful and accurate to the best of my knowledge.
________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________
Signature Date