Corps members serve up to 32 hours in one of our partner non-profit organizations, Monday-Thursday. Some weeknight evenings and Fridays are spent in personal, vocational, and spiritual development as a community. Corps members live in intentional community with other members and engage regularly in neighborhood activities. This listing is for Rockwell House Episcopal Campus Ministry, which serves St. Louis area colleges and universities.
The corps member's primary area of program responsibility will be to oversee and provide staff support for the Community's service and justice ministries. Beyond that, the corps member can expect a wide variety of work, which may include planning and leading worship, preaching, pastoral care, leading and otherwise participating in individual ministry initiatives, clerical work, cleaning, retreat leadership and planning, and other duties as assigned. The remaining specifics are intentionally absent so that the corps member, chaplain and community can grow into their relationship together as God seems to be calling them. The corps member can expect to be an active partner in determining the specific ministries and tasks involved in the job, and the chaplain and community can expect the corps member to be open to trying new and challenging things.
The corps member will be expected to attend Sunday night worship and dinner, Wednesday night Feast, Holy Week services, and major community events (except in the case of an unavoidable conflict that has been cleared with the chaplain).
The corps members will:
Corps members will:
• ask for help or more time when needed; be honest about any need for adjusted expectations.
• make mistakes and missteps, be disappointed and be disappointing... as well as getting a tremendous amount of good work done!
• strive to keep an open mind and be open to new possibilities and new movements of the Spirit.
• strive to live in accordance with the Baptismal Covenant and the community's values of compassion, justice, love, community, trustworthiness, service, and faith.
• be honest, straightforward, and loving in communicating with the chaplain and student leadership. If something is working, the corps member will let them know it; if something isn't, the corps member will let them know that, too.
• strive to do their job with joy, and when that becomes difficult, to communicate that to the chaplain and student leadership and let them help recapture the joy in the ministry.
• uphold the chaplain, student leadership and community in prayer daily.
• at all times try their best to keep a sense of humor!
If corps members are over 26 or unable to stay on their parents' health insurance, we provide coverage. Once corps members complete their year of service with Deaconess Anne House, they also receive a minimum $800 relocation bonus.
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
-Desire to work with college students in an Episcopal campus ministry atmosphere
Subject to criminal background check
21 - 29