INFLUENCE TEAM

READ BEFORE APPLYING

Thank you for your interest in serving on the
YTH Student influence Team!


Please know that it is not the desire of the TSC-YTH staff to create more activities. As we all know, life can be really busy! There is always an activity to occupy our time. We recognize that busyness does not equate to spiritual growth and growth should not come at the sacrifice of family time and other pressing commitments!
 
However, we do expect a higher level of faithfulness to the ministry to be a part of this team. We are here to help you grow as a godly young man or woman by providing opportunities to joyfully serve and exercise your spiritual gifts within the context of TSC-YTH!
 
Before you proceed with application, know that you must commit to being a part of these recurring activities to join:
•Sunday Morning Worship in the Worship Center
•Life Groups every Sunday
•Brief Weekly Team huddles
•City Nights (first Wednesday of each month at 7:00) & MDWK on regular Wednesday Nights (HS at 7:30 & MS at 6:30)
•All major events: Reach Weekend, Beach Week (HS), Mountain Week (MS), Back to School Bash!
oScholarships are always available if finances are an issue!




HOW TO BECOME A TEAM MEMBER

•Pray about this decision and make sure that it is YOUR decision and not just something you want to do for social purposes!

• Discuss it with your parents, your Life Group Leader, or any mentors you may have!

•Evaluate your schedule and your other commitments before you proceed in your interest to join

•Complete this digital application and you will be notified by the TSC-YTH Staff about starting with us!


WHY SHOULD I DO IT?
 
To Grow Spiritually
There is no better way to grow in your calling of following Jesus than to serve others as he has served you! Yes, we are called to honor the Lord in our disciplines, thoughts, words and relationships, but we are also called to serve others. The goal of the Influence Team is to give YOU the opportunity to flex the muscles of your faith by serving others with the love that Christ has shown you on the cross.

Not only will you get to serve alongside your peers, but you will also get to be up close and personal with the TSC-YTH team and adult volunteers in carrying out the work of the ministry each week. This will be a great opportunity to build relationships with those that are seeking the Lord and will prayerfully encourage you in your walk with the Lord as well!
 
To grow in your Leadership skills
Not only will you grow spiritually as you assume this new role, but you will also get hands-on, practical experience in setting the table each week for the ministry to operate smoothly. You will be pushed out of your comfort zone, as you are asked to learn new things, speak and communicate on behalf of the staff and step up in ways that others wouldn’t. The goal is not to simply build leadership skills, but each week you will be put in situations that will enhance and refine your skills as a leader!


SPIRITUAL EXPECTATIONS

•Love Christ first above all, including in relationships, church, and school
Matthew 22:37
 
•Be regular and punctual in attendance
1 Corinthians 4:2
 

•Make thorough preparation for my responsibilities
2 Timothy 2:15
 
•Open myself to accountability, correction, and instruction
1 Timothy 5:7
 
•Maintain a daily prayer and devotional time
Mark 1:35, Col. 4:2-4
 
•Support and pray for the pastors, staff, student leaders, lay volunteers, and other students
1 Timothy 2:1-2
 
•Set an example on my school campus and in my home by giving my best in all that I participate in, including schoolwork and family life
1 Corinthians 10:31
 
•Maintain and practice biblical standards in my same-gender and cross-gender relationships
1 Corinthians 6:18, 1 Corinthians 15:33, 2 Corinthians 6:14
 
•Set an example in all things including your actions, speech, and thoughts, this includes your composure on SOCIAL MEDIA
1 Corinthians 10:31
 
•Humility! Have the heart of a servant
Mark 10:45
 

TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTIONS

The following pages will outline what different opportunities there are to serve, and a little about each team’s responsibilities. Each team listed has a staff oversight and adult volunteers that will come alongside members in serving.
The current teams are as follows:
IMPRESSIONS TEAM (High School only)
CAMPUS TEAM (MS and HS)
CREATIVE TEAM (High School only)



IMPRESSIONS TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES  
Members will be given the task of creating a culture in which students feel comfortable and welcome in our environments. Impressions Team members will specifically connect with guests, first-timers, families, and anyone else who needs to be connected or followed-up with after the morning or evening concludes. Impressions team will not only connect first timer guests but will also help the staff in making all students feel welcome throughout their experience.

Impressions Team meets on Sunday Mornings at 9 to start the morning together

This team will require you to be put in social situations with others and to bring Spirit-led energy and enthusiasm to TSC-YTH!
 
CAMPUS TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES
Members will take ministerial ownership of their respected school campuses. They will be encouraged to pray for, minister to and invite their peers from their school, as an evangelical extension of our student staff. The Campus team will minister to all schools represented at Thompson Station Church, and will gather regularly to pray, celebrate and build unity as we join together in reaching our schools for Jesus!

Campus Team meets on Sunday Mornings at 9:00 to start the morning together

This team will require its members to represent Thompson Station Church in the community. Members will be asked to step out in faith into uncomfortable situations, but members will be highly encouraged by the staff in the process!

This team will not be required to be in many social situations, but it will require its members to operate under stressful situations that require focus and attention to detail!

CREATIVE TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES  
The Creative Team is responsible for making memories last through the use of cameras and other equipment. This team will be creating content for TSC YTH and the TSC as a whole with photography, videography, graphic design, and more! If you have ever been interested in this type of thing, sign up! You don't have to already know how to use a camera: we will work with you!

Creative Team meets on Wednesday Nights at 5:30 to start the night together