We realize that no one is perfect, but by the power of the Holy Spirit, we all have access to the righteousness of Christ. The following is a list of requirements that must be evaluated for a person to be selected as a leader and or counselor in S.O.S.
1. The leader must have a clear understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and must have trusted in Christ as her personal Savior.
2. The leader must be finished with her freshman year of college or be 19 and up.
3. The leader must be in a Bible study in which she is receiving solid biblical training and discipleship. Also, the leader must be committed to personal time with the Lord on a regular basis, and be an active participant in church fellowship.
4. The leader must remain physically and sexually pure. She should have an accountability structure with those she is close to in order to keep from stumbling in this area. (1 Thess. 4:3-8)
5. The leader must confess her sin to the Lord, as well as to others when appropriate, for the purpose of restoration and continued fellowship with Christ and the Body.
6. The leader must be able to work in harmony with others. She must not be a person who consistently causes disputes or has “personality conflicts” with other people. (Phil. 2:1-4, Eph. 4:2-3)
7. A leader must be prepared to lead multiple Bible studies and be flexible when asked to share a testimony or lead a study.
8. Alcohol Purchase & Consumption…
Our ministry includes many under the age of 21, and students at a variety of maturity and experience levels. For these reasons, it is important for us as leaders as representatives of Jesus Christ, to be above reproach in this area. As a result, we want to encourage anyone in leadership for SOS to exercise wisdom & discretion in the purchase or consumption of alcohol. In terms of specific situations, we can state clearly that …
– You must be over 21
– You should never provide or consume alcohol around underage people
– You should not provide or consume alcohol at any designated SOS event or with members of your group even in an informal setting
– You should not post pictures of your consumption of alcoholic beverages online in any way.
Aside from these clear directives, we would encourage you to wrestle with the following questions in other situations …
– Am I likely to cause another believer to stumble (if somebody sees me drinking here, will he/she be emboldened to violate conscience)? [See Romans 14]
– Is my decision to drink wise and God-honoring? Is it likely to be misconstrued (e.g. drinking at a bar vs. a glass of wine at an italian restaurant with dinner)?
– What is my motivation to experience this freedom?
– Do I risk sacrificing my effectiveness for Jesus over a glass of alcohol? Am I willing to sacrifice my rights if it will further the Gospel and encourage my brothers and sisters in Christ?
The abuse of alcohol is grounds for removal from leadership. So please, ask our staff if you are unsure how to handle specific situations
These are merely the specifications that we are looking for. To continue in the application process, please contact Kara or Candice at firstname.lastname@example.org
After submitting an application, we will contact you let you know if you have an interview or not. If you cannot make the interview in-person, it will be over your choice of FaceTime, Skype, or any other video messenger.