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Student Program Assistant for the Institute for Ministry with Youth and Young Adults

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Federal Work-Study Position Application Form

Job Title

Student Program Assistant for the Institute for Ministry with Youth and Young Adults
Reports to Russell Haitch/Bekah Houff
Department Academic Affairs
Days of Week

Flexible

Time of Day Flexible
Hours per week 2
Start date  8/03/15
End date  6/30/16
Pay rate  10.25
General description/brief summary

Responsible for assisting with the programs of the Institute for Ministry with Youth and Young Adults, with special focus on Explore Your Call.

Duties/responsibilities

Help to plan “Explore Your Call,” a summer discernment and seminary preview program for high school students at the Bethany campus. Assist with recruiting high school and junior high students for Institute programs (EYC and Immerse!) which may include contacting and networking with youth pastors and other youth workers,  Assist in organizing and coordinating workshops for churches/districts wanting to reach youth and young adults in their ministry. Assist with occasional on-campus forums (or formal times of conversation) around issues related to ministry with youth and young adults. Other duties as assigned.

Skills/qualifications

Experience with planning events and/or programs. An ability to take initiative, to be warm and outgoing and to relate well with people of different generations. A demonstrated interest in issues related to ministry with youth and young adults. MDIV student with Youth and Young Adult emphasis or focus with experience in youth and young adult ministry preferred. 

Physical demands  N/A

Matt Boersma
Master of Arts

MattMy thesis began its journey while learning Hebrew at the University of Notre Dame, back when I was an employee in the Information Technology department. Among the many Hebrew texts read, it was the Song of Songs in particular that caught my attention. I knew that historically it had been interpreted as an allegorical text exploring God's love of Israel (or the church), but I had not encountered the deeply sensual nature of the images and the erotic tone of the text. Reading through the book, the unabashed sexuality of the words struck me as completely different than how the rest of the Bible treats sex. During the previous semester we had read selections of Ezekiel, where sex and female desire is cast as idolatrous and evil. In the Song, it is unashamed and extolled.