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Student Chapel Coordinator

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Federal Work-Study Position Application Form

Job Title

 Student Chapel Coordinator
Reports to  Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm
Department  Academic
Days of Week  Wednesdays and others as needed
Time of Day  Flexible
Hours per week  4
Start date  8/15/15
End date  5/7/16
Pay rate  10.25
General description/brief summary Responsible for working with the professor and members of the Patterns of Worship class to coordinate and develop chapel services.  Work with the Joint Chapel committee in an advisory capacity.
Duties/responsibilities

Coordinate weekly Wednesday chapel services.  Responsibilities include tracking worship plans and participants for all chapel services, communicating worship themes to the wider BTS/ESR communities, advocating and enlisting worship participation on campus and using one's own worship gifts in creative, thoughtful ways for the development of corporate worship. Meeting before and during the semester with the Patterns of Worship professor to review worship needs. Meeting with the class at least once. Copy handouts and other literature needed for the class and worship leaders/participants. Sending out email announcements and updates related to worship planning and presentations. Coordinating the worship calendar with the SLT and related faculty members. Promoting the worship talents and participation of the wider community.

Regular attendance at chapel is required. 

Serving on the Joint Worship committee for BTS and ESR in an advisory capacity.

Preparing and presenting one or more worship services each semester. Monitoring chapel supplies.

Monitor and maintain an organized system for the storage of chapel supplies.

Other duties as assigned.

Skills/qualifications Current enrollment in MDiv or MA program at BTS. Successful completion of Ministry of Worship or Patterns of Worship course. Enthusiasm for the worship life of the seminary. Strong organizational skills. Insight, creativity and energy for the design and presentation of a variety of worship forms. Ability to communicate clearly with a variety of people(students, faculty members, members of the wider church and community). Comfortable and skilled in communicating through a variety of media(one-to-one conversations, group meetings, online, telephone).
Physical demands  N/A

Nan Erbaugh
Emphasis in Peace Studies '08

NanBethany taught me so much. I didn't realize what a loner I had really been all my life until I opened myself to life within the Bethany community. I felt stretched, pushed, and affirmed in amazing, helpful ways. The importance of a close, supportive community cannot be overestimated, especially in light of the challenges faced living out the peace witness to which I feel called. At Bethany, I gained more courage to step into this crucial niche of the Church of the Brethren. Add the grounded, spiritual theological foundation and academic depth I gained through course work, and I feel transformed in a powerful, positive way to serve God.