GroveYouth Leadership Team

At GroveYouth, we desire to have passionate and committed volunteers who realize that working in youth ministry is a calling and a privilege. It is often a difficult job and can seem unrewarding at times, but the moments in which you are able to see the fruits of your labour are extraordinary.

If you are interested in applying, please see the information below, check out our leadership team manual, and contact our youth pastors Chandra Styles or Spencer Meisner with any questions that you have.

Qualifications to Apply:

  • You are a believer in and follower of Jesus Christ
  • You are committed to attending Forest Grove Community Church or another local church*
  • You have read and understood the GroveYouth Leadership Team Expectations (link below, read page 6)
  • You have read and understood the Mennonite Brethren Confession of Faith (link below)
  • Must have a successful criminal record check (this can be done at the church, renewed every four years)
  • Attend GroveYouth Leadership Training to the best of your ability
  • Provide the name, email, and phone number of two references – one being an adult from Forest Grove Community Church and one being someone who has supervised you – and have them fill out the reference form (link below). This is your responsibility!
  • Jr. High leaders must be Grade 12 or older*
  • Sr. High leaders must be at least 1 year out of high school*

*Some exceptions may be made

To apply, please fill out the Leadership Application (link below) by Monday, August 28, 2017. You will be contacted by email and phone by Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Any new applicant will be contacted to have a brief interview with Chandra and/or Spencer.

If you have any questions, please contact Chandra ( or Spencer (

Which application/form do I fill out?

Leadership Team FULL Application

Fill this application out if:

  • This is your first time applying to be a GroveYouth leader
  • You have been a leader before but have taken a break that exceeds 1 year

Leadership Team RETURNING Application

Fill this application out if:

  • You are a returning leader who filled out the full application last summer (you do not need to have new references)

Reference Form

Fill out this form if:

  • You are a reference for someone applying to be on the Leadership Team

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Important Dates & Times

Application Deadline: August 28, 2017

Jr. High Leadership Training: August 30, 2017 from 5:45-9:30pm

Sr. High Leadership Training: August 31, 2017 from 5:45-9:30pm

Jr. & Sr. High Leadership Training: September 9 from 9:00am-9:00pm

First Sr. High Night: Welcome Home BBQ, September 5, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm (leaders meeting at 6:00pm with an after meeting)

First Jr. High Night: Fall Kick off, September 8, 2017 from 7:30-10:15pm (leaders meeting at 6:30pm with an after meeting)

Grade 12 LAUNCH Retreat: September 29-October 1, 2017

GroveYouth Late Nighter: November 17, 2017 from 7:oopm-2:00am (Date may change)

Leadership Team Retreat: January 5-7, 2018 at Redberry

Sr. High First Night Back After Christmas: January 9, 2018

Jr. High First Night Back After Christmas: January 12, 2018