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 documents (in tabs), 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 regularly attend Forest Grove Community Church or another local church (exceptions may be made).
  • You have read and understood the GroveYouth Leadership Team Documents provided below.
  • You have read and understood the Mennonite Brethren Confession of Faith.
  • You must have a successful criminal record check in by the end of September. This can be done at the church and must be renewed every four years (Lizzie will let you know if you need one)
  • You must attend GroveYouth Leadership Training to the best of your ability.
    • Jr. High Training: August 29 @ 6-10pm
    • Sr. High Training: August 30 @ 6-10pm
    • Both Teams Training: September 8 @ 9am (lunch and supper provided)
  • Jr. High leaders must be Grade 12 or older
  • Sr. High small group leaders must be at least 1 year out of high school. Those younger may apply for our program or hospitality teams.
  • If you are a NEW APPLICANT or are RETURNING AFTER A 1 YEAR+ BREAK from serving at GroveYouth (the following things are found under the New Leader Tab):
    • You must sign up for a brief interview.
    • You must acquire references from two people – one being an adult (18+ who is not immediate or extended family) from Forest Grove Community Church and one being someone who has supervised you – by sending them the link to our reference form. This is your responsibility! 

Application Documents and Forms

To apply, please click on the tab that applies to you (Returning Leader OR New Leader – this includes if you have taken a break from GroveYouth for 1+ years), read the given documents, then fill out the Leadership Application by Sunday, August 26, 2018. You will be contacted by email and phone by Monday, August 27, 2018.


New Leader Package

Staff Conduct & Expectations

GroveYouth Safe Place Policy

Mennonite Brethren Confession of Faith

Reference Form – you are responsible for sending this to both of your references

Request Interview Time

New Leader Application


For more information and to apply, head to our GroveYouth Service Opportunities page.