At GroveYouth, we desire to help students to know, experience, and follow Jesus through equipping, empowering, and releasing leaders to ministry. We seek to develop Christ-centred, Spirit-led leaders through intensive training, opportunities for collaboration, and the development of and invitation to use their Spiritual gifts.

If you are interested in applying, please see the information below, check out our leadership team documents, and contact our youth pastor, Chandra Styles ( with any questions that you have.

For more information about Criminal Record Checks, please contact Lizzie Rowan (

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 (CRC) before the attending your first youth night. This must be renewed every four years (check with Lizzie to see if you need one – Pick up a letter from the church office to waive the fee to take with you to your police station. Bring back the completed check as soon as possible.
  • RETURNING LEADERS: If you need to renew a Criminal Record Check this year, you will also need to fill in the “New Leader Application” as part of our Safe Place Policy.
  • You must attend all GroveYouth Leadership Training dates for your team to the best of your ability.
    • Jr. High Training: RSVP here.
    • Friday, September 11 from 7:30-10:00pm
    • Saturday, September 12 time 9:00am-1:00pm
    • Friday, September 18 from 7:30-10:00pm
    • Sr. High Training: RSVP here.
    • Tuesday, September 8 from 7:30-10:00pm
    • Saturday, September 12 time 9:00am-1:00pm
    • Tuesday, September 15 from 7:30-10:00pm
  • Jr. High leaders must be Grade 12 or older
  • Sr. High small group leaders must be at least 1 year out of high school (some exceptions may be made). 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 you must meet the following requirements.
    • You must sign up for a brief interview.
    • You must acquire references from two people – one being an adult from Forest Grove Community Church (18+ who is not immediate or extended family) and one being someone who has supervised you – by sending them the link to our reference form. This is your responsibility!
    • References are due on August 29th along with the application deadline.

    These things are found under the New Applicant heading below.


The follow dates are tentative and subject to change.

Sr. High – Tuesday, September 22 time TBA

Jr. High – Friday, September 25 time TBA

Application Documents and Forms

To apply, please:

  • Read all of the documents provided under the heading that applies to you (Returning Leader OR New Applicant – this includes if you have taken a break from GroveYouth for 1+ years)
  • Fill out the Leadership Application by Saturday, August 29, 2020.
  • You will be contacted by email and phone by Tuesday, September 1, 2020.


Leader Re-Gathering Survey

Covid-19 Expectations

Leader Conduct & Expectations

Leader Roles/Teams

GroveYouth Safe Place Policy

Mennonite Brethren Confession of Faith

*If you don’t remember when you last completed a Criminal Record Check, double check with Lizzie (306-370-3922) if you need to renew your CRC before filling out this application.*

Returning Leader Application


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