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, and contact our youth pastors Chandra Styles ( or Spencer Meisner ( 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) in by the beginning of the first youth night that you attend. This can be done at the church if you are a resident of Saskatoon at least 2 weeks prior to the first night you attend the program and must be renewed every four years (check with Lizzie to see if you need one – Letters can be also be given for you to go to the police station yourself to get one done right away (or if you live outside of Saskatoon).
    • 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 both GroveYouth Leadership Training dates for your team to the best of your ability.
    • Jr. High Training: August 28 @ 6-10pm (supper provided)
    • Sr. High Training: August 29 @ 6-10pm (supper provided)
    • Both Teams Training: September 7 @ 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 (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 (the following things are found under the New Leader heading):
    • 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 24th along with the application deadline.


Sr. High – September 3 from 6-10pm (Welcome Home BBQ)

Jr. High – September 6 from 6:30-11:00pm (Fall Kick Off)

Application Documents and Forms

To apply, please:

  • Read all of the documents provided under the heading that applies to you (Returning Leader OR New Leader – this includes if you have taken a break from GroveYouth for 1+ years)
  • Fill out the Leadership Application by Saturday, August 24 2019.
  • You will be contacted by email and phone by Tuesday, August 27, 2019.


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.