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CHIC 2015 Volunteers

1 Comment » Written on September 16th, 2013     
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We couldn’t accomplish everything we do at CHIC without the help of our volunteers. We are incredibly grateful for the amazing work that our volunteers have done at every CHIC event. Thanks to them, our youth experience an enriched and supportive environment throughout this entire event.

There are many wonderful opportunities for you to contribute to upcoming CHIC2015 event. Current volunteer opportunities are listed below. So, if you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the interest form here.

Please note: Counselors must be at least 21 years of age by September 1, 2015. TWO: Staff must be at least 19 years of age by September 1, 2015. THREE: Special Needs Companions must be at least 19 years of age by September 1, 2015.

  • Administrative (i.e. office, computer, errands, ac­counting)
  • Recreation (i.e. equipment distribution, facilita­tors, assistants)
  • Hospitality (i.e. special needs, retail sales, usher, information desk, cleanup)
  • Staff Support (i.e. setup, transportation, video, sound)

Click here to learn more about each volunteer opportunity!

Introducing CHIC 2015 Council (2)

Dominique Gillard: Student Experiences

My name is Dominique DuBois Gilliard. I am a pastor at Convergence Covenant Church in Oakland California. I have a deep passion for discipleship and reconciliation. I also really enjoy working on Christian Community Development initiatives and programs that are focused on empowering young people to reach their full potential in Christ. I am really looking forward to being a part of the 2015 CHIC council because I know the profound impact CHIC has had on thousands of people’s lives. I myself being one of those individuals!


Ben Pease: CHIC Chair

Originally from Massachusetts, I served as a youth pastor there for 6
years before serving at Salem Covenant Church in MN for the past 8
years. I love adventures with my wife and three kids, working with
students (especially in leadership development), and getting outside for
hiking, running, backpacking, and canoeing.  I am excited and honored to
serve on the CHIC Council because time and time again, I have seen
students experience God and make decisions at CHIC in ways that have
changed the course of their lives.


Angie Wysocki: Evening Worship/Mainstage

I am a girl that loves adventures, exploring new places, a great story, an even better live concert, a good book, great coffee, a really good Eggs Benedict, a great piece of clothing or necklace that is on sale, a moment that makes me laugh, and a good day of skiing, or a vacation at the beach. Things that I am passionate about are loving my family and friends well, living as the woman that God has called me to be, and helping others experience the thrill of living as a Christ Follower and what that means for the Kingdom of God. I currently live in Roseville, CA but grew up in Denver, CO and spent significant years in Chicago, IL.





Summer Gig

Would you like to spend the summer making a difference?

Merge is going to have a big summer in 2013! They will need a full summer staff to be able to support all of the teams going. Merge will need people based in Mexico, Guatemala and in the Dominican Republic. They are looking for interpreters, construction supervisors and food coordinators/people ministry assistants. This is a great opportunity for college students who have a passion for missions, demonstrate leadership skills, and a desire to work with youth!

The summer staff at Merge will have the chance to grow personally and spiritually — surrounded by people from all over the world. You’ll have a chance to try new things and spend some quality time in the most beautiful places on God’s earth. You’ll also be challenged to take your faith to a new level and learn how to serve like Jesus. Giving you the feeling of being refreshed by the people you’ve impacted during the summer.

If you have interest in serving with Merge this summer, please contact Dale at
For more information about Covenant Merge Ministries, check out their website!
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I LOVE Camp!

1 Comment » Written on May 9th, 2011     
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If you are looking for missions opportunities for either a singular age group or an inter-generational endeavor, Covenant Mountain Mission (CMMBC) is a missions-based camp near Jonesville, Virginia, a “serene, secluded, mountain-top oasis, nestled in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains”:

CMMBC relies on volunteer teams to come in and run each week of programming for the summer, as well as various facility projects throughout the year. They serve one of the poorest communities in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and never turn away a camper due to a lack of finances. It is a great opportunity for the development of servant leaders, programming gifts and more. They need this kind of help every year.

For any questions, contact Joe & Tammy Faulkinbury, resident managers: 276.346.1013

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Alpine – Camping in the PSWC

Post a Comment » Written on April 11th, 2011     
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Alpine is in the middle of summer staff recruiting season. If you know of any high caliber young adults, ages 18 or older, that are looking for a summer of rewarding work and deep friendships, send them to for information on positions available, job descriptions, application forms, etc. They may also contact Rachel Weimer, the Human Resources Coordinator at 1-800-350-6289.

North Park’s Ministry Internship and Job Fair

The only ministry fair in the Chicagoland region!
Saturday, February 19, 2011 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
North Park University, Anderson Chapel

Looking for a ministry job or internship?  Need to hire ministry interns?*
Join North Park University’s Center for Youth Ministry Studies as it hosts the fourth annual Ministry Internship and Job Fair.  Open to all internship and job seekers, the fair has grown to include students from North Park University, Trinity Christian College and  Moody Bible Institute, as well as seasoned ministry workers looking for new positions.

Visit: to register (it’s free, but a headcount is helpful!).

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iPad Winner #2!

1 Comment » Written on January 24th, 2011     
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Congrats to Mike Harvat, Worship & Student Ministries Director at Community Covenant Church in Omaha, Nebraska for being the second winner of an iPad from North Park’s youth roster submission drawing!

It’s still not too late to enter to win! Submissions will be accepted until the time of the drawing. We will be drawing FIVE MORE NAMES between now and February 1st; 3 throughout Youth Worker Connection and 1 at Midwinter! Remember, you must be present to win at these drawings!

Submit a roster of your church’s youth group (grades 9-12) to or by faxing it to: 773-634-6101. If available, please include student name, address, telephone number, email address, and year in school.

Where the Rubber Meets the Road, part 3

Post a Comment » Written on December 6th, 2010     
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Does My Youth Ministry Have the Shape, the Story, and the Staff that Will Anchor Student’s Faith?

Lastly in our dialogue about helping students anchor their faith are questions about how we lead and how we let others lead.


Do my students experience impromptu faith and life conversations with adult leaders/peers that aren’t scripted, planned, or guided by a curriculum outline? Real life means real conversations and it’s crucial that we allow time and space for adults and students to have low-key, no pressure conversations.  Those conversations become the building blocks for important dialogue in the future and build trust that allows for more authentic sharing.
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Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Post a Comment » Written on November 22nd, 2010     
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Denise McKinney – Ministry Coach, Writer and Communicator, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Does My Youth Ministry Have the Shape, the Story and the Staff that Will Anchor Students’ Faith?

Recently, my husband reminded me that before any inclement winter weather hits this year, I need to have my two back tires replaced.  We live in Tulsa, which is not much of a winter wonderland during the cold season. But if the kids who yearn to build a snowman are lucky, we will typically get at least one good snowfall between December and March and quite possibly a few ice storms.

Because we don’t frequently have a ton of winter weather issues, neither does our city have a lot of resources to deal with inclement weather when it does arrive.   So, when the rubber meets the road, I want to be able to steer through whatever storm is dumping snowflakes or frozen water particles from the heavens.

That is a lot like what I hope for in building, organizing and dreaming about how to minister to teens. Our students are going to encounter elements of real life that will test their faith when the rubber meets the road and those kids of circumstances will reflect on whether we helped anchor their faith or whether they’ve been set adrift in rough waters. The following set of questions is the first set of three you will see in coming weeks that have helped me examine what it means to shape, story, and staff a ministry that is enduring and effective in the lives of teens, when the rubber meets the road. Continue Reading »