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abbey west

Thank you for prayerfully considering serving as a leader in abbey west!

Application Checklist

  • Complete this application.
  • A recommendation form must be completed (abbey west staff may NOT be used as a reference). Applications will be considered incomplete if the recommendation form is not received by the deadline.
  • To verify your GPA, email a current unofficial CUI transcript (saved as a PDF from MyRecords) directly to Lisa Purcell at [email protected].
  • All pieces of the application process must be completed and submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 4, 2022.

Requirements and Important Dates

An abbey west ministry team member is expected to handle his/her responsibilities maturely and exhibit exemplary conduct while assuming the position.

An abbey west ministry team member must have excellent communication skills and the ability to relate to a diverse student population. Organizational skills are also essential, as is the ability to learn quickly, multi-task, give clear instructions, and solve problems in a timely and efficient manner. Abbey west ministry team members must be able to relate well with students and CUI faculty/staff. Abbey west ministry team members should be comfortable working independently and as a part of a team ministry.

All applicants must meet the following:

This Semester (Spring 2022)

  • Be in good standing and maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA at the time of appointment.
  • Attend the Leader Kick Off Night (Friday, March 18).
  • Attend abbey west spring training on Sat-Sun, March 19-20 (subject to change).
  • Expected to spend a few hours each week during this semester in preparation and training for next year. This will include some shadowing of current abbey west coordinators, taking on a few responsibilities, and participating in some meetings.
  • Participate in abbey west training sessions/meetings during the spring semester, 2022.
  • Complete at least 24 credit hours (full-time student status) by the end of the current spring semester at CUI. Members must be full-time students (12 units per semester).

2022-2023 Academic Year Responsibilities

  • Return to CUI for the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Available to return to campus for student leadership training on Sunday, August 7 - Sunday, August 21, 2022 (subject to change).
  • Available for various activities and programs during WOW.
  • Available to return to campus for spring student leadership training on Friday, January 6, 2023 (subject to change).
  • Meet regularly with the campus pastor or direct supervisor.
  • Attend weekly abbey west leadership team meetings and all student leadership meetings.
  • Regularly attend Sunday evening CU Source worship service. Special considerations may be made in dialogue with Pastor Anderson if circumstances determine an appropriate agreed upon alternative.
  • Maintain a 2.75 GPA while holding position.
  • All other outside employment or activities must be pre-approved by your supervisor.
  • May not hold an outside job or position that will come into conflict with the responsibilities of the abbey west position.
  • Agree to two academic semesters with performance reviews done at the conclusion of each semester.
  • Understand and hold to mission, vision and values of abbey west.
  • Adhere to the Student Code of Conduct.
  • INT 105 is not required but highly recommended for leadership positions. Supervisory approval required to not participate.

Positions Available

abbey west ministry team members assist the campus pastor by providing leadership to one of the following specific ministry areas within abbey west:

Worship - Chapel Nurture - Men's Ministry
Worship - Shout Nurture - Women's Ministry
Worship - CU Source Missions and Service
Tech. Ministry Student-Athlete Discipleship Liaison
Marketing, Communications & Connect

Compensation

$15.00 per hour

What is abbey west?

abbey west is a movement of students on the campus of Concordia University Irvine who desire to pursue dynamic discipleship in Jesus Christ. Turning to the teachings of Jesus, our mission is quite simply to make disciples of a new generation.

Individual Position Sketches-Coordinators (10 hours a week)

  • Worship Coordinator - Chapel
    The Worship Coordinator for Chapel will assist the campus pastor and Director of Contemporary Worship Arts in the implementation of a Worship Arts strategy within our weekly chapel settings. He/she will support the execution of our diverse chapel experiences through their ongoing organization and administration of the people who serve within these chapel experiences. Daily prep of all projected and/or printed material used in chapel is a routine responsibility along with the recruitment and scheduling of greeters, readers, liturgists and cantors for chapels, and set-up/clean-up of the CU Center. Leadership and/or participation within all Worship Coordinator planning team meetings is expected.
  • Worship Coordinator - SHOUT
    The Worship Coordinator for SHOUT will assist the campus pastor and Director of Contemporary Worship Arts in the implementation of a Worship Arts strategy within the Thursday evening SHOUT worship setting. Under the oversight of the campus pastor he/she will provide leadership in the planning and execution of a student led worship experience that is consistent with the Christian faith and Lutheran Confessions. The Coordinator supports the execution of the worship plan through weekly administrative duties, musical preparation, creative communication, and the organization/supervision of all CUI people serving on our SHOUT ministry teams. Leadership and/or participation within all Worship Coordinator planning team meetings, ongoing oversight of all volunteer team responsibilities, team devotions/prayer, and set-up of any rehearsal and worship space is routine.
  • Worship Coordinator – CU Source Worship
    Leads in the implementation of a Worship Arts strategy within our weekly evening worship setting (currently each Sunday at 6:30pm, but subject to change). Supports the execution of an evening worship plan through weekly administrative duties, musical preparation, creative communication, and the organization/supervision of all CUI people serving on our CU Source worship ministry teams. Leadership and/or participation within all Worship Coordinator planning team meetings, ongoing oversight of all volunteer team responsibilities, team devotions/prayer, and set-up of any rehearsal and worship space is routine.
  • Tech. Ministry Coordinator 
    The Tech Ministry Coordinator will assist the campus pastor and Director of Contemporary Worship Arts in the implementation of a Technical Arts strategy within our weekly chapel and various worship settings (regular and specialty services). He/she will provide the ongoing organization and administration of the people who run the audio, visual, lighting, and special video production projects that support any given worship or chapel setting. Weekly set-up and tear-down of band and audio equipment for all band rehearsals, audio recording of chapel messages, and projection support for various abbey west events is a routine responsibility for this position. Regular seasonal care, maintenance, and management of all abbey west equipment is required.
  • Marketing, Communications & Connect

    The Marketing, Communications & Connect Coordinator will help students engage in their discipleship by connecting them to ministry opportunities through social media, the MyCUI app, printed materials to post, and other avenues of outreach and communication in order to build significant relationships within the body of Christ. This position will also oversee the branding of abbey west and all of its programs. Primary duties will consist of managing and posting to Campus Ministry social media channels and the MyCUI app., interfacing with outside vendor to create marketing designs, printing of those designs, and posting materials. The MC&C Coordinator will also coordinate involvement fair tables and all face-to-face outreach tables. This Coordinator should have experience with recording, editing, and creating videos on iMovie, experience with Canva or other graphic design software, and demonstrated excellent writing, grammar, and punctuation skills.

  • Nurture - Men's Ministry Coordinator 
    The job of the men's ministry coordinator is to promote and execute an active ministry to men on our campus, which includes: regular community gathering events (specific to men as well as joint events with the women), oversight of the small group men's ministry, and recruitment, training, and ongoing development of small group leaders.
  • Nurture - Women's Ministry Coordinator 
    The job of the women's ministry coordinator is to promote and execute an active ministry to women on our campus, which includes: regular community gathering events (specific to women as well as joint events with the men), oversight of the small group women's ministry, and recruitment, training, and ongoing development of small group leaders.
  • Missions and Service Coordinator 
    Coordinate and plug students into local and global service and mission opportunities. Develop, promote, and actualize other service/mission events such as: Night of Hope, Great Commission Week and Beautiful Feet CU System Student Conference. Will actively encourage and support the efforts of getting students connected into the broader ministry of abbey west, which includes fostering discipleship efforts in the areas of worship, nurture, and witness. Mobilize our Christian students to be a witness and light of Christ on campus. Included with this mobilization will be promoting and connecting Christian students to witness training opportunities, participation in weekly table outreach events on campus, participation as conservation partners with our international students, and once-a-semester [email protected] events.
  • Student-Athlete Discipleship Liaison
    This coordinator will work with the Lead Pastor to establish and carry out a coordinated strategy to increase engagement and involvement of our student-athlete community within the discipleship ministry of the university. This will include connecting with key coaches and administrators within the Athletic’s Department as well as raising up core student athletes who can buy in to the campus discipleship and help build engagement and participation. While this may involve some new programming, it will mostly focus on creating pathways into existing discipleship programs as well as looking for minor changes that might help student-athlete engagement.

If you desire more information on a particular position, please contact Lisa Purcell on (949) 214-3113 or [email protected]

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