What is Journey House?
Journey House Campus Ministry is faith-based organization serving students at UW-River Falls and the River Falls campus of CVTC. This is our mission statement: Responding to Jesus’ call, Journey House supports students with words and actions of affirmation, inclusivity, equality, and mutual respect. We offer friendship and support to all of God’s children. All are welcome here. In living into that mission of supporting students, our values include the belief that God’s love is unconditional. Because Journey House is here to serve the needs of all students, we like to collaborate with as many other organizations as possible.
What are the Requirements and Expectations for Peer Leaders?
Peer Leaders at Journey House must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students at UW-River Falls or the River Falls campus of Chippewa Valley Technical College.
The qualities of a successful peer leader include the following:
- Has a desire to serve as a leader in a faith community
- Works well as a part of team and is a collaborative leader
- Is prepared to be challenged and grow in their faith
- Is willing to work with students from other faith communities as they grow in their faith
- Asks lots of questions about life, the universe, and God
- Has an open mind when it comes to new ideas
- Is comfortable meeting new people and hearing their stories
- Believes in hospitality and helping others feel welcome at events and activities, whoever they are, whatever they believe about God, and wherever they come from
The position is non-stipendiary but comes with housing in the Journey House building at 143 East Cascade Avenue. Students can live in the building year-round the whole time they are serving as peer ministers.
What responsibilities do Peer Leaders have?
Peer Leaders are first and foremost students, and those academic expectations take precedence when delegating tasks. Typically, peer leaders are responsible for working with social media and/or the website along with helping organize and/or lead Bible studies, lead worship, help cook meals, help clean up after meals, and coordinate small groups of student volunteers for large group events.
How do I become a Peer Leader?
If you would like to apply to be a Peer Leader in 2023-24 or are interested in additional information, please contact Deacon David Behling, the Campus Ministry Director, at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.