What is a Peer Leader?
Peer Leaders at Journey House are students who are currently enrolled at U-W River Falls or Chippewa Valley Technical College and have a desire to actively participate as a leader in campus ministry. We look for students who: have a desire to grow in their own Christian faith, want to find new ways to be equipped as young adult leaders, and who are open to using their gifts for the purpose of sharing Christ’s love with their peers, in the community and in the world.
Students who become peer leaders will have the opportunity to live in one of four available spaces at our ministry house across the street from the UWRF campus, and they can maintain residence for the duration they are serving as a peer leader. (A small rental fee will be required each month during the academic year.)
How Do I Become a Peer Leader?
To be a peer leader at Journey House, students need to fill out an application. Upon receipt of the application, the Campus Minister, Laura Ramlow, will follow up to schedule an interview with you. Student can expect the interview to be casual and non-anxious 🙂 . If you are interested in receiving an application, please email Deacon Laura: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What responsibilities do Peer Leaders have?
We understand how busy student life can be, so we take student academic expectations in mind when delegating tasks among the peer leaders. Typically, peer leaders have some “regular” tasks to help maintain the ministry house (light cleaning, shoveling snow, meal/activity cleanup, etc.).
Aside from these everyday responsibilities, each of our peer leaders will utilize their unique gifts to coordinate a small group of student volunteers who work together with the Campus Minister to keep ministry running smoothly.
- Discipleship Coordinator will coordinate:
- Worship Leader
- Bible Study Coordinator
- Servie Project Leader
- Cross-Generational Leader
- Communications Coordinator will coordinate:
- Facebook/Social Media Communicator
- Email Communicator
- Advertising Specialist
- Outreach Coordinator will coordinate:
- Event Planner
- Gift Planner
- Activity Planner
- Campus Bridge
More details descriptions about each of these positions is available HERE.
Peer Leaders and volunteers are also invited to participate in the annual I-94 Retreat (with UW Stout + UWEC) each winter. Peer leaders also attend events, activities and serve opportunities whenever possible.
Because Journey House is here to serve the needs on campus and in our surrounding communities, we like to collaborate with as many students as possible so that we can intentionally plan and implement relevant ministry opportunities into each academic year.
If you’d like more information, or if you should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!