Volunteer Staff Information

To apply, please fill in the downloadable PDF Applications and return by E-Mail. Please use Adobe Reader to fill out the forms or Google Chrome’s built-in PDF viewer. Please submit as PDFs, not as JPEG, JPG, or PNG.

Download: Boardwalk Chapel Staff Application Form

Download: Church Recommendation Form

Download: Boardwalk Chapel Staff Information

VOLUNTEER STAFF INFORMATION

Program Cost for Staff

  • Full Time: $2000.  Full time staff do not work a second job during the summer but will receive a $500 stipend at the end of the summer. Any funds raised above the $2000 may either be reserved for the program fee for one year only or may be donated to the Chapel.
  • Part Time: $1500.  Part time staff may work a second job to raise their program fee or to make money for other expenses, but must be available from 5 PM to midnight for community activities and Chapel work.
  • Tent-Making: $1500.  Tent-making staff work a second job in order to raise the program fee but must be available from 5 PM to midnight for community activities and Chapel work. After raising the full amount, they may continue as part time staff if so desired.
  • Since space is limited at the Staff house, priority will be given to Full Time staff.
  • For comparison purposes, please note that Cru’s Wildwood ministry costs $3000 per person for nine weeks with each staff member employed 30-40 hours per week.
  • Please do not let money keep you from coming to serve on staff at the Boardwalk Chapel. We are willing to work with any person that wishes to come and serve alongside us!

Expectations for All Staff

  • Come for the primary purpose of actively participating in the ministry of the Chapel by choosing a particular team to work with (i.e., evangelism, music, drama, domestic, etc.).
  • Participate in all mandatory training, ministry, and fellowship activities.
  • Accept assigned house-keeping responsibilities at the staff dormitory.
  • Submit in the Lord to all those placed in positions of lawful authority over them.
  • Submit to the ethical standards of conduct summarized in the Ten Commandments as expounded by the Westminster Standards.
  • Arrive at the specified time and remain until the end of the season if possible, normally the weekend after Memorial Day until the weekend one week before Labor Day. If a staff member must arrive later or depart earlier, they should clear their schedule with the Director.

Please see the Boardwalk Chapel Handbook for more details!

DETAILS ON THE APPLICATION

Personal Information: Please provide your current information as listed. For your education, please mention what year you graduated from high school or what year you expect to graduate, and provide information about your college, if applicable. Also, please mention what line of work you are currently employed in.

Ministry Information: Please provide us with as much information about your abilities and talents. Please write about all areas listed, not only for the team on which you desire to serve, in order that our leaders gain a sense of your flexibility on helping with other work at the Chapel. For the area under “other,” please mention any other skills you would be willing to use at the Chapel, including but not limited to maintenance, construction, photography, and administration. If you are a returning staff member, please state such and mention any areas of growth or your hopes for improvement in this coming season.

Spiritual Goals: All applicants are asked to describe their current walk of faith and to consider an area for growth over the summer. This area may be of a spiritual, emotional, personal, or communal nature, or whatever kind of area that they chose. The Director will meet with each individual at the end of the summer to discuss how they grew over the season and to encourage them in their walk with the Lord. After selecting an area, please talk to two or more people in your regular circles of fellowship and ask them to encourage you, keep you accountable, and pray for you over the summer as you seek growth in the Lord. Finally, please select several Bible passages that you will commit to studying individually to help you grow in the area you have chosen. You will be given a booklet by Jay E. Adams called Four Weeks with God and Your Neighbor to study in the beginning of the season and afterwards you will focus on the Scriptures of your choice as the Lord works in your heart.

Summer Details: Please list the dates of your availability for the summer, as well as listing any dates that you expect that you will need to be away for the summer due to family, church, or conflicting ministry events. If any leader or staff member is away for more than a week, they ordinarily are asked to forfeit some of their days off for the remainder of the summer. Please provide the other details as listed.

Session Recommendation: Please read the included letter from the Director for your pastor and other church leaders thoughtfully and carefully. If you believe the points of discussion to be true for yourself, please write your name in the blank and then give the letter to your session for their next meeting. After they have met and made a decision, your pastor and session should reply to the Director by email and we will notify you about the status of your application.

Each staff member must choose and area of specialty in which they will primarily serve:

  1. Evangelism Team: Evangelism team members work under the Evangelism coordinator receiving extra training in evangelism and doing evangelism while the music and drama teams rehearse during the day and perform during the nightly program.  Evangelism team members are neither required nor forbidden from doing music or drama.
  2. Music Team: Music team members work under the Music coordinator receiving extra training in how to use their musical talents in ministry/evangelism while being provided opportunity to use these talents in a variety of ways.  Music team members will ordinarily take part in daily rehearsals and perform in the nightly programs.  Music team members will go out with evangelism teams but will not ordinarily be required to take the lead in evangelism.
  3. Drama Team: Drama team members work under the Drama coordinator receiving extra training in how to use their acting talents in ministry/evangelism while being provided opportunity to use these talents in a variety of ways.  Drama team members will ordinarily take part in daily rehearsals and perform in the nightly programs.  Drama team members will go out with evangelism teams but will not ordinarily be required to take the lead in evangelism.
  4. Support Team: Support team members work under the Music and Drama Coordinators functioning as sound engineers, lighting technicians, and stage crew. Support team members will go out with evangelism teams but will not ordinarily be required to take the lead in evangelism.

To apply, please fill in the downloadable PDF Applications and return by E-Mail. Please use Adobe Reader to fill out the forms or Google Chrome’s built-in PDF viewer. Please submit as PDFs, not as JPEG, JPG, or PNG.

Download: Boardwalk Chapel Staff Application Form

Download: Church Recommendation Form

Download: Boardwalk Chapel Staff Information