Each summer, 300 youth from all across Eastern Europe come to study English on the campus of LCC International University for the Summer Language Institute (SLI) program. The heart of the program is to help students improve their English language skills and gain a better understanding of what it might be like for them to go to college.
The SLI Chaplain works in partnership with the SLI Director, teachers and Residence Life staff to provide opportunities for spiritual development through programming for SLI students. He or she also supports and encourages the spiritual lives of the SLI teachers and staff.
- Create an outline for Spiritual Life programming during the month of July (based on past programs while incorporating new ideas and concepts).
- Make contact with SLI teachers prior to July in order to assess their desired involvement (for Bible study leaders, worship team leaders, outreach opportunities, etc.)
- In cooperation with interested SLI teachers, establish a Bible study curriculum for students.
- Provide opportunities for prayer and fellowship among SLI teachers and program staff through special programs and regular prayer times.
- Coordinate and facilitate weekly worship services for SLI students and staff.
- Make connections with local ministries in Klaipeda (e.g. Salvation Army’s homeless ministry, Vineyard church’s ministry in orphanages) in order to provide outreach opportunities for SLI students and staff.
- Build relationships with SLI students in order to foster opportunities for spiritual growth and spiritual encouragement.
- All other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in related field required.
- Experience in church or para-church ministry, work with youth populations
- Strong individual and group interpersonal skills; ability to provide ecumenical programming, ability to initiate relationships and develop rapport with students; understanding of developmental concerns of university populations; ability to encourage personal/spiritual growth in others and implement programs.
- People-oriented, creative, sincere, and depth of Christian commitment. Firm commitment to LCC's mission, community standards and statement of faith.
- Sensitivity to other faith traditions and the ability to work cooperatively with them; willingness to work flexible hours as needed, cross-cultural understanding and sensitivity
- Self-funded. Housing on campus is provided.
- Be able to work full-time
Cost for airfare will depend upon departure city.
Living in Lithuania requires individuals to be more physically active than might be the case in North America—more walking, e.g. Ability to travel internationally, handle own luggage, etc., and keep the demands of an intensive program schedule (work hours into the evening, etc.) are also necessary.
Pre-field reading is required, and volunteers are required to attend Resonate Global Mission's Volunteer Orientation May 29 - 31, 2019. All volunteers will also participate in 3-4 days of on-site orientation as part of becoming familiar with the program and the cultural context. The field suggests reading the novel Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys.