CCM Leadership
Servant Leader
CCM Leadership Application

Thank you for prayerfully considering a position on CCM's leadership team! As a member of the team, you will be expected to be a servant leader and role model for the Catholic community at Elon. Actual terms vary based on the leadership capacity, but most will be asked to serve for the 2019 Winter Term, 2019 Spring and 2019 Fall semesters (January-December). Please read below to learn more about what being a CCM leader entails, and when you are ready to apply, just click the button at the bottom of the page!

What is a servant leader?
"The servant-leader is servant first. It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead." Based upon the gospel passage in Mark 10:42-45, Jesus tells us that "whoever must want to become great among you, must be your servant." The life of St. Francis of Assisi resembled this type of servant leadership as he says "for it is in giving that we receive."

Servant Leader's Mission Statement:
Catholic Campus Ministry at Elon University strives to build a vibrant faith community through prayer, service and fellowship for the sake of the Gospel. Servant Leaders invite other college students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church through evangelization, friendship and living a life according to His Gospel.

Who can apply?
Any currently enrolled Elon University student, freshman to junior, who practices their Catholic faith. The ability to serve on the team from January 2019-December 2019 is necessary, but anyone who is also planning to study abroad during these times may still be considered.

What can I expect from being a Servant Leader?
CCM Servant Leaders form the core in serving Elon Catholic Campus Ministry. Servant Leaders model the great commandment of loving God and neighbor through ministering to college students growing in their faith. The team of Servant Leaders will work closely together and share many mutual responsibilities; by its own definition, no Servant Leader is greater than another. Through the work of a CCM Servant Leader, one will experience personal and spiritual growth, acquire leadership skills by working on a team, and have a lot of fun in the process!

Qualities we are looking for in a Servant Leader:
Faithful Catholic (Sunday Mass, sacraments, prayer), team player, willingness to grow spiritually, community builder, model of Christian virtue, individual and shared responsibility, shows creativity, takes initiative, positive attitude.

Servant Leader Ministry Capacities:

All Servant Leaders, first and foremost, understand that they are part of a team - working toward goals that benefit the entire community. However, understanding one's own God-given talents can provide opportunities for the team to reach those goals. There are a few different capacities in which a CCM Servant Leader may serve. You may put a preference for a particular area on your application, but please be open to the Spirit if you are asked to serve in a different capacity than your first preference.

Mandatory Requirements of all Servant Leaders:
In addition to meetings on a weekly basis for prayer, discernment, business, and fellowship, attendance of all Servant Leaders at the following is mandatory (conflicts must be reported beforehand):

  • Sunday Mass with CCM every week - the Eucharist is where our evangelization begins and ends!
  • Servant Leader Retreat - Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Spring Retreat - April 2019 (exact weekend TBD)
  • Holland House/Newman Center Open House on Move-In Weekend - Friday, August 23, 2019
  • Year-Opening Holland House/Newman Center BBQ - Wednesday, August 28, 2019
  • Elon Org Fair - Friday, August 30, 2019
  • Fall Beach Retreat - September 13-15, 2019
  • Once-a-month Sunday Suppers
  • Once-a-month Upper Room (Large Group)

Core Team:

Responsibilities and time commitment (in addition to the above requirements) include 1.5 hour weekly meetings with the team, 1 hour bi-weekly meeting with a Catholic Life staff member, and other programming such as TNT, Front Porch Friday, local service projects, and more. Core Team are also asked to be visible at Mass through offering announcements and standing at info tables.

Core Team members have the capacity to focus on particular ministry areas revolving around the virtues of faith, hope, and charity. Sub-teams may form to lead certain events:

  • Community Building (Hope): Coordinate community building events and make everyone feel welcome
  • Spirituality (Faith): Coordinate retreats, worship opportunities, theology-based programs, and interfaith events
  • Service and Social Justice (Charity): Coordinate service projects and events dealing with social justice issues

Supplemental positions under Core:

  • CCM President:
    Official representative of the CCM organization to SGA; guides the core leadership team in planning, evangelizing, and serving the entire campus
  • CCM Treasurer:
    Serves as official treasurer for CCM to SGA
  • Public Relations Coordinator:
    Coordinates and creates content for social media and email communications
Liturgical Coordinator:

Coordinates ministers for the Sunday and holy day liturgies. Responsibilities and time commitment (in addition to the above requirements) include a minimum of 2 hours each Sunday to set up, coordinate, and clean up for one of the Sunday Masses. Additionally, the Liturgical Coordinator creates the Litugical Ministers' schedule and assists with training sessions.

Small Group Leader:

Small group leaders coordinate and run individual small groups. This leadership capacity is a little different in that it is a one-and-a-half year commitment - Spring 2019 will concentrate on skill- and team-building, and the leaders will run their small groups for Fall 2019-Spring 2020. Responsibilities and time commitment (in addition to the above requirements) include a weekly training session in Spring 2019 to help prepare to be a small group leader in the Fall of 2019. Weekly commitment for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 would be 2 hours (1 hour prep, 1 hour small group) in addition to recruiting efforts.

Awakening Leader:

The Awakening Leaders include the Rector and Coordinator positions for the annual Awakening Retreat. This leadership capacity is focused on the logistical aspects of the Awakening Retreat as well as coordinating the various staff positions. Responsibilities and time commitment (in addition to the above requirements) vary but become more intense as the Awakening Retreat draws closer.