First Priority Volunteers
First Priority is in need of prayer support and volunteers who are willing to join us in connecting Campus, Church, Christ in our local schools.
Interested in Volunteering?
The following is a sports approach to making our needs known.
Church Leaders: Coaches on the Sideline
These are the youth ministers and pastors who are training and equipping the students in the game, a.k.a. the First Priority club.
Coaches do two things:
1. They help schedule “games” (a.k.a. First Priority club in school). This includes building relationships with school administration, finding a teacher sponsor, setting club time and location, submitting the club charter/constitution, and more.
2. They hold practices (leadership meetings) to help students be prepared for the month ahead. We often call them Captain’s Team meetings and they are held monthly between Engage Week of the previous month and Help Week of the next.
Parents: Fans in the Stands
These are adults who are watching and cheering on the game.
Up front, these parents are dedicated to praying and supporting the students as they work to minister to their school. Behind the scenes, these parents are waking their son/daughter up early for practice, rearranging schedules, encouraging when the “game” does not go well, and running the “booster club”. Putting fans in the stands is really an easy task when students are passionate about playing in the game.
Educators: The Referees in the Game
These are the faculty volunteers that open their room and the doors of the school for the club to hold their meetings.
At the school, they are the people who help the players stay in line with the rules of the local district and state. At the monthly leadership meeting, they are the ones guiding and showing wisdom to navigate the school as only someone on the “inside” can do. They do not participate in the game even though they are right in the middle of it.
Business and Community Leaders: Owners
The business community is so important to the First Priority strategy.
Like a professional team, coaches and players come and go, but the team lives on. Without business leaders involved in the FP strategy, the longevity of the ministry will diminish when students graduate or staff in our local churches move on. The business community has a vested interest in their community and will be the ones that will be there through this entire generation. All the cities that have a successful First Priority team have a board of committed business leaders.