Apply To Be a Mentor

Become a Brethren Academy Mentor

Brethren Academy mentors are paid college leaders who help both guide and learn alongside students for the week. A main goal of BA is to help young men and women as emerging Brethren leaders, and so the mentorship program is as much for the development of the undergraduate students as it is for their service to high school students.

Responsibilities within Brethren Academy
  • Facilitate small group discussion
  • Lead spiritual formation options
  • Model faithful and joyful Christian life.
  • Supervise as advisors in the residence halls.
Who Can Apply?
  • Undergraduate Students (exceptions include Brethren ministry leaders with a heart for student development)
  • Students across all majors who wish to bring their faith into their prospective career
  • Undergrads who are able to commit physically and mentally to help form high school students theologically and spiritually, along with additional day per month for check-ins
Requirements

Application: Interested applicants will complete the following application online followed by an interview.

  • Small Group Leader Training: During the spring semester there will be a mandatory workshop training for small group leaders to prepare you for summer responsibilities.
  • Brethren Academy: Mentors will arrive to the event early for team building and training. Mentors must be on campus for the full week of Brethren Academy and be present to their high school participants for the entire time.
  • Continued Mentorship: Mentors must commit to a monthly check-in with their small group (via skype, google hangs, facebook, etc) for the remainder of the year.
If this is something you are excited to help with, please fill out the following application form.
All submissions must be received by May 1st to be considered.

 

Application
What role(s) do you currently serve in your church?
How do you feel most connected to the Lord? Please choose all that apply.
Mentor Guidelines

Mentors at Brethren Academy are more than just adult leaders. They are full participants in the growth and guidance of the students. Because this is a paid position, the following is required of all mentors:

  • Facilitate small group discussions
  • Lead spiritual formation options
  • Model faithful and joyful Christian life
  • Supervise as advisors in the residence halls

In order to do this properly, mentors must stay on site at all required times during the duration of Academy unless previous arrangements have been made. It is not fair to students or other mentors if you are able to come and go as you please if others are not able to.  To gain the full experience, a full presence is requested. Remember, mentors are to be guides and leaders, so students are watching whether you notice or not.

Upon acceptance as a mentor, you are required to fill out a W-9 form for payment as well as a Background Check to keep on file. Further instructions will be sent out after your application has been reviewed.

There will also be a series of short training videos to assist in your leadership skills which will be provided at a future date.

All mentors are expected to follow up with students in the coming year to ensure they are still connected to not only an adult leader but the rest of their Brethren peers. A once a month check-in (skype, email, text, phone call, etc.) is expected of accepted mentors.