If you would like to apply to join the TEAM (become a Contagious adult leader), then you will be asked what role you would like to undertake. Most leaders become SUS leaders (small group leaders), but there are also more specialist roles listed below.
Before you apply please carefully and prayerfully read the description of the role below to be clear you want to sign up to these responsibilities.
The great benefit to young people who attend Contagious, is that they get well cared for by godly Christian adults who welcome them, teach them, provide supervision, organise activities, be a role model to them and ensure they have a great time. Every young person is allocated to a small group called SUS (Scripture under Scrutiny) of about 6-10 young people and 2-3 adult leaders. We need you if you are enthusiastic, motivated, caring, and keen to encourage young people towards godliness through faithful Bible teaching and a godly example. Read the responsibilities below, and then apply to join the TEAM.
Absolutely fantastic! I always wonder how you can improve it from the year before, and you always do! Great SUS leaders. Thank you! James age 15
- You and another leader will be responsible for your small group (6-10 young people), encouraging them to participate in the teaching and activities, caring for their practical needs, teaching them in SUS time and praying for them.
- You must attend the Regional Training Day and engage with the teaching material. We expect SUS leaders to use this material before the conference to prepare Bible studies, understand the seminar material and pray for the young people in their care.
- The Teaching Leader will inform you who your SUS partner/s are and which of the following roles they would like you to fulfil:
SUS Leader ‘A’ Responsibilities:
- For your fellow SUS Leader B/& C; that they are performing uprightly in conduct and attitude to the group and training them in leading a bible study, caring for the group needs and motivating them in the teaching and activities.
- Lead the Bible studies with your SUS Leader B/C depending on his or her experience and competence. Guide and support them in preparing the studies, bible exposition, and ideas to engage the young people, making sure to give encouraging feedback with one thing that was well done and one thing to work on next time.
- Ensuring 1-1 work takes place between every member of the SUS group and a leader.
- For the safety and discipline of the young people in the team:
- At all times point the young people towards Christ.
- Check all your group attend all applicable sessions, meetings and seminars.
- Allocate responsibility between leaders for keeping in touch with your SUS group at least three times throughout the year.
- Before Contagious prepare five/six SUS group Bible Studies using the Contagious Teaching Material (including those allocated to SUS leader B/C). Prepare well including good bible exposition, creative ideas to engage and thoughtful applications to teach, challenge and encourage the young people in their lives. Work with others to share thoughts, ideas and test your own
- Pray for your SUS group before, during and after the conference.
SUS Leader ‘B’/’C’ Responsibilities
- Support the SUS Leader ‘A’ in leading the team, during group time and in caring for the young people, including 1-1 time with them.
- The safety and discipline of the young people in the team and at all times point the young people towards Christ.
- Keep in touch with allocated members of the team at least three times in the coming year.
- Before Contagious liaise with your SUS Leader A regarding SUS group sessions and prepare a study as discussed with your SUS leader A. Prepare well including good bible exposition, creative ideas to engage and thoughtful applications to teach, challenge and encourage the young people in their lives. Work with others to share thoughts, ideas and test your own
- Pray for your SUS group before, during and after the conference.
I loved studying the bible. The honesty of the teachers was really helpful. Also the amount of work that leaders put in and their care of us was so encouraging. Susannah age 19.
Other roles include:
Contagious Teaching Leader
- The overall Teaching Leader has the responsibility to prepare and deliver the Bible teaching. They are also responsible for training others and ensuring that sound doctrine is taught in the conference/age stream. Primarily they are required to prepare, deliver and model good Bible teaching within the seminars and Big teaches. Identifying other suitable seminar leaders/preachers, training and supporting them in their preparation and providing some constructive feedback.
- Full listing of Teaching Leader Responsibilities here
Conference Coordinator/Age Stream Coordinators
- The Coordinator has responsibility for ensuring all the people and facilities are in the right places and supported in their roles. He or She works closely with the Teaching Leader in planning, delivering and reviewing the conference. They may have some teaching responsibilities, but their main role is to manage the TEAM.
- Full listing of the Coordinator Responsibilities here
- Planning sound and visual tech provision pre-conference with teaching team and agreeing the budget with Director.
- Supplying and setting up sound and visual equipment for the main auditorium and seminar rooms according to the agreed specification.
- Operating sound tech equipment or training others during the conference.
- Providing sound tech support to other activities as required
- Leading, training and supporting a small team of volunteer tech team ‘Techees’.
- Record meetings and provide data files to the Director to add to website in agreed form.
Medical Team Leader
- Training to be to first-aid at work or equivalent qualification, or appropriate professional qualification/experience.
- Pre-conference review the medical information sent from the office about the conditions of young people and leaders attending and seek further information if required. With Director, make an assessment of whether we can safely care for any particular needs of young people, or recommend extra support where appropriate.
- Lead a small team of first aiders on team and be available to medically care for the young people.
- Handle medication of young people and administer the drugs in accordance with the advice provided by parents.
- In loco-parentis administer over-the-counter medication as required for the young people.
- In cases of injury, illness or a person requiring treatment, seek professional advice from local Doctor or hospital. In emergency do not hesitate to contact the emergency services.
- Complete all record keeping regarding first aid incidents or distribution of medicines.
- Communicate with parents before, during and after the conferences as appropriate to the proper care of the young people.
- In the Contagious Team, we often have additional people who support all the work of Contagious during the week in many practical ways.
- The support team are not required to teach the Bible or lead groups of young people.
- Typical tasks would include, catering, refreshments, purchases, tuck shop, child care for leaders’ children, liaison with visitors and many other simple but essential jobs that support the Team.
- CREW (‘Christians Ready Equipped and Willing’) is the new name for ‘Task Force’. Detailed listing of CREW Roles here:
- CREW Roles