Volunteer Sign-up

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Imago Dei Youth. Imago Dei youth groups exist to help students know God; to provide developmentally appropriate opportunities for community, discipleship, and spiritual formation; and to engage students in wonder and play. The ministry’s goal is that graduating students transition into membership of the church as healthy, functioning followers of Jesus, having an identity firmly rooted in Christ, knowing how to continue growing in their personal faith, and understanding themselves as an integral part of the body of Christ [both of Imago Dei in particular and the global church in general].

In short, Imago Dei youth groups are an opportunity for students to experience community, discipleship, and spiritual formation and to have a great time while doing it.

Because we take this calling and the safety of our youth very seriously, we ask all volunteers to go through a comprehensive background check and screening. The information you provide below and an in-person meeting with our staff are required before volunteering with youth.

Thank you for your time!




Application

Which position would you like to serve?


Volunteer Information


Please take some time to look over the core doctrine of Imago Dei Community, as the ethos of these beliefs will be communicated with our kiddos throughout the year. (Be sure to right click the link and open a new tab.)

http://idcpdx.com/connect/beliefs/

We ask these next questions in order to establish an openness and awareness of any difficulties in your past. Christ is our reconciler and we practice His mercy as His family, but the Church is also called to be a community that values open disclosure, security and well-being as we serve the youth in our ministry. While the answers to these questions may not preclude you from working with Imago youth, our intent is to foster a culture of transparency.

*Please answer carefully, if we discover later on that you've miss-answered or been evasive in your answers, we will ask you to step out of working with Imago youth and families indefinitely.*

Are you under church discipline/restoration at any other church?

Have you ever been convicted of a crime other than a traffic violation?

Have you ever participated in; been convicted of; pled guilty to; or pled "no contest" to any type of abuse?

Have you ever participated in; been convicted of; pled guilty to; or pled "no contest" to any type of sexual misconduct?

Have you ever been convicted of a crime involving the welfare, health, safety or victimization of a minor?

Are there any addictions (sexual, drug, alcohol, abuse, etc) that you are currently struggling with?

If you've answered "yes" to any of these questions an Imago Kids director or pastor will contact you for further discussion.


References

Please list three people who know you well (not family members) & would recommend you for ministry with children. Preferably they will have known you for at least three years, can testify to your character, and have seen you with children before. 

Reference 1:

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Reference 2:

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Reference 3:

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References Waiver & Application Process Agreement

By placing my initials in the box below I certify that all the information in this application is true & I waive the right to inspect references & the right to hold the church non-liable for damages that may result from such evaluations.  I also understand that I cannot serve anywhere within the Children & Families Department without a criminal history check. 

Criminal History Authorization

Filling in the form below acts as a signature and I hereby request that Imago Dei Community do a criminal history check on me which will release any information which pertains to any record of convictions in its files or any criminal file maintained on me whether local, state, or national.  I hereby release Imago Dei Community from any liability resulting from such a disclosure.

I understand that I may obtain a copy of the report & will be given the opportunity to challenge the accuracy & completeness of this report & obtain a prompt determination as the the validity of the challenge before a final decision is made by Imago Dei Community. 

I further understand that I may not be allowed to serve in the department of Children & Families at Imago Dei Community until this background check is completed. 

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