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BBC Admissions RiSE Worship Team

RiSE = worship, discipleship, service, music, travel.  Interested in being part of the team? 

Fill out an application here.

The deadline for application is January 19, 2014.

Please contact Geoff Ellsworth at with any questions after you read the details mentioned here:

The team exists to glorify God by representing and recruiting students to BBC&S by serving the local church by focusing mostly (though not exclusively) on ministry to teenagers. The team will represent God’s work at BBC by developing young leaders (team members) and providing meaningful and biblical corporate worship experiences through music, Scripture and testimony.

Team members are pulled from the entire student body by audition/interview. Membership is open to any student from any program/major who has a musical or technical gifting, enjoys travel and variety, and likes interacting with people.

The team is made up of five to eight members. It is music/worship-leading-based with opportunities for camp counseling and speaking in churches, youth groups, school chapels, and camps. Music style would be diverse but based on a modern “worship band” format (e.g. - guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, vocals, etc). 

Meetings and rehearsals begin in February with travel starting in May. This year’s May Tour starts right after BBC graduation and is a two week tour of Christian Schools primarily in PA and NY.  Summer travel starts in early-mid June, ends in early August and is filled mostly with camps, conferences and churches.  School-year appointments focus more on places within a 2-3 hour drive, with trips occasionally going farther.

Compensation will be in the form of scholarships, direct payments, or a combination of both.  Details will be discussed in the interview/audition process.

This is a job as well as a ministry. Your involvement during the school year in one other flexible part-time job and one on-campus activity (teams, groups, etc) should be doable (depending on the schedule of that activity). You would need to be available full-time for a total of 10 weeks between May through early August (exact weeks to be determined), as well as for various engagements during the school year (mostly, though not exclusively on weekends/Sundays, two-three times per month).  Efforts will be made to work with other BBC departments to work around potentially conflicting schedules. Since this group will be doing a lot of work during the summer, it will be largely established and rehearsed once school starts in the fall. We expect this to minimize the need for regular rehearsals during the school year.

Application & Timing
You can apply online at   Applications are due January 19.  Interviews/auditions and selection of the team will take place soon after.  Casual orientation meetings and rehearsals could begin as early as February; more intense preparations will likely begin in March.

BBC Admissions – Geoff Ellsworth, and and Sean MacPherson (Director of Enrollment)