If we are to minister in the name of Christ, we must first know something of Christ. If we are to minister to the needs of our brothers and sisters, we must first understand our own need(s). Christian Ministry is a particular service that is done in the name of Christ. The methods by which and through which we perform that particular service must be compatible with the person and message of Christ. Peer ministry is specific to those whom we would consider our equal in age, gender, and needs. First, our class will primarily be concerned with understanding ourselves, our peers, and of course Christ. A person who has little or no knowledge of him or her self will most likely not be an effective minister. Second, we must come to know something of the one to whom and with whom we minister (our peers). Third, if our ministry is to be Christian (done in the name of Christ) we must know and understand Him.
This activity meets once per cycle, or depending on the number of students who register, once per week during lunch for the whole school year. Additional meetings are scheduled in accordance with the specific project(s) we are working on at any given time. Grading for this course is based on an Excellent/Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory criteria.
What do Peer Ministers do?
Freshmen Orientation/Big Brothers (May & August)
Red Mass (September) work with Campus Ministers in organizing and setting up
Junior Ring Mass (October)
Recycling Committee - five Peer Ministers are chosen to work with the SGA on this
Thanksgiving Day of Reflection - Wednesday before Thanksgiving Break (Planning October)
Senior Retreat Team Leaders: 6-10 Peer Ministers are chosen to participate in the final Senior
Retreat of their junior year and to be the Student Leaders on the first Senior Retreat in September of their Senior Year. All Peer Ministers are expected to participate in one of the
Senior Retreats and be willing, if chosen, to serve as leaders.
Christmas Semi-Formal & Distribution of Proceeds to Charity (November - January)
Overnight Retreat for juniors - planned and executed by junior & senior Peer Ministers
In-coming Freshmen Night/Big Brothers and the "Un-Official" Freshmen Handbook
(March - May)
Baccalaureate Mass (May/June) work with Campus Ministers in organizing and setting up
Sophomores interested in registering for Peer Ministry must complete the attached Peer Ministry Application Form and write a 50 word essay expressing why they want to be a Peer Minister. Additional application forms are available from on the table outside the Campus Ministry Office.