College Leadership Team

God has positioned you in time and given you gifts and talents to serve Him in this generation.




What is College Leadership?

Leadership is a stewardship. It is temporary, and you are accountable. Our heart ultimately beats for one thing: college students knowing Jesus Christ. We want you to stand next to us with your heart beating for these same things as we partner together to love and serve for God's glory, your joy, and others' good.


Leadership team will humble you, grow you, challenge you, invigorate you, embolden you and change you in ways you never expected. This isn't because of who we are, but because this is what the God we serve does.


That's why we don't pick the perfect, the put together, and the presumptuous. It's not that we want you to think less of yourself: We want you to think more of your God.





What are the expectations of College Leadership?

Our four primary expectations are known as our heartbeats. The Well's Leadership heartbeats are:


  • You commit to making The Well better. You have a voice, and as a co-owner of The Well, you are responsible to analyze and give feedback for ways to improve what we do.


  • You commit to taking the ministry of The Well personally. As Calvary is your home, your community, and your church, you commit to personally impacting The Well in ways that will only make it better and reflect Christ more brightly.


  • You commit to collaborating with others. You cannot fulfill your role alone. You commit to leaning on others, their experiences, passions, skills, and gifts to accomplish larger goals for The Well.


  • You commit to replacing yourself. You commit to finding someone to empower, coach, mentor, and raise up to replace yourself after you leave. You commit to investing in others because people matter.


Additionally, we also will expect the following from each member of our leadership team:


  • You have trusted in Christ as your personal Savior and commit to living your life in such a way that represents Him alive in you.


  • You commit to grow in your relationship with Christ through a regular devotional life.


  • You commit to participate as a member of Calvary Baptist Church.


  • You commit to serve on the College Leadership Team for a full academic year (August 2019 - May 2020).


  • You commit to faithfully attend and actively participate in Calvary's Sunday morning worship service.


  • You commit to uphold a higher standard as a leader (Titus 1:7-9).


  • You commit to regularly attend and actively participate in a Well Life Group.


  • You commit to regularly attend and actively serve in a Well ministry team to serve the church, reach the community, and send the Gospel to the world.


  • You commit to meet consistently with an adult mentor that attends Calvary.


  • You commit to attend weekly leadership meetings as scheduled throughout the academic year, missing no more than three meetings each semester. These meetings will take place on Sundays from 4:30-6:00pm in the Annex. Dinner is provided with all thanks to Michelle Horton.


  • You commit to work hard be dependable. The Well, leadership team, and your ministry area cannot function properly and effectively without the help of its teams. God has created each of us to be different parts of His body, and we must be present to allow it to work properly.


  • You commit to protect your sexual purity.


  • You commit to completing all policies and procedures required by The Well and Calvary Baptist Church before interacting with minors.


  • You commit and will adhere to The Well's alcohol purchase and consumption policy as outlined below:


Our ministry includes many students under the age of 21, who are at a variety of maturity and experience

levels. For this reason, it is important for us as leaders, representatives of The Well, of Calvary Baptist

Church, and of Jesus Christ, to be above reproach in this area.


Each student on The Well’s Leadership Team will exercise wisdom and discretion in the purchase and/or

consumption of alcohol. In terms of specific guidelines, we can clearly state that:


  • You must be over 21 to drink alcohol.
  • You should never provide alcohol to those under the age of 21.
  • You should not provide or consume alcohol at any designated (formal or informal) Well event. For instance, your Life Group will not go out for beers, and you will not drink a beer while leading a freshmen Life Group or hanging out with those who are freshmen in your Life Group.
  • You should not post pictures of your alcohol consumption online in ANY way. No snapchat, no insta, no Facebook—nothing that posts to the internet.


Aside from these clear directives, we would encourage you to wrestle with the following questions:


  • By drinking in this situation, am I likely to cause another believer to stumble or to compromise their convictions? (See Romans 14)
  • Is my decision to drink wise and God-honoring? Is it likely to be misconstrued (e.g. drinking at Innisfree, Willhagens, or Rounders vs. a glass of wine at home for dinner)?
  • What is my motivation to experience this freedom?
  • Do I risk sacrificing my effectiveness for Jesus over a glass of alcohol?
  • Am I willing to sacrifice my right to drink if it will further the Gospel and encourage my brothers and sisters in Christ?








Where can I lead on College Leadership?

HOSPITALITY TEAM (Connectors): These are the first faces that welcome all who come through the door. They are the connectors and bridge the gap for new-comers through intentional follow-ups. They create places and spaces for students to be known, welcomed, and connected both inside our ministry and on-campus. Hospitality ministry meets weekly on Wednesdays before The Well (6:45-8:00pm) and monthly for Next Steps (Wednesdays 9:30-10:00pm). Leaders are expected to attend both.

Approx. time needed per week: 4-6 hrs/week.


EVENTS TEAM (Creators): These are the creative and strategic masterminds behind all our fellowships gatherings within The Well. Through planning, organizing, and implementing events you will be a part of creating times for us to make memories and have fun! Leaders are expected to attend each planned event.

Approx. time needed per week: 3-7 hrs/week.


PRAYER TEAM (Intercessors): Prepare the way through weekly prayer that engages, involves, and leads The Well students in corporate prayer. Encourage personal prayer lives for our ministry, our church, our campus, and beyond. Prayer ministry meets Wednesdays (7:00-7:45pm). Leaders are expected to attend weekly.

Approx. time needed per week: 3-5 hrs/week.


WORSHIP A/V TECH TEAM (Architects): The builders and producers of The Well's Wednesday night service, and manages The Well's podcast and microcast episodes. The unsung heroes behind the stage. Rehearsals are Sundays (6:00-7:30pm) and Wednesdays (5:00-7:30pm). Leaders are expected to attend both weekly.

Approx. time needed per week: 4-5 hrs/week.


MEDIA TEAM (Storytellers): Tell the stories of the memories and moments we have with Jesus and with each other at The Well. Through photography, graphic design, videography, writing, and social media we want you to showcase to the world the stories of God for the people of God.

Approx. time needed per week: 4-7 hrs/week.


FRESHMEN LIFE GROUPS (Nurturers): Creators of a vibrant, Christ-centered community that leads and nurtures freshmen guys or girls into intentional conversations and relationships. Life is better together. Life Groups meet Mondays and Tuesdays (8:00-9:30pm). Leaders are expected to attend weekly.

Approx. time needed per week: 6-8 hrs/week.


UPPERCLASSMEN LIFE GROUPS (Nurturers): Creators of a vibrant, Christ-centered community that leads and nurtures upperclassmen guys or girls into intentional conversations and relationships. Life is better together. Life Groups meet Mondays and Tuesdays (8:00-9:30pm). Leaders are expected to attend weekly.

Approx. time needed per week: 6-8 hrs/week.


KID'S CLUB @ MCKENZIE COURT (Mentors): To live out the gospel and invest in our community through sustainable, loving, and intentional relationships within the McKenzie Court community. McKenzie Court ministry meets Tuesdays and Thursdays (3:30-5:30pm). Leaders are expected to attend at least once per week.

Approx. time needed per week: 6-8 hrs/week.


INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY TEAM (Influencers): To mobilize and equip The Well to intentionally pursue and build relationships with the international community at UA and advance the gospel among the nations. International ministry meets Thursday evenings. Leaders are expected to attend weekly.

Approx. time needed per week: 6-8 hrs/week.


THE BROWN HOUSE (Mentors): Connects college students with an ongoing tutoring ministry, the After-School-Thing, in the West Circle public housing community in Northport, AL. The After-School-Thing consists of homework and literacy assistance, snacks, gardening and playtime. The Brown House ministry meets Tuesdays (2:45-5:15pm), Wednesdays (2:45-4:30pm), and Thursdays (2:45-5:15pm). Leaders are expected to be able to attend at least once per week.

Approx. time needed per week: 6-8 hrs/week.


S.D. ALLEN MINISTRY TEAM (Deliverers): Responsible for coordinating volunteers, scheduling help for furniture deliveries, picking up and delivering furniture to and from homes. This leadership opportunity will help meet physical needs as well as being the hands and feet of Jesus in our local community. S.D. Allen ministry meets Tuesdays and Thursdays (2:30-5:00pm). Leaders are expected to attend at least once per week.

Approx. time needed per week: 6-8 hrs/week.




How do I apply for College Leadership?

Find the application that applies to you below. If you are a new applicant, please schedule a time for an interview via Calendly (it is within the new leadership application). Interviews for new applicants will take place in the College Office April 9 - April 18 in groups of 3-5.


Returning Application opens March 3 and closes March 24.

New Application opens March 6 and closes April 7.







When is the 2019-2020 Leadership Team selected?

The Well staff team does not take the selection process lightly. We humbly ask for you to pray for wisdom, discernment, and the Spirit to lead the entire selection process. Apart from Him, we can do nothing.


If you are selected for the 2019-2020 Leadership Team, you will be notified via email no later than Wednesday, April 24. Additionally, you will be expected to attend the first Leadership meeting on Sunday, April 28 in the Annex from 4:30-6:00pm.




"Leadership has taught me to sacrifice myself to serve Christ, Calvary, and our community. Leadership has strengthened my ability to lean on the strengths of others so that we accomplish our goal as a team. Lastly, it has reminded me how much of a blessing it is to be a small part of lives saved and lives changed!"

-- Aaron, Sophomore