Our Campus Ministry programs rely on dedicated, engaged, and thoughtful student leaders striving to work for and with others. If you are interested in getting involved, please see the opportunities below. Contact Ministry via email or at 773.508.2200 with general questions.
The Alternative Break Immersion (ABI) program provides opportunities for students to expand learning and personal development beyond the classroom through direct and indirect service and action. The ABI experience is shaped by the four pillars: building community, deepening faith, living simply and doing justice. While the central piece of the experience is an immersion trip itself (winter break, spring break, summer), the preparation and follow-up are equally important pieces of the holistic picture of the ABI experience. Each ABI has both a student leader (undergraduate students who have participated in ABIs before) and a staff leader (a staff, faculty, or graduate student at Loyola).
Applications for student leaders are open to all previous ABI participants and are available on LUCommunity in late spring and are chosen in early September.
Staff (including graduate student) facilitators act in a support of and in conjunction with the student leader to ensure the overall success of the ABI experience from preparation through follow-up. Staff leaders should be open to living the four pillars (listed above). If you are interested in being a staff leader, please contact the program at email@example.com.
The Agape Latte team works collaboratively and intentionally to ensure efficient events and nurture a positive environment. The team is structured to ensure that students with all levels of availability are able to participate.
The team is led by a small group of student leaders in conjunction with the Campus Minister, forming a leadership team called the Baristas. Baristas are appointed on a mutual discernment basis - when a position opens, interested applicants may apply and participate in an interview process. If selected, each Barista will hold their position indefinitely pending a formal review at the end of each semester - intended to ensure that their position is both serving them and the organization.
All interested students are welcome to join the main team, which meets together twice a semester to prepare for each event, manages each event, and participates in a Mini Retreat focused on formation and long term planning. Students are also welcome to join a Committee (Communication, Entertainment, and Leslie Knope) and potentially take on a specialist role.
More information about Agape Latte can be found here.
CLC small groups are led by upperclassmen leaders selected through an annual application process during the Spring Semester. Small group leaders have been identified as people who exhibit: 1) evidence of a relationship with God; 2) a desire to grow in their faith; 3) a commitment to the CLC program; and 4) leadership potential. They lead their peers by creating an atmosphere where students can explore their faith, discover a sense of purpose, build community, and do service together. Applicants should have participated in a CLC (or similar faith-sharing group) for at least one year.
CLC@LUC is given guidance and direction through the CLC Council. The CLC Council is comprised of 8-10 dynamic students who have been involved with CLC@LUC for at least one year and are dedicated to the CLC way of life. Council members are selected through an annual application and interview process late in the Fall semester and serve from January through December of the following year.
Leadership on the Labre team involves a deep commitment to the dignity of the human person and issues of homelessness. The mission of Labre is the formation of relationships with the people experiencing homelessness, focusing on solidarity, rather than charity; placing emphasis on the relationships rather than on the act of providing food. A Labre Leader should be interested in the ministry of hospitality and ministry of presence, and have significant experience participating in the weekly Labre service. Leaders are expected to serve 4-5 hours a week on Thursdays (including the direct service at the WTC and leader meetings).
Visit our Labre page to learn more about what we do!
Madonna della Strada Chapel provides ample amount of opportunities to serve in the Church. Such involvements include singing in the choir, being an altar server, being a greeter for those who enter the Chapel, etc. Click here to read more on what Liturgical Ministries you might be interested in.
Each retreat is led by a group of dedicated student leaders and a student captain. Student leaders hold a variety of roles depending on which retreat they lead, which can include (but are not limited to) participating in formation meetings, recruiting, developing a talk or program, facilitating small groups, supporting all logistics of retreat, and continuing connections after the retreat. Captains have additional responsibilities that include (but are not limited to) aiding in the formation of student leaders, developing a strong team, leading various aspects of retreat, and taking on more concrete logistical duties.
Leaders and captains for the following academic year are selected through an annual application process beginning shortly after Spring Break.