WeUsed2bu Volunteer Counselor Job Requirements and Description
One of WeUsed2bu‚Äôs primary ministry goals is to provide Godly, Scripture-based counsel to the young women who submit questions through the website. The counselors of WeUsed2bu view our position and the responsibility that comes with it as part of God‚Äôs calling on our lives. We stand on the truth of God’s word which says:
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.¬†God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. 2 Corinthians 1:4
And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb¬† and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die. Revelatations 12:11
I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.¬† He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire.¬† He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.¬† He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord. Psalm 40:1-3
1) Meet the servant requirements described in Titus 2: 3-5. Specifically, verse 3 mandates that she is:
¬†¬† a. A woman older than those whom she would be counseling,
¬†¬† b. Reverent and steady in her faith and walk,
¬†¬† c. Not given to malicious gossip,
¬†¬† d. Not controlled by addictions,
¬†¬† e. Willing to teach and impress goodness upon others.
2) Be born-again women, ages 25 and up.
3) Have a heart for young women and teenage girls.
4) Be committed to prayer, scripture reading, and weekly church attendance. It is strongly recommended that counselors regularly read Psalms and Proverbs, because they provide wisdom and encouragement.
5) Submit a letter from a pastor who personally knows them, testifying to their character and spiritual walk.
6) Provide two letters of reference from people who have known them at least two years (one must not be a family member).
7) Give a short written testimony as to why they feel God called them to this ministry.
8) Be willing to make a three-month commitment.
9) Participate in a monthly online chat meeting to discuss current issues, as well as get support from and encourage other counselors.
1) Be responsible to answer a minimum of¬†one question per week on their assigned day.
2) Honor a 24-hour (or less) time period to answer a submitted question.
3) Always purpose to encourage, strengthen, and build up others with the answers they provide to questions from the blogsite/website.
4) Commit to prayer for wisdom before answering any question.
5) Answer questions based on the truth found in God‚Äôs Word.
6) Counselors may also use personal life experiences to be included in their answers; however, this information is never to supercede or replace the authority and testimony of God‚Äôs Word.
7) Encourage advisee to have healthy relationships with others, and upholding the importance of regular church attendance and godly fellowship.
8) When appropriate, support the use of other resources such as Christian books, music, and/or websites.
9) Sign up to receive automatic email notifications of questions, as well as updates and instructions from the ministry team.
Counselors Will Not:
1) Minimize the feelings or circumstances of those to whom they are providing counsel (Prov. 17: 17). Empathy and compassion must always be a part of a counselor‚Äôs response. Regardless of topic, all questions must be given the same careful consideration and respect.
2) Elevate their own opinions or consider themselves as wise (I Cor. 2: 4-5). Rather, they should fear the Lord and acknowledge His wisdom (Prov. 3:5-8).
3) Diminish the consequences of sin. God‚Äôs Word is truth, and sets people free (John 8: 32). Counselors are to give straight answers, not using flattery or partiality (Gal. 1: 10, James 3: 17). Correcting someone who is in error protects them from destruction and brings about the forgiveness of many sins. (James 5:19-20).
4) Allow someone to potentially be harmed (James 4: 17). It is vitally important that proper steps are taken, including notification of lead team member and/or proper authorities, if a counselor believes or becomes aware that someone is being harmed, is hurting herself, or may harm someone else.
5) Compromise the Word of God and its place in contemporary society. Understand that the unsaved cannot comprehend spiritual truth and all of its practical applications in daily living (John 1: 5, 10; Romans 12: 2). Godly counsel will not always be revered by the world, but must be upheld, maintained, and defended without deviation (II Tim. 2: 15).
6) In the event that a counselor receives a question that they feel uncomfortable answering, she may contact another counselor to discuss the problem. If, following discussion and prayer, she is still not able to respond to the question, then she must notify the ministry team leader so that the question may be forwarded to another counselor (Prov. 11: 14, 15: 22).
If you feel led to serve as a volunteer counselor for WeUsed2bu Ministries, then we would like to hear from you. Please include your letters of reference, your testimony, and a statement as to why you feel called to this ministry, and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a¬†contact ¬†number, and best time to reach you.¬†¬†Please put in the subject: Volunteer Counselor.¬†
All applicants meeting the above criteria will be prayerfully considered.¬† Applicants will be notified once final approval is given by the ministry team leader.