Campus Ministry relies on student involvement and leadership in order to facilitate its various programs in faith, justice, and service. Students are invited to bring their talents and desire to serve to all of our programs.
Each year, Campus Ministry invites students to apply to become Peer & Pastoral Servant Leaders through an application and interview process for participation in our Introductory Freshmen and Sophomore Peer Ministry Classes and our Junior and Senior Peer & Pastoral Ministry classes and after school Servant Leader Ministry Program.
The Peer & Pastoral Ministry Program at Belen Jesuit Preparatory is composed of High School students who have been trained to accept the role of spiritual leaders among the student body. They assist in the planning and execution of various liturgical activities throughout the year, serving as lectors at school-wide Masses and leaders of retreats for each grade level. They are committed to building up the Body of Christ at Belen Jesuit in their formal roles as student servant ministers as well as informally by their good example in daily student life.
Students in this group go through a formative Peer & Pastoral Ministry Training program (in conjunction with or in addition to the Campus Ministry Peer Ministry Classes) in order to develop skills as servant leaders in the area of peer & pastoral ministry; i.e., evangelization – faith witnessing, peer support and group facilitating. The Peer Servant Leader after school ministry program also enables any and all students who are not able to fit the Peer & Pastoral Servant Ministry classes into their class schedules to become Peer & Pastoral Servant leaders in balance with their other commitments – “Becoming Men for Others as Contemplatives in Action”! At the beginning of each school year, a peer servant leader training workshop is facilitated by the Campus Ministry “S.A.L.T. (Servant and Leadership Training) Crew” composed of volunteer members of the faculty, staff, and administration.
Peer Servant Leader opportunities also include ministry as part of our Liturgy & Worship Teams through our Altar Server group and Lector group outreach and training programs as well as Music Ministry and as Liturgy & Worship Ministers of Hospitality. These volunteer peer servant groups provide some of the most important ministries in the experience of worship in our Church.