2013 LOUISIANA ACTEENS PANEL

The Louisiana Acteens Panel is a group of up to four Acteens from churches in Louisiana.  The panel is chosen yearly, based on outstanding service and participation in local church and Associational Acteens.

PURPOSE OF PANEL

This panel will assist the state Acteens director with planning and promoting state Acteens events.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF LOUISIANA ACTEENS PANELISTS

  1. Panelists are expected to attend all state Acteens events, the state WMU Annual Meeting on April 5th & 6th at First Baptist Church, Ruston and to work at GA Camp at Tall Timbers on July 22-27. Panelists may be asked to serve at M-JAM, the state children’s missions, event on March 9th at Louisiana College.
  2. Panelists are asked to participate in planning and promoting “Voyage”, a co-ed youth missions adventure on February 8th and 9th at Victory Baptist Church in Walker, LA.
  3. Panelists may be asked to share a testimony on the importance of Acteens in their lives at state and associational WMU events.
  4. Panelists are asked to be willing and available to share about and promote Acteens in church and associational events. Panelists' names will be made available to associational WMU leadership.

LOUISIANA ACTEENS PANEL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Must be a Christian and active member of a local Southern Baptist church.
  2. Must be an active member of a local Acteens organization.
  3. Must be 15 years old on or before April 1 of the service year.
  4. Must have completed or working on the appropriate grade level in MissionsQuest and be working on the next higher level; must be willing to begin work on appropriate level of MissionsQuest following the 2006 downloadable plan, and make commitment to complete that level during service year. Churches that do not offer MissionsQuest will not be disqualified; please state reason for not completing level.
  5. Will be expected to attend “Voyage” and WMU Annual Meeting. Must provide own transportation. 
  6. Will be expected to assist at GA Camp at Tall Timbers in the summer. (Staff training: July 19-21; Camp July 22-24 and July 25-27).
  7. Must be willing to serve from WMU Annual Meeting to WMU Annual Meeting. (April to April).
  8. May be asked to serve at M-JAM in March of 2013.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS

  1. Complete and return the application to: Acteens Panel-WMU Office, PO Box 311, Alexandria, LA 71309. Completed application includes: signature of parent, and required typed paragraphs.
  2. Deadline to apply is December 3. Applications are available from the state WMU Office or via download July through November 30th.
  3. Selection process will include:
    • receipt of completed application
    • references from local pastor, Acteens Leader and WMU Director (form will be sent from WMU Office).
    • approval of Panelist Selection Committee: State WMU Director, State Acteens Director, state WMU Vice President, one associational Acteens leader and one Associational WMU Director (to be named each year)
    • selection will be completed and panelists notified in January.