The Orthodox Church in America invites young adults ages 18 through 30 to apply to serve as stewards at the World Council of Churches [WCC] Central Committee meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, June 7–23, 2018.
The Stewards Program aims to bring together a dynamic and diverse group of 20 young people from all over the world to share their faith in Jesus Christ. English is the working language of the program, although some understanding of French or German would be useful. Stewards need to be prepared to take part in an intensive schedule of activities and long, tiring work days. Working hours are irregular, and often special programs are planned after work for the stewards. Active participation in the program, patience, the ability to work with people from other countries and cultures, and the willingness to work together as a team are essential.
The deadline for submitting applications is January 31, 2018.
Prospective stewards should display a demonstrated commitment and engagement in the Orthodox Church in America—locally, regionally and/or nationally—and a willingness to continue to be part of networks of education while offering leadership within the Orthodox Church in America. They also must have a valid passport that does not expire before January 1, 2019.
The WCC will be responsible for accommodation and meals during the program and may provide a small amount for pocket money while in Geneva. Travel costs to and from Geneva are the responsibility of the steward.