Larkin Avenue Baptist Church
Monday, February 20, 2017
IMPORTANT MESSAGE . . . .
LARKIN AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH
The Larkin Avenue Baptist Church offers two stipends for musicians attending an institution of higher education, with each musician eligible to receive $2000 per year, payable to his/her school. The scholarships will be paid as follows: $500 at the beginning of each of the two semesters, with the other $500 being paid mid-term of each semester. The stipends are granted on a semester basis, with recipients being required to apply for renewal of the stipend. The purpose of these stipends is two-fold: (1) To provide assistance for the student in pursuit of a college education; (2) To enhance the music ministry of Larkin Avenue Baptist Church.
In Exchange for the Scholarship, it is expected that the student will do the following:
-Play an instrument (preferably piano) at a level which displays the ability to sight read, and a level of comfort to play in a worship service
-Have a level of comfort for both contemporary and traditional Christian music
-Being able to provide vocal assistance would be make a positive contribution to the musician's skill set
-Be available to "substitute" for the Worship Music Leader when he/she is absent
To apply for the Scholarship, the student will:
-Send a letter of interest, indicating experience and training, to Larkin Avenue Baptist Church, 1158 Larkin Avenue, Elgin, IL 60123 or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
-Be available for an interview with church leadership, including the Worship Music Leader.
-Be available for a time of demonstrating musical skills
-Be available for approximately three hours on Sunday mornings, for fourteen Sundays each semester, along with a practice session during the week to be scheduled by the Worship Music Leader. Excused absences will include official music activities of the college/university (i.e., choir concert tours). Under extenuating circumstances recipients may request additional excused absences.
-Confirm agreement with the church's Articles of Faith and Church Covenant
-Provide no less than three references, and submit to a criminal background check
-Applicants will need to sign a statement indicating a concurrence with the church's Articles of Faith and Church Covenant.
-While Scholarship Recipients will not be required to have formal church membership at Larkin Avenue Baptist Church, they are certainly welcome to request formal membership (the church offers a dual-membership program for college students in which they can become members of LABC while maintaining membership at their "home" church)
-The church's Worship Music Leader will provide supervision to the musicians
-Letters of interest will be received until the two positions are filled.