Are you interested in helping to lead in the Guide CyberClub Chat Room?

 

If you are an adult (at least 18 years old), you love Jesus, and you are committed to the mission of Guide Magazine, you can make a difference for Jesus as a Moderator. We believe in the mission of Guide Magazine -- to guide young people to Jesus. This is why we feel it is important that we have the very best team members. This is a volunteer position, so there are no wages involved. Yet, as in every line of service for Jesus, we find that our service for Him is richly rewarded. The application has five parts. The first is your own evaluation. Are you willing to be used by God to help others get to know Jesus better? This is more important than many other qualities and skills. The second step is to complete and submit the application. This involves letting us know who you are and what kind of person you are. Your contact information and how often you are available to lead in the chat room is also important information on your application. References that we ask for are people who know you and can tell us about what they see of your commitment to Jesus, reliability, and the like. A pastor, teacher, or other leader in your local church would be good for references -- preferably nobody who is closely related to you. The third step is for your application and references to be reviewed. Sometimes this can be done very quickly, and sometimes it takes awhile. If you give clear answers and good contact information for your personal references, that will help. The fourth step is for you to complete the training and screening for working with children and youth. "Shield the Vulnerable" was used in the past, and presently there is another service that is being used in many areas. This is generally required of all church leaders, particularly those involved with children and youth such as Sabbath School teachers and Pathfinder or Adventurer club staff. If you have already had this screening and training, please send a pdf copy of your certificate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The fifth step is an individual interview that will help us to get acquainted with you. This also gives you an opportunity to ask questions you may have. The procedure will be that you may be designated as a Teen Moderator while the application procedure is being completed.

 

Maybe you would like to be a moderator, but are not yet 18. There is a lot that you can do as a CyberClub member that does not involve being an adult or having any designation as a leader. What you post in conversation, comments or questions can help to make the chat room a friendly or an unfriendly place. You can have an effect on whether the conversation makes Jesus first, or become a distraction from Him. You might even lead in an activity such as a discussion or Bible Trivia activity. Sometimes it may be good to recognize members who have volunteered to take an active part like this in the CyberClub -- even though they do not have the designation of moderator. For this purpose, we have the Junior Moderator designation. The application procedure for this is much simpler. On the application, you indicate who you are, your email contact information, how old you are and where you live. You state that you believe in the mission of Guide Magazine and agree to be sure your chat room activities will be in harmony. This means that you will follow the CyberClub rules including no spam, rude conversation and the like and that you will show respect and cooperation for the adult moderator(s) who are supervising. You will help make the chat room a pleasant activity by the way you communicate with others, by participating in chat room activities and perhaps by leading in a chat room activity from time to time. Recently, we seem to have members who want to share usernames and urls for other web sites. For safety reason, we cannot allow that and we particularly need our team members -- even Junior Moderators to be a good example and influence. If Junior Moderators do not cooperate, the designation may be removed -- with less warning than might be given before a regular member is kicked or banned.

 

When the designation of Junior Moderator was originally created, it was with the idea that someone perhaps 17 years old might help to lead even before they were old enough to be an adult moderator. This led to the question of how about some of the younger members. We have many who could take and active lead in the CyberClub and do a good job --- sometimes even if they were perhaps one of the youngest members online. Why might they not be designated as Junior Moderator? We decided that the younger members did not need to be excluded because of their age. At the same time, more may be expected of those who are older. The Teen Moderator was created as a way to designate Junior Moderators who are at least 15 years old. While it is true that 13 and 14 year olds are teenagers, maybe another suggestion for the designation name could be a good idea.

 

If you would like to join our team, either as a Moderator or as a Junior Moderator or Teen Moderator, click on the menu item for it at the right. This is where you will find an application that you can submit.

Just send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and ask for the application.