What is Doulos?
δοῦλος (doulos): slave, servant
Matthew 8:9; Mark 10:44; John 8:34; John 15:15; Romans 6:20; 1 Corinthians 7:21; Galatians 3:28; Ephesians 6:5; 1 Timothy 6:1; Philemon 16
In Greek, “doulos” literally translates to “slave” or “servant.” On several occasions, we see both Jesus and the apostle Paul reference the Christian life as a doulos life in regards to how we should live life in submission to both the heavenly authority and earthly authorities. We believe that true leadership is best practiced in the form of servant leadership. King Jesus modeled this by serving us as He condescended to earth and died on the cross for the salvation of those who would put their faith in Him.
The Doulos Program
The Doulos program is an intensive, summer internship program for current high school juniors and seniors who are wanting to grow deeper in their walk with the Lord, serve the ministry, and develop a missional lifestyle. The internship will focus on two key areas: servant-leadership development and spiritual development. Practically, Doulos will serve the ministry by helping plan, prepare and pull-off summer events. Doulos students will do much more than simply run errands and clean out closets. Although the doulos students will find themselves doing those types of tasks, they will also walk with our staff in such a way that will foster their spiritual relationship with the Lord. We will lead the doulos through a discipleship curriculum that will prepare and motivate them to live missionally by sharing their faith right here in Edmond, Oklahoma. Finally, we will task doulos students with some large summer projects to develop their leadership and organizational skills.
Doulos students will gain experience and specific training in the area of servant-leadership. The students will be tasked to identify mission opportunities within their community, develop a strategy to meet those needs, rally fellow students to join their efforts, delegate appropriately, and lead out by serving. Students will also be given the responsibility to identify key avenues for initiating gospel conversations with others. This will take the form of students identifying a location within Edmond and becoming regular patrons of that area for the purpose of building relationships and stepping into gospel conversations.
Doulos students will walk through the book Gospel by J.D. Greear. Each week the Doulos students will be held to a required reading assignment and expected to engage in discussion pertaining to the book. Students will also be mentored by staff and expected to meet with their mentor at least once per week. Students will be required to keep a journal, making at least two entries weekly. One entry will be a “Life" entry which revolves around an experience they had and the lesson they learned from it. The second entry will be a “Scripture” entry which revolves around a particular passage they read from the Bible that week.
For more information contact Patty Barnes, 405.513.7549
Be Watching in Spring of 2018 for the application for our next group of Doulos students.
If you have any other questions contact Patty Barnes in the Student Ministry.
SUMMER INTERNSHIP DATES
May 24th - August 3rd: Internship
$200. This money goes towards two specific areas: a leadership camp called Super Summer and the summer discipleship curriculum. Yet, because of serving as a Doulos, Doulos students will not be required to pay fo any Henderson Hills camp fees.
Office: Tuesday, Wednesday from 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday Evenings: 5:00pm - until end of Chi Alpha/Refuge
Thursday: Lunch with Staff - 11:30am- 1:00pm
May 30 - June 3: Fuse Week
June 5 - 9: Super Summer
June 12-15: VBS
June 25 -28: King of the Beach
July 23-27: HS Camp