The following steps are a guide for those (students, teachers, youth leaders and parents) who desire to see a First Priority Club established at their middle or high school. Be sure to visit “Find a Club” to be sure there is not already an active club before following the steps below.
Step 1: Print this information
If you are student, print out this page and these 10 steps. Check them off as you complete each step.
Step 2: Find others
Find four or more other like-minded students for club formation and to discuss the printed materials.
Step 3: Find a sponsor
Find a Christian faculty member as a potential club sponsor. Share your desire to start a club, provide the club information from the website and ask the faculty member to prayerfully consider sponsorship.
Step 4: Call for training
When a Sponsor is secured, a training date is scheduled with the First Priority Area Advisor who will come to the campus to train the student leaders and sponsor. CONTACT US to set this up.
Step 5: Get organized
- Day, time and location for the weekly club meeting
- Potential Campus Coach for the club is discussed… a student may suggest their Student Minister, Pastor, Youth Leader or a parent
- Student Leadership Commitments are signed
- Faculty Sponsor Commitment is signed
Step 6: Get legal
The Faculty Sponsor must inform the administration of the intent to start a new club on campus and turn in a Club ConstitutionClub Constitution and By-Laws
Step 7: Coach selected
First Priority follows up on Campus Coach recommendations. The Campus Coach is secured and trained.
Step 8: Plan out month
Four-week planning meeting is scheduled for Student Leaders, Faculty Sponsor and Campus Coach
Step 9: Start promotion
Promotion for ‘Club Start-Up and Tell Week’ is implemented
Step 10: First club meeting
Tell Week arrives and the club is well on its way to transforming a campus.