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Henderson, TN 38340
Reaching Unlimited Spiritual Heights (R.U.S.H.) youth weekend is an annual event planned by employees of Freed-Hardeman University. R.U.S.H. occurs on the FHU campus the last full weekend of September and is held in conjunction with the Chester Co. BBQ Festival. Approximately 1,500 7th-12th grade students attend the event annually.
The mission: Inspire spiritual growth in the lives of young people.
We do this by providing attendees with a weekend focused on worship, biblical studies, and social activities. With sessions including keynote presentations, corporate and individual worship, small and large group classes, service opportunities, social mixers, games, and various entertainment, R.U.S.H. weekend is full of opportunities for students to increase their knowledge of scripture and form lasting relationships with peers.
Event planning and execution is managed by a talented and dedicated team of individuals from off and across campus. On the weekend of the event, R.U.S.H. staffers are required to be on campus the following hours:
Friday: 8:00am – 11:00pm (15 hours)
Saturday: 7:00am – 11:00pm (16 hours)
Sunday: 7:00am – 2:00pm (7 hours)
Duties include, but are not limited to:
Planning marketing efforts
Selecting, contacting, and coordinating keynote speakers
Selecting, contacting, and coordinating teachers and class sessions
Coordinating worship (A/V media, selecting worship leaders, planning the worship schedule)
Planning and decorating the event stage
Organizing on- and off-campus housing for attendees
Coordinating registration and check-in
Planning and executing on-campus activities (free time, on-campus movie, concert, games)
Planning and executing off-campus activities (games, meals, BBQ Festival activities)
Organizing and executing service activities
Managing campus reservations
Planning and coordinating on- and off-campus meals for attendees
Introducing speakers and worship times
Post event clean up
While on-campus event coordination responsibilities originate in the Office of Community Engagement, the event is planned and executed in conjunction with the Chester County Chamber of Commerce, consulting youth ministers, various personnel and departments on campus, and community leaders in Chester and Madison County. While many volunteer their time, some roles, contingent on workload and skill, are compensated for their contributions as revenue allows.
We are always looking for more people to be involved in R.U.S.H. If you would like to learn more or know for certain that you would like to participate, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Henderson, TN 38340
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