Dear Esprit Applicant and Parents,
Here we go again, friends!
Can’t believe it is that time of the year already but we are excited to launch the Esprit 2022 season. Not at all sure what the restrictions might be as we move ahead since COVID still seems to be with us but we will navigate it to the best of our abilities. Please read ALL of the information below and pay particular attention to the deadlines that are listed.
We primarily rely on previous students to tell their friends about Esprit and encourage them to apply – so get the word out. If you know of someone who would benefit from this ministry, please send them our way. While we don’t know exactly how many open slots we will have yet, things usually fill up quickly so get your application in sooner rather than later. If you are a returning Esprit member you DO NOT have to reaudition but you DO need to fill out the forms listed below.
ALL RETURNING AND NEW INCOMING STUDENTS need to fill out:
- Student Application form
- Schedule/conflict form
- Parent form
NEW APPLICANTS ONLY need to fill out:
All of these forms can be found below!
Please read through this letter regarding the application process.
1. READ AND CHECK ALL DATES on the rehearsal/tour schedule. After you fill out the
schedule/conflict form, please make a copy or take a picture of that form to keep for yourself. We value
the commitment you and your student make to Esprit and attending rehearsals is obviously very
important. We understand that life is busy but also know that Esprit is a much richer experience if you
can make it a priority.
2. Again, ALL APPLICANTS NEED TO FILL OUT ALL ONLINE FORMS.
THE APPLICATION IS DUE Friday, February 25, 2022
3. NEW APPLICANTS will be asked to go through a short, non-threatening interview/audition
process. No need to prepare ahead of time. Please choose your audition date on the Audition Time
form and mark your calendar. All auditions will take place at Lincoln Berean. We will text or email you a
few days before with your audition to confirm time/location.
4. Esprit is a ministry of Lincoln Berean Church, but more importantly, we represent Christ to the world.
We place a high value on the behavior of our members. Please know that you will be asked to comply
with our expectations should you be accepted. We understand that we have students from many
different backgrounds but by applying for Esprit you are agreeing to behave in a manner that honors
God and respects the values and commitment of Lincoln Berean Church.
5. Throughout the season we will communicate often through text, email (parents), and the REMIND
app. Please watch for these communications and read them. You will be responsible for the information
6. If you are accepted to be a part of the group, there is a participation fee. Lincoln Berean Church
graciously covers many of our expenses, but we do ask each participant to pay $350 toward travel
expenses. In addition, you will be responsible for your lunchtime meal each day on tour. Having said
that, we do not want the expense of being a part of Esprit to be a factor that keeps you from applying.
Every year, we have people that graciously provide funds to sponsor students who could use some
assistance. Feel free to reach out to us with questions/concerns.
We take very seriously the responsibility of spending so many hours with these students. Our desire is to see
them continue to develop a thriving relationship with the God who loves them so dearly and to find a place of
friendship and belonging within the group. We believe each one of them will bring something special to the
group that would not be there without them.
We are so thankful to have Marybeth Helmink on board as our administrator and Hannah Roepke as the tour
coordinator/drama director. We will also have several college students on board to help with choreography and
other needs along the way.
Feel free to reach out with any questions you might have. And please include your name when texting. Thanks
All application forms need to be submitted online by February 25, 2022.
Carey Helmink (402.890.6050)
Hannah Roepke (402.405.2140)
Marybeth Helmink (email@example.com // 402.791.5559)