Welcome to Cuurio!
We are excited you’re here! This site offers the perfect combination of front-edge field experience and immediate impact – what could be better than that?? Please watch this quick video, and then scroll on down, check out the details, and find out how you can get involved now!
Cuurio’s C.A.R.E. program offers a counseling resource to local churches who need help. We also have users coming in from internet outreach.
Your group(s) will be live online support groups, and topical in nature. They will meet once a week at a time convenient to the group leader.
We would love to offer you the opportunity to help in your passion / expertise area, because we want you to be energized by being a part of this!
First, fill out the application form below. Then schedule an interview with us. And lastly, upload a headshot – and you’re on your way.
Our outreach platform thrives on ongoing content, so if you’re more of an off-camera person, there are plenty of other ways you can be involved.
Getting Your Hours
We cannot predict the number of users, so you may be called on to create content for Cuurio proper, which will also count as hours for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
The main opportunity is for you to lead an online CARE group(s) that are topical in nature. These groups will meet for about 1 hour, once a week, within the time frame of your school semester.
You will be responsible for the curriculum, so congrats! We know some of you have already developed one, so that’s part of why we want you to pick a topic you’re passionate about. Also, we want you to feel excited and energized about being involved with Cuurio C.A.R.E.
This system is set up to handle large amounts of people, but it will likely be pretty small to begin with, and possibly stay small the whole semester.
You’ll start with a single person when someone requests help in an area you’re comfortable with. It’s even very possible that you’ll never have a “group,” but several one-on-one clients (which would be less dependent on a specific curriculum, and more like traditional counseling).
We cannot predict how many users will come into the system in a given time, so we’ll all just roll with it!
Since the user load depends on people finding out about Cuurio CARE and asking for help, and Cuurio CARE is a relatively new ministry, we can’t confidently predict numbers – and it’s possible that you won’t get as many clients as you wish you would have.
Cuurio’s outreach operates on content, and in order to get your hours during slow times, you’ll be able to participate in content creation (writing articles, making videos, etc.) to make sure you get all the hours you need.
In fact, you can do content creation for Cuurio the whole time, if you’d like.
Dr. Artis assures us that everything you do for Cuurio counts as hours, either direct or indirect – of which you need both.
Most of the people you’ll be working with will either be referred from a local church somewhere or come in from internet outreach.
On the church side, this resource is designed to help the local church staff be more effective in dealing with counseling needs of their congregations. They are generally overbooked and under-resourced, which is why we built this in the first place.
On the internet side, we publish content that people find as they search for help with their lives. They get presented with the gospel and an opportunity to connect or talk with someone – which is where you come in.
Cuurio reaches almost 200,000 people every month, and many of them hear the gospel for the first time through our content.
Yes. No one will be able to access you or these groups without being specifically invited.
You will be issued an email address that includes full Google Workspace access, and your identity and location can remain completely confidential if you desire.
We know that groups tend to work better if they’re around 10 or less, so that’s our goal. They may fluctuate as they fill up & flesh out, but we’re shooting for 10-12 max per group.
Depending on response, you will likely start with one single person. In fact, you might even never have a “group,” but several individual people that you meet with on a one-on-one basis via Google Meet.
We have initially identified 7 topics we’d like to start with, based on common requests made by church members to their pastors:
Depression / Anxiety
Loneliness / Isolation
Suicide / Suicide Ideation
However, we’re open to others as well! If you scroll to the bottom of this page, in the footer you’ll see a list of our “felt needs” categories – we feel sure we’ll eventually need groups in most of those topics.
We are currently interviewing for Fall 2023, which will be our second semester of working with Regent. We never know how quickly to expect groups to fill up or flesh out, or which topics will happen first.
We’ll get you in the system, connect you with all the documents and processes, and then as people come in via our online forms we’ll connect them to you.
Absolutely, if it fits. In fact, that’s our hope – because we want to place everyone in their area of passion so this process is energizing and exciting to all involved!
We believe Cuurio is a unique opportunity for you to get your required field experience while being extremely effective and impacting in the process.
STEP ONE: Fill out the application form
We will customize the involvement according to who shows up and what they each bring to the table, but the first step for everyone is to fill out the application form below. The form is not designed to be all-inclusive, just a starting point. Be sure and click the blue SUBMIT button at the bottom of the form when you’re done.
STEP TWO: Schedule your interview
Click on an available time on the scheduling calendar below & fill it out. It will automatically send you & Cuurio the Google Meet link, and you’ll be scheduled! If the time is available to choose on the calendar, it’s a good time for us, you don’t have to ask.
If you need a time that’s not available, just reply to the original email from Cuurio & we’ll get you a time that works.
STEP THREE: Upload a headshot
We won’t publish or post these pictures initially – it’s just for us to know who’s who, and will only be used in an in-house database. A quick phone selfie is fine!
However, if you have a “professional” headshot, please send it!
So go get started now – we’d love to plug you in, and we can’t wait to meet you!
STEP 1: Fill Out the Application
STEP 2: Schedule Your Interview
STEP 3: Submit a Headshot
A phone selfie is fine, this is only for in-house use – we won’t post it anywhere!