Each chapter annually elects and installs an officer team of five leaders (affectionately known as our “5 Main”) which includes the following officer positions:
To view the responsibilities of each office, select a title above to view our full overview!
The 5 Main serve for term lengths of one school year beginning in August and concluding in May. Incumbent officers are eligible for additional terms but must reapply annually.
DOLLS takes the work of raising up leaders for the Gospel very seriously. In order for a student to be considered for an officer position, she must first be nominated by her peers. Being nominated for this esteemed position is no small deal. Nominations communicate that the chapter considers the candidate someone who is faithful in their walk with Christ and spiritually mature enough to lead as an example for others.
After a candidate accepts their nomination, the task of applying to serve as an officer of the DOLLS ministry involves a three-part process.
Part A: Parental Consent
DOLLS recognizes that parents have a responsibility before the Lord to guide and guard the spiritual development of their daughters. For this reason, we insist the first step in the application process allows parents an opportunity to acquaint themselves with our ministry, to vet our theological perspectives to ensure they align with those held by their families, and to examine whether or not ministry with DOLLS is a challenge they feel comfortable allowing their daughter to step into.
PART B: SHORT ESSAY APPLICATION
This 12-page application is the meat of our interview process. This is our chance to begin discerning the spiritual maturity and readiness of our candidates. Part B will give applicants a chance to answer questions about their salvation story, their personal spiritual disciplines, their giftings and talents for ministry, and more.
PART C: The Interview
Lastly, officer candidates are then interviewed by an Election Committee consisting of at least 5 panelists. This committee is comprised of current officers who are not reapplying, campus advisors, DOLLS Headquarters representatives, DOLLS Ambassadors, alumni officers, and officers from sister campuses of the DOLLS ministry. Applicants must remit Part B of the 5 Main Application upon arrival. Officer teams are finalized by midnight on June 1st of each calendar year.
Students applying to serve as officers must be currently enrolled on the campus of which they are applying. Candidates must be upperclassmen, with the exception of newly formed chapters who may elect applicants from any grade. Officers must be willing to submit to the expectations noted in the 5 Main Constitution (see below) in order to be eligible for election.
Newly elected officers will take part in a sentimental induction ceremony to mark the start of their year of ministry. In August of each year, these officers are required to attend the annual 5 Main Conference hosted by DOLLS Headquarters where they will receive valuable training in the areas of leadership, Christian theology, and team building. Applicants who are not available to attend the entirety of this event need not apply. Exceptions to this rule are never considered. See our official Conference Policy Explained statement for further explanation of our commitment to this standard.
The Leadership Constitution is DOLLS’ standard of conduct for all women involved in any leadership capacity within the DOLLS ministry. It’s original draft was introduced in 2007 and was penned by one of the earliest generations of student leaders involved with our ministry who recognized the critical role their leadership would play in guiding their peers. The Leadership Constitution has since been carried down through the generations and is considered a privileged right-of-passage for all who aspire to leadership with DOLLS. It is designed to promote behavior that the Bible requires of all believers, to forbid behavior that the Bible condemns, and to foster godly behavior in areas that are not directly addressed by Scripture.
For Our 5 Main Parents
We are excited that your daughter is considering serving with DOLLS as a 5 Main Officer on one of our campuses. We firmly believe that this is one of the best things a young woman can do with her school year. These students are given a rare opportunity to develop skills, leadership abilities, and character traits that will become part of the foundation of who they will be for a lifetime.
It is important to us that you, as the parent, feel informed about your daughters involvement with our ministry. We support you, both as a parent and in your role as a guide and guardian of your child. We encourage you to explore the information on this page and contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.