As this question seems to come up time and time again, I thought Id make a quick post on this to help try to clear up the repetitive questions on the topic.
There are two ways by which to take over leadership of a coven.
- Being promoted from council to a leadership position by one of the current leaders.
- Applying for leadership of an inactive coven and being promoted via the application process.
Many of you, Im sure, have noticed that some of the covens listed on the groups tab are inactive. Now, you might think to yourself that you want to take over leadership of one of these. With that in mind, there are a few things you need to consider. Many see the possibility to take over a coven and do not take into account theresponsibility that comes with it. Leading a coven/group is more than just a title.
Leading a coven takes a lot of time and effort. You need to be willing to dedicate a good amount of time to both your coven and its members, if it is to be successful. You also need to have enough experience to be able to lead and offer guidance to your members. As a leader, many of your members will look to you as a person of resource and expect you to be able to help them with any issues, concerns, etc that arise. You also need to be able to engage and communicate with your members in such a way that promotes activity and encourages them to not only stay active but stay in the coven as well.
All that said, you also need to be a member of the site for approximately 3 months in order to apply, or to be promoted by a current coven leader. Being on the site for 3 months is not enough to get you a leadership position though if you are going about it via the application process. You need to have made an effort toward contributing a fair amount of knowledgeable information to the site through threads, articles, etc. You also need to have shown yourself to bemature and responsible.
At the bottom of the covens page, there should be an area that lists the inactive covens. Next to each there will be an option that allows you to apply for leadership to one of them. You only get one application, however. Once you apply to lead one coven, you cannot apply to lead another.
All applications are looked over by the site Admin and the best candidate for the job is picked and promoted.