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Area Ministry Director


Port Huron, MI

Job Type


Posted On

November 28, 2022





Location / Chapter

East Michigan Area


Position Summary


The Area Ministry Director serves as a key part of the leadership team of the East Michigan Youth for Christ. S/he is primarily responsible for, but not limited to, overseeing all ministry models for their geographic area of the chapter. This includes oversight of ministry sites, shepherding through supervision of the ministry staff and their growth and development, resourcing the staff as they implement effective ministry, development of future ministry sites, community collaboration, and fund development. The Area Ministry Director reports to the Executive Director.

Ministry Health

  •  Build, direct, and guide the ministry team in your area through the 5 Essentials and National Ministry best practices.
  • Manage current ministry team through individual supervision and regular area meetings.
  • Regularly evaluate ministry effectiveness while helping sites and site leaders grow.
  • Volunteer oversight for your area; work with site directors to develop a recruiting, training, and retention plan for volunteers and volunteer teams.
  • Build deep community relationships in and around current ministry sites. This will include liaising with other area youth leaders in both the Christian and secular communities (i.e. church youth pastors, school officials, etc.).
  • Provide ministry resources for trips and events while spearheading events or assisting during these events. These events will range in size from small house parties to large events like skating parties or weekend retreats
  • Perform administrative tasks as required by the Executive Director and the Board of Directors (reporting, scheduling, etc.).

Ministry Growth

  • Represent Youth for Christ to the local community through attendance at events, speaking engagements, etc., and effectively present the goals of Youth for Christ.
  •  Develop a long-term vision for ministry in coordination with Executive Director
  • Develop new potential ministry sites/possibilities
  • Build a culture of leadership development within the chapter
  • Oversight of volunteer ministry leader recruitment, training, and retention systems and efforts


Spiritual Responsibilities

Because the overriding religious purpose and mission of Youth for Christ USA is to communicate and introduce the Gospel of Jesus Christ to young people and their families, and in that regard to make, educate, and encourage life-long disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, it is very important that you as an employee in the movement of Youth for Christ be recognized as an associate minister of the Gospel. As an employee of Youth for Christ and an associate minister of the Gospel, YFC expects all employees to:

  • Seek God's guidance and wisdom, through prayer and meditation, for the organization as a whole as well as for specific ministry initiatives.
  •  Participate and lead regular times of prayer, devotion, and worship as a regular aspect of your role within YFC.
  • Teach and preach from the Holy Bible at YFC staff meetings, conferences, camps, and events.
  • Model empathy, humility, and care for all people. This includes promoting equity and inclusion in both word and in the practice of faith expression. 

Position Requirements

Knowledge & Skills

  • A growing follower of Christ
  • Involved in & supporting a local church.
  • Sets a godly example for staff, volunteers, and students in one's personal life
  • Possess a good knowledge of the Scriptures and the ability to teach, specifically effective in a small group environment.
  • Demonstrates a humble and teachable spirit.
  • Passionate about the mission and vision of YFC.
  • Can effectively build and lead teams of people.
  • Able to shepherd individual leaders.
  • Skilled in problem-solving.

Our cultural attributes are not just about competency. It is an obedience to the call of Christ on our lives. We place a heavy commitment and emphasis on developing and equipping a Christ-centered life marked by Enduring Humility, Relentless Trust, Joyful Camaraderie, Courageous Faithfulness, and Kingdom Inspired Diversity. Willing to demonstrate/or possesses the following:

  • Ability to humbly serve and honor others even in difficult situations with prayer, consistency, transparency, and resilience. (Enduring Humility)
  • Demonstrates proper reliance on God, others, and self through generous giving of time and skills, by collaboratively incorporating others' ideas, welcoming candid input, recognizing others' need for grace, and extending forgiveness and empathy. (Relentless Trust)
  • Prioritizes others' needs for a missional outcome, characterized by joy, with active listening and problem-solving skills, while encouraging and empowering fellow believers. (Joyful Camaraderie)
  • Trusts God with new approaches and changes, and communicates needs and limits with emotional intelligence, while seeking confidence and wisdom in Christ. (Courageous Faithfulness)
  • Seeks and fosters authentic Christ-Centered relationships with people of various backgrounds and an inviting environment and empowers historically marginalized groups and indigenous populations (within the local context), through active listening, inclusion, advocacy of those who are vulnerable, and respect of others' experiences.

Fundraising Responsibilities

All YFC employees are expected to regularly and actively participate in faithful activities that advance the stewardship functions of YFC/USA. These activities will include—but are not limited to— extending invitations to fundraising events, recruiting personal circle of influence/YFC donor contacts, sending letters, handwritten notes, personal calls, and personally ministering to donor contacts.

Credentials Required & Preferred Education

Bachelors degree

Ministry experience

Pre-employment Requirements

The candidate must agree with the Youth for Christ mission statement and statement of faith. Any offer of employment is contingent upon meeting pre-employment requirements, which included, but are not limited to, drug screening, national criminal background check and child abuse background check, etc.


Flexible Schedule

Paid Holidays

Leadership Development/Training Opportunities

Simple IRA

EOE Statement

YFC is classified as an Association of Churches and as such our hiring practices reflect that designation. As a religious nonprofit organization, Youth For Christ incorporates within each leader role, the requirement to model, teach, share and live the faith. The relationship between YFC’s mission and each of its leaders is its lifeblood and as such does at all times and in all instances reserve the right to make employment decisions based upon a person’s religious beliefs, personal character and lifestyle consistent with our understanding of the Bible or with our overall goals and requirements for Christian ministry.

We seek to create a workplace that is intentional about Kingdom Inspired Diversity. Our commitment to our employees extends to their opportunities for growth, development, promotion, training and compensation.

We will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the organization.