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City Life Center Director


Kalamazoo, MI

Job Type


Posted On

January 26, 2023





Location / Chapter

Kalamazoo Area

Ministry Site

City Life Center (Eastside)

Ministry Model

City Life




Position Summary

The Ministry Site Director is a position that requires spiritual and organizational leadership skills, the ability to work with and through other people, and strong communication skills. S/he must embrace and build a team that embodies YFC’s Cultural Attributes: Christ-centered, enduring humility, relentless trust, courageous faithfulness, joyful camaraderie, and kingdom inspired diversity. S/he will seek to implement relational ministry actions to develop Authentic Christ-Sharing Relationships with young people within the context of their YFC ministry model.

DESCRIPTION: The Director will provide the vision and leadership necessary to develop and oversee this life-changing City Life Center, its programming and volunteers for the purpose of developing Christ-sharing relationships between Christian adults and urban teens in the Eastside and Eastwood Neighborhoods. 

KEY VALUES: YFC ministry sites have 5 Essentials. Widespread Prayer, Loving Relationships, Faithful Bible Teaching, Collaborative Community Strategy and Adults Who Empower. The Director will see to it that these are woven throughout this ministry.  


•Provide vision for the Eastside City Life Center

•Oversee Part-Time CLC Staff

•Coordinate exciting, safe, Christ-centered, weekly “Club Time” for urban teens

•Develop weekly programming and activities that are engaging, Christ-centered and provide opportunities for teens in the neighborhood to grow

•Develop Christ-sharing relationships through small groups, one-on-one appointments, trips and events 

•Recruit, screen, train and oversee volunteer ministry leaders who lead the programming and build Christ-sharing relationships

•Build effective collaboration in the community

•Manage the City Life budget for this site


•Excellent administrative abilities

•A “calling” to urban youth ministry and a passion for the mission of YFC

•Strong verbal and written communication skills

•High level of spiritual, relational and emotional maturity

•Experience with urban ministry

•Ability to lead a team and also work within a team

•Ability to lead and inspire both students and volunteers

•Motivated “self-starter”

•Creative problem solver

•Teachable and can receive input from supervisors and colleagues

•Willingness to do relationship-based fundraising 

•Willingness to do part of the 45hr ministry week in the afternoons and early evenings

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

BENEFITS: Medical insurance, phone & mileage reimbursement, retirement plan, paid holidays, PTO & vacation time 


•Participate in Kalamazoo YFC fundraising events

•Write a monthly support letter

•Meet fundraising goals


•To be a growing follower of Jesus

•To be able to sign the YFC Standards of Conduct: Living the Life of a Leader

•To be committed to a local church or seeking a home church


Contact: Joe Bragg, Kalamazoo YFC Ministry Director

Phone: 269.365.8603


Also please view our website:

There is no deadline for application, though we are looking to fill this position immediately. 

Position Requirements

Knowledge & Skills

  • Embraces the vision, mission and Statement of Faith of YFC
  • Participation in YFC’s Blueprint for Leadership
  • Understands YFC’s 5 Essentials and leads through this model
  • Self-Motivator
  • Strong moral character and of good repute
  • Connect well with youth
  • Well-spoken in front of youth and adults
  • Manage a team of diverse volunteers
  • Honors and pursues diversity of gifts, cultures and ethnicities
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities
  • Good relationship building skills with adults and young people
  • Perseverance through opposition and obstacles

Our cultural attributes are not about competency. It is an obedience to the call of Christ on our lives. YFC believes that spiritually healthy adults fosters healthy relationships with our kids. 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 and/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 authentic Christ-Centered relationships with people of various backgrounds, fosters an inviting environment and empowers historically marginalized groups and indigenous populations (within the local context), through active listening, inclusion, advocacy for those who are vulnerable and respect of others’ experiences. (Kingdom Inspired Diversity)

Credentials Required & Preferred Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Three years of ministry experience

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 fund raising events, recruiting personal circle of influence/YFC donor contacts, sending letters, handwritten notes, personal calls, and personally ministering to donor contacts.

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.