January 16, 2024
Location / Chapter
Fresno Madera Area
Juvenile Justice Ministry
Youth For Christ partners with groups home agencies throughout Fresno and Madera Counties to support, mentor, and share Jesus with high risk teens.
The Group Life Ministry Staff works in support of the Group Life Director and is responsible to engage and oversee a set number of contracted Group Homes in Fresno with a holistic curriculum, loving relationships with volunteers, and the life changing message of Jesus. This person will visit each group home twice to connect with the kids; once in a group setting, and another time in one-on-ones.
Through the growth and equipping of a team of volunteers in weekly one-on-one mentoring relationships, activities, and small groups this person will provide opportunities for youth to make an informed decision to become a follower of Jesus and join a local church.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
General Staff Expectations:
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.
Additionally, YFC employees will have an opportunity to be commissioned or licensed as a minister of the Gospel through the established Youth for Christ process, and/or ordained by an outside body recognized by Youth for Christ USA. As such, the following additional responsibilities of a spiritual nature will apply to this position: perform sacramental functions such as the taking of communion and leading times of corporate prayer, confession and praise, and perform and lead religious ceremonies such as weddings, baptisms and funerals when called upon by staff and other members of the YFC community.
Knowledge, Abilities and Minimum Requirements:
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.