May 4, 2023
Location / Chapter
Illinois Youth Center Warrenville
Juvenile Justice Ministry
To serve as the lead mobilizer for JJM in Illinois Youth Center Warrenville by recruiting, equipping, and deploying Wheaton college students to build authentic Christ-sharing relationships with young people incarcerated there and connect them to aftercare resources when they get out. This individual will oversee JJM relational ministry actions at the facility including gospel- centered programming, fun building times, appointments/ mentoring, contacting new youth, and witnessing to facility staff. This person will delegate ministry leadership responsibility to other members of the cabinet and ministry team and meet weekly both with the leadership cabinet and the larger ministry team to train and disciple the ministry leaders. This person will also occasionally participate in additional fundraiser, advocacy, or prayer events for the ministry.
This position is a one-year commitment, with the option to re-apply at the end of that year. This position requires a time commitment of approximately 10 hours a week, and is a partially compensated staff position, meaning the individual doing this position is not paid for their full hourly commitment, but is compensated with a $3000 stipend annually. They have the option to raise up to $1,000 more a year and receive matching funds from the YFC Chicago-Western Suburbs budget.
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:
Knowledge & Skills
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:
Credentials Required & Preferred Education
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.
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.