The Lincoln City Life Coordinator will be primarily responsible for coaching and managing all Lincoln Area City Life volunteers and assigned Leaders-In-Training (LIT’s). The Lincoln City Life Coordinator will lead his/her teams in engaging youth in authentic, Christ-sharing relationships, and executing effective, relational, and holistic ministry (as defined by YFC USA’s National Standards) and city-wide events.
The Lincoln Area City Life Coordinator must become knowledgeable in the Youth For Christ 5 essentials, 3Story Relational Ministry, and a working understanding of the YFC City Life ministry model utilized by Tacoma YFC. He/she should model 3story relationships with young people, and empower LIT’s and volunteer teams to do the same. The Lincoln Area City Life Coordinator must demonstrate cultural humility, and be able to connect with culturally and racially diverse groups of people.
Direct Ministry: (60%)
- Recruit, train, and empower a team of volunteers and LIT’s who develop relationships with youth at Lincoln High School and the corresponding community.
- Develop micro-sites for volunteer teams to practice RMA’s with 11-19 year old students within the scope of the Lincoln District and school feeder system.
- Work with volunteers and LIT’s to ensure that all national ministry standards (Processes, Standards & Best Practices) are achieved with youth at the Lincoln Area ministry site.
- These practices include:
- Contacting: Initiating new relationships with youth
- Building Times: Shared experiences to spend time with youth
- Appointments: Intentional time to focus on individual needs
- Small Groups
- Holistic Ministry: Addressing the holistic needs of youth (e.g. job readiness, credit retrieval, etc.)
- Leadership Development: Developing young people to become the next generation of leaders
- Trips: Overnight events designed to take kids out of their environment
- Programming: Organized group activities designed to engage youth and address specific needs of youth and connect them to God’s truth
Community Connections: (10%)
- Develop relationships with community influencers, to include schools and other organizations.
- Utilize these community relationships to leverage resources in order to meet the holistic needs of youth involved in Lincoln area ministries
- Work with City Life Director and Church Engagement Coordinator to engage local churches and community partners in partnering with Tacoma Youth for Christ.
Ministry Training, Growth and Health: (20%)
- In collaboration with the Ministry & Leadership Development Director and City Life Director, recruit and coordinate new volunteers to ensure that every leader in the area is trained, resourced, and equipped.
- Attend weekly check-in with the City Life Director, monthly All-Staff meetings, and other YFC meetings and training that occur on occasion.
- Track Development data in Salesforce, and ministry goal reporting in YFC Impact.
- In collaboration with the City Life/LIT Director, supervise, coach and train Leaders-in-Training (LIT’s) who are assigned to your ministry site. This coaching should be holistic and relational.
Fund Development (10%)
- Full participation with the Development Team (this team includes the Development Director and the Communications & Marketing Manager) in leveraging relationships and inviting others to hear and engage the story of Tacoma YFC. Called to be good stewards of God’s resources means we must collectively work towards a common goal
- Be a storyteller - each YFC staff should be ready and willing to share the mission of YFC in a clear and compelling way. YFC staff will be given opportunities to share their stories in different mediums such as the Auction, Comedy Cafe, See the Story/Be the Story and smaller gatherings.
- Development team members will coach staff how to be “Storytellers”
- Build personal and community relationships to allow for event invites where the mission of YFC as well as volunteer,
- Activities (invites, storytelling and relationship building) are tracked using YFC current tracking tools with both prospective and current partners. (Resources & training provided during on-boarding).
- All staff, on occasion, may be asked to give a personal financial invitation as specific opportunities arise
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 a 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.
- Teach religious truth and facilitate religious observance at training and ministry events.
- 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.
Twice Annual Evaluations:
- Mid Year & Annual Evaluation with supervisor.
- Annual Evaluation will incorporate feedback from peers and direct reports
About Tacoma Youth For Christ:
Youth for Christ is a youth evangelism organization that equips Christian leaders to share the good news of Jesus Christ with 11-19 year olds. We are committed to relational ministry, biblical truth, and the power of prayer. In 1944 Billy Graham and Torrey Johnson held a Youth for Christ rally in Chicago. The ministry of YFC spread like wildfire across the US. As YFC was forming into an international organization, Tacoma was one of the founding chapters. The founding motto of YFC is as true to today as it was when it was coined, “Anchored to the Rock and geared to the times.” YFC has never veered from its commitment to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to lost and hurting young people.
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.