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Ministry Site and Community Leader



Job Type


Posted On

March 1, 2023





Location / Chapter

Siouxland Area

Ministry Site

Akron Community Campus Life

Ministry Model

Campus Life HS


$14-$15 / hour based upon expereince


15-20 hours per week / Mon - Fri / Sun evenings


Position Summary

The Ministry Site and Community Leader 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.

The Leader is to develop and lead outreach ministry on the high school campus in the Akron community. This position focuses on reaching 11-19 year olds with the Gospel through Christ-sharing relationships, the development and empowerment of a team of volunteer ministry leaders and student leaders, along with the implementation of YFC ministry processes and creation of strategy to establish a fruitful and sustainable Campus Life ministry.

Position Essential Functions

Implement YFC’s Ministry Essentials

  • Meet with kids at ministry sites, develop partnerships in the community, pray for kids and communities, all to meet the goals of the ministry.

Recruit and Develop Volunteer Ministry Leaders

  • Develop a team of leaders that join in developing Christ-sharing relationships with lost youth at the ministry site and in the community.

Position Responsibilities (based on an average week)

Ministry Health (5-6 hrs/wk)

  • Build ministry site / team culture that embodies YFC ministry essentials
  • Lead monthly ministry team meetings and ministry communication to unify team and ministry efforts
  • Supervise the optimal # of volunteer ministry and student leaders
  • Develop ministry site and team goals
  • Create systems that coordinate healthy ministry
  • Keep Area Director aware of ministry health, progress and challenges
  • Oversight of ministry oriented Trips, Camps and Events
  • Model ministry by remaining involved with teens
  • Develop a missional community within a Community Support Team and student leaders

Ministry Growth (3-4 hrs/wk)

  • Develop long term vision for ministry in coordination with Area Director
  • Develop new potential ministry possibilities within Akron
  • Develop partnerships with churches and donors
  • Lead the process for identifying new volunteers and student leaders 

Personal, Tean and Student Growth (3-4 hrs/wk)

  • Abide in Jesus
  • Book reading for personal and spiritual development
  • Attend YFC staff trainings (3-4 / yr) and conferences (1 / yr)
  • Complete the YFC Staff Training Blueprint
  • Leadership Development
  • Build a culture of leadership development within ministry site, volunteer leaders and Community Support Team
  • Oversight of young leader investment in raising up young student leaders

Administration (3-4 hrs/wk)

  • Provide and input regular weekly / monthly info on ministry site, student and volunteer reports in proper formats to Area Director
  • Schedule weekly / monthly time for planning meetings, activities, trainings and events
  • Provide writing articles for social media and/or quarterly chapter newsletters as requested

Community Relations (1-2 hrs/wk)

  • Promote YFC and Campus Life within the community
  • Develop relationships with students, parents, school administrators and teachers, churches and businesses

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 word and in the practice of faith expression. 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.

Position Requirements


  • Faithful, available, initiator, humble, teachable, heart for God
  • Called to reach lost young people, and a love and passion for them
  • Active in a local church, prayer life, abiding relationship with Jesus
  • Self-motivated, goal oriented, good standing in your community
  • Communicative, good relational skills, strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Works well with a team and can lead a team, but also independent
  • Pass YFC background check and sign and agree with YFC Life of a Leader

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
  • 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
  • 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

  • 4 Year Bachelor’s Degree prefered
  • 1-3 years of student 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.


Skill Development and Benefit

We will help develop in the Leader: knowledge and development of skills in each of Youth for Christ’s Cultural Attributes:

  • Christ-Centered
  • Kingdom Inspired Diversity
  • Joyful Camaraderie
  • Relentless Trust
  • Enduring Humility
  • Courageous Faithfulness)

Travel Requirements and Benefit

Less than 25% of travel time is expected for the position, where the travel occurs, such as locally or in the area. Very occasional travel is overnight for an event or camp. All travel will be reimbursed as mileage x IRS allowable rate.

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.