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.
- Engage in Relational Ministry Actions with students:
- Building Time
- Small Groups
- Student Leadership/Core
- Engage with students on Social Media Platforms
- Club and event planning
- Participate in the planning and execution of chapter wide events
- Develop a Core Team
- Obtain or create curriculum, as needed
- Decide on deliver of curriculum
- Obtain supplies for games, prizes, etc.
- Implement the Five Essentials in your site(s): Widespread Prayer, Loving Relationships, Faithful Bible Teaching, Collaborative Community Strategy, Adults Who Empower
We are unable to execute effective student ministry if we ourselves, and our leadership teams, are unhealthy and not abiding in Christ. The development of your leadership team, and yourself, is vital.
- Conduct leader meetings once a month
- Implement a volunteer communication plan
- Schedule and conduct building times with your team
- Hold a celebration event for your volunteers once a year
- Recognize and thank your volunteers
- Have two appointments with your volunteers annually
- Hold leaders accountable for engaging with students
- Pray with your team and individuals
- Continue to seek out new volunteers
- Take advantage of leadership resources (books, podcasts, etc.)
- Attend training events each year (RLC, MLC, etc.)
- Observe an Abide Day once a quarter
In order to do successful youth ministry, it is vital to engage in relationship and communication with local professionals in your ministry area.
- Send a personal email to school administrators/counselors
- Call local church leaders and ask how you can pray for them
- Be in regular communication with the parents of your students
- Be in touch with local community leaders (town hall, Mayor, supervisors, administrative staff, etc.)
- Send a hand written note to any of these leaders
Administrative work is necessary to help us see success in direct ministry
- Update Google calendar at least weekly
- Meet with supervisor on bi-weekly basis
- Impact online reporting
- Attend staff meetings and Leadership Council meetings
- Update mailing lists
- Complete YFC Credentialing Process
- Refer to Standards and Best Practices found in the Knowledge Base
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.
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
- 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)
It takes paid staff, and leaders of all capacities, to reach and maintain the annual budget set forth by our chapter Board of Directors. Each staff is required to raise funds through various efforts to meet their set percentage, amount established at time of hire, or in the most recent performance evaluation.
- Monthly support letter
- Participation in scheduled YFC funding events (Celebrate Stories, Golf Outing, Year End, etc.)
- Face to face appointments
- Personal Interaction
- Technology opportunities (text, social media platforms, email, etc.)
- Grant opportunities
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.