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Ministry Staff


Fargo, ND

Job Type


Posted On

April 20, 2024





Location / Chapter

Red River North Dakota Area


Position Summary

The job of a Youth Ministry Staff Member requires an individual with the ability to navigate multicultural and socially diverse environments. They need to display an understanding of the world of at-risk teens or a willingness to learn. They must have an active relationship with Jesus Christ and an ability to share their faith in a variety of environments with social sensitivities. They must demonstrate active spiritual disciplines and embrace YFC’s 5 Essentials, Statement of Faith, and Cultural Attributes. They must be able to develop and manage holistic programming both inside and outside schools or facilities. They must be able to recruit and train volunteers and develop and maintain partnerships with like-minded organizations and churches.

Potential area of ministry (based on gifting, skills, and passions):

City Life

Juvenile Justice

Parent Life 

Campus Life

Essential Functions/Job Duties: 

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT AND DEVELOPMENT: Staff Members will recruit and involve qualified ministry leaders (volunteers) to build a significant team, seeking high community and church involvement and funding for maximum evangelistic impact.

PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT: Staff Members will develop existing programs and create new programs in coordination with ED.

DIRECT MINISTRY WITH STUDENTS: Staff Members will lead a team of volunteers to develop authentic Christ-sharing relationships with young people through YFC's Relational Ministry Actions (RMA) Framework. 

FUNDING: Staff Members will be responsible for contributing to the overall Ministry budget, including but not limited to personal support account, ministry sites, special events, ministry leadership training, recruiting, and ministry leader care accounts. They will maintain an attitude of raising funds for the mission and continued growth of the entire Red River Youth for Christ team.

  • Personal fundraising efforts outside of community fundraising events is expected to total 50% of your annual salary.

Position Requirements

Qualities we value:

  • Passionate about seeing lost young teens find hope in Jesus
  • Ability to mobilize adults to develop Christ-sharing relationships with teens
  • Able to develop significant relationships in the community
  • Spirit of collaboration with like-minded partners (individuals, churches, businesses)
  • High level of spiritual & emotional maturity
  • Team player
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Teachable


  • A follower of Jesus who is willing and able to live the Life of a Leader and pursue a deeper relationship with God and within the body of Christ.
  • Bachelor's Degree (preferred, not required) or equivalent experience
  • Experience in youth ministry (preferred but not required)
  • Ability to coach, motivate and lead teams of adults, volunteers, and student leaders
  • Team player, highly relational, teachable
  • All YFC employees are expected to regularly and actively participate in faithful activities that advance the stewardship functions of RRYFC. These activities will include—but are not limited to— extending invitations to fundraising events, recruiting personal circle of influence/YFC donors, sending letters, handwritten notes, personal calls, and personally ministering to donor contacts.


  • Full health benefits for full-time employees.
  • Vacation time.
  • Sick leave.
  • Paid holidays.
  • The opportunity for training and growth.

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.