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Preble County Ministries Director

Where

Eaton, OH

Job Type

Full-Time

Posted On

June 29, 2022

Classification

Exempt

Category

Ministry

Location / Chapter

Miami Valley Ohio Area

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Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to mobilize the community to develop personal relationships with lost teenagers that lead to life-changing encounters with Jesus, through which life-long followers of Christ are developed.

The Preble County Ministries Director will grow the foundation of support, prayer, and volunteers necessary to advance existing YFC ministries and establish new programs and sites throughout Preble County. He or she will recruit, train, and empower teams of adult leaders to launch outreach programs, and initiate Christ-sharing relationships with 11-19 year-olds, through which they are connected to Christ and the Church. The PC Ministries Director will work alongside other ministry directors within the Miami Valley Chapter and will report to the Executive Director.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build a strong support team of adults who advise, support, pray and advocate for the cause. 
  • Share the message of YFC with members of the community, groups, and organizations.
  • Mobilize, develop, and empower ministry and task volunteers to serve in the various roles needed to provide quality activities and minister to teens.
  • Help Create program venues through which ministry will take place. These will vary, but include small and large group meetings, student leadership, special events, and opportunities for adult volunteers to meet new students and conduct building times and appointments.
  • Partner with people of likeminded ministries to better minister to teens.
  • Participate with other YFCMV staff in the planning and implementation of area-wide camps, retreats, activities and events.
  • Connect teens to the Church and to discipleship opportunities.
  • Conduct ministry personally with teens, working alongside volunteers and leading by example.
  • Contribute to the fund-raising efforts of the organization through participation in projects, and discipling donors in a relational and missional model.
  • Collect and record accurate ministry records.
  • Meet credentialing requirements.



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

Knowledge & Skills

The Preble County Ministries Director must first possess a vital relationship with Christ that is evidenced by prayer, strong character, and a passion to reach the lost.  He/she must have strong leadership and communication abilities in order to mobilize the community and establish a variety of teams and individuals to reach lost teens. He/she must have a good understanding about teenagers and the culture in which they live. He/she must be able to effectively manage a variety of responsibilities and have the self-discipline to succeed in an independent working environment. Furthermore, he/she must demonstrate a humble and teachable spirit.

Youth for Christ highly values a number of cultural attributes that are about obedience to the call of Christ on our lives, rather than about competency. YFC believes that spiritually healthy adults foster healthy relationships with 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. Because these attributes are so important, the PC Ministries Director must be willing to demonstrate/or possesses the following:

  • Ability to humbly serve and honor others even in difficult situations with prayer, consistency, transparency, and resilience. (Enduring Humility)
  • Demonstrate 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)
  • Prioritize others’ needs for a missional outcome, characterized by joy, with active listening and problem-solving skills, while encouraging and empowering fellow believers. (Joyful Camaraderie)
  • Trust God with new approaches and changes, and communicates needs and limits with emotional intelligence, while seeking confidence and wisdom in Christ. (Courageous Faithfulness)
  • Seek and foster authentic Christ-Centered relationships with people of various backgrounds and an inviting environment and empowers historically marginalized groups and indigenous populations (within the local context), through active listening, inclusion, advocacy of those who are vulnerable and respect of others’ experiences. (Kingdom Inspired Diversity)

Credentials Required & Preferred Education

A bachelor's degree is required and previous professional ministry experience is preferred.

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, developing relationships between adults in the community and YFC, sending letters and handwritten notes, making personal calls, and personally ministering to donor contacts.

Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Matching IRA contributions
  • Educational allowance
  • Paid vacations and holidays

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.