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Program Coordinator, Urban Ministries


Fort Wayne, IN

Job Type


Posted On

November 30, 2022





Location / Chapter

Northern Indiana Area

Ministry Site

City Life 07 - High School

Ministry Model

City Life






Position Summary


Help advance the mission of Youth for Christ of Northern Indiana (YFCNIN) with a focus on strategically creating programs to engage our urban youth that align with our mission to raise indigenous leaders. Additionally, recruit and train caring adults (ministry leaders) in our community to serve the young people of Fort Wayne with the holistic City Life model. 



Oversight & Growth of Programs: 

  • Launch RealTALK groups at participating FWCS
  • Work directly with school guidance counselors/admin to gain support of program – be present at school weekly during RealTALK to oversee flow and offer support 
  • Recruit Ministry Leaders, assist with processes for approval, assist with training ministry leaders for RealTALK / City Life Center
  • Develop program, select material/write curriculum, equip and empower ministry leaders 
  • Organize structure of small groups of students, tracking attendance and high level of communication with school to keep a smooth and consistent flow 
  • After school hours at City Life Center weekly – relational ministry among students and ministry leaders and help create & support programs
  • Bridge gap from schools to City Life Center / build relationships with students 
  • Organizational/Administrative duties required
  • Special opportunities (large and small groups)
  • Recruit students, ensure they are plugged in; may need to step into a specific class 
  • Assist City Life Director with Trips and Events for City Life students (Promote/Recruit/Engage) 


Youth for Christ is a Christian faith-based, 501c3 organization that requires all staff to be actively living out their Christian faith and committed to a local church body.

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 lifelong 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.
  • 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.

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)
  • Established work experience with urban/under resourced population
  • Ability to coach, motivate, and lead teams of adults, ministry leaders, and students


  • Passion for youth, student success and development 
  • Sharing Christ’s love
  • Mindset of collaborative community strategy  
  • Excellent time management
  • Self-motivated
  • Responsible, dependable, organized, honest and mature
  • Tenacious spirit and encouragement toward students & volunteers
  • High level of skill in various communication mediums: communication, collaboration, leadership, organizational, presentation, teamwork orientation, technical capacity, and time management


  • Google Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Acrobat


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 foster 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)

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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.