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YFC Ministry Intern

Where

Houston, TX

Job Type

Part-Time

Posted On

April 20, 2024

Classification

Non-Exempt

Category

Ministry

Location / Chapter

Houston Area

Compensation

Monthly Stipend

Hours

TBD

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Position Summary

The Ministry Site Intern is designed to give individuals an introduction to Christian Ministry. It is a combination of learning from experienced Youth For Christ employees while also providing opportunities for hands-on ministry experience. The position assists Site Directors in planning summer activities, YFC camp, while planning and then implementing a YFC model of ministry for the fall and spring semesters. You will assist in relationally leading teens while also serving as a YFC ambassador in all interactions with the community. Most importantly, you will be sharing your faith with teens as an overflow of your own faith journey.

Essential Functions

  • Within the role of Ministry Intern, you will have the opportunity to grow in your understanding of YFC ministry through personal & cohort-based coaching built around our Cultural Attributes (Christ-centered, enduring humility, relentless trust, courageous faithfulness, joyful camaraderie, and kingdom-inspired diversity) while also implementing YFC Relational Ministry Actions (contacting, building times, club, small groups, appointments, and Core) to develop Authentic Christ-Sharing Relationships with young people. You will also actively participate in Staff Meetings and Chapter-wide events (YFC Camp).

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 intern in the movement of Youth for Christ be recognized as an associate minister of the Gospel.

 

As an intern of Youth for Christ and an associate minister of the Gospel, YFC expects all interns and 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 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

  • Embraces the vision, mission and Statement of Faith of YFC
  • Understands YFC’s 5 Essentials and leads through this model
  • Self-Motivator
  • Strong moral character and of good repute
  • Connect well with youth
  • Well-spoken in front of youth and adults
  • Honors and pursues diversity of gifts, cultures and ethnicities
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Good relationship building skills with adults and young people

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

Pursuing or have received a college degree, trade school certificate or equivalent.

Fundraising Responsibilities

All YFC interns and employees are expected to regularly and actively participate in faithful activities that advance the stewardship functions of YFC. 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. 

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.