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Employment with Youth for Christ Military
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Job Descriptions and Requirements
YFC Military Staff serve as missionaries to a very unique group of students whose parents serve in the U.S. military. Our ministry is chapel-based and community-focused, with an ecumenical sensitivity to the many faith groups represented on military bases.
Club Beyond community directors lead the overall installation military youth ministry on behalf of the chaplains. As the Community Director, you would be responsible to work closely with an appointed chaplain to arrive at a local strategy and plan to provide outreach to un-churched teens and inreach to Christian teens. Club Beyond staff develop adult volunteer leader teams to conduct middle-school and high-school Christian youth programs. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and at least two or more years of experience in youth ministry. A three-year commitment and some fundraising are required. Previous experience with military culture is helpful, but not necessary as we train all staff.
Club Beyond associate staff work on a team lead by a community director. As an associate staff member, you would be responsible to provide outreach to un-churched teens and inreach to Christian teens. Club Beyond staff develop adult volunteer leader teams to conduct middle-school and high-school Christian youth program to include ministry through camps, clubs, Bible studies, service projects and unstructured hang-out time with students. All associate staff start with an initial three-year commitment. Although a bachelor’s degree is not required, it is preferred. Fundraising is required.
If you are 20 years old or will have completed your first year of college by the summer you are applying to join, you would serve under a staff member and receive direction and training while you minister through camps, clubs, Bible studies, service projects and unstructured hang-out time. You would serve an important role model for teens, setting a personal example of living for Jesus Christ. A desire to love and serve youth is an absolute prerequisite for this position, as this is an intense ministry. There are opportunities in Europe, Asia and the US based on your desire and our availability. College credits can be coordinated prior to embarking into the field. Summer interns raise all of their own support.
All of our YFC Military Staff are considered missionaries and are responsible for raising prayer and financial support for each of their individual ministries.
YFC has over 100 fully-funded missionary staff serving worldwide who have successfully raised the finances they need to successfully serve. Step 1 is to apply and be invited to our YFC Candidate Orientation. Step 2 is to attend Candidate Orientation, which will prepare you to make the final determination that you are called to serve as a YFC missionary. To get to Candidate Orientation, you will raise up a "Go Team" that will help send you all the way to your first missionary assignment.
Along with our invitation for you to participate in our Candidate Orientation, we will send you a 200 page book with a wealth of information–Scott Morton’s Funding Your Ministry from Navpress. Then we will train you in a twelve hour workshop during Candidate Orientation on how you can arrive at a support-raising plan that is strategic and designed to get you to your ministry location as a fully-funded missionary. Additionally, you will be assigned a coach who will work with you weekly to advise and encourage and hold you accountable. We give you all the tools necessary to help you succeed.
Why raise support?
- To recruit prayer partners who believe in you and will pray for your ministry
- To build a team with whom you can correspond and share your vision and needs
- To give you an opportunity to share your mission and your faith
- To provide God’s people with an opportunity to follow His command to give
- To provide a team who will hold you accountable for your mission focus
- To give you a mutually caring group to whom you can minister
About Salary and Benefits
Youth for Christ’s salary and benefits package is comparable to other professional businesses and missionary agencies. Our package includes both health-care and retirement plans. Age, experience and additional credentials will be considered when calculating a missionary’s compensation package. There will also be one-time expenses associated with moving and setting up ministry such as moving expenses or a computer.
YFC is a faith-based missionary organization. We provide salary and benefits raised by each staff member as a YFC missionary from their circle of family friends and other contacts.