We have an opportunity for a part-time Staff Associate in Cowichan Valley, to work alongside our team in the BC Coastal Region. Are you interested in growing a ministry in a community with a Young Life legacy? Read on!
Young Life started in the Cowichan Valley over 15 years ago and the work of Young Life has been dormant in the Valley for the past five years preparing for someone new to come onboard. The Cowichan Valley is a community on Vancouver Island located 45 minutes north of Victoria, the area includes the city of Duncan, Lake Cowichan, Chemainus and other small communities. There is potential for growth and ministry opportunities as there are four secondary schools and 2 middle schools in the area.
Since Young Life began in Canada in 1954, its staff and volunteers have cared enough to leave the comfort of their adult worlds and enter the arena of high school and junior high school life. These trained Young Life leaders are committed to friendships with kids – no strings attached. They go where kids are and spend time in their world playing road hockey, going to the mall, watching a basketball game, or heading to the ski hill. Young Life leaders build bridges of friendship in order to “earn the right to be heard.” We are all about communicating God’s love and the Christian message to kids in terms they can understand. Young Life values and respects all young people, and welcomes all teenagers, both junior and senior high, regardless of race or religious beliefs
Staff Associate Program
Reporting to the Area Director, you commit to active participation in a fellowship learning community for two years where you will learn Young Life ministry skills, spiritual leadership and professionalism to effectively reach teenagers with the Gospel. You are responsible to recruit, train and lead a team of volunteer leaders, and build an effective new Young Life ministry in a junior or senior high setting. You will be active in all levels of contact work and invest in key groups of kids. You will build a thriving club, take kids to camp, and initiate and lead a Campaigner group with excellence. You will build relationships with teenagers, presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ incarnationally, always trying to bridge the gap between teenagers and Jesus. Teenagers will hear the Gospel in terms they can understand from someone who cares about them personally. Visit www.younglife.ca for more information.
Dynamic Christian faith and a passion to share it.
Experience leading a youth ministry in the church or parachurch setting.
Gifted in creating friendships–can talk with teens personal and spiritual maturity.
Ability to keep adequate records and to delegate.
Commitment to learning and self-improvement capacity to recognize and advance synergies between Young Life and other participants in Christ’s Kingdom.
How to Apply
Questions about the position may be directed to Kevin Scott. [email protected] (250) 634-3223.