Youth Ministry Director Fort Benning

Young Life Military / Club Beyond

Job Description

Description:

There are nearly 300,000 teenagers of active-duty U.S. military parents who are stationed all over the world. These teens move an average of seven times during their school-aged years. The questions of identity and belonging that all teens face grow even more challenging to answer amid starting over and meeting new friends at each location.

This is where you can be the difference in a military teen’s life! By being in their world, walking alongside them, and creating a community where they experience the truth of God’s love and purpose for them, our staff provide a safe space where teens can develop friendships and connections to experience laughter, build hope, and generate resiliency.

We are currently providing incarnational ministry at many military installations around the world. You will have the opportunity to lead and oversee the overall Young Life Military program, known as Club Beyond, which is ecumenically focused and outreach oriented.

Responsibilities:

  • Actively develop healthy relationships with adults, as well as kids, and build vibrant relationships with the local community, the military installation, and the chapel community.
  • Be a role model (incarnational) and assist with developing community outreach to "unchurched" teens, discipleship to Christian teens, and leading and equipping volunteers to do "hands-on" middle and high school Christian youth programs.
  • Work well in an environment that sees (due to high military operational tempo) a high degree of turnover among teens, families, chaplains and volunteers.
  • Be respectful of and embrace a community that is deeply influenced by a military culture.
  • In this ministry, you will need to live out the Club Beyond Core Value Statement:

Club Beyond is a Christ-centered community of leaders with an exclusively military focus. Our methods are incarnational, and our perspective is ecumenical. We leverage strategic partnerships for the greatest results. We value professionalism from our staff and excellence in our stewardship.

Qualifications:

  • A deep love for Christ and for lost teens.
  • Competent communicator with youths, parents, and senior military leaders.
  • Teachable heart.
  • Willingness to make a three-year commitment.
  • Minimum of three years' youth ministry experience preferred.
  • College degree preferred.
  • Willingness to raise part of the budget through personal support.
  • Committed to a relational ministry approach.
  • Energetic.
  • Small event planning skills.
  • Strong initiative.
  • Note, this position would require our Staff to live near the community where they would be doing ministry.

Benefits:

  • Full-time salary: Based on experience, responsibility, and fundraising levels.
  • Benefits: Full health coverage (including dental, vision and life insurance).
  • Expense reimbursement (mileage [office and ministry related]).
  • Training and career development is built into the job.

Location:

Club Beyond works on military installations all over the world. We currently have openings at:

  • Fort Rucker, Alabama
  • Fort Irwin, California
  • Travis Air Force Base, California
  • Fort Benning, Georgia
  • Fort Riley, Kansas
  • Fort Drum, New York
  • Fort Sill, Oklahoma
  • Baumholder, Germany
  • Humphreys, South Korea

Contact us through:

Robert Raedeke: [email protected]

Want to know more about our mission and culture?

Please check out clubbeyond.org to learn how Club Beyond has been changing the lives of military teens for over 40 years!

About Young Life Military / Club Beyond

Club Beyond® is the name used by Military Community Youth Ministries (MCYM) to identify its ministry with military high school and middle school-aged teens worldwide. Club Beyond staff and volunteers mentor young people and are available to journey with them through the hard challenges of adolescence, providing positive role models and exhibiting Christ-like behavior.


In addition to weekly club meetings, Club Beyond means retreats (usually one per semester), along with special activity nights, lock-ins, ski trips, summer camps and service projects. Club Beyond leaders also offer a weekly Bible study for those students who want to go deeper in their faith.


Club Beyond staff are vocational youth workers recruited from across the United States, usually from Young Life

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Experience Required
1 – 5 years

Type
Full-time

Education Required
Bachelor’s degree

Date Posted
3 months ago
Location
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Denomination
Non-Denominational

Church Size
500-750 people


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