Director of Youth Ministries at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Tacoma, Washington
$40,000 - $50,000 yearly
Young Life Military
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, USA
We are currently doing 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, at Joint-Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Washington. The ministry is ecumenically focused and outreach-oriented. Previous experience with military culture is helpful but not necessary as we train all staff to be successful in a military community.
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.
A deep love for Christ and for lost teens.
Passion for people and to work well with them.
Willingness to make a three-year commitment.
Minimum of three years’ youth ministry experience preferred.
College degree preferred.
Willingness to raise part of salary through personal support.
Military teens move an average of seven times during their school-age years. Imagine having to start over at a new school every other year, all while trying to figure out who you are and where you belong. Along with that, imagine the fear for a deployed parent and the heartache of missing your mom and dad when it’s your birthday, Christmas break, or even high school graduation.
Yet, they are the kids who, because of the challenges they face, have the potential to become our resilient leaders of tomorrow.
Young Life Military-Club Beyond has been ministering to military teens for almost 50 years.