Committee Introduction to Young Life Young Life’s Mission Statement Introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. Young Life’s Authority Structure Board of Trustees President of Young Life Divisional Senior Vice Presidents Regional Directors Area Directors Legal lines or authority Area Committees The YL Bus – Updated Ministry Development & Support • Local area vision & strategy • Pray for YL ministry, leaders & students • Community relations & communications • Sustain the ministry • “Lend a hand” service Leadership Development & Support • Recruit staff, committee and volunteers • Discipleship, training and supervision • Invest in a staff’s life • Volunteer leader and committee care • Alumni Resource Management • TDS team • Fundraising events • Maintain annual budget The YL Bus - Updated Direct Ministry • Contact work • Club • Discipleship (Campaigners/Cabin Time/Student Leadership & Service/Church • Camp Back Room Support • Administration • Accounting • Data management of YL contacts • Internal communication Area-Wide Development & Support Vision & strategy – The Committee and Area Director develop a vision and strategy to reach every high school and middle school kid in their area. Prayer – The Committee and staff pray for all facets of the ministry. It is recommended to designate an individual to lead this element of the ministry. A written prayer strategy shapes and supports our work. Community Relations – The Committee and staff are responsible for promoting YL in the community. Staff leaders keep YL contacts updated on recent and upcoming activities. Sustain the Ministry – The Committee and staff are responsible for maintaining the continuity and integrity of YL in the area by building trust in the ministry. Lend a Hand – There are many opportunities to open your home or provide food & transportation for ministry activities. Leader Development & Support Recruit – The Committee and Area Director recruit staff, volunteer leaders and new committee members to sustain the local ministry. Discipleship, Training & Supervision – The Area Director supervises, disciples and develops the spiritual growth and leadership skills of staff and volunteer leaders. Invest in a Staff’s Life – Committee members invest in staff by mentoring, providing feedback, and maintaining close relationships to understand sucesseses, needs and problems of the ministry. Volunteer and Committee Care – Committees support and celebrate the efforts of volunteer leaders and the Committee as a way to build fellowship in the ministry and to show appreciation. Resource Management TDS Team – The Committee and Area Director ensure a TDS leadership team is functioning to oversee finances and donor care. Maintain Annual Budget – The TDS team and the Area Director develop an annual budget consistent with the local area vision and strategy to establish annual financial needs and to monitor the financial health of the local ministry throughout the year. Fundraising Events – Committees ensure adequate financial support is raised to fund expenses through special events (e.g. golf tournament, celebration, etc.) and direct requests via mail. Direct Ministry Contact Work – Staff and volunteer leaders go where kids are to build relationships and earn their trust and friendship. Club – These events are a safe and fun setting that include games, skits and music, and where staff and volunteer leaders share a message about Christ in terms kids can understand. Campaigners – These events are the place where kids who have responded to the message of Jesus learn what it means to follow Him, grow in their faith and reach out to their friends. Camp – Camping with YL is the experience of a lifetime. The facilities provide numerous ways for kids to be challenged and have fun, the food is fabulous, and the message proclaimed from the club room stage starts conversations that change lives. Not much in youth ministry can compare. Back Room Support Administration – Staff maintain an office that operates professionally and efficiently in accordance with YL policies and procedures. Accounting – Staff manage the accounting for gifts received and expenses through the YL service center. The TDS team provides oversight of the local ministry finances to help ensure proper stewardship of funds donated to YL. Data Management – Staff maintain contact information for all kids who attend YL, donors and friends of YL in the area. Internal Communications – Staff monitor communications from the service center and regional office and send communications to volunteer leaders and committee members as necessary to ensure the ministry operates effectively. Where do you fit on the YL Bus?