Sunshine Coast Young Life Staff Representative

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Location Sunshine Coast, Canada
Date Posted January 31, 2018
Category Other
Job Type Part-time


Part Time Position: Sunshine Coast Young Life Staff Representative

We have a unique opportunity for someone looking for a part time ministry position working with teenagers and the desire to be missional to the local community as well as an important spiritual mentor.  Sound like you?  Read on!

Young Life

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.

Young Life on the Sunshine Coast

Have you ever wanted to build Young Life in a smaller community? The Sunshine Coast, north of Vancouver, BC, population 32,000 covers approximately 90km along BC’s coast. Its myriad of coves and bays, mountain trails, wildlife and natural beauty that invites the lifestyle you may be looking for. We are recruiting a part time Staff Representative for Sechelt, BC, the town that lies in the centre of this region, population 10,000. The position would include growing the work in Sechelt and Gibsons and by reaching out to the communities nearby. Young Life Sunshine Coast began 3 years ago in the community of Gibsons, just 30 minutes from Sechelt. We have a solid reputation throughout the town, including good relationships with the local churches and a supporting committee team.

The Job:  Reporting to the Area Director in Pemberton, 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 Young Life ministry around a junior or senior high school.  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 for them personally.


Your qualifications include:

Dynamic Christian faith and a passion to share this

Experience leading a Young Life club and/or youth ministry in a church or parachurch setting

Experience leading a team of volunteers

History of great friendships

Personal maturity

Commitment to learning

Dedication to self-improvement


Please email your resume and cover letter to, with “Sunshine Coast Staff Representative” in the subject line by Sunday, February 18, 2018. Please indicate in your cover letter how you learned of this opportunity.  Thank you for your interest in working with Young Life on the Sunshine Coast!

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