Direct Ministry — Salem, OR (Part-Time)


​Salem, Ore., is the state capitol and located in the beautiful Willamette Valley. This Young Life area has a 60-year history of Young Life and is a great place to live out your calling to reach and teach young people the good news of the gospel.


Spiritual Development — “Following Jesus” includes prayer and spiritual disciplines, fellowship, growth and health and church relationships.

  • Maintain a genuine and sincere commitment to understanding God’s Word and the disciplines of personal and corporate prayer.
  • Seek out and maintain relationships and disciplines, in the context of active participation in a church community, that lead to a vibrant spiritual life.
  • Actively participate in the spiritual life of the Young Life community.
  • Lead teams and individuals in spiritual development: WyldLife team, student leaders.
  • Develop a yearly personal growth plan that fosters a vibrant spiritual life, including time for solitude, retreat, reflection, prayer and Scripture reading.

Leadership Development — “Equipping leaders, committee and staff” includes key volunteer care, recruiting, team building and training, supervision and vision casting.

  • Meet with your volunteer leaders on a regular basis: WyldLife team, student leaders.
  • Learn principles of leadership and recruitment and training of new leaders to build a leadership team that reflects the make-up of the community.
  • Work on Together goals.
  • Recruit and train new leaders for middle school and high school.
  • Focus on leadership development, leaders/student leaders supervise high school ministry, help coach high school team leaders, model excellence in contact work, club, Campaigners and camping to other leaders.
  • Attend and be involved with area leadership as assigned.
  • Team leader meetings, area training, assist in training leaders and committee how to work effectively in teams.
  • Train and lead a team in developing a yearly ministry strategy. For WyldLife, supervise high school team leaders.

Resource Development — “Fueling the ministry” includes events, major donor care, public relations (branding) and TDS team.

  • Raise financial support as directed and maintain good donor care practices.
  • Communicate ministry updates and progress to personal donor partners.
  • Raise $30-40k. Committee would work to fund additional funds as staff person wishes to grow in their role.
  • Observe and learn principles to develop strategic relationships with key adults in the community, including: principals, pastors, parents, potential committee members and more as assigned by the area director.
  • Parent contact work in West.
  • Learn to plan and execute area fundraising events under the direction of an area supervisor.
  • Become a respected Young Life steward to the community for both kids and adults.
  • Attend committee and adult functions as necessary and assigned.

Direct Ministry — “Proclaiming and modeling” includes contact work, club, Campaigners and camp.

  • Actively engage in all three levels of contact work.
  • Lead a team to plan and implement a regular outreach meeting with excellence.
  • Lead Campaigners meetings with excellence as assigned by the area director.
  • Student leader metro track.
  • Lead a team to implement a summer and school-season camping strategy for a ministry.
  • Serve on a summer assignment at a Young Life camp each year.
  • Research community and school demographics to assess ministry effectiveness and support the area’s effort in reaching every kid.

Ministry Support — “Taking care of business” includes accounting, administration, communication (internal), data management and strategic plan.

  • Adhere to all Young Life policies and procedures and maintain professionalism concerning office hours, dress, conduct and time management.
  • Manage finances with stewardship, accountability and transparency using the missionwide applications.
  • Metro will help to monitor cash flow and donor reports for the budget.
  • Set yearly ministry and personal goals and objectives; review them on a regular basis.
  • Maintain accurate information on kids, leaders and donors for area records.
  • Provide clear, prompt, appropriate and professional communication to everyone involved in ministry.
  • Respond regularly to emails, enlist help from committee and the support team. Select one parent to engage and keep list/communications.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and congruent with gifts, experience and area needs.


  • ​Bachelor's degree preferred but not required.
  • Youth ministry experience required.
  • You must be willing and able to raise personal support and build teams of people who will be with kids.

How To Apply:

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