New Leader Opportunities

IF YOU’RE READING THIS, chances are you’re an college age student or an adult who cares about kids. At its best, Young Life is a tapestry of volunteers, with adults of all ages and backgrounds coming together to create a vibrant picture of God’s love for high school students.
Volunteer leaders are adults — ranging from college students to retirees — who give their time at the high schools, leading club and small groups (campaigners) and taking kids to camp. They are people whose hearts are fixed on teenagers, and they give their time and energy to becoming friends who can point high school kids on the path to a fulfilling life.
Young Life Club and Wyldlife Club
Clubs are weekly meetings within a local community that are open to any kid who wants to attend. Young Life clubs are for high school kids, and WyldLife clubs are for middle school kids. Approximately 100,000 nationwide attend club each week to sing, laugh, play games and hear a leader share great news about God’s love in terms they can understand.
Young Life owns and operates 25 premier properties across the country, where more than 80,000 kids spend a weekend during the school year or a week each summer hiking, boating, biking, swimming, horseback riding, climbing through ropes courses and speeding around go-cart tracks. In addition, they get to hang out with their friends and leaders from home, have club every night and take a closer look at how much God loves them.

Kids often meet in small groups with a leader during the week to discuss their ideas and questions about faith and begin exploring the Bible. These groups are named from a term we’ve kept around since Young Life was called “The Young Life Campaign” in the early ’40s. OK, so we’re sentimental. We’ve also held onto the idea that the Bible is the best book around for understanding life.

Contact Work
Young Life is not a facility-based ministry--we don’t ask kids to come to us. Leaders go to them, wherever they may be. It’s a simple principle modeled by Christ and “rediscovered” more than 60 years ago when the handful of men and women who were developing Young Life’s methods began showing up at football practices, games or local hangouts just to get to know kids. Contact work is about building relationships and earning the trust and
friendship of teenagers.
Young Life is not officially connected to any particular church, but we believe church is a very important part of nurturing a relationship with Christ. Our staff and leaders are committed followers of Jesus Christ and come from many denominations, and we encourage kids to become involved in the churches that are most familiar to their families.
If their families are not connected with a church, we offer suggestions when appropriate.  But because we respect the faith and opinion of their parents, we want kids to do the same.
Contact Cathy Johnson at 816-471-1177 for more information about volunteering for Kansas City Urban Young Life

Young Life Kansas City | 7850 Holmes Rd Kansas City, MO 64131-2044

Phone: (816) 471-1177

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