Young Life Brazos Valley

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Young Life Brazos Valley

Brenham Young Life Volunteer Leader
Bryant Smith Spring 2012

Young Life is a non-denominational Christian ministry that exists so that high school age students may get the opportunity to know Jesus Christ and grow in Him.

Vision Statement: 

Every adolescent will have the opportunity to meet and know Jesus Christ and follow Him.

Mission Statement: 

Introducing adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. We accomplish our mission by ...

  • Praying for young people.
  • Going where kids are.
  • Building personal relationships with them.
  • Winning the right to be heard.
  • Providing experiences that are fun, adventurous and life-changing.
  • Sharing our lives and the Good News of Jesus Christ with adolescents.
  • Inviting them to personally respond to this Good News.
  • Loving them regardless of their response.
  • Nurturing kids so they might grow in their love for Christ and the    knowledge of God's Word and become people who can share their faith with others.
  • Helping young people develop the skills, assets and attitudes to reach their full God-given potential.
  • Encouraging kids to live connected to the Body of Christ by being an active member of a local congregation.
  • Working with a team of like-minded individuals -- volunteer leaders, committee members, donors and staff.
  • Annual dodge ball tournament trophy!
    Annual dodge ball tournament trophy!
  • Dodge ball Champions!
    Dodge ball Champions!
  • Students and leaders at a football game
    Students and leaders at a football game
  • Leaders performing a skit at club
    Leaders performing a skit at club
  • Brenham Young Life homecoming tailgate
    Brenham Young Life homecoming tailgate
  • Halloween costume club
    Halloween costume club
  • Tacky Christmas Sweater Skate Party!
    Tacky Christmas Sweater Skate Party!
Annual dodge ball tournament trophy!
Annual dodge ball tournament trophy!

Requirements and Qualifications

Becoming a Young Life leader in the Brazos Valley Area requires the following:


  • A person who is walking with the Lord
  • Attending the year-long training program
  • Passing the Young Life background check
  • A two-year commitment
  • Interviewing with the Area Director

Young Life Leader Benefits

The benefits of being a Young Life leader can never truly be explained by words. You are volunteering your time which means you're not getting paid for your time but, the benefits are much greater than could ever be measured by a monetary value. In my personal experience I have learned more about myself and grown in my relationship with Christ than I could have ever imagined. more important than that i have been able to see Jesus transform kids who were dead into young men and women of God.

Young Life offers an amazing community of people around you in college as well as many networking relationships for later in life. The amount of time you are expected to spend with kids is not a small amount, but the things you get to do with them makes it completely worth it. Some of these things include spending a week in Colorado working on a camp, taking students to camp, and last but not least seeing lives changed!

Volunteer Leader Responsibilities

In Young Life we have what we like to call the 4 C's...

Club:

Students singing a song at club!

This is a weekly gathering we do on Monday nights where anyone and everyone from Brenham High School is invited to come have a great time,sing songs, play games, and be entertained. The most important part of the night is the conclusion of it. This is when one of the leaders gets up and shares part of the Gospel story with the masses. 


Campaigners:

Senior guys after their last Campaigners

When students want to go deeper and learn more about what it means to be in a relationship with Jesus Christ they are encouraged to come to campaigners. It is the leaders responsibility to put together these bible studies and walk with the students that show up to them.


Contact Work:

Me and senior Dean Haveman at the homecoming parade

This responsibility is by far the best; it is literally just hanging out with kids and building relationships. Leaders are expected to do 12-15 hours of contact work a week. Contact work is also the most important responsibility a leader has.


Camp:

Our cabin at Crooked Creek Young Life Camp

Young Life leaders sell camp as the greatest week of your life and it truly is! Camp is an opportunity to take our high school friends out of their element for a week and show them Christ in everything around them from the majestic beauty of the camp to the Gospel being shared in nightly clubs. Volunteers have the responsibility of leading the cabin of their high school friends for the trip.

Contact Information:

Young Life Brazos Valley

2501 Texas Ave. S Ste. 104C

College Station, TX 77840

(979) 693-2012