Brenham Young Life Volunteer LeaderBryant 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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Young Life Brazos Valley
2501 Texas Ave. S Ste. 104C
College Station, TX 77840