Who Is A YFC Volunteer

PREREQUISITES FOR A YFC VOLUNTEER:

  1. Personal committment to Christ.
  2. Have consistent church involvement.
  3. Agree to sign the Statement of Faith and Sexual Abuse and Conduct Policy.
  4. Minimum of one year out of high school.
  5. 18 years old or older.
  6. Must have auto insurance (100,00/300,00).
  7. Personal interview.
  8. Background check.

AS A YFC ASSOCIATE STAFF YOU ARE EXPECTED TO:

  1. Continue to grow spiritually.
  2. Commit yourself to no less than one year with YFC.
  3. Attend the Orientation Training Seminar.
  4. Attend training events after Orientation is completed.
  5. Atttend ministry events related to your ministry assignment (e.g. - local club meetings, special outreaches, etc.).

YFC AND YOUR SUPERVISOR ARE RESPONSIBLE TO:

  1. Help you meet the perequisites of becoming an associate staff person.
  2. Keep you informed of all YFC activities.
  3. Help you deal with any personal or minsitry problems that may occur.
  4. Help you evaluate your ministry.
  5. Encourage you in your minsitry.
  6. Provide traning opportunities.
  7. Provide fellowship opportunities with other staff.

DOCTRINAL ISSUES:

YOUTH FOR CHRIST adheres to mainstream evangelical theology. In all meetings, event and activities emphasis is placed on doctrines which are basic to an evangelical faith. These basic doctrines must not be compromised.

There are other doctrines,which become controversial, even in evangelical circles. It is expected that each YFC Staff will have a personal conviction or opinion on such matters. However, Youth for Christ should not be used as a platform for a person's conviction or opinion. It is not that we are afraid of the issues. It is because YFC is an interdenominational movement involving a variety of churches with differing views. These doctrines are considered peripheral to the main purpose of Youth for Christ, which is reaching young people for Christ and discipling them toward Christian maturity. If such issues arise, we should not avoid discussing them, but address them on an individual basis with individual students. If a student asks they should be instructed to discuss it with their particular pastor or youth leader.