Is God calling you to join staff?
We are growing our pioneering team and our DTS team here in Ogden, Utah!
If you have a heart for the city and reaching out to bless the nations we’d love to hear from you! Heads up! This is a pioneering work – it is amazing to break ground, but it also requires a persistent spirit, love for doing new things, creating things from scratch, and a lot of dependence on God!
The gateway to join the team in a full-time operational way (or any full-time YWAM work) is to first complete the Discipleship Training School at a YWAM location.
Doing your DTS at our location is not a requirement, but it may help you know if this is a good fit if you are considering doing a DTS and joining staff.
We love local folks partnering and participating in YWAM as volunteers as well!
What is the process?
The first step is to reach out! Let us know who you are and what you are interested in and we will get in contact and send an application to you. We consider character, calling, and experience in all of our applications. A background check, application fee, an online child safety training, and an online digital security training will also be required.
As a team, we pray over applications as they come in and walk through the process as personally as possible.
As a staff person, you will be a part of the greater YWAM Idaho, Boise-Cascade team, just like the rest of us.
And, as of yet, we do not have a minimum support level for staff, but we are committed to walking through the support raising process with you if you are just jumping into the mission or if you feel that an increase in financial support is needed to come.
Who are we looking for?
In general, we are looking for people who want to be on either of two teams – our pioneering team and our DTS team.
Joining one of the two doesn’t mean you will be exclusively attached to one or the other, but it will help you know what you are getting into and can expect.
The Pioneering Team
For those of you interested in the pioneering team you can expect to be a part of getting things off the ground – this means learning to practice a lot of skills and jumping in where we are needed.
Helping others start new things is a focus of ours here at YWAM Utah Campus – we run the ACTS to help with this and walk people through the pioneering process pretty regularly. By joining this team you will be learning to be a part of meetings focused on creating solutions, praying through opportunities that we have, and serving in some leadership functions.
When another part of our location needs help, the pioneering team kicks in and serves the whole community.
The DTS Team
If you are interested in the DTS team you can expect to pioneer something new in Utah – we want to be a location that helps the church in Utah send young people to the mission field through our DTS and through other avenues.
A core value that we are carrying from Idaho is that the staff on our DTS’s are learning how to look after something just a bit bigger than a regular DTS. Your team is responsible for recruitment, setting up the DTS lecture phase, leading the DTS outreaches, and following through with students after the school.
Expect to learn how to run a DTS and just a bit more than that.
Expectations of Staff
This will be explained further in person and in the application, but a short list includes a willingness to grow and take on new things, the willingness to keep a good attitude, the willingness to pursue Godly Character, and the willingness to work at least forty hours a week (exceptions are provided for single-parents and married couples with kids). Raising personal finances and participating helping others raise finances is an expectation of team members.
Ready to learn more?
Q. Do you provide staff housing?
A. We do not provide housing for staff at this time, though, we can help staff find housing in the Ogden area. During a Discipleship Training School we expect to secure community housing for the school staff and students. Throughout the week we have times of community – including worship times, ministry, and relaxed gatherings. We may also be able to help with temporary housing while staff find a home of their own in the city.
Q. What are your staff fees?
A. Our staff housing and food fees are determined each season, though, food is usually $7 per day during a program and we’ve practiced canceling the housing fees for staff who are already renting in the community. In addition, if staff process support through our office, we do have a small fee attached. Contact us for more information.
Q. What is the minimum support level for staff?
A. Our campus doesn’t have a minimum support level, but this can be worked out case by case. You may expect to set a budget equal to that of a person looking for an apartment, maintaining a car, and providing for themselves. We would love to stand with you and assist you in the support raising process. Within Ogden, we’ve found that if a single person is living on their own in an apartment, they can expect about to live on about $1,200 a month.
Any other questions?