Welcome to your journey with Young Life Australia! This essential guide equips you with the key aspects of what you need to know about our mission, values and our ministry.
We collect and process certain personal information about you, including, but not limited to, your name, address, telephone number, date of birth, next of kin, tax file number, salary, job title, Working With Children Check and National Police Check.
We collect and process this information for the purpose of administering payroll, determining eligibility for and managing retirement and benefit programmes, and for performance evaluation, training, career development, workforce planning, communications, association travel arrangements, insurance underwriting, claims evaluation, dispute resolution and processing and managing and protecting association-owned property, for background checks (subject to applicable law), security and disciplinary purposes, and to meet government requirements relating to your employment. We may also collect and process personal information regarding your spouse, dependents and beneficiaries to administer insurance and other benefit programmes. Collectively, this information is referred to as “Personal Data”.
We may disclose Personal Data to third parties to fulfil any of the purposes indicated above and as may be required by law. For example, we may give Personal Data to businesses that provide data management and processing services, administer our various benefit programmes, superannuation plans, arrange and provide business travel and to businesses that conduct employment-related reference checks or other employment related inquiries on our behalf. We may also disclose certain Personal Data to tax authorities or other government authorities when we are obligated to provide such Personal Data by law or court order.
Personal Data may be transferred to a recipient in the USA or another country that may have data protection laws that are different from the laws of Australia and its states and territories. Young Life Australia will endeavour to protect the confidentiality and security of any Personal Data transferred.
If at any time, you have any question about the parties handling the Personal Data or the confidentiality and security of the Personal Data, please contact the National Office.
Personal data will be held by us for only as long as is necessary to administer services and for other purposes relating to your employment. If the law requires us to retain Personal Data for a specific period of time, we will abide by the law.
You may access and update your Personal Data through the National Office.
The Financial Master Plan (FMP) is simply a calendar that identifies when each aspect of the Strategy will take place during the year.
We have set out an example below.
Please note – this is an example only; the plan will vary for each Area. With all the activity, it is easy to see why it is critical that a TDS team is in place. It is too much work for just one person. But split between a committed team of four, including the Area Manager, it can be quite achievable.[gview file=”https://training.younglife.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/The-Financial-Master-Plan-Example.pdf”]
Monthly thank you activity: One region in the United States issued a challenge to all committees to consider incorporating monthly thank activities in their Financial Master Plan. The challenge was met with great success. Those areas who implemented such a program found phone calls and personal meeting invitations much easier to make. People were more willing to talk or meet and as a result, overall fundraising increased. It may be a lot of work, but please consider how your Area might do something similar.
We encourage all areas to do their own newsletters. But they are also a big commitment. Given that national also produces one four times per year, you can probably get away with just 2 per year, coupled with regular (monthly or quarterly) prayer emails. This keeps everyone informed on local ministry activities. If you choose to do more, be consistent!
Every aspect of Young Life is rooted in Jesus Christ. Following His model of going into the world to build relationships, we go into the world of adolescents carrying His message of hope. And as teens enter a relationship with Christ and grow in their faith, His legacy leaves indelible imprints of thousands of lives – enabling kids to impact the world around them.
‘Seeing young people and being seen by young people’ is how some people define contact work. Leaving the comfort zone of their adult world, Young Life leaders cross over to the world of adolescents to build relationships and ‘earn the right to be heard’. Young Life leaders go anywhere teens hang out, including sporting events, plays, concerts, fast-food restaurants – simply to spend time with them.
Often described as ‘controlled chaos,’ club is a place where teens come to laugh, sing, hang out, have fun and hear about God’s love for them. Combining humour, games, skits, songs and a brief talk, leaders are given a unique platform to share the truth about Jesus in terms young people can understand.
When teens know they’ll get real answers, they’ll ask real questions – about topics like sex, drinking, death, relationships, and God. And small group Bible studies are safe places where teens come together to ask such questions and learn more about God. The name, ‘Campaigners’ is rooted in our history, as Young Life founder Jim Rayburn coined the term from Young Life’s original name: The Young Life Campaign.
Young Life’s camping program is one of the hallmarks of the ministry. At camp, campers are given the opportunity to get away from their usual surroundings, experience God’s beautiful creation, and participate in exhilarating activities. Countless young people are forever changed by the thrill of meeting Christ during one of these weeks – making it truly one of the best weeks of their lives.
Committees are the backbone of local Young Life ministry, composed of caring adults who pray for and support the local area. Committee members encourage staff and volunteers, assist in fund-raising efforts, and serve as the community mouthpiece for Young Life.
Young Life Newburgh does a wonderful job of showing their community the 6 C’s of Young Life. Have a look at how they explain each component of what we do.
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If you have any questions about the material, you can speak with your Area Manager or contact the National Office.
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