Cross Cultural Youth and Kids’ Ministries Fellow

Direct Supervisor: Director of TCK Care and Education 

The Cross Cultural Youth and Kids’ Ministries Fellow will work closely with the Director of Third Culture Kid Care & Education and the departments that report to her (Youth, MK Station, Summer Safari, and Refuge 139). Third culture kids (TCKs) are children raised in a culture other than the culture of the country named on their passport for a significant part of their early development years. This fellow will have opportunities to work with TCKs and youth of all ages and learn how best to care and minister to them.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with the Youth department to minister to and care for students involved in the JAARS youth ministry
  • Work with the MK Station (on-campus childcare center for preschool-age children) to understand its purpose and how best to uniquely care for these children
  • Participate in the Summer Safari program (summer long care for elementary-age children) to help serve and design activities and lessons
  • Help Refuge 139 (a ministry to overseas missions branches to hold VBS-style programs for TCKs) share this missions opportunity to churches and individuals
  • Other job-related duties as assigned by your manager

Job Requirements

  • A deep and growing walk with the Lord Jesus that includes your personal spiritual growth and the ability to support others in their spiritual growth
  • Embraces the vision, mission, and core values of JAARS
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • A love for children and youth
  • Flexible, energetic, and team-oriented individual 
  • Willingness to learn and grow in an entry-level position
  • Highly dependable in fulfilling obligations without supervision 
  • Maintain self-control, and avoid aggressive behavior in difficult situations 
  • Ready to work indoors and outdoors
  • Able to lift a minimum of 20 pounds 
  • Able to stand/sit for extended periods of time 
  • Adequate listening skills and ability to hear child’s concerns in order to ensure safety 
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Fellows Program Requirements

  • Value global ministry
  • At least 18 years old
  • Learner attitude
  • Collaborative


  • Majors include Education, Youth Ministry, Children and Family Ministries, and Intercultural Studies

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