...by joining the KIDTREK TEAM!
NOTE: While KidTrek does provide training, coaching and support through the entire process, understand this will involve your willingness to raise your first year's financial support.
This position requires a heart/passion for a particular region of America, desiring to see churches and parachurch ministries get the training, coachng and resources needed to be successful.
A Regional Facilitator needs to be willing to be hands on and nurturing, with a passion for equipping and discipling the church to reach families in crisis.
Click here for the full Regional Facilitator Job Description.
If after reading the Job Description you think God may be calling you to equip (model, train, coach) the church to reach families in crisis, contact Wanda Parker to learn the next steps in the process.
Read below for more information on KidTrek's desire to develop staff who will equip the church to reach families in crisis.
WHY IS KIDTREK SEEKING STAFF?
Think about a defining moment you have had in your life, a time that forever changed you.
What were you doing, who was there, and how did you feel?
If it was a person, was s/he a positive or negative influence on this defining moment?
Have you ever thought about why it might be important for a child to have a positive influence in their lives outside of the home?
- "A 14-year-old student reportedly attacked and stabbed another student aboard a school bus."
- "A sixth grade elementary female student allegedly stabbed a male elementary student in the head with scissors, sending him to the hospital."
- "A sixth-grade male elementary school student accidentally fired a .22-caliber semi-automatic gun he was carrying in the classroom, grazing himself in the leg."
- "Two 11-year-old male students reportedly attempted to hijack their school bus by putting a knife to the driver's throat."
How might a positive, or negative, experience with an adult affect a significant defining moment in a child's life in who s/he will grow to become as an adult?
KidTrek desires to not just keep kids safe today, educate them today, teach them life skills for today, only to see them get pregnant, drop out of school, or on drugs tomorrow.
Rather we should be asking, "What will our kids look like at age 30?" as we raise, educate, and teach them.
Resiliency Research shows us that.
".When the focus is on youth development, nearly 70% of young people in the most challenging of life's conditions not only survive, but grow into thriving adults."
-Resiliency: What We Have Learned, Bonnie Benard
FROM WHERE DO YOU DERIVE THIS MISSION?
We believe God has commanded us to "walk with kids/children through life", leading them, guiding them and discipling them into adulthood through long term, committed relationships.
We believe this is God's charge to us in Deuteronomy 6, and more specifically in verse 7, where He says,
"You shall teach them [God's Word] diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise"
Sitting, walking, lying down, rising up...sounds an aweful lot like a long, hard task...similar to a building project.
Have you ever had the pleasure of building something?
Was it hard? Did it take time? Were you satisfied with the end result?
The prophets Zechariah, Haggai, Ezra and Nehemiah were all called by God to a very important mission:
Rebuild the city of Jerusalem.
Each man had a specific calling.
Zechariah: Rebuild the Temple
Haggai: Rebuild the Temple
Ezra: Rebuild/restore worship and order within city
Nehemiah: Rebuild the wall around Jerusalem to protect the people of God so they may worship Him in peace.
God commanded these men to rebuild the city of Jerusalem, but before they could accomplish their goal...
They needed to start by rebuilding God's Temple and establishing order in the city through the worship of the LORD God Almighty!
Unlike in the Old Testament though, the Temple is no longer a physical structure made of stone and mortar.
Through Christ's sacrifice on the cross, and His atonement for our sin, God has chosen to make our very lives His temple, to dwell in us through His Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 3:16-17).
There are many churches who desire to begin rebuilding at-risk kids lives (God's Temple) by laying the foundation of Jesus Christ, but have no idea how or where to start.
We believe God has given us a clear and strategic plan in how we can assist the local church in this mission:
By providing committed, consistent long term adults in their lives!
I BELIEVE GOD IS CALLING ME TO JOIN THE KIDTREK TEAM...
KidTrek is looking for men and women with a desire to invest in equipping the church to reach families in crisis...modeling, training and coaching them how to build such an intentional, long-term relationships with "high-risk" families, the children will grow up to become Christ-changed, hope-filled, productive adult.
But this is no ordinary job. This is no ordinary church ministry.
This is a calling. This is a mission field. We are looking for men and women desiring to become missionaries to America!
You need to first ask yourself, "How do I know if God is calling me to walk through life with children living in extremely difficult circumstances?"
A good way to know this is to ask:
1. "What is the internal evidence I am being called?"
Both of these (internal and external) evidences should agree in the affirmative. If they do, there is a very good chance God could be calling you to serve Him in this way.
i.e., internally, you have absolute peace about this decision. Or, rather, "though everyone is telling me I should do this, it is perfect for me, inside my heart I just don't have peace about it."
2. "What is the external evidence I am being called?"
i.e., are there God-fearing people in my life who know me that can confirm and see this calling? Or does everyone I know say, "Are you crazy? That's not you."
Often times it is not the powerful and supernatural phenomena that God uses to speak to us, but through the small and quiet whisper; Elijah discovered this in 1 Kings 19:9-13. It is through God's whisper that He most often communicates His plan for us.
Even Zechariah exclaims in Zechariah 4:6c,
"Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of hosts."
It is often through God's low whisper He most often reveals Himself to us.
KidTrek's Frontline Staff will be trained and coached what it will take to reach families in crisis.
They will, in turn, first model, then train and coach members of our partner churches to walk with "high risk" families through life in a very intentional, long-term manner.
This will require looking for God through His whispering voice, not the loud, powerful and boisterous clamor our world now exists in.
In other words, KidTrek Frontline Staff must be willing to live a life of:
Willingness to learn; to always be teachable.
As you can see from above, a whisper does not always imply weakness or timidity.
Humility; God gets the credit and the glory (Micah 6:8).
Intercession; disciplined and faithful to pray.
Sacrifice; able to fast and surrender his/her time, pleasures of life, solitude (Isaiah 58:6-12).
Persistent & tenacious; for justice and mercy for the widow (single mother), the orphan and the poor.
Energetic; always prepared to be able to give what is needed at that time.
Responsibility; to take care of yourself: boundaries, nutrition and exercise, spiritual growth and discipline.
Thank you for your interest and taking the time to learn more about how to Join The Walk.
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