For Leadership

Living Center Leadership Team is the key to the success of CTCYM. Without well prepared leadership, the youth and adults who attend would not have the life changing experiences that occur every year; and the hundreds of families CTCYM helps each summer would remain in need.

To qualify to serve as Living Center Leadership, the participant must 1) Have attended at least one CTCYM mission trip, and preferably "shadowed" another person in the leadership role desired (Center Director, Program Director, Worksite Coordinator, Head Cook) 2) Attended the scheduled Adult Leadership Training and 3) Read and signed the CTCYM Adult Leadership Covenant.

If you feel you are being led to serve on the Living Center Leader Team, please complete the Leadership Application below, and discuss your potential leadership role with the Group Leader from your church. It is vital to communicate this as soon as possible with CTCYM and the team from your church. Applications for Leadership Roles can be found on this page (see below). Mandatory training for Adult Leadership will be held every spring. Adult Leadership Training will be held April 14, 2018.

If you are unable to attend training and have served in your desired Leadership role for three out of the last five years, you may instead complete the online training. Training links will be available in January 2018. Leadership Training is mandatory and must be completed in order to serve in 2018, so please be certain you can attend this training date before submitting your Adult Leadership Application. Please note: This application must be completed in order to be considered for Center Leadership.

Contact Claire Condrey with any questions regarding this mandatory Leadership Training.

Please note CTCYM does not recommend all leadership roles in a Living Center only be filled by persons from the same church.



Adult Leadership Training:

April 14, 2018   1-5 pm


4901 Cobbs Dr.

Waco, TX 76710


Click here if you qualify for online training (which should be paired with Leadership Manual and document specific to your Leadership Role).

The Online Application Process will open October 6, 2017.  Please contact Claire Condrey if you have a desire to serve in an Adult Leadership role. Please select the Leadership role in which you have a particular interest to serve (descriptions below), and complete the brief application. Please note, if you wish to serve in both June and July, an application will need to be completed for each trip.

Applications for Leadership:

June Leadership Application 2018

July Leadership Application 2018


Leadership Roles Job Summaries

Administrative Assistant: Supports Center Director with management of the Living Center i.e. paperwork, errands, reporting, etc. In some instances, may be needed to assist Worksite Coordinator with paperwork.

Center Director: Oversees planning and Management of the Living Center, which includes pre-trip communications with Host Church, securing showers, supervision during the trip, and reporting after the trip. Will turn in post-trip report. Center Director may be supported by an Administrative Assistant.

Cook Assistant: Assists Head Cook with planning, purchasing, and preparation of meals.

Head Cook: Responsible for planning, purchasing, and coordinating all meals. Will turn in post-trip report.

Program Assistant: Assists Program Director with Worship and/or recreation.

Program Director: Responsible for evening activities, including Worship, music, and recreation. Also responsible for morning and lunch devotionals. May request an assistant, assigned by CTCYM office, with delegated responsibilities for coordinating Worship and/or recreation. Will turn in post-trip report.

Worksite Assistant: Assists Worksite Coordinator with locating and planning for worksites, and in purchasing and delivering tools and supplies.

Worksite Coordinator: Will locate and evaluate worksites, plan worksite needs, deliver tools and supplies, and advise on worksite needs. Will turn in post-trip report. Depending on Living Center size, there may be one or more Assistant Worksite Coordinators.




Leadership Manuals for 2018 (available after Oct. 10, 2017)

Leaders are responsible for the information that is in the manuals. Please download your copy, and refer to it often.


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CTCYM 2018 Curriculum "Elevate"


Lunchtime Devotionals:

CTCYM 2018 Lunchtime Devotional



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 Expense Report Forms (Please consult your manual for expenses that are, and are not, covered in your budget)
Leadership Resources
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