Update 05/15/20: We have been closely monitoring the continually changing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 crisis for the last several weeks. Top priority has been seeing to the health and safety of all involved. As such, the decsion has been made to cancel our July CTCYM experience. Please see the CTCYM home page for more information.


04/20/2020 Update: As the health and safety of our CTCYM participants, partners in mission, and homeowners is paramount, the June CTCYM experience in Arkansas has been canceled due to the evolving novel coronavirus COVID-19 crisis. Please see the announcement on the CTCYM home page for more information.


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.


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 Spring 2020. Leadership Training is mandatory and must be completed in order to serve in 2020, so please be certain you can attend this training date before submitting your Adult Leadership Application. 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:

May 16, 2020 - canceled


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 in October of 2019.  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.



Upon completion of your Leadership Application, please register yourself for your CTCYM trip by clicking Individual Registration on the home page of www.ctcym.org. Individual Registration opens January 10, 2020.

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. It is incredibly helpful if Worksite Assistant can bring her/his own vehicle (especially trucks) to assist in delivering supplies, however, not being able to bring your own vehicle does not exclude you from being a Worksite Assistant.

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 2020

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









Expense Report Forms (Please consult your manual for expenses that are, and are not, covered in your budget. Expense Reports should be turned in within 60 days of your trip.)
  • Expense report form 2020 (for hand entry)
  • Excel Expense report form 2020 (for computer entry) - "enable editing"
Leadership Resources


If your Leadership Role requires purchase of supplies and materials, please contact CTCYM office to obtain a copy of the Texas Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificate. Please note Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi,  New Mexico, and Oklahoma do not allow tax exemption.

Thank you so much for your continued support of CTCYM and leadership!