Strategic Plan

 Investing in a Decade of Difference

Your Commitment​
  • Will pioneer the next Community District,
  • These Community Districts will plant ministries in each of its neighborhoods,
  • These ministries will spill over into neighboring areas,
  • With a clear leadership vision, these growing ministry networks will grow into a Metro Area.
  • United together as a Regional Team, these Metro Areas will provide a strong network of financially healthy, self-sufficient, volunteer driven ministries.

Our Commitment

Our leadership is in place and ready to reach, grow, train others, and launch new initiatives. We will not settle for a lesser vision, and we will not artificially grow substandard areas. We are committed to excellent training and discerning a proper deployment phase for each of our staff, guaranteeing longevity and promoting organic growth through a healthy leadership pipeline. We are in this for the long haul and want investors who can help us reach our ultimate goal.​


Required Financial Resources​

The 59 District Development Plan will take time. If this runs out to it’s logical conclusion, it will cost 16.4 million annually. This takes into account 16 metro directors with an average budget of $150,000, 59 district developers at an average cost of $95,000, and 120 neighborhood developer at an average cost of $50,000 per staff person.

The Beacon Plan

We know that New York City is comprised of 5 boroughs. But as you dig deeper into ways to keep track of NYC residents, the city created community districts. New York City has 59 community districts. The vision for Young Life is two-fold: first to place a caring adult staff person within each community-district in NYC who will create/produce a model ministry in a specified neighborhood. A model ministry includes people praying, volunteers doing contact work in it’s various forms, a committee of adults to help support the work, and a group of kids engaged in club, campaigners, or going to camp. Secondly, the district development approach creates an inroad to additional neighborhoods within a given community-district.

Reaching a World of Kids

The District Development Plan, as it’s being called, also allows the ministry to keep a handle on responsible growth. It protects the ministry from just starting new ministry randomly and makes growth more strategic and focused. Let’s use an example. District 6 is comprised of the following neighborhoods: Red Hook, Gowanus, Cobble Hill, Park Slope, and Carroll Gardens. We have one staff person stationed in Red Hook, by creating a beacon in Red Hook, if done well provides access to the remaining four neighborhoods. The vision of the staff person is not solely Red Hook but solid ministry to the district.

The District Development Plan allow facilitates a process of creating metro areas and future regions. According to Young Life, a metro is defined as a community with a population greater than 500,000 people. There are a number of closely related districts that combine to create metro areas. The boroughs of Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx would have 4 metro areas. Staten Island would hold 1 metro area while Brooklyn, the largest borough would contain 5 or more metro areas. The logical end would create 6 new regions, 16 new metro areas, 59 new areas, and 240 more ministries.

This is a way to grow strategically, intelligently, and prayerfully. To date Young Life has ministry operating in 16 of the 59 community districts. We are currently operating at 20% of our goal. It took us 7 years to achieve the first 20%, and by 2016 the goal is to be in 50% or 29 Community Districts, ultimately building to the vision of reaching the remaining 30 Community Districts by 2026.

Address

Young Life Brooklyn and Queens Region | Young Life, c/o Salvation Army120 W 14th Street New York, NY 10011

Phone: (917) 435-7843

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