The mission of FOCUS is to present Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior, to independent school students to the end that they might come to know Him and glorify God through their Christian witness and through lives of Christian service in the Church and in the world.
We are looking for volunteer leaders to partner with us in this mission as we serve students in our Local Areas and at National Programs. We believe that relationships are critical to effective ministry, particularly those between adult leaders and students. When done well, such relationships have the potential to demonstrate God’s love for students and personify the message of the Gospel. With so many students involved, we are in need of more volunteers to take on this important charge!
Each of FOCUS’ eleven areas depends on volunteers who work with students weekly at meetings and events during the school year. Volunteers help at weekly meetings by running games and teaching Bible lessons, supporting students at sporting events, and meeting with students for coffee or a meal. The relationships formed with students provide an opportunity for conversations about faith and provide a personal connection and support for students.
National Programs are a key component to our mission. The time for students to get away from their routine and spend several days considering the Christian faith and applying it can make a lasting difference in their lives. Therefore, we strive for excellent and effective planning, administration, and leadership of our programs. Every student should not only have fun, experience well-run activities, and build peer relationships, but also be taught effectively from the Bible and be cared for and served by members of the leadership team.
In order to serve students well locally and nationally, we rely on volunteer leaders to work alongside our staff. We cannot function without committed and capable volunteers!