Where Are They Now: Greg Cooper

What program(s) have you been involved within AYMI?

Street Invaders, Equipping, Shout Tour, Eternal Riders-Wakeboard camp, Young Leaders Conference

Can you tell/write a quick story of your favorite memory with a program that you’ve been involved with?

Street Invaders. 1997 we went to England for the first international team for Street Invaders. In 1996, it was the first time I ever saw someone healed physically in Carlyle, Saskatchewan. 1995 I got to Junior Lead and I was 15 years old, and was younger than most people on my team. In 1998 we got evacuated from Salmon Arm to Nakusp, BC. In 1994 our bus broke down on the way to Nanaimo, 1995 our van broke down on the way to.

The first time I got to preach in a church service was when I was 16 in Carlyle (same time as the kid got healed). I got to lead a team in 2000 to Yorkton and we weren’t seeing a lot of kids coming out to our Power Stations, so we just flipped the script [on the mission] and we worked in a soup kitchen in the mornings and then we’d have time of prayer and stuff in the afternoons and then we’d start ministry at 11pm to like 3am.

During Shout Tour, we got to travel around Western Canada doing one night promotions for SI, LF, and 5 Stone Bratton.

What are you up to right now? (I.e., where do you work, what sort of ministry are you involved with, do you volunteer, do you have kids, etc.)

I am the youth and worship pastor at Eston Full Gospel Church. I am currently finishing up my last year at Eston College to get my Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. I have three children, and I’m happily married.

Do you have any advice, spiritual, life, or career oriented, for those that are reading this?

Advice I would have to say would be don’t say that you’ll do it another time, just do it now.

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Ministry Director - STREET INVADERS 

 

United Youth Outreach is hiring a Ministry Director to lead the Street Invaders Program.  The successful applicant should be entrepreneurial in their work and focus, demonstrate proven ministry & leadership ability, and experience in building, training, releasing and overseeing an ongoing and growing team.  Travel will be necessary.

 They must have a heart for evangelism, discipleship and the ability to empower and release people into ministry. Experience and ability to speak publicly and comfort in both leading and speaking at large meetings is a necessity.

 The Ministry Director will be responsible to craft and promote the vision of the organization, and then execute said vision across Canada through expansion, networking, and raising up a team. The end goal is to have the ministry operating in each province and territory.

 The applicant will be responsible for the entire running of the program, including strategic planning and making sales decisions and fund-raising. The Street Invaders Director will be responsible to build comprehensive donor plans that cover acquisition, stewardship, and cultivation. Grows donors' contributions by building deep and meaningful relationships; understanding a donor partner’s place in their spiritual journey, their affinity with Street Invaders, issues they care about, and capacity to give. Communicates effectively and meaningfully to donors through emails, letters, proposals, reports, and stewardship updates.

 The minimum of a diploma in religious studies is needed, with at least 3 years of leadership experience in a church/parachurch setting. Said experience would include vision casting, developing outreach programs both nationally and internationally, networking experience in various national and international organizations, and a track record of success in the development of outreach programs. Experience preaching and speaking to large and small groups needed. They must possess the ability to direct the ministry toward its big picture goals. The candidate will possess a proven track record of effective leadership and good judgement which drives engagement and equipping in the Kingdom.

 Qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate a commitment to the values and Statement of Belief of United Youth Outreach including championing and operating in the works of the Holy Spirit to equip, empower and share the Gospel.

 United Youth Outreach is committed to the protection of children, youth and vulnerable persons and as such, all offers of employment are subject to reference checks and a valid Police check.

 This a permanent position with a salary ranging between $43,260 and $55,620, according to experience.  Benefits include – 20% annual performance based bonus + Health, Drugs, Vision & Dental.

 

    Posted: November 26th 2020

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