Various, United States | Full-time | Partially remote
For 68 years TFC Global has seen how chaplaincy changes everything.
Marriages. Families. Workplaces. Communities. Everything.
Our District Managers are the lynchpin. (linch·pin: a person vital to an enterprise or organization.)
A TFC Global district manager coaches chaplains under their care how to offer spiritual, mental and physical relief to men and women who are often away from home for weeks at a time. They build bridges to the nation’s commercial workforce by integrating spiritual, emotional and physical care.
We totally equip you.
We provide you with proven strategies that increase your ability to succeed as a district manager.
District managers are part of an international movement to help TFC Global chaplains around the globe create a ministry of presence pathway to the trucking community.
“Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of men and devils. But if God be for you, who can be against you? Are all of them together stronger than God? O be not weary of well doing!”
― John Wesley
District managers are called to recruit, train, develop and shepherd chaplains. Not sure if you are called? Start with applying or chatting with us and we will walk with you through the discernment process.
District managers build relationships. They genuinely care for and encourage chaplains and their families. District managers are part of a team where they receive encouragement and support from their colleagues and the TFC Global Chaplain Support Center. Prayer support is a constant.
District managers are self-funded. They take a step of faith. Like missionaries, they raise whatever funding needed using the training which is provided by TFC Global. (They keep their “day job” until they have half of their funding in place.)
You are considered an employee of TFC Global once you have reached ½ of your budget requirement officially working part-time, three eight-hour days per week as the District Manager. Financial partners will give by check, bank transfer, or credit card. Gifts go directly to TFC Global designated for your budget. Your name cannot be on the gift. The designated gifts go into the TFC Global account allocated as your individual (district manager) account and are used for your payroll, payroll expenses and for the reimbursement of ministry expenses such as travel. You are given one year to complete the funding process. At the end of one year there will be a performance review and an evaluation of your position with TFC Global.
Your target budget to be fully funded is given to you during your training and orientation period. If your budget is only half-funded, you will not be officially full-time or able to draw full pay as outlined in your budget.
TFC Global provides the giving receipts for donors; you will send the thank-yous and ministry updates.
You are paid twice a month by direct deposit (1st and 15th). Once each month you submit all receipts for ministry expenses and receive reimbursement for those expenses provided your account is running a positive balance. If you are claiming a housing allowance, some of these expenses are covered under that allowance and cannot be reimbursed.
District managers are growing. They maintain a spiritual life that reflects a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. They are members in good-standing with their local church. If married, the spouse is in agreement with the calling to this position.
District managers are well-trained. They become chaplaincy experts because of the extensive training and support provided by TFC Global.
District managers work from where they live. (Most serve full-time. Some are part-time.)
District Managers must have a home office or comparable work space with a laptop (Windows 10 or better and camera) and a printer/scanner. District managers must have or be willing to establish a Facebook or group which will be used by the ministry as a key communications strategy. This group will be set up by the Communications department with customization being a joint process.
- 3+ years in a leadership position with a ministry, business or other organization.
- Has a passion for ministry to the trucking community and chaplaincy-related experience
- Has high Biblical standards of leadership, integrity, morality and faithfulness.
- Is known for having a humble and teachable spirit.
- Can demonstrate a working knowledge of the Bible; makes Biblically-based decisions a priority.
- Is willing to focus on essentials and not emphasize or champion points of theology outside our Statement of Faith; is sensitive to denominational differences.
- Is an independent thinker who also values collective IQ and collaboration with others.
- Has excellent oral and written communication skills and an engaging communication style.
- Has a professional presence and poise; conveys credibility and commands attention.
- Is able to demonstrate accountability and has an inherent drive to meet or exceed goals; knows how to manage a budget.
- Can satisfy a background check and provide 3 references (pastor, spouse (if married), and professional).
- Has reviewed and agrees to abide by TFC Global’s Statement of Faith and guiding principles.
- Has a valid driver’s license (copy on file) and car insurance (copy of proof of insurance on file).
Frequently Asked Questions
What training do you offer new District Managers?
Think of your training as getting a master’s degree in chaplaincy over three intense, but rewarding, events followed by ongoing training and development.
We know you bring a wealth of professional and personal experience to a career in Men’s Ministry, Corporate. Manufacturing. Pastoral. Sales. Marketing. Leadership. You name it. We then add our 68 years of successful Chaplaincy Ministry.
You will START with 3 training events.
- Sharing Hope in Crisis online course is a mandatory requirement to be completed before attendance to the Chaplaincy Training Institute. The course cost is $50. Payment is received at the International Office, then course registration is sent to the chaplain.
- TFC Global “live” training: Chaplaincy Training Institute is two days in duration (depending on the format) and teaches the new district managers about the TFC Global model – a proven set of concepts to help them develop an intentional strategy to recruit, train and develop chaplains. District managers that attend this training and implement what they have learned have been highly productive and successful in developing chaplains who are able to do successful ministry to the trucking community. A thorough understanding of the model is essential to the work of a district manager.
- Faith Partner Development (FPD) training is a mandatory time that includes the strategies, methods and tactics that allow the district manager to effectively raise the funds needed to support his ministry. The training also addresses the importance of cultivating the relationships he has with his team of ministry partners and provides various ways in which that can be accomplished. If married, wives are expected to attend a portion of this training. They appreciate having the opportunity to be a part of this initiative and learning more about our vision, mission and so much more. “As the wife goes, so goes the district manager.”
- District Manager Certification Training (after CTI) is also conducted in our Marietta International Office and is one day in duration. Ideally, the district manager will complete this training on how to do the work of a district manager just as he is ready to transition to “hired” status (fully funded) with TFC Global and begin working with chaplains in his region under the guidance of the Director of US Operations. Upon completion of this training, the district manager will be able to effectively use the tools and resources provided in his consultative role with the chaplains in his region. A systematic, step-by-step plan provides an objective, structured process for each chaplain he will be working with, helping them create a ministry of presence pathway into the trucking community. Benchmark surveys are taken at the onset of working with chaplains. It provides a snapshot of the district manager’s understanding of the training received and the implementation of those skills at that time. Another benchmark survey at a later point in time is completed so that the impact of the work being done can be quantified.
How is the position funded?
- TFC Global district managers have successfully funded their career in chaplaincy. So can you. In most cases the salary will be similar to what is being earned now. It takes a step of faith and trusting that God will provide – just as His word promises.
- Faith Partner Development (FPD) training teaches the new district manager on how to raise the funds needed to support the ministry budget. The budget includes his salary (the amount needed to sustain household expenses), tithe, social security, benefit options, ministry expenses, and more.
- Each district manager’s budget is unique.
- TFC Global uses a “missions-based” model similar to CRU, Navigators and other international ministries – that is, inviting individuals to participate as a financial faith partner of TFC Global.
- While at Faith Partner Development training, the district manager learns more about who these potential faith partners might be, how to approach them, cast the vision, and extend an invitation for them to join his team. Because district managers are advised to keep their “day job” until their 50% of their funding is in place, the Faith Partner Development process is pursued in addition to the district manager’s other responsibilities. It takes an average of 6 months to complete the initial funding initiative.
What is the first step?
- The process begins when you visit our website, go to the employment section, read through the information and complete the application with your electronic signature. Doing so provides us with your level of interest. An application does not mean you are making a commitment. It is simply an application.
- With background and reference checks, interviews and other steps in the process, you’ll have plenty of time to continue to bathe your decision in prayer.
How do I know if I’m being called?
- Every district manager wrestles with this question. It’s a process.
- Discernment takes time, counsel, prayer, faith and a willingness to look at your journey from a 35,000-foot view.
- Consider the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). Every Christian is part of the body of Christ. Fulfilling one’s role as part of the body – no matter what that role is – means ministering to others.
- Take a fresh look into your heart. (Jeremiah 17:9). Imperfect Christians are still the fragrance of Christ (2 Corinthians 2:15) no matter where they serve or what their story looked like in the past. You can be light and salt and “do ministry” outside the church or in a secular job just as well as you can within the church or in a distinctly Christian vocation.
- Consider your gifts and strengths. We’ll help you see if they fit with the district manager position.
- Consider your experience. God prepares all of us before launching us into a new calling. Chances are, if you are reading this, there are things in your story that God can use to contribute to your work as a district manager?
- Seek counsel. Others can often see strengths and weaknesses in us that we cannot. It is helpful to receive input from trusted, Godly friends. Proverbs 11:14 tells us “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.” Also, “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers, they succeed. (Proverbs 15:22).
- Believe. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11).
- If God is calling you to this, then know that He will provide everything that is needed and will do so in His timing. His plans for you will be perfect.
- When determining whether you are called to TFC Global, consider what it will entail. Be courageous, and trust God.
- It is important to keep moving. We sometimes refuse to move until we are certain of the call. But it is easier to redirect something already in motion than to get something moving.
- When we step out in faith – even if our step is not quite in the right direction – God is faithful to guide us.
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