Each year, volunteers sign up to be Coaches to journey alongside our student volunteers (Captains) as they prepare to lead their peers at the Conference. Coaches support and walk alongside the Captains as they prepare for bible studies, and group activities, and prepare themselves spiritually.
Coaching provides a different lens to see what God is doing in and through this generation. They will have the opportunity to witness first-hand the transforming power of the Gospel in a short period of time.
Why serve as a TC Coach?
With hundreds of students from the GTA attending this conference, we need the help of Christian adults (aged 21+) who are actively growing in their faith to help, serve, support, disciple, and walk with these students.
What are the requirements to be a Coach?
Coach Training Sessions
All sessions will take place between January to March 2022. The locations of each session are to be determined.
Coaching Training Session
Date: January (2 Days)
February (3 Days)
March (2 Days)
Following Work Sessions
Time & Date: To Be Determined
*Please note that AFC reserves the right to deny or remove anyone from the TC Coaching Ministry at their discretion.*
Senior Conference (Grade 9-12+)
Date: March 16-17
Must be 21 years of age by March 2023
Coaches must attend at least one conference and can choose to attend both conferences.
Be a born-again Christian who has a growing relationship with Jesus Christ
Have a recommendation by a pastor or spiritually mature leader from your home church
Preferably have experience ministering to youth
Must be in good standing in their home church and AFC Ministries (currently or have been part of previously)
Adheres to and signs the AFC Statement of Faith and Code of Conduct
Must attend Coach training sessions and Captain’s work sessions
Must have an up-to-date Vulnerable Sector police check
A Coach plays a vital role in the Teens Conference ministry, as they act as a mentor and disciple to youth. Considering how vital the role of a TC coach is, we expect all coaches to:
Attend a "meet & greet" session (arranged after you have signed up)
Attend a Coach Orientation/Training session
Attend most/all meet-ups with captains (Majority on Saturday sessions from January-March 2023)
Attend Volunteer Commissioning Service (TBD)
Provide a police check (that is valid within the past 3 years)
Sign a Coach Code of Conduct
Teens Conference (Grade 7-12)
Date: March 14-17, 2022