FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE: Director of Youth Ministry

REPORTS TO: Pastor, supervision by Associate Pastor, with input from Youth Committee

SCOPE OF WORK:   To shepherd the youth program, working in coordination with the lay leaders, staff and parents

to expose youth to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, so that they may be lifelong disciples

and a catalyst to the world.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  Accredited College or Seminary degree with an affirmation of conservative/ reformed

perspective is preferred.  At least four years previous youth work or a combination of

education and experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

PRIMARY ABILITIES OR SKILLS DESIRED:

  • A gift of teaching and communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ to young people in creative and relevant ways. 
  • A heart for the lost and the ability to share the gospel clearly and simply with those inside and outside of the church.
  • A love for students and heart to disciple them in such a way that they grow in their love of God, His Word, and others. 
  • An ability to organize, delegate, communicate to, and support the volunteers in their various roles within the youth ministry. 
  • A desire to invest and equip the volunteers and youth, so that they can develop the skills to teach, evangelize, and disciple others. 

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

Partnership

  • Be an active participant in the life of First United Presbyterian Church.
  • Integrate youth into the whole life of First United Presbyterian Church.
  • Pursue personal spiritual growth, training and education.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings.
  • Establish regular office hours.

Leadership

  • Moderate Youth Committee meetings.
  • Annually develop goals and objectives that support the vision of the youth ministry, and the vision and mission of the church as a whole. To be reviewed quarterly with the Youth Committee.

Relationship

  • Provide a ministry to all youth of the church, not just youth group members.
  • Actively participate in the meetings and activities of the youth group.
  • Seek to establish relationships with all youth and their parents.

Discipleship

  • Equip parents to better minister to their own youth.
  • Recruit, train, advise and coordinate the volunteers.
  • Provide overall supervision of curriculum, instruction, recruitment, and staff training for the Christian Education program for grades 7-12.
  • Teach the Communicants Class with assistance from Pastors and Elders.
  • Lead volunteers and youth in planning annual mission trips.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

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