FIRST UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
Session Approval Date: