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The Bridge Church

Portage, Michigan, United States

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                      The Bridge is a rapidly growing church plant in Portage Michigan. 

We are looking for a key staff person to direct our youth discipleship

process for students 5th – 12th grades. 


Youth Director @ The Bridge

Job Description


DATE Position to begin September, 2014




This person needs to be centered with a strong Christian faith and filled with integrity.   This person must have a passion for the Mission Statement and 7 Essentials of The Bridge. This person needs to be a team player, ready to work together for the good of the church family, and be able to receive critical feedback.  This person must have a servant heart, willing to serve the needs of the church community.  This person needs to be a catalyst for utilizing the gifts and talents of ‘others.’

  • True interest in investing in students / discipleship heart / passion to go deeper
  • Organizational skills / Creating a focused group
  • Has experience leading a youth ministry
  • Fun and a bit zany.




  • A four year degree is preferred
  • Experience in youth ministry leadership is required



10-15 hours per week  (increasing hours as the ministry grows).


  • Choose best materials / topics / Bible focus
  • Empower Leaders (not a do it all myself job!)
  • Organize Youth Calendar / Activities
  • Communicate with Parents + Students
  • Build Relationship with Students – and among students
  • Lead Serving Efforts – core value *in connection with larger Bridge efforts
  • Directly develop Youth Leaders
  • Enforce all CAAPPS policies
  • Support Larger Church Efforts such as outreach events, mission trips, serving opportunities, and worship events.
  • Be involved in Staff and BOO  (Specifically Mondays)




*Be directly accountable to and receive support from the Lead Pastor, Operator for Youth Discipleship, and the team of Overseers.  Overall accountability to the BOO (Bridge Operators and Overseers) Team.



If interested, please send resumes to Jeff Wenke Lead Pastor @ The Bridge.

Jeff@thebridgeportage.org       269.910.1244






To conduct oneself in a way that honors Jesus whether at home, on campus, in the community, at bridge events or participating with an online community.


Take responsibility for personal spiritual growth with spiritual disciplines of the Word, including: worship/gathering, prayer/fasting, service and tithing.


Work toward the Kingdom goal of being and making disciples – be one, make one – and focus on the main/overall goal of walking with people through intentional discipleship. 


Always seek for ways to multiply oneself and lead others into ministry with proper oversight using the “Jesus method.”


Be involved with and/or lead a Life Group.  This is an organic and purpose-filled part of who we are: teams built in all areas of ministry.


Be present and engaged at all set prayer times, Monday staff meetings, Upper Room Prayer, leadership trainings, Sunday mornings and other major events as set by Leadership.


Look to approach all things with a positive and encouraging attitude, love your co-workers with forgiveness, courage and gentleness, and contribute to a fun and creative environment for the good of all.

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The Bridge Church

The Bridge is a new church serving the community of Portage and Kalamazoo. We're here to be disciples and make disciples; be bridges and make bridges; be one | make one. Jesus was a bridge between God and humanity and He has asked us to continue His work: building bridges to the world. Browse through our website to learn more about us and see how you can join with The Bridge community in serving God's kingdom! More...