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Concord Liberty Presbyterian Church
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 03/03/2006
Job Type: Full-Time
Concord Liberty Presbyterian Church has thriving Jr. & Sr. High ministries with avg. weekly attendance exceeding 40 - 45 students. We have excellent facilities dedicated to our youth and our program has strong support from our Session and congregation. Our current Youth Director has been accepted into the Seminary summer session. We are looking for a committed individual to continue to strengthen and grow our youth ministries.
This is a full-time salaried position with compensation in the mid-$30's. We offer medical benefits and 10 days of paid vacation.
We are looking to have the position filled by May 15, 2006. Please review the job description and send your resume in MS Word format to email@example.com.
Candidates must be willing to submit to criminal background check.
Concord Liberty Presbyterian Church
POSITION: Youth Director
REPORTS TO: Head of Staff, Youth Committee
Located on a 20-acre campus setting, Concord Liberty Presbyterian Church is a growing, dynamic, disciple-making church that is committing substantial resources to evangelize, nurture, and equip youth for discipleship and service. We are strategically located in the middle of a rapidly growing school district with our campus surrounded by both the high school and middle school. We seek a highly motivated, musically capable, visionary person to lead a committed team of adults in providing youth from our congregation and community with a meaningful ministry of Christian worship, discipleship, fellowship, evangelism, and service.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The Youth Director (YD) is a full-time position dedicated to middle school and high school youth. The YD will promote personal growth in Christ and group unity, as well as reaching out with the Gospel to the young people of our community. The YD carries out this purpose through personal contact and relationships:
To plan, implement, coordinate, and actively lead a varied student ministry program of Christian evangelism, worship, discipleship, and fellowship.
To encourage students toward a commitment to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and express this commitment in their faith community and in their daily lives.
The Youth Director reports directly to the Head of Staff and is also under the counsel and evaluation of the Youth Committee of Session.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Cares for and challenges the youth of CLPC and the broader community in the following ways:
Develops, implements, and oversees student ministry plan for the entire year ministries which will include opportunities for worship, Bible study, discipleship, fellowship, evangelism, service projects, mission trips, social activities, etc.
Creates, equips, coordinates, and supports a network of volunteer leaders for each age group
Participates in the development of an EPIC style worship service.
E. Experience - Facilitate an environment where people experience the presence
P. Participate - Facilitate an environment where people participate in the presence of God.
I. Image - Facilitate an environment where people interact through audio/visual based communication with the presence of God.
C. Community - Facilitate a community where people share the presence of God.
Establish positive relationships with parents, regularly seeking their input through written communications and parent meetings. Where possible, assisting them in their role as parents with appropriate resources.
Maintains regular contact with youth by phone, mail, e-mail, or in person (this may include attending sport events, musicals, school events, etc.)
Attends staff meetings (as directed by Head of Staff) and Youth Committee meetings
Develops a budget for youth ministry based on the ministry plan for the year
Prepares own Goals and Objectives at the beginning of each year based on Youth Committee objectives as guided by CLPC Strategic Plan.
KEY Roles and Responsibilities
Be a Christian role model
Love for youth
Commitment to growing a life of faith
Positive and affirming presence
Honesty and integrity
Effective and open communicator
Personable and approachable
Detail oriented, thorough and follows through
Pastoral Staff of CLPC
Other community Youth Directors
CLPC strategic goals are achieved
Meeting milestones and deadlines
Meeting goals and objectives as defined for the year
Performance of duties and responsibilities
Authentic relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
A love and loyalty for the body of Christ, the church.
A mature, committed Christian who seeks to live in accordance with the Word of God
Ability to enlist volunteers into the life of the church.
Demonstrated leadership skills
Demonstrated skills in working with youth.
Demonstrated musical capabilities
Demonstrated worship leadership
A positive attitude and a love and respect for people.
Strong team player with the rest of the staff and congregation.
Dependable, responsible, mature, self-motivated and creative.
Course work and/or demonstrated skill in working in youth ministry.
A passion for reaching youth both within and outside the church with the gospel
and encouraging them to grow in their faith
Willingness to learn and try new ideas
Ability to effectively communicate with both youth and adults
Willingness to be a servant and a team player
Demonstrated ability to plan, direct, and administer programs
Associate or Bachelor degree from an accredited college or Bible school
2-4 years experience in a church or para-church youth ministry setting as a leader
Minimum age of 21 years old