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The High School Director will plan and lead discipleship programs, outreach events, and service opportunities for students in 9th-12th grades; develop meaningful relationships with students, adult leaders, and parents; and teach Biblical truths consistent with Wesleyan theology in relevant ways to nurture students’ faith.

To do this kind of work, you must be able to:

Practice the presence of God by traditional spiritual disciplines
Be a growing disciple of Jesus Christ
Be an example of Christ-like living in public and private
Be constantly improving in ministry skills
Be a team player with the pastors and other ministry team members
Be an active member of the Nixa community by keeping a balanced life approach in ministry, family, community, and personal development
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Specific vocational preparation:

4-year degree, counseling or social work major preferred
Experience leading this age group
Musical ability preferred, but not required
Missions experience preferred, but not required
Basic computer skills (i.e., Word, Excel, Publisher)
Organizational skills
Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $35,600.00 /year

Experience:

youth ministry: 2 years (Preferred)
Education:

Bachelor’s (Required)
Location:

Nixa, MO 65714 (Required)
Application Question:

Do you have musical ability?
Benefits:

Health insurance
Retirement plan
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

Dependable — more reliable than spontaneous
People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
Innovative — prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity
This Company Describes Its Culture as:

Team-oriented — cooperative and collaborative
Schedule:

Weekends required
Holidays required
Company’s website:

www.aldersgatechurch.com
Company’s Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/AldersgateUMCNixa
Benefit Conditions:

Waiting period may apply
Only full-time employees eligible

Position Summary:

This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits, for an exemplary individual who will guide, lead and encourage faith formation of middle and high school youth. This person is part of a collaborative Children, Youth and Family ministry team. Building relationships, mobilizing adult volunteer leaders, and outreach to youth in the surrounding community are important aspects of this position. Applicant must be a dependable individual with a professional attitude, who is passionate about the call to serve with youth.  Bachelor’s degree in religion, education or related field preferred. Volunteer or professional experience expected.

Full job description upon request.

Job Description

Hours: 35 hours per week (Sunday mornings are required); remuneration commensurate with experience. This position offers some limited benefits such as: 403b, HSA, 3 weeks (105 hours) of vacation and 1 week of study leave, a low cost of living in the sunny and friendly city of Pueblo, CO.

 

Summary of Responsibilities:

·         Serve as principal coordinator/facilitator for the Youth Group(s), leading and directing youth group meetings and activities (typically weekly).

·         Coordinate and equip youth for participation in worship as liturgists, readers, etc.

·         Collaborate with other churches to develop ecumenical youth activities and programs.

·         Coordinate retreats, camps, mission projects, and other special events for youth.

·         Develop methods to form supportive and encouraging relationships with the youth.

·         Recruit and train volunteers to work effectively in our CE/youth programs.

·         Plan and implement Christian Education curricula for children, youth, and adults.

·         Oversee Vacation Bible School or similar summer educational opportunities.

·         Coordinate curriculum and instructors for the Confirmation Class (typically every other year).

·         Attend regular staff meetings and serve as the staff liaison to the Christian Education Ministry Team.

 

Our ideal candidate will have a vital relationship with Christ and will be someone who is:

·         Excited about youth and Christian Education.

·         A good listener who resonates warmth and compassion.

·         Flexible and able to communicate effectively with individuals of all ages.

·         A hospitable person who welcomes everyone and shares the Gospel without judgement.

·         Able to involve youth in fellowship/fun, service projects, Christian education, and worship.

·         Committed to working with our staff and CE Team to help children, youth, and adults grow in their faith.

·         Imaginative in creating an environment in which people are empowered to express their faith.

·         Able to work with people with diverse ethnic, economic, and educational backgrounds and a wide range of theological positions.

·         Dedicated to reaching out to the community and working with other churches.

·         Able to model collaborative leadership.

·         Willing to incorporate and train our youth to serve in congregational life (serving as Elders and Deacons, leading worship, teaching, etc.).

Hold at least a bachelor’s degree and a desire to work with people of various racial, social-economic, and religious backgrounds.

 

Application Directions:

To apply, send the following to Careers@FirstPresPueblo.org or to First Presbyterian Church – Pueblo, 220 W. 10th St., Pueblo, CO 81003  Attn: Personnel Committee. Please be sure to include: 1) A brief cover letter to tell us about yourself and your background; 2) A resume highlighting relevant experience and education, and 3) three references and their contact information. (If you choose, references can be made available upon request.)

For more information, please email us at Careers@FirstPresPueblo.org or phone: (719) 542-7322.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Pinnacle Presbyterian Church ( www.pinnaclepres.org ) is a 1300 member PCUSA congregation located
in Scottsdale, Arizona, a large suburb of Phoenix. We come together as God’s people, welcoming
persons at different places in the walk of faith, creating a stimulating environment to explore and grow in
faith. Worship is casual- traditional, filled with joy and music. Pinnacle provides ministries for children,
youth and adults to explore a broad range of faith expression, honor questions, and respect individuality.
We are seeking a full-time Director for Youth and Young Adult Ministries who is committed to
fostering a strong sense of identity and belonging that’s firmly grounded in Christian faith.

We believe relationships anchor us
● Can you build relationships with people across a wide range of ages, especially with
6-12 graders (and their parents)?
● Can you recruit, involve, and engage people of different ages and generations in youth and
children’s ministry?
● Can you utilize relationships to help our youth integrate faith into their present and future lives?

We believe stories shape us
● Can you help our children, youth, and young adults interpret and apply God’s story to their
lives, as told in the Bible and the life of faith?
● Can you recognize emerging stories in the youth culture and help tell those stories in ways they
relate to faith, and by doing so break down walls between church and community?
● Are you prepared to answer tough questions relating Bible, faith, and students’ lives?

We believe traditions define us
● Can you help our children, youth, and young adults define who they are within the life of
our congregation, including mission and worship?
● Can you help our youth develop healthy habits and spiritual practices for now and the
future?
● Can you create meaningful worship practices and traditions that would help our children,
youth, and young adults to define who they are and what their faith means to them?

We believe service grows us
● Can you build relationships with local service organizations and coordinate local service
projects for our youth on a regular basis (approximately once a month)?
● Can you lead and plan all aspects of international youth and young adult mission trips, and
explore innovative models for such trips?
● Can you debrief service and mission experiences with the youth and young adults in ways that
are meaningful and lasting for them?

We believe curiosity deepens our faith
● Can you create a safe and brave space where questions are encouraged and doubt is recognized
as an integral part of faith formation in our children, youth, and young adults?
● Can you innovate and come up with creative ways of doing youth ministry that will keep
both youth and adult volunteers engaged and growing?
● Can you engage youth in relevant theological conversations both individually and in
small groups?

Preferences and characteristics of applicant:
● Bachelor’s Degree required with relevant emphases; Master’s level preferred
● Experience working with youth
● Knowledge of and/or training in mental health, particularly with adolescents
● Proficient in technology and use of social media
● Motivated self-starter with strong communication skills
● Team player with a high sense of professionalism
● Able to create multiple networks both in and outside of the church
● Possesses deep appreciation for diversity
● Approachable, fun and creative
● Empathetic, yet able to set boundaries
● Flexible
● Intuitive regarding the balance between being a friend and leader for youth and young adults

Responsibilities of the position:
Oversee all youth ministries, including but not limited to the following:
● Regular staff duties to include weekly staff meetings, monthly committee
meetings, budget management, support for overall programming of the church
● Shared responsibilities with Director of Children and Family Ministries to support
Pinnacle Presbyterian Preschool staff and families
● Serve with volunteers to amplify ministry offerings, including recruitment and training of
youth and adult leaders, working with special attention to parents and families of youth
● Plan and coordinate church school and youth groups on a weekly basis, teaching and/or
recruiting and training both teachers and leaders
● Lead extended visioning in coordination with Institute for Youth Ministry at Princeton Sem
● Plan and lead youth summer camps/mission trips, including fund-raising
● Work with staff responsible for community ministries to coordinate efforts
to engage youth and young adults in local mission
● Plan and lead special events and activities for youth
● Develop a personal relationship with youth and families including attending extracurricular
activities, e.g. soccer games, choir performances, club celebrations
● Participate with the planning team for annual Family Camp, with goal of growing program
● Lead visioning for ministry to college and post-college aged young adults
● Oversee Safe Church Training, to clear volunteers for youth program
● Be a known presence in the Valley, to encourage attendance and gain pulse on the
community
● Carefully tend to your own spiritual development, well being, education, and prayer life

A complete application will include a letter of inquiry, vitae/resume, any portfolio of pastoral
information (if relevant), and contact info for three references. Interested or have questions?
Please contact Lisa Boswell, Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor Dr. Wesley Avram, at
employment@pinnaclepres.org or 480-585-9448.

Status: Full Time

40 hours per week

Work week: Sunday – Thursday, with occasional weekends.

Purpose: To build children, their parents and volunteers’ relationship with God, build Godly relationships with their family and friends and to help others do the same.

General Requirements

Have a visible, growing relationship with Jesus
Demonstrated successful experience in children’s ministry
Bachelor’s Degree
Live in the Highland Lakes Area within 1 month of hire date.
Self starter
Demonstrated ability to set and achieve goals
Experience in communicating vision
Demonstrated ability as a good communicator
A history of team building
At least 3 years experience in children’s ministry
Children- 30 hours a week

Develop relationships with children from birth through fifth grade
Oversee curriculum, programming, and discipleship of children including but not limited to camps, retreats, Sunday morning activities. etc.
Incorporate children into the life and ministries of Lake Shores Church
Parents

Develop relationships with parents of children
Oversee training, equipping and empowering of parents to be the primary spiritual influence on children
Incorporate parents into the life of Lake Shores Church
Volunteers

Recruit, equip and empower volunteers to serve children and their parents
Schedule and train all volunteers serving in children’s ministries
Church Administration- 10 hours a week

Church communication

Emails, Newsletters, Announcements Slides, Social Media

Answer Phones, Mail

Oversee office supplies

 

Please send Resume and philosophy of Children’s ministry to jobs@lakeshoreschurch.com

Hope City Kids Mission:  Partner with parents to help kids develop a faith that sticks!

Big Win:  Create an environment that reproduces servant leaders who encourage and celebrate the spiritual growth of children in partnership with their parents.

Sunday Morning Experience:  Hope City Kids offers engaging, high value, excellence driven experiences for kids birth-5th grade.  These environments are safe, inviting, and ready to receive families immediately following the team huddle.

To succeed in this, the Kids Director will do the following:

  • Assist in set up & tear down of Kids spaces
  • Greet and build relationships with existing and new families
  • Evaluate large group and small group constantly, assessing volunteer culture and needs
  • Ensure curriculum is being executed properly in all classes
  • Recruit, interview and train new Kids Team volunteers
  • Host and support all Hope City Kids volunteers
  • Complete Sunday Report by midnight Sunday
  • Have good time management & organization skills
  • Write thank you notes to team members systematically

Sunday Responsibilities

  • Assist in setup and teardown Sunday mornings
  • Set up materials and lessons for PreK + EL classrooms
  • Check to make sure all kids rooms are set up correctly
  • Set up Check in Station
  • Lead Kids Team Huddle
  • Develop relationships with HCK volunteers
  • Navigate any Sunday morning challenges

Mid-Week Responsibilities

  • Listen to the sermon podcast or watch the Youtube video
  • Imperative that you are able to know where our church is and also stay in tune with your team members.
  • Check Schedule on Monday for the next week, fill in the holes.
  • Handle any call outs, rearrangements with volunteers
  • Organize lessons and materials for each Sunday in EL + PreK classes
  • Recruit new volunteers
  • Meet with Staff Team weekly
  • Staff the volunteer schedule and gather materials for Sunday.
  • Set up ProPresenter and all digital needs for the weekend.
  • Meet with volunteers to encourage them and thank them.

Summary

The Kids Director is a relational and detailed oriented role that is responsible for the care and the development of families and volunteers.

The Kids Director should be a strong leader with clearly recognized gifts in the following areas:

Leadership– The Kids Director is responsible for multiple moving pieces on any given Sunday and throughout the week.  The person must have a strong leadership and ability to manage multiple projects at one time.
Team Player– Have a great attitude with staff and volunteers of varying personality types, willing to serve volunteers and teammates.
Management Skills recruiting and motivating volunteer teams to “make church happen”
Detail Oriented– the person must be able to keep many details straight and maintain a high level of excellence
Personal Character needs to be a person with high level of integrity and personal character
“Can Do” Attitude– willing to do whatever it takes to make services and church events effective
Make it better– adopting the philosophy of continuing to see how we can do things better in Hope City Kids

Time Commitment- 25 hours a week

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