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“I came to the Ranch a broken, drug-addicted, selfish, and angry person.” When Shane left home to come to Christian Encounter Ranch, he was on probation, had failed in school, had no father and a homeless mother, and carried only broken dreams. At the Ranch, he encountered something new: a loving, supportive community equipped to step into the pain trapping him. For 50 years, we’ve welcomed young people who were abused in all ways, slicing their bodies, refusing to eat, and overwhelmed by trauma. Young people who are dying on the inside from lack of hope. At our residential refuge, they receive food and shelter, licensed counseling, state-recognized high school education with extensive tutoring, job training, and much more. We work toward family reconciliation, provide a bridge to further schooling, encourage spiritual growth and artistic expression, and prepare our residents for a productive and meaningful life.

 

Our youth care interns directly impact students like Shane. You could be a part of this life-changing ministry.

 

Ministering to these hurting young people is both demanding and rewarding.  Students experience rapid growth, and interns develop additional spiritual maturity and endurance.  As servant-leaders, interns model the Christian life as they live and work alongside the students.  A staff of committed Christian professionals who have had many years of residential ministry experience provide guidance for the intern team. New interns receive one week of orientation, verbal and written instruction, and helpful direction and advice from senior interns.  Internships range from 90 days to 2 years.

Each intern disciples one to three students and teaches group Bible studies on a rotation basis.  Interns are hard-working supervisors of the students and perform daily assignments that include practical activities–cooking, cleaning, and various maintenance tasks on our 86-acre campus (affectionately called “the Ranch”).
​​Interns also oversee a dorm room with two or three students.  Many teachable moments arise during the daily activities as well as during recreation times (e.g. boating, swimming, fishing, hiking, ball games, “hanging out,” etc.).  There are also various opportunities to minister in other ways according to interest and gifting.

 

Fill out the form at https://www.christianencounter.org/request-info.html to begin the intern application process.

Job Description HERE

The Director of Youth Ministry supports the mission of Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church “To intimately know and boldly follow Jesus” by leading ministry for middle school and high school students.  The position is responsible for the recruitment, training, and development of volunteers; the development of programming for large group time; the discipleship of students through small groups; and coordinating youth mission trips and retreats.

The ideal candidate is:

  • A capable and engaging communicator, competent in both teaching students and working with adults
  • Possesses a flexible and teachable spirit, able to adapt to changing circumstances and learn new skills
  • Must be a Christian of mature faith and good reputation with a desire to serve Christ’s church.  Must be a regular attender of worship services at current church and serving in ministry.
  • Subscribes to and affirms the Mission and Vision of SEPC and EPC Essentials of Our Faith. Able to uphold the system of doctrine contained in the Westminster Confession of Faith. Agrees and lives in accordance with EPC Position Paper on Human Sexuality. Able to work effectively in an environment which disciples and ordains both men and women as leaders.

About Us:

Saddlerock EPC is a congregation of just under 400, striving together “To intimately know and boldly follow Jesus.” We are situated in the beautiful Wenatchee Valley in Central Washington, a great place to serve the Lord! Check out our website at www.saddlerockepc.org, or find us on Facebook @SaddlerockEPC.

OBJECTIVE:  

To plan, develop, and implement programs for all Children and Youth (Birth -12 grade) at Gladeville UMC, and the surrounding community, that encourages them  to become disciples of Jesus Christ.  It is our goal that each youth and child experiences the love and grace of God, that encourages growth in the practice of faith and understanding of scripture so that they are equipped to be faithful disciples while in school and beyond.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Must be a fully committed follower of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  • Must be able to work as a team member with other Gladeville UMC staff.
  • Be able to develop teams of congregation members to further Children and Youth Ministries at Gladeville UMC.
  • Be a person of good integrity.
  • Have a  good understanding of, and be able to articulate, the teachings of Scripture and Wesleyan tradition.
  • A love for serving children and youth and helping them develop their walk with Jesus Christ.
  • Have a college degree.
  • Minimum 2 years experience working in youth ministry in a local church, and a good knowledge of youth development.
  • Effective written and spoken communication skills as well as organizational and leadership skills.
  • Must be at least 23 years of age to comply with our Safe Sanctuaries Policy and Procedures.  The person selected must complete Safe Sanctuary Training and Boundaries and Sexual Ethics Training provided by the TN Annual Conference within the first month (courses are available online).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Pray for the youth of Gladeville UMC, and their families.
  • Teach and lead students in Christ-centered spiritual formation and help students to practice Christianity on a daily basis.  The Director of Student Ministries will lead a Youth class during our Wednesday night FUEL program, and a Youth program on Sunday evenings.
  • Build relationships with the students and their families to understand the individual and collective needs of the children and youth at Gladeville UMC and in the Gladeville community.
  • Be responsible for the recruitment of Sunday School teachers for children, youth, and college age (when needed) classes.
  •  Plan curriculum for bible studies, small groups, and mission projects.
  • Work with the Pastor as needed regarding Confirmation.
  • Communicate regularly with parents and youth about children/youth ministries at Gladeville UMC through (but not limited to) social media, newsletter, bulletins, calendars, and other appropriate means.
  • Ensure that all children and youth programs of Gladeville UMC are conducted in an environment fully compliant with Gladeville UMC Safe Sanctuary Policy & Procedures.
  • Lead the Children/Youth MinistryTeams.  These teams support the Director of Student Ministries in developing, planning, and implementing children and youth ministries at Gladeville UMC.
  • Prepare annual budgets for children and youth ministries at Gladeville UMC for submission to the Finance Committee during the annual budgeting process.
  • Secure approval of the Pastor, finance chair and administrative council for any un-budgeted expenditures prior to committing to the purchase.
  • Communicate all issues and concerns to the pastor in a timely manner.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Pastor and/or SPRC.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Attend all Worship Services at Gladeville UMC in which a majority of our children and youth attend.
  • Attend all staff-meetings.
  • Oversee all children and youth functions/events at Gladeville UMC.
  • Meet with the Pastor as requested.
  • Be available to parents and youth.
  • Drug test and background check are required prior to employment.

HOW THIS POSITION IS EVALUATED:

  • This position reports to the Senior Pastor and is accountable to the Senior Pastor, and the SPRC.
  • The Director of Student Ministries will receive an semi-annual evaluation from the Pastor and the Staff Parish Relations Committee.
  • The Pastor may also give feedback as deemed necessary.
  • The first year on staff will be a probationary period.  The candidate will be provided  quarterly reviews during this time, with semi-annual reviews thereafter.

BENEFITS:

  • Salary is $38k – $42k per year
  • Vacation Time two weeks during the first year; and three weeks thereafter.

Light of Christ United Methodist Church is a contemporary and vibrant 20 year old congregation of 300+ members, in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte, North Carolina.  We are inclusive of all people, invitational, and actively involved in service.  Our Vision is to be a church “Where the hurting find help and the questioning find faith”, expressing our priority for Missions and Evangelism.  Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, our search is active and we encourage gifted individuals to pray and apply.

 

Job Description:

 

The Director of Worship & Youth Ministries must be a humble servant who is committed to Christ, actively pursuing God, Spirit-led, musically gifted, committed to leading and encouraging young people, interpersonally adept, organized, gracious and wise.

Worship Ministry is an essential part of Light of Christ Church, working with the Lead Pastor and Worship Ministry volunteers to lead the congregation in genuine and faithful worship of God, ensuring that worship expresses the church’s overall Mission/Vision and modern style of worship.  The ultimate goal is to usher the congregation into the presence of God through a multi-sensory worship experience, based upon the biblical themes of services.

Youth Ministry is also an essential part of any thriving congregation.  During the middle & high school years, young people are in a season of crucial transition in their lives and need encouragement and mentoring to embrace the Christian faith for themselves.  The ultimate goal is to provide structure and opportunities for youth to fellowship with other Christians, regularly study God’s word, and put their faith into action through service.

To lead these essential ministries, skill with recruiting, leading, and empowering teams of volunteers is key.  Collaboration with Worship Ministry and Youth Ministry volunteers, youth parents, and middle and high school students is necessary to ensure congregational ownership and vital to growing ministries. Expertise with media, video, associated software and copyright laws and guidelines is critical.

 

Job Responsibilities:

 

·       Lead Worship and Youth Ministries, including coordination of volunteers for activities, services and special events

·       Lead and prepare for our Contemporary Worship Services (Select songs that accompany biblical theme(s) of the service; Write and transpose music charts;  Lead weekly rehearsals;  Schedule Worship Ministry volunteers using Planning Center Online;  Prepare/coordinate audio, computer visuals using ProPresenter, lighting & streaming needs for worship service;  Recruit & train volunteers in an ongoing way to serve as musicians, vocalists, technicians, media volunteers, etc.)

·       Lead Youth Ministry in a way that mentors Youth in their Christian Discipleship, in partnership with Youth Ministry volunteers and youth parents (Facilitate weekly “Ignite Night” Youth Gatherings, Grow Groups, and Confirmation for middle & high school students;  Organize fellowship and mission events;  Schedule Youth Ministry volunteers using Planning Center Online;  Recruit & train volunteers in an ongoing way to serve as Grow Group leaders, Ignite Night volunteers, Confirmation teachers/mentors, chaperones, administrative support volunteers, speakers, mission event volunteers, meal preparers, etc.)

·       Coordinate media creation and acquisition such as video announcements, sermon bumper videos, and promotional pieces for Worship and Youth Ministry, etc.

·       Oversee website, service streaming and social media updates, in coordination with lay volunteers

·       Set and meet Worship and Youth Ministry budgets, demonstrating financial responsibility and frugality

·       Develop annual goals for the Worship and Youth Ministries

 

Qualifications:

 

·       Formal training in Music and/or two + years of  Worship Leadership experience

·       Formal training in Youth Ministry and/or two + years of Youth Ministry experience

 

Interested applicants should provide the following information to locumc@locumc.org by April 23, 2020:

 

·       Cover letter

·       Resume reflecting your educational and professional experience

·       Video response to the following questions (No greater than five minutes):

1.    Please describe how you were called to Worship Ministry and what the most important aspects of this ministry are for you.

2.  Please describe your interactions with both middle school and high school youth and why you are a good candidate to lead youth in today’s world.

·       Link to a video of you leading worship

·       Link to the website of the church where you are currently serving or recently served

 

**Applicants seeking Part-time Worship Ministry or Part-time Youth Ministry roles are encouraged to apply, as we may consider splitting this role into 2 part-time positions**

 

We are looking for a person who has the capacity to shepherd young people in an Urban setting.  Our Youth Pastor was called to another church and so we are praying and looking for someone to come in and shepherd our young people.  The character values that we seek are:

1. To walk with God in humility

2. To have the call from God to work with youth

3. To have a deep desire to raise up young men and women getting them ready to be effective disciples of Jesus Christ in all areas of their lives.

4. The candidate should have a growing understanding of Gods Word and be striving to live it out in their life.

5.  A typical week would involve both Sunday morning youth Bible study as well as Wednesday night youth meetings in their own wing of the building.  Of course there would be follow up on the students that are a regular part of the ministry as well as students that are new and or visiting.

6.  In the last few  years our Youth have gone on mission trips both to learn and to serve people.

7.  We are serious about the gospel and sharing it with the people in our neighborhood and our world

8. We are looking for a person that can grow a ministry

9. There would be opportunity to preach and teach and as it is appropriate take on some additional pastoral duties.

10. You would be walking into a Church that loves people and is willing to serve its pastors with love and affirmation.  The senior pastor will strive to out serve and out love the other pastors serving at the Well.

 

Light of Christ United Methodist Church is a contemporary and vibrant 20 year old congregation of 300+ members, in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte, North Carolina.  We are inclusive of all people, invitational, and actively involved in service.

 

Our Vision is to be a church “Where the hurting find help and the questioning find faith”, expressing our priority for Missions and Evangelism.  In 2020, we will “Expand Our Reach in Ballantyne” through Need-Based Small Groups, Outreach to Children, Equipping New Leaders, and Construction of a Building Expansion.

 

By 2025, we will address misconceptions about Christians and Churches by living out a vibrant expression of Christian Community which will “Renovate the Lies, and Build the Church”.  We will accomplish this through Unity in Diversity, Deepening Christian Community through Small Groups, Serving the Needs of Ballantyne, and Serving Children/Youth and Their Families with Excellence.

 

Job Description:

The Director of Youth Ministries must be a humble servant who is committed to Christ, actively pursuing God, Spirit-led, musically gifted, committed to leading and encouraging young people, interpersonally adept, organized, gracious and wise.

 

Youth Ministry is an essential part of any thriving congregation.  During the middle & high school years, young people are in a season of crucial transition in their lives and need encouragement and mentoring to embrace the Christian faith for themselves.  The ultimate goal is to provide structure and opportunities for youth to fellowship with other Christians, regularly study God’s word, and put their faith into action through service.

 

To lead this essential ministry, skill with recruiting, leading, and empowering teams of volunteers is key.  Collaboration with Youth Ministry volunteers, youth parents, and middle and high school students is necessary to ensure congregational ownership and vital to growing ministries. Expertise with media, video, associated software and copyright laws and guidelines is critical.

 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead Youth Ministry, including coordination of volunteers for activities, services and special events
  • Lead Youth Ministry in a way that mentors Youth in their Christian Discipleship, in partnership with Youth Ministry volunteers and youth parents (Facilitate weekly “Ignite Night” Youth Gatherings, Grow Groups, and Confirmation for middle & high school students;  Organize fellowship and mission events;  Schedule Youth Ministry volunteers using Planning Center Online;  Recruit & train volunteers in an ongoing way to serve as Grow Group leaders, Ignite Night volunteers, Confirmation teachers/mentors, chaperones, administrative support volunteers, speakers, mission event volunteers, meal preparers, etc.)
  • Coordinate media creation and acquisition such as video announcements, sermon bumper videos, and promotional pieces for Youth Ministry, etc.
  • Support website, service streaming and social media updates, in coordination with lay volunteers
  • Set and meet Youth Ministry budget, demonstrating financial responsibility and frugality
  • Develop annual goals for the Youth Ministry

 

Qualifications:

·       Formal training in Youth Ministry and/or two + years of Youth Ministry experience

 

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should provide the following via email to locumc@locumc.org by March 31, 2020:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume reflecting your educational and professional experience
  • Video response to the following question (No greater than five minutes) — Please describe your interactions with both middle school and high school youth and why you are a good candidate to lead youth in today’s world.
  • Link to a video of you leading a youth program and/or youth worship
  • Link to the website of the church where you are currently serving or recently served

 

*Applicants seeking a Full-time role who are qualified to lead a Worship Ministry Program are encouraged to apply for our combined Director of Worship and Youth Ministries role.**

Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church is a congregation of just under 400 people, seeking “To intimately know and boldly follow Jesus” in the beautiful Wenatchee Valley of Central Washington. We are searching for a full-time Director of Youth Ministry to lead our discipleship of middle and high school youth, integrating them into the larger body of Christ.

For more information, please check out our website: https://www.saddlerockepc.org/staff-openings.  You can also find us on Facebook @SaddlerockEPC.

If you think God may be calling you to minister to youth in an established Evangelical Presbyterian church in Central Washington, check us out!

Community of Faith church is seeking a part-time (20-25 hours/week) youth director to become a spirited partner in our mission to “Love God, Love Others, Serve the World.” The youth director will develop and lead Christ-honoring ministries to engage middle school, high school and college-aged youth at Community of Faith and beyond. Located in West Linn, Oregon, Community of Faith is a growing, multi-generational church that was planted in 2010.

Recruitment for this position will close on April 1. Please go to www.cofaith.net/jobs for a job description, application and instructions to apply for this position.

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