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Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Houston is looking for a vibrant, creative and committed minister to design and lead our 6-12 youth program. The successful candidate will be a committed christian who is supportive of the Episcopal faith and tradition, high-energy with a vibrant personality, dependable and of good moral character, have several years of experience growing a youth program and be willing to imagine them-self serving the cathedral youth for four or more years. This full-time position offers a competitive salary, benefits eligibility and the opportunity to minister with and among some of the finest clerics and lay-professionals in the church today.

If you feel a call to this position, please send a resume and cover letter to:

Ramona Sikes, HR Manager, Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002  Humanresources@christchurchcathedral.org 713-222-2593

Summary

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd is a historic and well-established parish in Corpus Christi, Texas.  Good Shepherd places a high priority on Biblical teaching to live out our vision of “Changing Lives, Sharing Christ”.  The church is seeking an energetic and creative full-time Youth Minister to oversee discipleship of youth in 6th through 12th grades.

The successful candidate will possess a passion for Jesus and a calling to share that love of Christ with young people through the ministries of the Church of the Good Shepherd and Saint James Episcopal School by building relationships with both the youth and adults, modeling a Christian lifestyle, teaching and leading ministry events, and participating in the full life of the Church.

 

Major Job Responsibilities

Develop, coordinate, and direct all parish youth programming and activities, primarily for grades 7-12, ensuring there is an opportunity to develop fellowship, spiritual formation, discipleship and the experiencing of Christian community.  This includes but is not limited to Sunday morning classes and weekly junior high and senior high group gatherings.

Work a full-time schedule keeping regular posted office hours and attend church worship, Sunday School, and other organized gatherings.

Plan and maintain a calendar of events that shall be published at least a month in advance, and regularly communicate and promote youth activities in the church through newsletter articles, special mailings, and various forms of electronic and social media.

Work closely with the church youth committee to plan and implement programs.  This committee will offer both support and guidance.

Organize and work with adults to develop and inspire a broad base of support and volunteers to enhance the youth program.

Possess excellent leadership, organization and communication skills both orally and written to attract youth, their parents and the congregation to the program.

Work closely with our parish middle school, St. James, maintaining a regular presence on campus including teaching 6th through 8th grade Spiritual Formation classes, participating in weekly chapel, attending outdoor education trips as needed, eating lunch occasionally with the students, and related activities.

Form relationships and maintain visibility with students from all area schools represented in our congregation and attend their functions as often as is practical and possible.

Develop mission project opportunities, local community service, outreach, and fellowship programs on a regular basis.

Investigate partnering with other Episcopal and Christian Churches for joint youth programs and fellowship occasionally.

Support the Christian Education program in coordination with the Christian Education Director.

 

Supervision

This position will be under the direct supervision of the Rector with coordination with the youth committee.

 

 

Education and Training

Must hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a college or university.  Previous work experience with youth is preferred.  Lay or ordained persons are welcome.

 

About Good Shepherd

The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd is a historic and well-established parish in Corpus Christi, Texas with a high priority on Biblical teaching to enable us to live out our vision of “Changing Lives, Sharing Christ”.

Visit this tropical oasis in southern Texas and you will see why residents are in love with their community and their neighbors.  St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Harlingen, Texas, is looking for a Youth Minister who dares to fall in love with their church.  Harlingen is the most affordable place to live in the United States (according to CBS News).  Nestled between two larger cities, Harlingen has two 6A high schools and a welcoming spirit where authentic community forms.  St. Alban’s is an extension of these values in creating a generous, non-judgmental atmosphere.  People are genuine in their care and support for each other and the staff of the church.  The newly hired Youth Minister will be tasked with building a youth ministry in a community ready to embrace new opportunities and relate to the church’s school (through 6th grade), organizing chapel services and social media.  The youth meet in the ROC, a four year old facility with a gym, showers, kitchen, comfortable meeting room and rock wall.  In addition, Harlingen is only 40 minutes from the beach at South Padre Island.  Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to applicants@yminstitute.com.

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