Along with the Lead Pastor, provide direct oversight, pastoral care, leadership development and strategic vision for students. Also help provide smooth and seamless transitions/hand-offs within the Next Gen Ministries and lead with the Next Gen Collaborative Team – working with Children’s Pastor, Young Adult Leadership and the Executive Pastor of Ministries. In addition, this person will have a seat and a voice at the Core Leadership Team that drives and implements Summit’s mission and vision. Seminary, Bible college or undergrad degree. Produce and equip people and teams for ministry success. Be a super encourager.
At Wayzata Community Church, we believe the church of today and tomorrow begins with students and their families. The Director of High School Ministry will provide leadership and direction to all aspects of WCC’s high school ministry. The Director of High School Ministry will be capable of overseeing and providing innovative, sustainable and reproducible ministry systems for maximum spiritual impact with high school students from a 30,000 foot level to a tactical, on-the-ground level. The Director of High School Ministry will be a creative leader of leaders and inspirational advocate for future generations of the Church. At the core of the Director of High School Ministry should be an inclusive, meaningful, faith forward life that inspires families with the love of Jesus.
Primary Roles of the Position
Innovation: Develop and oversee innovative programs and faith formation opportunities, anchored in the relational ministry model, that invite all members of the student population to explore and develop on their path as followers of Jesus
Provide relevant, interactive opportunities for students to engage in the church and the greater community as servant leaders
Collaborate as an active member of WCC’s Family Ministry Team as it seeks to faithfully respond to the ever changing realities of ministry, culture and family life
Engage in consistent personal and professional development
Communication: Direct all aspects of communication with our student population providing ongoing leadership that ensures an accessible and expansive presence on a variety of social media platforms
Coordinate and direct appropriate communication with volunteer adult leaders and High School Ministry Board to ensure
students and families are engaged and connected to all aspects of WCC’s high school ministry
Oversee and provide timely and informative communication and support to parents of high school students, WCC staff and the wider church regarding high school programs and offerings
Equipping: Create and lead ongoing leadership development for volunteer adult leaders focusing on both relational ministry concepts and faith formation
Cultivate and develop student leadership opportunities and training
Establish and implement, in conjunction with members of the Family Ministry Team and Minister of Mission, offerings to expand and enlarge adult engagement with high school students in all aspects of faith development
- Reports to Minister of Faith Formation
- Member of Family Ministry Team (High School, Middle School, Elementary,Early Childhood, Camp and Special Needs)
- High School Ministry Board
- Innovative Architect – Keeper of the “why”, a visionary with a growth mindset energized by creative planning.
- Genuine – True to self, honest, vulnerable, authentic, approachable.
Missional – Mission experience-minded, neighborhood-focused, believes thatchurch happens outside of church.
- Communicator – Multi-faceted, has the ability to interact effectively with numerous teams and stakeholders (families, staff, students, board) simultaneously, sermonizes, listens to understand.
- Equipper – A recruiter, builds teams (students, lay leaders, staff teammates), trains, empowers, sets others up for success.
- Relevant – Current, fun, personable, attracts others.
Faith-Forward – Ability to clearly articulate a current, lived faith experience.
- Relational – Fully committed to a relational ministry paradigm, makes faith matter to students.
- Experience and Education
- A faith anchored life and willingness to embrace and support the relational ministry model of Wayzata Community Church
- Commitment to life-long discipleship in self and in the lives of others
- Comfort with WCC’s mission of inclusion and celebration of its diversity of faith philosophies
- Bachelor of Arts or Science degree
- 5 or more years’ experience in youth ministry or related eld
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Detail-oriented with proven skills in administration of programs (budgeting, time management, vendor contracts)
- Proven expertise with technology and social media
- Ability to stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, walk, reach, use hands/ fingers (dexterity) and lift up to 40 pounds
- Youth Ministry degree and/or Masters of Divinity
- Camp Ministry experience
- Wayzata Community Church (WCC) has been helping people with their faith journeys for over 130 years. Today the church has grown to engage nearly 3,000 confirmed members, hundreds of children, young people and friends of the congregation. It has become a physical and spiritual landmark in the lives of its members and the Wayzata neighborhood.
OUR VISION: Inspire the world with the inclusive love of Jesus.
- To be a caring community drawn together by God’s grace and called to personally live out Christ’s love.
- To actively extend a welcome invitation to all people, embracing each other with uncompromising compassion.
- To boldly challenge our own complacency through courageous conversation and transformational worship.
- To relentlessly share our extraordinary gifts through life-changing mission and service—near and far.
The purpose of all of our family ministries is building bridges with children, youth, and their families through relational experiences of God’s love, to inspire the world.
- Relational: Centered on building relationships, inclusive, and compassionate Challenging: Transformational & questioning
- Integrity: Consistent, transparent, & character-driven
- Faithful: Rooted in the way of Jesus
- Missional: sent into the world to create beauty Safe: Boundaries, equipped and prepared Woo: Inviting and attractional
- Fun: Ministry should be exciting
- Excellence: We commit to give our all
To learn more about Wayzata Community Church please visit www.wayzatacommunitychurch.org.
Please submit a cover letter and resume, along with any questions, to Erik Nymo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Characteristics Sought in Youth Pastor Candidate
· Works well with children, youth, and adults
· Has a passion to bring non-church children and youth into the life of the church
· Is a person of prayer
· Is a compassionate and caring person, sensitive to others’ needs
· Continues to grow in knowledge and skills important to youth ministry
· Is able to give biblical counsel with confidence and discretion
· Handles conflict effectively and efficiently
Experience and Education
· Preferably, has a Youth Ministry-related degree or is working toward that degree (However, experience working with youth will be considered.)
· Has experience in leadership roles
· Works with Senior Pastor and Christian Education Committee to plan, implement, and evaluate the Youth Ministry Program
· Organizes, oversees, and assists Wednesday after-school program for both children’s and youths’ ministries along with other special events such as lock-ins, retreats, etc.
· Is effective in organizing, planning, and leading worship, including both traditional and contemporary/multi-media worship
· Plans and organizes programs, activities, and meetings
· Has a strong commitment to Christian education ministry
· Assists in planning and leading Music Camp and Vacation Bible School
· Coordinates and implements children’s and youths musical activities
· Incorporates teens into an active life of worship
· Is active in worship and fellowship life of the congregation
We are looking for someone to oversee middle school and high school ministries on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, in a growing Evangelical Covenant Church.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Program organization
- Leader training
- Interaction with students
- Collaborative team leadership
Interim period to last 6-18 months with potential to grow to full-time.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree. Previous Youth Ministry experience
YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Approximately 20 hours/week; Compensation DOE
Community Presbyterian Church (CPC) is looking for the next leader of our ministry to youth focused on community, faith, discipleship and service. We are seeking a candidate with a passion for cultivating faith in the next generation with a creative approach to leading youth ministry in a rapidly changing context.
The ideal candidate for this position is:
· Strong in character. We are looking for a person of high integrity, a humble learner, a team player, and a servant leader.
· Deep in faith and formation. We are looking for a committed disciple of Jesus, open to formation by the Spirit, with a hopeful sense of God’s mission in the world.
· Focused on relationships. This is the primary goal and method of ministry. Relationships will be with kids and families, volunteers and our broader community.
· Outreach oriented. We desire a director who will love and connect with the kids we already know and be visibly present in the community beyond the church.
· Creative and adaptable. Come ready to research, learn, experiment, fail, and try again.
· Visionary. Be prepared to listen and follow where the Spirit is leading, to communicate that vision to kids, families, and mentors and chart a course forward in ministry.
· Gifted in leadership. The director will plan, execute and equip others to serve in youth ministry. They will facilitate challenging conversations and work towards a new vision for next-generation ministry with the whole church.
This Director of Youth Ministry is responsible for the following:
1. Develop trusting relationships with kids and families in our church and in our town.
2. Lead, develop and execute discipling ministries for middle school and high school kids. Plan and lead the fun, the faith lessons, the events, and the trips.
3. Plan and facilitate one annual mission/service trip and one faith-building retreat.
4. Use appropriate platforms to communicate with kids, parents, and volunteers.
5. Recruit, equip, and engage with mentors (volunteers) to connect with our kids.
6. Partner with the Mission Team, worship leaders, a support team, and the pastor to engage youth and families in the full ministries of the church.
7. Other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.
1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g., ministry, education, or human development.
2. Experience in ministry, with recent professional development may suffice.
3. Demonstrated ability to lead youth in faith formation and study of scripture.
4. Familiarity with current youth culture and adolescent development.
5. Effective verbal and written communicator with demonstrated organizational skills.
6. Leadership experience with proven adaptability, creativity and innovation.
7. Maintain compliance with all state of Oregon and Federal employment law.
8. Candidate must pass a drug and alcohol test, and a criminal background check.
This position is supervised by the Senior Pastor and will partner with Director of Kids Ministry, administrative, and worship staff. The director will be responsive to goals of Session, the pastor, and the Elder for Youth and Children. They will be reviewed annually to evaluate performance.
To apply: If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to andrew (at) redmondcpc.org. Please include contact information for at least two professional and two personal references.
Seven Hills Fellowship is seeking a Youth Minister who will be an architect for the Youth Ministry of 7HF. It is our desire that the Middle and High School youth will be inspired towards and equipped for a life-long relationship with Christ that leads to flourishing in them individually and in their domains. We believe that this flourishing occurs as believers of all ages engage in works of restoration, through lives of reconciliation, through friendship, and through education that leads to transformation, all grounded in our worship of a holy and merciful God.
Leader Recruitment and Oversight (5 hours a week)
- Recruit Adult and College leaders to work with Middle and High School students
- Oversee volunteer leaders through regular individual and team meetings, holding them accountable to an appropriate job description
Contact Work (10 hours a week)
- Contact work is the lifeblood of youth ministry. It’s where the youth minister and volunteers engage incarnationally with their students.
- Contact work means attending the student’s sporting events and concerts, taking them to grab coffee or breakfast, and meeting them where they are.
Middle and High School Youth Group (10 hours a week)
- Like Sunday morning worship for adults, Youth Group, is a large group context where Middle School students can connect relationally, engage in worship and be inspired and equipped by Gospel motivated teaching.
- The general structure of Youth Group will be the following: mixer/game, worship, teaching and a small group breakout session.
Discipleship Groups (5 hours a week)
- Led by the Youth Minister or by a volunteer, Discipleship Groups are a context where students can engage in accountability, learning, and prayer towards the end of becoming life-long mature and equipped followers of Christ.
- Content can be a book or curriculum that is in alignment with the Vision and Values of Seven Hills Fellowship.
- Whether Summer Camp, a mission trip or a day trip to the Ocoee river, Big Events get kids out of their regular routine and into a context where they have the opportunity encounter God and engage in Restoration, Reconciliation or simply building Friendships, each of which leads to their flourishing.
- Summer Break, Spring Break and Winter Break are prime time for this type of event.
- The Youth Minister is required to attend a weekly staff meeting.
- The Youth Minster will oversee a parent’s council
- The Youth Minister will engage in personal development through seminars, retreats and ongoing training or education.
Two Rivers Church is a multi-campus church of around 2,200 that is located in West Knoxville and Roane County, TN. For the past 20 years we have been reaching our community with the good news that our God of love is near and He wants to transform our lives! We believe that as God’s children we are called to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. We feel called to multiply ministries and leaders locally and globally, and this includes training residents to be the best pastors possible.
Our high school ministry has over 175 students regularly involved and is averaging 120 on a weekly basis at our Wednesday night gathering, Fuel. We have experienced substantial growth over the past several years and need a gifted person to add to our staff.
The purposes of the resident positions in Student Ministries at 2RC are:
- To train and equip those considering full time vocational ministry for current and future Kingdom service
- To give those considering full time vocational ministry a structured opportunity to experience student ministry first-hand and discern their own calling and giftedness
Accountability/Supervision:Residents will be accountable to and under the supervision of the Student Ministry Pastor.
- Lead and/or participate in worship at Fuel on Wednesday nights and on Weekend services as needed
- Lead the effort in recruitment, training and nurture of student worship leaders
- Set up ongoing InFuse trainings that partner Worship Ministries with High School Ministry for coaching and mentoring
- Be actively involved in planning and leading camps, retreats, summer trips, activities and weekly programs
- Manage Planning Center Online, ProPresenter, and social media on a weekly basis
- Help maintain & organize stage (mic cables, music stands, instruments, etc.)
- Help create videos that will enhance the teaching for our programs and other events
- Be actively involved in leading a small group and meet with students on a weekly basis
Weekly Involvement in:
- Personal spiritual disciplines
- Set office time
- Personal and staff reading/discussion
- Weekend Worship service at 2RC
- FUEL, Wednesdays 6pm-8:30pm
- Planned activities during the week
- Relational ministry to students
- Equipping/Discipling student worship leaders
- Resident Development process
40-50 hours a week
Two year commitment
- Salary + Free housing provided
- Monthly stipend for health insurance
- One frisbee golf disc
- Unlimited supply of M&M’s
Start Date: October 2019
Vacation: Two weeks of paid vacation during the year
Comp Days:If you have worked a significant amount of extra hours in a week for various reasons (retreats, camps, etc) then you will be allowed to have time off during the next week to compensate for the extra hours. Always check with your supervisor before taking Comp Days
Sundays: Part of life in church ministry is working on Sundays! In order to give you an accurate picture of what it will be like if you go into church ministry, we ask that you attend church and volunteer on Sundays during service
Job Interviews: The nature of this residency is to train and send. Therefore we give you time off for your job/seminary interviews that may come about during the second half of the residency year
Expenses: You will have access to a monthly budget to spend on ministry related expenses (meals with students, games, recreation, etc)
- Active growing relationship with Jesus Christ
- Completed 4 year bachelor’s degree
- 1-2 years volunteer experience in worship leading and/or instrumentalist in worship bands
- Must be regularly attending and serving at a church
- Must be faithfully showing leadership qualities as outlined in 1 Timothy 3
Links to Check out:
Please submit your resume to email@example.com
Club Beyond is looking for Youth Ministry Directors!
Club Beyond is looking for men and women willing to step into the world of Military teens and invest in their lives. Could this be your call to be the person who offers consistency, friendship, and conversations about faith and life? We are Christ-centered, welcoming kids from all backgrounds and denominations and building their faith and resiliency.
Our ideal candidate is a spiritually mature, and competent communicator, capable of building a vibrant culture of fun, friendship, an adventure for middle through high schoolers.
Our Organizational Story
There are over 200 military installations around the world- “home” to over 300,000 military teens. These teens move an average of seven times during their school-aged years and will say goodbye to more significant figures in their life by 18, than many will in their entire lifetime. Home isn’t a location for them, but a sense of belonging and community. The questions of identity and belonging that all teens face become even more challenging to answer while having to start over and meet new friends at each location.
This is where you can be the difference in a military teen’s life! By being in their world, walking alongside them, and creating a community where they experience the truth of God’s love and purpose for them. One of our goals is providing a space where they can develop friendships and connections. Giving them a safe place to experience laughter, build hope, and generate the resiliency that life requires of us all.
- Spiritually Mature
- Competent communicator with youths, parents, and senior military leaders
- Familiar with, or willing to learn about military life
- Committed to a relational ministry approach
- Small event planning skills
- Strong Initiative
- Willing to fundraise to supplement salary
- Willing to make a three-year commitment to the community
- Able to build adult support teams
Responsibilities: As a Club Beyond community director, you are responsible for reaching out to military teens in your assigned location. We do this through building relationships, creating inviting events, providing spiritual direction, and developing a volunteer team of leaders who have the same vision to reach military teens. You will also learn how to gather a team of adults in the community who want to support you and Club Beyond.
As a non-profit organization, our staff is responsible for raising a portion of their salary. We have been reaching out to military teens since 1980 and have a team of experienced people who train and help our staff tell the story and raise the support they need.
Salary variable- based experience
Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
3 Years of youth ministry experience (volunteer OR paid) required
Extensive benefits package available, including vision and dental
Club Beyond works on military installations all over the world. We also have openings at:
Fort Bliss, TX
Fort Sam/Houston, TX
Fort Wainwright, AK
West Point, NY
Asia Military Installations
Contact us through:
Phil Alfrey: YLMilitary@mcym.org
Want to know more about our mission and culture?
Please check out clubbeyond.org to learn how Club Beyond has been changing the lives of military teens for over 39 years or watch this video!
Peachtree Presbyterian Church is a growing church in Atlanta, Georgia. Our Student Ministry program is focused on helping students become followers of Jesus and walking alongside students and their families as they navigate the complexities of life. We are looking to hire a staff director who has a contagious relationship with Jesus and a genuine passion for working with, encouraging, leading, and building into the lives of 9th through 12th grade students.
This position requires someone who is a self-starter, has organizational, counseling and communication skills, and enjoys working within a team dynamic.
Primary responsibilities for this position include (but are not limited to):
Pastoral/Relational: Spending time with students in small groups and one-on-one environments for fun and intentional discipleship
Outreach: Attending sporting events, school activities, recitals, etc. to reach new students and develop existing relationships with students
Leadership: Planning, coordinating, supporting, and running trips, events, activities, and programs as well as directing and leading the ministry with the help of the High School Associate
Teaching: Studying, preparing, practicing, and delivering messages that give students a framework for making healthy life decisions and that point students to a life giving relationship that is found in following the way and persons of Jesus
Programming: Creating dynamic, energetic, fun, creative, and spiritually significant programs that encourage students and supports their faith formation
This is a full time, salaried position that includes medical benefits. We offer a competitive salary, based upon education and experience. The Student Ministry staff director will report to and be supervised by the Director of Student Ministry.
If you have a passion for working with high school students, please send your cover letter and resume to Kevin Sheehan:
Polk Street United Methodist Church is actively seeking a full-time Student Ministries Pastor. PSUMC is a leadership church in the panhandle, and is looking for the right person that is passionate about students, looking to build a program, and ready be a part of an excellent staff team. One year of seminary and three years of experience would be ideal.