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Purpose: To provide a bridge between Elementary and Youth ministries at University Covenant Church (UCC), by assisting the Pastor of Student Ministries and Children’s Ministry Director in providing support for ministries to 5th through 9th graders. This is done through relationship building with students and leaders, training and mentoring volunteers, executing vision, and leading programs.

Local Context: Davis, California is a town 15 miles from Sacramento that is known for its strong university presence (University of California), cycling community, parks, Farmer’s Market, local agriculture industry, and independent streak. University Covenant Church was founded in 1966 and is a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church. UCC currently has three Sunday services with a total average attendance of 800-850. Our vision is “That all people would know Jesus.” We are seeking to do this by Making Disciples, Multiplying Leaders, and Unleashing Compassion.

Reports to: Pastor of Student Ministries

Key Areas of Ministry Responsibility

Develop, implement and oversee 5th & 6th Grade Sunday Morning Programs – 12 hours per week

  • Lead half of all Sunday morning programs for 5th & 6th graders
  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteer leaders, including a Sunday morning leadership team for half of all Sundays
  • Develop and implement age-appropriate curriculum
  • Communicate effectively with staff, leaders, volunteers, and parents
  • Partner with parents to equip them to be effective spiritual influences in their kids’ live


Develop, implement and oversee 5th & 6th Grade Youth Group (Glacier) – 7 hours per week

  • Participate in on-site leadership of all 5th & 6th grade youth group programs and events
  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteer leaders
  • Develop and implement age-appropriate curriculum
  • Communicate effectively with staff, leaders, volunteers, and parents
  • Partner with parents to equip them to be effective spiritual influences in their kids’ lives


Leadership development in Jr. High ministry (Edge)  – 7 hours per week
a.   Assist Student Ministries Pastor in recruiting, training, and encouraging volunteer team
b.   Oversee volunteer programs as needed
c.   Meet weekly with Student Ministries Pastor and with Children & Youth team
d.   Meet regularly with the Executive Director of Children & Youth
e.   Develop and lead the Breakaway leadership program for youth volunteers


Execute Jr. High ministry programs – 12 hours per week
a.     Assist with Sunday Morning program for junior high students, this includes leading half of all Sundays.
b.     Provide leadership and pastoral presence for junior high ministries
c.     Manage administrative duties related to coordinating events, communication, and weekly programs
d.     Assist in development of curriculum for weekly programs
e.     Be part of preaching and teaching team for youth groups, Sunday Mornings, and high school Confirmation classes
f.      Participate in the on-site leadership for Jr. High ministry camps and retreats

Participate in, and assist in leading, church-wide initiatives and programs  – 2 hours a week
Examples:  Christmas Eve, Easter, Breakaway, All-Church Retreats, etc.

Core Competencies and Qualifications

  • Spiritual leadership
  • Strong skills in strategic planning, vision, and systems thinking
  • Leadership multiplication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with youth and adults of all ages
  • Collaborative and skilled at working on teams
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Available for flexible schedule that regularly includes evening and weekend hours
  • Familiar with the needs, desires, and developmental stages of youth
  • Must exhibit good judgement when faced with decisions regarding safety and propriety
  • Valid California Driver’s License
  • Willing to complete background check with the Justice Department
  • Computer Skills
  • A professional work ethic – organized, committed, proactive, energetic and dependable with administrative skills and good time management

 Expectations of all UCC Ministry Directors

  • Strong knowledge of and love for the Lord
  • Agreement with the vision, mission, and values of University Covenant Church and the Evangelical Covenant Church
  • Work cooperatively with other team members to support the whole ministry of the church
  • Ability to manage a medium amount of stress
  • Oversee and support volunteers to support ministry work
  • Punctual and dependable attendance
  • Ability to manage a medium amount of stress
  • Staff adjust their normal work hours (with prior supervisor approval) when extended time is needed for ministry events.

For instructions on how to apply for this position, please visit our website and click on About Us, Staff and Leaders, Job Opportunities.

Middle School Intern- Female

Provide leadership to Middle School Ministry (The Spot) through supporting the Middle School Pastor and ministering to the students and volunteers of the ministry, helping them to connect, grow, and reach


25 Hours- $12/HR


Please send your resume to Josh Simpson at jsimpson@calvarylife.org


-A growing relationship with Jesus Christ

-A life above reproach and consistent with 1 Timothy 3:1-7

-Demonstrate strong relational skills: team player, hospitable, compassionate, loving, gracious, truthful

-Demonstrate proficient communication skills, both written and oral

-Demonstrate proficiency in computer and technology use: Google drives, docs, sheets, Word, Excel

-Demonstrate teachability; is a self-starter and problem solver

-Completed or actively pursuing appropriate education (bachelor’s degree or greater biblical knowledge)


-Have modeled and will maintain a biblical standard of personal conduct and lifestyle, both public, personal, online

-Available for identified work schedule

-Agree to submit and uphold  bylaws and doctrinal statement; advocate and align ministry to purpose and vision statements

-Adhere to guidelines stated in Employee Handbook

-Become a member of Calvary Church


-Support the vision and leadership of Calvary Church

-Provide support to the Middle School Pastor in giving vision and leadership for the direction of the ministry

-Coordinate with Middle School Pastor and team in organizing and leading weekly youth group programs on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights, monthly activities and trips. Help develop program and background aspects of the service, while training students to do the same

-Take initiative and ownership of projects and responsibilities.

-Responsible for assimilating and shepherding the Middle School students, with an emphasis on female students. Intentionally meet with several students each week outside of normal programing. Relentlessly pursuing all girls, whether they’re plugged in, on the fringe, or MIA

-Assist the development of curriculum for Middle School Ministry while considering scope and sequence. Teach/Preach in the Middle School group 1-2 times each month to intentionally develop the gift of communication.  Pursue growth in preaching by reviewing sermons and messages with Middle School Pastor and/or mentors before and after

-Partner with Middle School Pastor in caring for and developing volunteer staff and help onboard volunteers through the Leadership Pipeline.  Encourage female leaders through intentional and consistent communication (cards, texts, emails, etc.). Connect with each female leaders during program and meet with 1 or 2 female leaders each week

-Develop a healthy partnership with parents through communication and face-to-face interactions.  Offer guidance, encouragement, and counseling as needed.  Mobilize parents to serve and support the ministry

-Visit local middle school campuses to speak and lead at Christian clubs and chapels

-Engage in time-management to accomplish responsibilities and maintain a healthy balance in life. Regularly communicate needs and ministry progress with Middle School Pastor and mentors

-Help oversee transitions from Children’s Ministry (Fuel) in to Middle School Ministry and Middle School Ministry into High School Ministry (HSM)


Check out the full job description here!

Thank you very much for considering this position, PLC is a great place to work!   You can find a full application packet at www.plc-church.org/employment.


Position Description

Position title: Director of Youth Ministries
Position type: Paid, Full Time
Reports to: Associate Pastor


The Director of Youth Ministries is responsible for the spiritual development of high school students, college students, and young adults connected with PLC. The Director also works in collaboration with the Director of Children’s Ministry to lead events for middle school students. The Director will mentor and guide students and young adults to seek God and His word in all circumstances, shepherd students in a personal relationship with Jesus, and inspire students to abide in Jesus and be a light in their community. The Director will establish collaborative working relationships with other directors and pastors to support the overall mission of PLC. The Director will succeed in their area of oversight by leading, teaching, and supporting.


1. Lead: Develop, coordinate, manage and implement ministry opportunities for students in grades 7-12 with a focus and emphasis on grades 9-12.
2. Lead: Provide a weekly opportunity for high school students to connect for worship, teaching, prayer, serving, and developing relationships.
3. Lead: Plan and execute the Refuge middle school ministry on a monthly basis and lead periodic events for middle school students.
4. Lead: Develop and coordinate age-appropriate spiritual growth opportunities for post high school students and young adults (ages 18-25).
5. Lead: Supervise, equip, and train volunteer and paid teams, including: Youth Mentors, Interns, and Serve Team Members.
6. Lead: Invite, empower, and encourage Youth Board members. Lead Youth Board meetings submitting plans, budgets, and calendars to that body for approval.
7. Lead: Create an atmosphere where students can enjoy being with one another while growing closer to Jesus while being available and actively engaged in the lives of students.
8. Lead: Regularly encourage youth to participate in the life of the church, including regular participation in Sunday worship, fellowship, and mission events.
9. Teach: Teach the Bible in a practical and engaging way with a theological understanding in agreement with the creeds and confessions of the Lutheran Church.
10. Support: Plan and execute fundraisers in collaboration with the Youth Board.
11. Support: Be present at events on local high school campuses, supporting students to develop new relationships, and be an influence for Christ on campus.
12. Perform other duties as required.


1. College graduate with bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Degree in ministry from a Christian university preferred.
2. Ability to teach the Christian Faith from a Lutheran perspective as identified by the Apostles Creed, Nicene Creed, and the Confessions of the Lutheran Church or a plan to reach proficiency.
3. Experience in youth ministry leadership including roles in managing and administering youth programs in a church or camp setting.
4. Experience serving or participating in a vibrant youth ministry.
5. Ability to lead a team of volunteers.
6. Excellent organizational and communications skills (verbal, written, and using electronic means).
7. Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and teachable while working in a fast-paced environment.
8. Demonstrated ability to operate as a team player.
9. Self-starter and quick learner.
10. Kind, professional, and friendly demeanor.


1. A Christian of good character and reputation, having a strong Christian witness, attending worship regularly, and modeling faith to others.
2. A person who can maintain a good working relationship with others; one who is “team oriented.”
3. A person who enthusiastically endorses the core values and mission of PLC’s ministry.
4. You must love Jesus and like high school and middle school youth.


40+ hours a week