We are looking for a high-energy relational person to oversee a thriving program for those in middle school, where the goal is to move these students toward becoming disciples of Christ. Roswell Presbyterian Church (RPC) welcomes a large family of faith to live out the good news of Jesus Christ. With roots that go back to 1839, RPC belongs to the historic Reformed tradition of the Presbyterian Church (USA) that trusts in the grace and love of Jesus Christ for ourselves and for the whole world. We respond to God’s love revealed in Jesus Christ by loving with our heads, hearts, and hands. Please see the attached job description.https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c1a6a28e2ccd16a53828eba/t/5d2657a71d2af200019d5ffe/1562793895972/MS+Director+Job+Description.pdf
The goal of this position is to build and develop relationships with students in middle school, high school, and college. The Director of Student Ministries (DSM) is to help students of all ages connect with Christ, become rooted in the church, and reach those outside the church. The means to this will be relational ministry. The DSM will pursue a multi-ethnic ministry that moves students along CHPC’s path of discipleship.
General & Administrative
- Participate with College Hill Presbyterian Church staff as is appropriate to director-level position.
- Manage budget to support ministry priorities and make decisions to keep the ministry in alignment with the budget
- Work with the youth volunteers to develop programs that promote smooth and successful transitions through the spiritual and developmental stages of children 7th through 12th grade and college.
- Perform and oversee all administrative duties necessary for the position
- Ensure that all adults working with children and youth have received training in child safety and have been appropriately screened.
- Inform CHPC staff of regular ministry updates, challenges, and opportunities
- Provide regular communication for students and their families
- Provide monthly ministry updates for the church at large via church newsletter
- Assess and maintain weekly programs for their effectiveness and fidelity to the church’s vision.
- Along with staff and volunteers, discontinue ineffective or suboptimal programs
- Work with the pastors, church staff, and ministry volunteers to set vision, direction, and goals for student ministry at CHPC consistent with the church’s mission and core values
- Communicate vision for students to families, the congregation, and the College Hill community
- Partner with parents/guardians to develop, present and regularly evaluate curriculum which is faithful to scripture and the reformed traditions and belief
- Recruit and train volunteers to work effectively with students and their families
- Support and provide further development for current volunteers
- Delegate meaningful opportunities to volunteers within the ministry
- Engage with all families and students currently connected to College Hill Presbyterian Church
- Develop a working knowledge of youth and their families in the church and community and provides appropriate support and pastoral care in conjunction with our existing church staff and referral services
- Find new and innovative ways to reach students that are not connected to the church
- In partnership with other church ministries, lead students and their families into the experience of a personal relationship with God through a variety of vibrant, meaningful, appropriate, high quality worship, service, and fellowship opportunities
- Provide support and discipleship for families by using existing church pastoral staff and referral services in times of crisis and develop working knowledge of family needs and joys
- Provide resources, support, and assistance to parents as the primary developers of faith in their students through special workshops and training events.
- Plan, organize, and lead ministry programs, events and trips as they serve the larger purpose of the ministry.
- Provide opportunities for students to connect with other ministries at the church (worship, deacons, etc.)
- Co-lead the tweens group with the Director of Children’s Ministry in order to help children transition
Exhibits a growing faith in Christ, grounded in Scripture
Demonstrates a passion to minister students
Enthusiastic team builder with the ability to equip others
Innovative in ministering to the changing needs of our church and community
Physically able to meet the demands of the job
Creative ability to adapt and develop curriculum when necessary
Organized administrator with good time management skills
Comfortable delegating responsibilities
Knowledge and skills in information technology including computer and social media
Bachelor degree or above—coursework in child development desired
Two or more years of leadership experience in Christian education
Dynamic Ministry, Supportive Team, Historic Church, Sharing the Love of Christ!
This summer we celebrate 150 years of ministry to the central coast. The core of our ministry seeks to serve our local community through outreach programs to our neighbors without homes, mission engagement locally and globally, partnership with dozens of community assistance groups, disaster relief with the RedCross, and a consistent legacy of Reformed Christian worship, education, and discipleship formation.
As we reflect on our past and look to the future, we’re building on the richness of our traditions, growing and adapting our ministries to meet the needs of today’s families, individuals, and students. Today at FPCSB, we have a strong early childhood program and a thriving kids ministry. To help reach the next generation, we’re prayerfully seeking a new team member who can deliver on a vision to expand and grow our ministry to youth and young adults.
So, we are posting a new role: Minister to Youth and Young Adults, and we prayerfully seek an individual committed to developing, implementing, and serving our Junior-High to College ministries.
Check out the position page here.
Check out the job description here:
Interested in applying? We’re excited to meet you! We held informational gathering on May 21, and we encourage you to watch it here. Once you’ve seen it, you can start our application process by creating a 3-5 minute video that tells us more about you. Feel free to share where you’re from, where you went to school or where you’ve served, and share your experience with these age groups. Other ideas for questions to answer: What drives you and fuels your passion? What do you like to do for fun? What’s your favorite activity to do with youth and young adults?
Have fun, make it personal! Please upload to YouTube, Google Drive, or DropBox (or however you find it easy to share) and let us know by sending your resume and the link to your video to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be reviewing submissions on a regular basis.
Questions can be directed to: email@example.com
Presbyterian Church of Western Springs (PCWS) is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) located in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. PCWS has over 325 members with 100 people in attendance during Sunday worship with approximately 25 youth on the rolls. There has been much change in the staff at PCWS in the past few years and, with the arrival of a new called pastor last August, we are now working to rebuild our program staff to support the ongoing ministries and to creatively work to establish new ministries. This is an exciting time in the life of a congregation that has faithfully served the community for nearly 65 years.
PCWS has a long history of youth ministry for both middle school and high school students. Many of our adult members were once students in the youth programs and have had children graduate through the programs. This rich history provides both challenges and opportunities. Our next Director of Youth Ministry (DYM) will be tasked with supporting existing programs while also identifying ways that the program can be changed to fit current trends and philosophies of youth ministry. While many people are attached to “the way things have always been,” the candidate for this position will need to be sensitive to this while also confident enough to guide the congregation into the next chapter of innovative youth ministry at PCWS.
Working closely with the pastor, the candidate will design and implement programs for middle school and high school that focus on the following areas: faith formation/education, worship, fellowship, and mission. Weekly gatherings are expected to include elements of learning, worship, and fellowship (recognizing that there will be exceptions to this pattern). This will be new for many of the youth as they have been accustomed to a primary focus on fellowship/fun during monthly or twice-monthly gatherings. In addition to weekly youth group gatherings, separate opportunities for Bible study, fellowship, and mission will also need to be planned and executed. This includes a week-long high school mission trip.
The DYM will be expected to be in worship on Sunday mornings and assist in worship periodically while also encouraging the involvement of youth in worship leadership and in attendance. Currently, we offer Sunday School for middle school students twice a month. Our plan is to continue to do this with the DYM teaching one Sunday per month and a volunteer teaching the other.
As part of their approach to youth ministry, the DYM should consider building relationships with the youth of the church a top priority. This involves attending sporting events, performances, and other opportunities to show support to the youth, in addition to being available for conversation, counseling, and fun. The youth ministry components of this position are expected to be approximately 3/4 time. In order to make this position full-time, we are open to finding the right match between our needs and the skills/interests of the candidate.
Our priority is finding someone who is the right candidate for the DYM position, and after that, if full-time employment is desired by the candidate, we will discuss whether some combination of the following ministry areas would be appropriate for the candidate:
– Children’s Ministry (Sunday School coordination and planning and special events)
– Church Life
– Adult Education/Ministry
– Young Adult/College Ministry
This structure provides an exciting opportunity for someone with a youth ministry focus to explore other areas of interest and ministry. A final job description for the individual will be crafted with the candidate.
Based on the above description of the position, the ideal candidate will be a committed follower of Jesus Christ and an enthusiastic and experienced youth worker with an ongoing passion for youth ministry. They should be able to work with limited supervision and require minimal administrative support. The candidate will be a partner in ministry with the Pastor, The Rev. Erik Khoobyarian, who started his call at PCWS in August 2018. This position is an opportunity to join the ministry team in the early stages with opportunities for significant input and leadership.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and responsibility. While this position is not a called/installed position, ordained candidates or candidates in the Presbyterian Church (USA) ordination process are encouraged to contact us to discuss your interest and individual situation.
Learn more about our church and programs at presbyws.org and we look forward to hearing from you!
For more information about the position and search, please contact The Rev. Erik Khoobyarian at 708-505-5409 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley
Director, Youth and Family Ministries
Full Time Exempt, Benefits
Priority deadline to apply: March 22, 2019, open until filled
Job Summary: Date: February 2019
Develop, oversee, and grow the Youth and Family Ministry at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley in fulfillment of the church’s mission and vision, with direct involvement in the High School Ministry.
Christian Formation of High School Students through Weekly Programs (30%)
· Develop and implement short term/long term goals and coordinate curriculum and vision for Youth Ministry.
· Develop and oversee Sunday morning High School and Middle Hour program including curriculum development, worship, and activities.
· Lead weekly Thursday night High School program. Develop and/or select Bible Study curriculum.
· Develop, train, and equip a high school leadership and volunteer teams to take ownership of the youth ministry.
· Meet with students and leaders on a regular basis, walking with them as they seek to be faithfully formed into the image of Christ.
· Connect regularly with parents as pastor to them, partnering with parents in the formation of their children.
· Train and motivate adult volunteers for leadership in Youth Ministry, and meet with them on a regular basis, equipping them for faithful ministry.
Special Events (25%)
· Provide leadership, training, and participation for retreats and special events.
· Organize special mission trips (e.g. Mexico). Prepare self and students, train volunteers, and participate in trips. Arrange for necessary logistics.
· Plan missional and social events appropriate for High School students.
· Participate in annual All Church Conference.
· Partner with Director of Children and Family Ministries in the development and implementation of Vacation Bible School (VBS).
Church Leadership/Administration (15%)
· Ensure the visibility of the Youth in Sunday Worship, including worship leadership responsibilities.
· Attend staff and church leadership meetings as appropriate.
· Supervise Youth Coordinator in the leadership of Middle School Ministry.
· Collaborate with Director of Choirs in development of Network Choir.
· Create and maintain yearly Youth Department budget.
· Adhere to Church Policies regarding forms and safety procedures.
· Maintain Youth Department weekly newsletter and website for regular communication.
Education: Bachelor’s Degree, Masters of Divinity or Theology; Masters Youth Ministry desired
· A growing and deepening faith in Jesus Christ.
· Three to five years of prior experience in leading youth ministry, including curriculum and event planning, speaking, and supervising other youth staff and volunteers.
· Possess a solid theology and philosophy of how youth ministry fits in the life of the church.
· Demonstrated ability to develop, oversee, and grow a ministry program.
· Demonstrated ability to be a mature and engaging presence in the lives of students
· Demonstrated ability to recruit, motivate, and work graciously with volunteers.
· Excellent communication skills to large and small groups, including interpersonal and people skills, discretion, and ability to hold confidentiality.
· Desire to grow as a teacher and mentor.
· Strong organizational and administrative skills to prioritize and implement multiple programs.
· Proficient knowledge of software programs and web-based applications, which may include: Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Microsoft Publisher, Google Drive and Docs, and familiarity with using database programs. Willing and able to apply advanced features in software and applications, and learn new programs and applications as needed.
Reports to: Associate Pastor for Christian Formation
Note: Nothing in this job description restricts the right of First Presbyterian Church leadership to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
How to Apply:
· Visit www.fpcberkeley.org/employment.asp for our application form.
· Return the completed application form along with your cover letter and resume to Bonnie Rauscher, Human Resources Manager at email@example.com
or mail to Bonnie Rauscher, First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, 2407 Dana St., Berkeley, CA 94704
Priority Deadline: March 22, 2019. Rolling review upon receipt.
Early Applications are encouraged.
Position will remain open until filled.
Final job offer will be contingent on passing a criminal record background check.
MINISTRY POSITION DESCRIPTION
First Presbyterian Church, Fort Collins, CO 80524
Position Title: Director of Youth Ministries
Supported by: Senior Pastor, Discipleship and Spiritual Formation Center
Our welcoming and vibrant Fort Collins church seeks an exceptional new team member who shares God’s heart for youth to lead our middle (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) ministries. Our focus is assuring our youth feel loved, encouraged and challenged as they explore and grow their relationship with Christ
Do you have excellent people and organizational skills, solid bible knowledge, and the maturity to guide our youth through this formative time? If so, please submit your résumé and the names of three work references, PLUS please be sure to include a cover letter explaining why you are the right fit for this specific position.
You will develop, coordinate and administer an effective and comprehensive ministry to the middle school and high school youth of the church, their families and the community.
Roles and Responsibilities:
· Reaching out to, mentoring and investing in students – meeting them ‘where they’re at’ (school, athletic and musical events, homes, 1:1 relationships) – and drawing them into a growing relationship with Christ and Christ’s church – either directly or via equipping ministry partners depending on the size of the youth ministry
· Identifying, equipping and leading a “Youth Ministry Support Team” and additional volunteers as needed, made up of adults and youth who provide shared guidance, support, and leadership of the ministry
· Leading separate weekly middle school and high school youth groups and Sunday morning programs
· Inviting and equipping students for leadership roles in the ministry
· Leading Confirmation Class in collaboration with pastors and adult leaders
· Developing and leading Mission and Outreach opportunities in the community and beyond
· Planning, implementing and supporting outreach events, trips, and retreats
· Communicating timely and effectively with youth and their families
· Leading and equipping ministry partners with fundraising for the programs and related events
· Regularly attending worship with this congregation and be available to assist in worship
· Maintaining relationships with young adults from FPC that are now in college, locally and away
· Exploring collaborative partnerships with local Presbyterian and Ecumenical Youth Ministries
· Investing in one’s spiritual health through studying the Christian faith, the Bible, and exercise of regular spiritual disciplines
· Participating in regular staff meetings and with supervisor on an agreeable schedule and frequency
· Leading the promotion and publicizing of programs and events related to both ministry areas
· Other responsibilities as jointly identified with supervisor
Our Commitment to You
We will support you in fellowship, relationship, and discipleship so that you may be nurtured, edified, and strengthened in your walk of faith. We will provide a vocational setting in which your gifts are recognized, and you will be developed as a caregiver, director, and Christian ministry leader.
Qualifications and Skills
A background in scripture, theology or Christian education is preferred, but it’s more important to be an enthusiastic and caring Christian of integrity and empathy
– Can organize and prioritize multiple ministry programs
– Possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills coupled with technology skills to communicate in electronic and social media formats
– Demonstrate a positive, vibrant, open, welcoming, energetic spirit to engage diverse Youth
Education and Experience
· Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in education, counseling, psychology, social work, human development, and family studies or a closely related field
· Previous leadership experience in Youth and/or Young Adult Ministry
· Exhibits an active and growing faith in Jesus Christ and love for Christ’s church
· Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in scripture, theology, Christian education or related field
· Demonstrable capability and background in understanding and teaching from a Reformed theological perspective
· Proven ability to relate current social issues to sound faith principles and beliefs in a manner relatable to youth
· Additional skills that can enhance youth ministry, including musical ability, drama/theater, an interest in nature or outdoor sports
· 3 – 5 years of previous leadership experience in youth ministry
Transitional Director of Spiritual Formation
About Us: Oxford Presbyterian Church is a diverse congregation, called together to care for one another and worship Jesus Christ. Located in downtown Oxford, PA, the congregation views its neighborhood as its primary venue for ministry. The worshipping body averages about 170 people each Sunday, representing a diverse array of viewpoints, ages, and life circumstances. As the spiritual home to a number of young families and located just steps away from a large retirement community, OPC desires to better facilitate the discipleship and spiritual formation of all ages.
Position Title: Transitional Director of Spiritual Formation
Status: Full Time (For a term of six months. Renewable by action of the Administration and Personnel Committee. The Transitional Director may apply for the permanent position by invitation of the session.)
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Accountability: The Transitional Director of Spiritual Formation reports to the Pastor/Head of Staff and the Session.
Relationships: The Transitional Director of Spiritual Formation will work in close cooperation with the Pastor/Head of Staff, the Christian Education Committee and its chairperson, the Worship Committee and its chairperson, the Director and Board of the Oxford Community Preschool, volunteers, and families of program participants.
• A passionate and contagious faith in Jesus Christ.
• A familiarity and general agreement with Presbyterian polity, Reformed theology, and the denominational identity of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
• A bachelors degree (Masters preferred) with an emphasis in Christian Education, Children’s education, or a related field.
• Christian Educator certification, ordination, or certification of readiness to receive a call in the PC(USA) is preferred
• 3+ years of professional experience in program coordination for children, youth, and families
• Aptitudes in leadership, teamwork, teaching, recruiting and delegation.
• A proven track record of excellent communication, administration, and organization
• An ability to engage a diverse array of theological and social beliefs with an inclusive and loving spirit
• Collaborate with the Pastor/Head of Staff, Christian Education and Worship Committees, and other volunteers on a strategic plan for the spiritual formation of persons of all ages.
• Collaborate with the Pastor/Head of Staff and Christian Education and Worship Committees to develop parental and congregational involvement with children and youth.
• Acquire and adapt curriculum materials to address the specific needs of the congregation.
• Recruit, vet, train, and support a dynamic and engaged Sunday school and Children’s Church teaching staff.
• Facilitate the youth group meeting twice per month.
• Encourage, promote, and participate in spiritual development, fellowship, and service opportunities for youth such as retreats, conferences, mission trips, day outings, etc.
• Identify and develop opportunities for the participation of children and youth in
worship in coordination with the Pastor/Head of Staff and chair of the Worship Committee.
• Develop and promote programs and home-study curriculum to encourage families in their discipleship and spiritual formation.
• Develop a communication strategy for keeping program participants, their families, and the congregation informed and engaged in the congregation’s ministries of spiritual formation.
• Aid in ensuring all required clearances are filed, trainings completed, and security and safety protocol are enacted.
Cover Letters and Resumes (or PIFs) may be sent to: staffingOPC@gmail.com