We have recently completed a visioning process with Ministry Architects and are seeking a full time Director of Youth Ministries (grades 6-12) to live out our new vision for sustainable youth ministry with youth that are currently at COS and those that are yet to come. This position will be assisted by a part time youth ministry staff and work in collaboration with the church staff team.

The primary responsibilities of this position will be to:

  • Envision, implement and oversee the youth ministry activities and programming
  • Recruit and equip adult and student leadership
  • Work collaboratively with other staff, parents and youth to grow disciples
  • Strategically partner with parents, encouraging and equipping them for spiritual leadership in the home
  • Disciple and train youth to reach out to unchurched friends and classmates
  • Be an active presence in local schools and the community

You will thrive and love this position if:

  • You are a person of faith: A mature commitment to Christ demonstrated through life and testimony
  • You have a passion for youth and their families: you love being with students
  • Committed to Relational Discipleship: Discipleship is meant to be lived with others, maturing with, sharing, and serving one another
  • You want to gain experience in a supportive staff that will provide mentoring, coaching, and collaboration
  • You have a passion for developing student leaders
  • You enjoy meeting students on their turf and building relationships in the community
  • You can develop and deploy leaders who can lead teams
  • You are action-oriented and self-motivated

Requirements for this position:

  • Experience: Two years of experience with youth and/or church ministry preferred
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree required; formal ministry training preferred
  • Beliefs: Mainline, moderate theological position
  • Management: Experience managing and leading others
  • Active learning with knowledge of current youth culture

About Church of the Shepherd

Church of the Shepherd is a vibrant congregation of 1100 members and an average attendance of 900. This outwardly focused congregation has a firm commitment to the next generation and their families that is being lived out through our relational discipleship program.