Director of Youth Ministry disciples youth ages 6th grade – 12th grade, including those in college transition. They lead in vision casting, lay leader development and training. They mobilize this group of urban youth, who are diverse both racially and socioeconomically, to pursue Jesus, find their identity in him, be transformed by him, and share the gospel in Word and deed with others. They also fulfill the responsibilities for the local outreach coordinator deacon role. The expectation is to focus approximately 75% of their hours on youth ministry and 25% on outreach.
Knowledge & Education: Relevant Bachelor’s degree (e.g., pastoral ministries, youth discipleship) or combination of relevant experience and education
Skills & Abilities: Excellent management, organizational, leadership, and training skills. Characteristic traits of compassion, creativity, program development, vision, leadership, mentorship and a cooperative spirit. Must possess an understanding of age-appropriate discipleship for youth ages 11-19, both in personal faith-formation and in encouraging outreach and evangelism; a thorough understanding of what makes Generation Z unique is desired.
Experience: Two to five years progressive responsibilities in pastoral ministries or in the fields of ministry leadership or youth ministry
Compensation: Housing in a 2-bedroom apartment by the church with small cash stipend.