Student Ministry Position Opening

Revised 02/2022

JOB DESCRIPTION

PART-TIME MINISTER OF YOUTH

PRINCIPAL FUNCTION:  Provide effective leadership to the youth ministry, encouraging middle and high school students to establish a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ and become all that God has called them to be.

SUPERVISOR:  Senior Pastor

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Provide effective leadership to the youth ministry in keeping with the overall ministry plan of the congregation.
  • Lead youth Bible Study on Sunday mornings and provide guidance to other youth ministry teachers and outreach leaders.
  • Prepare and lead a mid-week Bible Study experience for the youth.
  • Plan and supervise events that balance fellowship, missions, Bible study/discipleship, and outreach.  All events to be approved by the Youth Committee.
  • Plan and conduct special events throughout the year (i.e. summer camp, retreats, student-led worship services, etc.)
  • Attend and encourage youth participation in churchwide mission, recreation, and social events.
  • Provide periodic opportunities for the youth to participate in hands-on mission experiences.
  • Provide support and counsel to youth and/or parents and make appropriate referrals when necessary.
  • Attend various school/community events in which the youth are involved, whenever possible.
  • Develop and coordinate fund-raising opportunities for the youth ministry.
  • Cultivate relationships with prospective youth and their families.
  • Regularly attend staff meetings and Church Council.
  • Lead in worship services as requested.
  • Various other duties as required.

Sample Events:

January/February: Ski Trip or other overnight retreat

March: March Mission Madness

May: Youth Sunday

Summer:

Intergenerational Mission Trip and/or Youth Mission Trip.

Summer Camp and/or Summer Retreats

Other summer events (Six Flags, pool parties, etc.)

October/November: Fall Party

December: Christmas Party

Monthly: Youth Lunches/Outing

Weekly Schedule:

Sunday: Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.

Worship at 11:00 a.m.

Sometimes afternoon or evening activities

Wednesday: 3:30 Staff Meeting

5:30 Dinner

6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Youth Group (Bible Study, Hot Topics, Fellowship, Game Night, etc.)