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RiverTree Community Church

Youth Director

RiverTree Community Church
Byron Township, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 05/31/2008
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Reformed
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:
RiverTree Youth Director
Who are We Looking For?
1. Someone committed to the core essentials of the Christian faith (as represented by RiverTree’s faith statement)
2. Someone who “gets” RiverTree – e.g., seeker-sensitive ministry, our commitment to authenticity, etc.
3. Someone who exhibits a real, ongoing, growing relationship with God
4. Someone with a heartfelt, God-given passion for youth
5. Someone who will work well with a supervisory youth team
6. Someone who can rebuild our sr. high ministry from its current underdeveloped state.
7. Someone who has a history of team-building and volunteer development (someone committed to lay-driven ministry)
8. Someone who can administrate both jr. and sr. high youth programs
What will They Do?
1. Work hand in hand with our Youth Vision Team to chart a new course for our youth ministry (as well as our Lead Pastor and Leadership Team)
2. Lots of hands-on work with our sr. group: coordinating meetings, planning, teaching, etc.
3. Administrative help and support for jr. high program
4. Volunteer recruitment and development
5. Holistic curriculum development and service/mission project coordination
6. 20 hours/week (4-5 for jr. high admin. and support; 15-16 for sr. high leadership and development)
What will We Do for Them?
1. Appropriate monetary compensation for their ministry
2. A supportive, encouraging core of committed team members
3. Time for personal and professional development
4. One-on-one spiritual support from our Lead Pastor
5. A creative church willing to try new things and step outside the norm
To Whom are They Responsible?
1. Like all staff at RT, they will be ultimately responsible to the RT Leadership Team, and namely the Lead Pastor.
2. Their direct supervisor is the Youth Vision Team.
Here's a little about RiverTree:
RT is a nine-year church plant that has an established track record of accomplishing its mission of reaching "the unaffected" in the greater south Grand Rapids area. "The unaffected" are Christians looking engage more and live more missionally, dechurched who have been burned by church, underdeveloped Christians who weren't nurtured in other church environments, and the truly unchurched or non-Christian. To that end, check this out - within our district of 35+ churches, RT has had over 80% of the adult baptisms over the last five years. Want more? We've seen RT grow by 25% in the last eight months alone.
Look over RiverTree's life verses - Jer. 17.7-8. They are our grounding vision: we plant lives, we root them, we teach them how to endure hardship, and we help them become fruitful, all via deep and lasting trust in God.
We are building RT on missional intent to "the unaffected," on being real and authentic (and not particularly churchy), on being lay-driven, and on the process laid out in our life verses.
Want to make a difference? Want to be a part of a church that's making a dent for Jesus among the turned-off and disheartened? Then RT is for you...
What to Do Next:
Contact the church office and ask Chris Smith, our administrative guru, to send you a complete job description and questionnaire. Return the completed questionnaire and your resume to RT by 6/30/08. Church office contact info. - 616-531-3500,