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Church of the Saviour

Youth Associate

Church of the Saviour
Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States


Date Posted: 05/19/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Church of the Saviour is a non-denominational Christ-centered church of approximately 1,500 people in the Philadelphia suburb of Wayne, Pennsylvania. We are called by Jesus Christ to penetrate the lives of young people in our community (and beyond) to the glory of God. We take the Great Commission and the Great Commandment seriously (we actively support local & global missions). We have personally experienced the Good News of Jesus Christ and now count it both an extreme privilege and responsibility to be ministers of reconciliation to a lost and hurting world. We depend on the Holy Spirit to enable and empower us to fulfill God’s plan for our lives and our church. We arecertain that Christ is supreme in all things and we know we are most fully alive and fulfilled when we are most fully glorifying Him.

 

The Youth Associate will provide spiritual leadership to youth by reflecting personally, and expressing relationally, God’s love in a dynamic, loving, Bible-based student ministry setting. As a leader of the student ministry team, he or she will also work closely with parents and youth ministry volunteers to create a welcoming environment where young people will thrive and grow. As a member of church staff, the Youth Associate will work alongside fellow staff members to pursue the church’s mission, in keeping with our culture and values.

 

The Youth Associate will report directly to the Student Pastor and work closely with him to oversee ministry to local 7th-12th graders. The position is expected to require 45-55 hours per week, and will include, but is not limited to, the following essential job functions:

 

Primary Responsibilities

 

  • Shepherd 7th-12th grade students in the context of the church’s stated mission (To glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ in Wayne and beyond) and in alignment with the church-wide discipleship process (Love God, Love Others, Get Equipped, Serve the World)

o    Plan and lead weekly Sunday and mid-week meetings, mission trips, retreats and other special events

o    Provide regular one-on-one and small group discipleship with students

o    Prepare and teach gospel-centered lessons to a diverse audience

o    Be a missionary to young people by sharing the gospel with students who do not know Jesus

o    Raise up student leaders within the ministry

  • Provide leadership for the Student Ministry Team (SMT) of adult volunteers who work with youth

o    Recruit, connect with, coach, and care for servant leaders

o    Plan and lead monthly SMT Huddles

o    Conduct background checks on all individuals working with students

  • Minister to families of 7th-12th graders

o    Build relationships with parents and counsel as needed

o    Provide parenting resources and direction to families

o    Attend community parent seminars on teenage issues

  • Minister to the local community and beyond

o    Build relationships in the community

o    Partner with key people in Wayne (e.g., school officials, coaches, etc.)

  • Communicate and Coordinate

o    Communicate regularly with parents, students, & SMT volunteers via the weekly email, webpage, and social media, as needed

o    Work closely with staff and lay colleagues to ensure that the youth ministry is complementing and not competing with other ministries

o    Oversee the Youth Ministry Budget

o    Delegate select tasks to the ministry coordinator, as appropriate

o    Hire, shepherd, and develop summer interns

  • Partner with other church leaders and staff to create a humble, team-based environment committed to excellence which brings glory to God
  • Perform other duties as needed

 

Core Competencies and Values

 

  • A heart for God that is evidenced by proven character and a spiritual-mindedness that understands that “apart from Christ we can do nothing”
  • A person of integrity, authenticity and transparency, marked by humility, and a servant’s heart 
  • A Spirit-led believer, growing in personal sanctification and motivated to increase in spiritual fruitfulness 
  • A compassionate person who seeks to empathize and understand the hearts of others 
  • A servant whose love for the gospel and heart for the lost is evident to others 
  • Able to model, motivate, lead and train others in Christian maturity 
  • Possesses the heart and gifts of a shepherd
  • Eager to minister in the ever-diversifying suburban Main Line setting 
  • Collaborates well in groups: valuing people, affirming diverse gifts, and compromising appropriately 
  • Demonstrates commitment to the COS mission, discipleship process, values and team culture
  • Demonstrates passion for going above and beyond expectations
  • Is a leader of leaders – develops volunteers and lay leaders effectively
  • Demonstrates humility in words and actions
  • Works well with others: gives and receives feedback constructively and resolves conflict effectively
  • Displays flexibility and adaptability; able to pivot quickly and flourish in an ever-changing environment

 

Qualifications:

 

  • A personal and maturing relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ
  • A minimum 2-3 years of experience in a relevant field either as a staff member or an accomplished volunteer with lots of responsibility
  • Bachelor’s degree, required
  • A degree in a relevant field preferred (Education, Bible, or Youth Ministry), preferred
  • Demonstrated passion for sharing Christ with students with a proven ability to communicate with both churched and un-churched students 
  • Prior experience leading and developing student & volunteer leaders
  • Proficiency with various media, including audio and video production, social media and multimedia projects 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment, preferred
  • Agreement with all aspects of Church of the Saviour’s Statement of Faith
  • An ability and readiness to be a member of Church of the Saviour.

 

Please send résumé and cover letter to Executive Director Stacey Sauchuk – staceys@cosnet.org