Hillside Covenant Church

Director of Youth Ministry

Hillside Covenant Church
Walnut Creek, California, United States


Date Posted: 07/14/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Covenant
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY – FULL-TIME EXEMPT

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MINISTRY MISSION

God’s mission is to reveal his character of self-giving love to the world through the person of Jesus.  Reflecting God’s heart, the Director of Youth Ministry will be responsible for overseeing ministry to our Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers – a ministry that seeks to usher students into the very life of Christ.  All programming, teaching, and recruiting will stem from this mission.

 

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

 

The director will recruit and train leaders who will touch students’ lives with God's love, teach them God's Word, and provide fellowship with God's people – laying a foundation that will keep students invested in their faith and involved in church for a lifetime. He or she will be actively involved in a team approach to ministry planning and implementation with an emphasis on supporting and equipping volunteers and building relationships with students, their friends, family and community. 

 

Ministry Responsibilities:

  • Vision: Develop vision and strategy for Youth Ministry
  • Direction: Oversee all aspects of Youth Ministry including mid-week programming, small groups, retreats, mission trips, special events
  • Integration: Encourage the introduction to and assimilation of Middle School and High School students into the life of the congregation as active participants of the Hillside church family (including baptism, discipleship, membership, ministry involvement, student leadership development, etc.)
  • Outreach: Develop Bible-based ministries that seek to address the spiritual needs of non-Christians, as well as those already committed to Christ.
  • Relational ministry: Build spiritually based relationships with students so they will be encouraged and challenged to grow spiritually and personally. 
  • Teaching: Serve as the primary teacher for Youth Ministry; accepting overall responsibility for the doctrine and teaching students receive; delegate this responsibility as appropriate and necessary.
  • Communication: Facilitate effective communication between students, parents, adult volunteers and the larger Hillside community.
  • Discipling leaders: Recruit, train, equip, and encourage adult volunteer staff and paid interns to serve in various areas of Youth Ministry, caring for their growth and development.
  • Cultural competence: Be familiar with the use of social media, technology, and cultural tools that can enhance and aid ministry.  Maintain competence in current youth needs and program strategies. 
  • Stewardship: Accept financial oversight and responsibility for Youth Ministry activities, programs, events and trips.
  • Team work: Serve with pastoral and administrative staff, providing mutual support toward the vision of Hillside Covenant Church, putting a high priority on working together as a team.

 

 Meetings:

  • Regular Meetings with the Lead Pastor
  • Weekly Pastoral Staff Meetings

 

Time Commitments:

  • Week night middle and high school student meetings
  • Attend Sunday morning Worship, assisting when appropriate including oversight of middle school Sunday program
  • Weekend trips and special events
  • Two annual mission trips, one for middle school and one for high school
  • Staff development time (day meetings and retreats)
  • All Church Retreat (once a year)

 

 

POSITION EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Strong sense of mission and heart for ministry
  • Proven leadership and management skills in a student ministry program
  • Possesses strong servant leadership, relational, teaching, and discipleship skills
  • Goal-oriented and a self-starter
  • Team player – committed to working as a part of a staff team
  • Organized and professional in communication, planning, preparation and delegation.
  • Worship leading experience is preferred, but not required. 
  • A minimum of a bachelors' degree, or equivalent experience
  • Seminary completion preferred

 

PRINCIPAL RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Reports to the Lead Pastor
  • Is a member of the Pastoral Staff Team
  • Regular collaboration with and support from the Youth Ministry Team

 

 

Email a letter of interest with a statement of faith and a resume to Michele Miller (michele@hillsidecovenant.org).

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