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Southridge Reformed Church

Middle School Youth Director

Southridge Reformed Church
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

Date Posted: 08/18/2011
Categories: Young Adult Pastor
Denominations: Reformed
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Job Title: Middle School Youth Director
Reports To: Senior Pastor

Job Function
The Middle School Youth Director will work with the Children and Student Ministry Pastor to implement the vision of the Student Ministry at Southridge Reformed Church. Oversight of the Middle School Ministries will be the main focus of this position.

General Description of Duties and Reponsibilities
•Cast vision for the Middle School Ministries that ties in with both the Children’s Ministries and High School Ministries visions as well as the overall vision of Southridge Reformed Church
•Oversee all aspects of the Middle School student ministry
•Plan, direct and facilitate a weekly large outreach focused program for area Middle School Students (Friday Night XLR8)
•Direct and oversee the implementation of mid week small group spiritual growth opportunities (Fusion Groups)
•Meet regularly with a small group of selected students to build their faith and prepare them for leadership responsibilities
•Plan and Oversee the annual week long Bike Trip for Middle School Students and Adult volunteers
•Listen to, mentor and encourage students (one-on-one) in being a Disciple of Jesus
•Lead and organize mission trips, retreats, and other opportunities for Middles School Students to experience community
•Build intentional relationships by meeting with students, attending sporting events, plays, concerts, etc.
•Manage the mentoring/confirmation program on a yearly basis
•Plan special events throughout the year for fellowship and outreach
•Create communication vehicles for students and parents in the form of newsletters, mailings and e-mail updates
•Facilitate crisis and shepherding care for students and their families
•Recruit, equip, train, and encourage volunteer adult leaders for all of the various Middle School Ministries and activities
•Build intentional relationships with leaders and look for opportunities for volunteers and students to use their gifts
•Be available to counsel, care, and empower students and their parents
•Participate in weekly Staff Meetings of Southridge Reformed Church
•Meet weekly with the Children and Student Ministry Pastor to discuss he overall youth program goals and objectives
•Meet monthly with the Children’s and Youth Spiritual Growth Team

Leadership Attributes and Preferred Experience
•Have a passionate, growing relationship with Jesus
•Ability to relationally connect with students
•Ability to relevantly communicate God’s Word in compelling and relevant ways to Middle School aged students
•Ability to lead staff and volunteers
•Have a relational vision of student ministry
•Ability to be a self starter and creatively reach out to the hurting and lost students of our community
•2+ years experience leading a student ministry
•Bachelors degree in a relevant field (Pastoral Ministries)
•Agreement with Southridge’s beliefs and core values
•Demonstrated ability to plan and organize large groups of students and volunteers