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Presbyterian Church at Woodbury

Youth Director (full time)

Presbyterian Church at Woodbury
Woodbury, New Jersey, United States

Date Posted: 07/04/2012
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian -- PCUSA
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
DENOMINATION: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

MISSION STATEMENT: Empowered by God and led by the Holy Spirit to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ, The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury will be a living witness through prayer, preaching, teaching and outreach to all people. We will encourage and challenge all to grow spiritually, to care for one another, to share the Good News, and to do so with a loving, joyful heart.

The Presbyterian Church at Woodbury, New Jersey is a warm caring friendly 350 member community of faith in Jesus Christ located in a suburb of Philadelphia, an hour’s drive from beach communities. We are committed to youth ministry and have employed a full time youth Director for the last 8 years. We draw families and students from 8 local high school districts. As members of the Body of Christ, we encourage each other as well as our youth to deepen their personal faith, through individual prayer, worship, Bible study and service. To view our Church Description and learn more about us, please see our website

This full time position includes all aspects of leading a thriving youth ministry that reflects the mission statement of our congregation. The critical task is to continue to build a relational youth ministry where youth (grades 4 – 12) feel welcomed, valued and cared for as they learn who Jesus is, how to follow Him and how basic Bible truths can help them to make right choices in their daily lives. The Youth Director must demonstrate a relationship with Christ in his or her personal spiritual life, including regular corporate worship and service to Christ.

Strong Christian – Contagious spiritual life, shared with enthusiasm
Energetic passion for youth and a calling to share the love of Christ
Leader of creative Christ centered youth ministry
Desire to continue to grow in personal faith

Minister to the spiritual and social needs of the youth (10–18 year olds), encouraging relationships with Jesus Christ, each other and the Church community;
Help youth develop healthy friendships through small and large groups, Bible studies, worship, events, service projects, challenging activities and outreach programs;
Develop and implement a Christ-centered, comprehensive program that will foster maturity and spiritual development in the youth.

Plan and direct weekly youth fellowship and Bible studies for grades 4 – 12
Plan and teach a creative Sunday church school class
Secure curriculum for youth fellowship and church school
Recruit, train and assist adult leaders
Plan and lead youth retreats, mission trips and other large events
Coordinate regular youth service opportunities for younger and older youth
Connect with students in the confirmation class
Support and attend youth school activities (sports/drama)
Develop a relationship with parents

A complete job description can be found on our website.

The Youth Director will report directly to the Pastor (head of staff) and the Board of Elders through the Personnel Committee.

EDUCATION: a college degree (youth ministry is desired)

Compensation package will be based upon education and experience
Full time benefits include health insurance and retirement contributions
Two weeks paid vacation, mileage, book and continuing education allowances are given

Interested and qualified candidates please submit a resume, two professional references (not close friends) and statement of faith (1 typed page in length) to: or to Ron Mohring, Youth Director Search Committee,
Presbyterian Church at Woodbury, 67 S. Broad St.,Woodbury, NJ 08096
This position will require a background/credit check once an offer is made and accepted.