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Desert Hope Church

Youth Director

Desert Hope Church
Tucson, Arizona, United States

Date Posted: 08/30/2012
Categories: Youth Pastor
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
We are a recently planted Lutheran Congregation in Mission for Christ (LCMC) church looking for a Youth Director to be responsible for the implementation, development and growth of Desert Hope’s youth ministry program with a primary focus and involvement in middle school and senior high youth while giving support to the elementary school ministry.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop a program to equip youth to fulfill the great commission through a balance of teaching, fellowship, worship,
evangelism and service activities.
• Develop and grow a program that’s attractive to youth both inside and outside Desert Hope, building relationships and
bringing youth to faith in Jesus Christ.
• Provide opportunities for youth to have and to be positive role models.
• Be committed to keeping youth safe by implementing and/or supporting safety guidelines.
• Develop, recruit and train a network of volunteers to assist in youth ministry.
• Coordinate and organize events such as retreats, mission trips, camps, service projects and fellowship activities.
• Maintain effective communication with youth, their families, staff and the congregation including communication of all activities
in a timely fashion and fostering open communication with parents/guardians.
• Prepare annual ministry updates, goals and a well-planned calendar.
• Maintain leadership for each youth program, providing support and assistance as required.
• Identify youth with leadership potential and assure opportunities are given for development.
• Evaluate and make recommendations concerning teaching materials and methods used in all of the youth programs.
• Respectfully listen to opinions of other youth volunteers.
• Support intergenerational church culture by encouraging youth involvement in other church ministries.
• Assure proper care of facilities used by youth programs.
• Assist in the development and oversight of the youth ministry budget, manage student fees for events and trips in a timely
• Attend worship services.
• Continue personal growth and development in youth ministry practices by attending conferences, reading, etc.
• Participate in a yearly job performance review.

Qualifications and Position Requirements:
• One who is rooted in scripture, exhibits a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ and models a life of integrity.
• Possesses a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
• Has experience growing a youth ministry.
• One who is gifted in and called to youth ministry, loves young people and has a passion for evangelism and outreach.
• Possesses a strong Biblical background, and is passionate about teaching God’s Word to youth.
• Is enthusiastic about helping youth to fulfill the great commission.
• Possesses good relational skills with youth, parents and staff.
• One who is in agreement with the LCMC statement of faith.
• One who is self-motivated with strong leadership and organizational skills.
• One who is excited to disciple young people and help them grow in their walk with Jesus Christ.
• Is a team player with fellow staff and volunteers.
• Must be sensitive to the needs and pressures of teens with a knowledge of possible solutions.
• Must possess the technological skills necessary to communicate effectively with youth and their parents.
• Expected to become a member of DHLC, regularly attending its services and activities.