October 26, 2014
Clemmons Presbyterian Church
Clemmons, North Carolina United States
Temporary/Part-time Youth Director to work with Middle School and High School Youth Program.
Clemmons Presbyterian Church, 3930 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, NC 27012
Job Summary: Youth Director (Part Time), Temporary
Clemmons Presbyterian is a mid-sized (550 member) congregation of Salem Presbytery in the PC(USA). Information about the congregation can be gained at church website.
Time Frame for Employment: 3-6 months with possible extension.
Demonstrated beliefs and practices within the Christian faith, preferably Protestant with distinct
preference for PC(USA) candidates.
Demonstrated experience, success and enjoyment of working with youth.
Successful experience working with middle and high school youth.
Demonstrated success and ability to facilitate, plan and share in leadership with volunteers for weekly youth group meetings, youth events and trips.
Demonstrated success in acting as a resource to Youth Committee and Youth Advisors Team.
Ability to attend Sunday afternoon youth group meetings, monthly Youth Committee meetings, usually in the evenings and Youth Advisor team meetings, usually Sunday afternoons.
Ability and interest to attend CPC worship on a regular basis to develop relationships and connections with CPC’s youth and families
Demonstrated success and ability to work collegially with church staff, sharing information and collaborative planning and pastoral concerns as well as respond to supervision.
Demonstrated excellence with daily prioritization and organizational skills.
Ordination is not required nor should it bar an applicant.
Members of Clemmons Presbyterian shall not be considered.
Salary commensurate with experience and training.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Time commitment: 15 – 22 hours per week on average.
Candidates will allow permission for criminal background checks.
If interested, please submit resume to CPCyouth01@gmail.com
Clemmons Presbyterian is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Art Blackwood (Youth Elder)
October 20, 2014
Ministry, Non-Church, Missions, Social Work, Other
Greensboro Urban Ministry
Greensboro, North Carolina United States
Greensboro Urban Ministry was founded in 1967 by representatives of several downtown congregations to provide emergency financial assistance to people in need. Throughout its forty-five year history, Greensboro Urban Ministry has worked with the community to meet the needs of the most vulnerable and often forgotten citizens. Today, Urban Ministry continues its mission to express the love of God to people in need through practical action in the Greater Greensboro area by offering emergency financial assistance, food assistance, emergency and transitional shelter, and rapid re-housing. This organization is currently operating with an annual budget of $4.9 Million and a staff of 70 employees.
The Executive Director is responsible for overall leadership and management of the organization, including promoting the mission, developing the strategic plan with the board, setting clear expectations, implementing best practices and managing the leadership team. This role will build and maintain strong relationships within the faith based community, community leaders, and appropriate donors on behalf of the organization. It will be important for this individual to communicate effectively internally and externally while representing the organization publically. The Executive Director will be able to fund raise, leverage board relationships to increase giving, as well as cultivate and steward donors. The leader of GUM will need to understand homelessness and issues prevalent to the underserved. Knowledge of the Housing First Model and strategies to make appropriate transitions with the changing landscape will be beneficial.
- Master’s degree preferred, a focus in divinity a plus
- Experience leading a non-profit organization of similar size is strongly preferred
- Knowledge of the industry and experience with the under served strongly preferred
- Experience with fundraising
- Effective and comfortable speaking in public and representing an organization to the community
- Strong networking skills and ability to collaborate with a vast group of people
- Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
- Ability to interact with diverse groups of people and facilitate discussions to increase positive impact on the under served
To apply for this position:
Submit your resume and cover letter via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the organization and title in the subject line. Relocation will be considered for candidates outside of the market.
October 16, 2014
Minister of Young Adults and Families with Children and Youth
First United Methodist Church
Greensboro, Georgia USA
In an effort to live out our church mission of “making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world”, our church family is seeking the ideal candidate for this newly created position.
Job Summary: Reporting to the Senior Pastor, develops, implements, and manages programs and activities that will build and grow a dynamic ministry to families with children and youth.
Key Job Duties:
- Provide spiritual leadership for all aspects of the ministry to families with children and youth through programs, activities, outreach, missions, mentoring and counseling. Emphasis will be given to integrating children and youth in worship and church activities and into the full life of the church, helping them grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.
- Manage and coordinate the families with children and youth ministry calendar, budget, equipment, supplies, and facilities.
- Build, create, and nurture positive relationships with children and youth in the community, including “inactives” within the congregation, by interacting in their school setting; sporting, art, and club activities; and community events.
- Build supportive and mutually respectful relationships by spending quality time with families with children and youth. Also build strong relationships with the adult membership of the church and strive to engage them in the ministry to families with children and youth.
- Establish effective and regular communication with families with children and youth. Also, provide regular updates to the church membership on families with children and youth programs and activities.
- Develop and manage a network of volunteers who help achieve the objectives of the ministry. This responsibility includes the recruitment, training, scheduling, and direction of the volunteers. Emphasis will be given to broadening the base of volunteers beyond just the parents of the children and youth being served.
- Provide overall direction of the Sunday School program for children and youth. Includes recruitment, training, and direction of the Sunday School teachers and collaborative selection of the “curriculum” used.
- Provide overall management of the nursery including recruitment, training, and oversight of staff.
- Work with appropriate church committees and lay leaders to develop and administer the annual Vacation Bible School program.
- Responsible for ensuring that all aspects of children and youth programs comply with the Church’s Safe Sanctuary program. This includes organizing and ensuring that Safe Sanctuary training is provided to all church staff and volunteers involved in children and youth activities and programs.
- Working with the ministerial staff and lay leaders assists with the planning and coordination of Confirmation Class activities.
- Work with other members of the church staff in a collaborative, respectful, and supportive manner to achieve overall church goals and objectives.
- Participate in continuing education opportunities in children, youth, and family ministries.
- Regularly attend Sunday morning worship services and assist the ministerial staff with worship as needed and requested.
- Professional minister (ordination not a requirement but welcomed) with a vision, passion, and calling for ministry to families with children and youth.
- Demonstrated experience in developing and managing creative and dynamic children and youth programs and ministries.
- Self motivated leader with perseverance and strong results orientation.
- Creative thinker and problem solver. Capable of creating and executing a long term vision for the ministry to families with children and youth.
- Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to relate to and gain the confidence of families with children and youth.
- Well schooled and comfortable with the use of social media to communicate and connect with families with children and youth.
- Skilled in the use of computer office software applications such as Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
- United Methodist or Wesleyan background desirable
- BS degree with certification in children and youth ministries desirable
Salary and benefits commiserate with experience, background and education.
*Submit resumes to Ken Bonifay at email@example.com AND Pamela Luke at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 16, 2014
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Winston-Salem, NC USA
MISSION: Create, develop, and implement a missional, innovative, theological, and liturgical youth ministry at a large, dynamic, downtown, Episcopal Church in Winston-Salem, NC.
Missional. Innovative. Theological. Liturgical. These four words guide the hopes, dreams, and expectations of the future youth ministry at St. Paul’s.
Missional: We are a church looking to partner with the ongoing, unfolding mission of God, wherever it is happening. We envision a youth ministry that will do the same. Moving beyond attractional, and curriculum based models, our missional youth ministry will orient itself around the growing Kingdom of God, and develop all programs and
relationships toward participation in that kingdom: Both inside and outside the four walls of the building.
Innovative: Joining the mission of God means paying attention to what God is doing in this place and this time. St. Paul’s appreciates, and wants to learn from the rich tradition, and robust youth ministry paradigms of the past, but not import them wholesale. We want
some one to do youth ministry that is small batch, hand crafted, and boutique. This will require imagination and innovation. Our desire is not for the best youth ministry in Winston-Salem, but the best youth ministry for St. Paul’s.
Theological: Inviting students into the full depth and breadth of the Christian theological tradition will be an expectation of this position. St. Paul’s wants to develop a youth ministry that will provide a translation of and access to the robust theology of Creedal
Christianity in the Episcopal tradition.
Liturgical: Because Anglicans pray what they believe (Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi), a missional, innovative, and theological youth ministry in the Episcopal tradition will necessarily be Liturgical. This does not means just putting youth through the paces of services in the Prayer Book, but instead developing creative engagement with the
Anglican liturgical tradition. St. Paul’s desires a youth ministry that graduates passionate disciples of Jesus Christ who are engaged Episcopalians and know their tradition.
The Youth Minister position at St. Paul’s is designed in such a way (salary, benefits, etc.) that the person hired can come and stay. This position offers unique career advancement opportunities including discernment, and exploration of ordination in the Episcopal Church (in order to do ordained Youth Ministry at St. Paul’s). Those who are not
interested in staying more the 5 years, exploring ordination, or who see youth ministry as a stepping-stone to other things, need not apply.
We are looking for a rabbi. A yoda. We want someone to teach our teens by word and example how to have an adult, dynamic, and authentic faith in the risen Christ, learning to follow Him as their master teacher for life. This is a dream job. Are you interested?
FUNCTION OF THE WORK: Under the direction of the Rector, the YOUTH MINISTER is responsible for developing and implementing a missional, innovative, theological, and liturgical youth ministry at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church from the ground up. The YOUTH MINISTER will accomplish this through direct contact with the community of our existing teens and then expanding the group in youth related activities.
The YOUTH MINISTER will also take part in the creation of a strategic “cradle-tocollege formation” arc with St. Paul’s (soon-to-be-hired) Children’s Minister, and the Rector.
LEVEL OF WORK: This is a full time, salaried position with health benefits and pension.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position is more than just an “EYC leader” or program administrator. This position is about building an environment for wholistic discipleship and spiritual formation for all youth at St. Paul’s.
Duties will include but not be limited to:
1. Develop programs that instantiate St. Paul’s vision for a Missional, Innovation, Liturgical, and Theological youth ministry. These programs will include a Sunday morning “Formation Hour” offering, as well as an evening “EYC-type” gathering.
2. Incorporate the youth into an active liturgical life, participate in service projects and events for the parish, and seek to interact with the local community in an effort to do the mission of God.
3. Coordinate, lead, teach, and resource Youth Confirmation Class.
4. Develop and oversee other youth related athletic and extra-curricular programs.
5. Participate in Diocese of North Carolina programs for youth including retreats, rallies, conventions, etc.
6. Evaluate all youth programs regularly to determine effectiveness and mission coherence.
7. Act as Organization Charter for the Boy Scouts (Troop 910).
Administration and Training
1. Ensure that proper documentation (i.e., permission slips, health records, insurance…) is acquired and maintained for all young people participating in trips and programs.
2. Maintain ongoing media presence for youth program (i.e., website, photos, Facebook, Video testimonials…) that will incorporate into St. Paul’s website.
3. Work with staff to prepare and oversee the Youth Mission Budget
4. Participate in, and share with youth workers: training opportunities, resources, publications, and programs for youth ministers and youth workers.
Communication and Planning
1. Meet regularly with the Rector, to promote cohesion and coordination in all aspects of the Youth Ministry to integrate into St. Paul’s parish life.
2. Develop and coordinate an annual calendar of events with the assistance of the Parish Events Coordinator; and work within the parish’s timeline for developing the overall parish calendar.
3. Maintain active and timely lines of communication with the youth, young adults, their parents and the parish in general through the parish’s established forms of communication, and through phone calls, email or website, and most importantly, through one-on-one contact with young people and parents.
4. Engage parents and find appropriate adults to serve as volunteers for the parish’s Youth Ministry Team with the approval of the Rector.
5. Perform duties and responsibilities in safe manner.
6. Keep confidential sensitive communications with Clergy, Vestry, and Parish Administrator.
7. Keep abreast of catechetical resources and training opportunities.
8. Recruit and train youth workers and chaperones.
1. A strong faith, belief, and trust in the resurrected Christ.
2. Master’s Degree in theology (MDiv preferable) and /or Bachelor’s Degree with 3-5 years of successful youth work experience.
3. Excellent leadership, administrative, time management and
4. Knowledge of Anglican ecclesiology, liturgy, and theology.
5. Awareness and experience engaging the challenging realities that impact the American teenager (technology, suicide, alcohol, drugs, sexuality, abuse, addictions etc.)
6. Working knowledge of computer, use of Internet and computer programs: e.g. Word, Excel, Pages, Keynote, etc.
7. Safe Church training/knowledge.
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES: 1.) Consistent Christian character and personal devotional life. 2.) Active in the liturgical life of the parish, with conscientious attendance at services of the church and a tithing steward in good standing 3.) Enjoys spending time with youth, remembering that he/she will be looked upon as a role model. Able to build relationships with people of different ages (teens, parents, Seniors etc.) 4.) Dependable, extroverted, flexible, punctual, honest, trustworthy, and self-motivated 5.) Self-starter who thrives as part of a team 6.) Interest and/or call to Ordination in the Episcopal Church 7.) Willingness to stay in the position 5-7 years.
REPORTING STRUCTURE: The YOUTH MINISTER reports directly to the Rector.
Please complete the narrative portion below and send it, along with a cover letter and resume to Betsy Bost bbost@STPAULS-WS.org by October 31, 2014.
Please answer the following using no more than 200 words for each question.
1.) How do you answer the question, “What is the Gospel?”
2.) What is your theology of Youth Ministry?
3.) Tell about a ministry project that exists because of your leadership. What was your role in its creation? Who can be contacted about this project?
4.) How do you care for your spiritual, emotional and physical well-being?
5.) What is your experience of conflict involving the church? And what is your experience in addressing it?
6.) What is your experience leading/addressing change in the church? When has it gone well? When has it gone poorly? And what did you learn?
October 10, 2014
Associate Youth Pastor
Denver, North Carolina United States
This is a summary of our job description. The full job description can be seen on church website.
Our Ideal Candidate:
We are looking for a full time Associate Youth Pastor who is gifted in leading contemporary worship. They must be a passionate lover of Jesus, with a heart to disciple teenagers. We need someone who is humble, hungry for Jesus to move, fun, and responsible.
The Associate Youth Pastor will partner with the current Youth Pastor in running and planning our weekly Sunday and Wednesday night ministries, organizing Sunday school, and running our MAC Track Ministry (for youth interested in ministry as a career). Some of the specific responsibilities include:
leading worship (for weekly youth gatherings)
Recruiting, training and practicing with the youth worship band
Developing student leadership
Running youth social media
Administrative Duties (youth attendance, phone calls, database updates, etc)
Organizing mission opportunities
Our Current Ministry:
We currently have over 100 active youth in our ministry. Sunday nights we see about 100 youth for dinner and small groups and on Wednesday’s we see around 35 youth for a lesson, activity, and games. We have discovered there is a great need for worship in our ministry and we will be starting a service on Wednesday nights. Because of our need to instill a heart for worship (not just music) in our youth and our need for more people to invest in discipling our students we have opened up a position for this Associate Youth Pastor.
Wednesday nights will be our Youth Worship service. The Associate Youth Pastor will be in charge of leading worship and recruiting, training and practicing with the youth worship band.
Sunday nights are dinner and small groups. Our youth pastors will plan this time, equip our volunteers, host the event, and engage youth during our dinner time.
MAC Track: We have 30 youth who are in this ministry who have either felt called to ministry or they are open to working in a ministry related career. We meet once a month to hear speakers, do a service project, or provide training. Youth pastors also meet with our MAC Track small groups as a way of discipling and encouraging students in their faith.
Make sure to look at our full Associate Youth Pastor Job Description!