Associate Pastor of Youth and Children's Ministries
First Presbyterian Church on New Canaan

The following are our initial expectations for the Associate Pastor for Youth and Children’s Ministries’ responsibility, but we are flexible depending on the gifting and calling of our final candidate: a. Christian Education and Children’s Ministry: i. Provide weekly Children’s Worship to teach our children (pre-K-5th) about the major stories of the Bible, with special emphasis on a 3-year rotation of major Bible stories of the seasons and sacraments of the Christian year (Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, Baptism, Lord’s Supper, etc.). ii.Equip and train parents to help with both weekly classes for children and special major events throughout the year. We want an equipping leader who will welcome and encourage volunteers to help grow the ministry. iii. Organize and help run the major events Children’s Ministry provides (ie, Rally Day, Advent workshop, Movie Nights, Easter Egg hunt, Vacation Bible School, etc.). b. Youth: i. Organize Youth participation in regular Sunday worship. ii. Lead confirmation class. iii. Provide leadership and build youth groups for middle and high school youth, emphasis on fellowship, mission, and spiritual growth. iv. Organize junior and senior high summer mission trips. Provide a fall mission weekend (example: 30 Hr. Famine). Organize a winter retreat weekend (example: Ski Retreat). v. Co-Run and organize the youth committee (parent input and support for the activities). c. Worship: i. Assist in worship, as requested. This will include weekly participation in our traditional worship, including preaching once a month if desired. We would also want to explore a second worship service that includes more contemporary expressions of worship music and liturgy. d. Congregational Life i. Assist the Elder for Congregational Life and the Director of Music, as requested, in identifying youth to assist with the major fellowship events of the year. e. Mission Committee i. Youth Liaison to the Mission and Outreach Committee. ii.Assist the Elder for Mission and Outreach to organize, plan and execute mission events and programs which are meaningful and intergenerational. f. Duties may be assigned without regard to the Youth and Children’s Ministry duties and responsibilities.

Salary Range: $61,000-$72,000

Posting Dates: 
06/10/2022 to 08/31/2022
Job Type: 
Full time
Job Categories: 
Church Ministry
New Canaan
Contact Name: 
Kristie Godina
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