Position Description for Director of Youth and Families
720 Emerson Drive NE, Palm Bay, FL 32907 https://www.covenantpalmbay.org/
Point of Contact: Executive Pastor (Jonathan Culley, firstname.lastname@example.org)
To apply for this position, go to https://www.covenantpalmbay.org/apply.
Direct the overall operation of our family ministries, which consists primarily of the High School and Middle School Ministries (grades 5 through 12) with the goals of (1) moving students progressively toward healthy discipleship in age-appropriate ways; (2) equipping parents to evangelize and disciple their own children and students; and (3) finding creative ways to reach out to visiting families and unchurched families in our surrounding community. In addition, oversee the part-time Children's Ministry staff.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Youth Ministry Programs (See www.covenantpalmbay.org/students)
a. Direct the planning, operation, and evaluation of the following programs: Sun Night "EDGE" – Big group for grades 9-12, includes worship, teaching, fun activity Sun Night "Plugged In" – Small groups for grades 9-12, led by volunteers Wed Night "Encounter" – Grades 5-6, includes short teaching time and small groups Wed Night "Elevate" – Grades 7-8, includes short teaching time and small groups Teen Membership Class ("Reaffirm") – Usually a weekend seminar once a year Other official student ministry-related events
b. Oversee special student ministry programs such as retreats, summer camps, and/or mission trips.
2. Leadership and Team Development
a. Supervise, develop, and evaluate the following part-time staff workers: Children's Ministry Coordinator (part-time) Family Ministry Assistant (part-time)
b. Personally lead or appropriately delegate the leading of all student ministry activities.
c. Recruit helpers and leaders from across the congregation to assist in the overall operation of all aspects of the youth ministry. Ensure they are appropriately screened and qualified based on their level of exposure to students and their specific responsibilities.
d. Seek out potential future leaders and work to move them up into leadership positions within the youth ministry.
3. Relationships and Collaboration
a. Find ways to build intentional relationships with youth (and empower adult volunteers to do the same) with the goal of making disciples, not just "filling seats."
b. Oversee consistent communication with parents and provide the tools they need for spiritual leadership of their own children. Be especially sensitive and helpful to unbelieving parents, spiritually underdeveloped parents, single-parent homes, or dysfunctional situations that may require an extra touch of care.
c. Be on the lookout for new, visiting, or fringe families. Help new or fringe families connect to the various other ministries of our church. Ensure the values of intentional hospitality and "customer service" permeate the ethos of the entire student ministry team.
4. Personal and Professional Development
a. Have healthy rhythms of self-care, including nurturing your soul, mind, body, relationships, and emotional life. Effectively balance work, family, and personal aspects of life.
b. Actively seek to learn and sharpen your professional skills. Read books and obtain resources related to your calling and position. Pursue seminars, conferences, or similar professional development opportunities as much as possible.
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