Director of Youth Ministries at Encounter Church in Kentwood, MI


Encounter Church in Kentwood, MI, is seeking a Director of Youth Ministries. 

Director of Youth Ministries (Grades 6-12)

About the Position

The Encounter Church Director of Youth Ministries makes young disciples who make other disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth ministry while serving as a spiritual leader and role model. 

Personal Characteristics

  • Maturing, passionate, and ongoing personal relationship with God by his amazing grace
  • Humble - excited to grow and learn from others
  • Hungry - desire to continually improve and lead others to Christ
  • People Smart - proven ability to work effectively with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Visionary Self-Starter - demonstrated ability to vision, develop, manage, and implement a youth ministry. 
  • Energy and enthusiasm around students, yet able to exude a calming influence when needed
  • Organized, clear, effective, and efficient communicator
  • Reflects the Christian life both at work and home.

Position Description

  • Identifies, Recruits, and Develops Youth Ministry Volunteers
  • Leader of leaders - empowers, encourages, and equips leaders to engage students in an intentional discipleship relationship.
  • Trains leaders how to grow their relationship with students
  • Creates an environment where volunteer leaders can develop spiritually
  • In all of these things, leads by example
  • Engages with students outside of Encounter Church
  • Invests into the lives of students throughout the week (e.g. games, recitals, meet up at Starbucks, etc..)
  • Plans and Coordinates Youth Worship Experience
  • Responsible for executing the youth worship 3-4 times per month
  • Youth worship is currently a weekly gathering of games, message, small groups, and worship each Sunday 4-6p
  • Coordinates Service Opportunities
  • Plans and coordinates projects serving in the community, region, and/or world. 
  • Participates in other Staff Responsibilities
  • Contributes to Staff Meetings
  • Commits to the vision, mission, and core values of Encounter Church
  • Spiritually supports and encourages other staff members
  • Completes other tasks as delegated to support the operations of the church
  • Reports to Lead Pastor

Status and Benefits 

  • Non-exempt
  • 20 hrs/week  

Send cover letter and resume no later than Aug 9 to

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