Youth Ministry Leader at Jennings Creek CRC, Lindsay Ontario


Youth Ministry Leader

The Youth Ministry Leader provides effective, godly and visionary leadership to the youth ministry programs at Jennings Creek Christian Reformed Church (JCCRC), creating a culture in which youth are inspired to Belong. Grow. Serve.

The Youth Ministry Leader will primarily minister to youth in grades 8-12 while also providing some insight to the faith formation of all ages.  This is a part-time position (15-20 hours/week, with the potential of some additional hours, such as preaching.  (There is the potential for an additional employment opportunity for the right candidate which would allow for a combined full-time position.  Please contact for more details)


  • Display spiritual maturity, a love for God, and be growing as a disciple of Jesus Christ.
  • Accept the Bible as God’s infallible word.
  • A motivated self-starter able to initiate projects and relationships with people.
  • Have the ability to relate well with youth and enjoy time spent with youth.
  • Demonstrate leadership, teaching, and teamwork capabilities.
  • Have, preferably, a bachelor’s degree with coursework in education, youth ministry, Bible and theology.
  • Have, preferably, two or more years of experience related to youth ministry (paid or unpaid).
  • Embrace a Reformed world and live view. Musical interest and ability to lead in this area would be a benefit
  • Be willing to become a member of JCCRC

Accountability and Development

  • The Youth Ministry Leader is accountable to the Church Council.  Weekly supervision and encouragement will come from the Pastor. Executive Council will conduct a performance review on an annual basis.
  • The Youth Ministry Leader will meet monthly with the Youth Discipleship Team for encouragement and direction.
  • The Youth Ministry Leader will have a willingness to participate in continuing education opportunities.


  • Through a ministry of praying, modelling, teaching, evangelizing, pastoring, and equipping, encourage youth to know, love, serve, and share Jesus Christ.
  • Incorporate the JCCRC vision (Belong. Grow. Serve) into the Youth Ministry program.
  • Recruit, train, encourage and support volunteers of the youth ministry program.
  • Develop the youth ministry calendar and communicate clearly to the congregation (email/calls to parents and youth, Weekly bulletin announcements)
  • Plan and lead weekly youth meetings.
  • Connect personally with youth; connect youth with each other; and connect youth within the larger body of Christ.
  • Plan and facilitate: SERVE (Short term mission trip 1 week every other year), All Ontario Youth Convention (once a year on long weekend in May), Grade 11/12 Retreat (Once a year in the fall) and Classis Quinte fall retreat (ordinarily once a year).
  • Coordinate with other ministries within the church
  • Participate in staff meetings.
  • Connect with other youth ministry leaders within the community.
  • Work in a mutually-supportive way with the parents and teachers of youth.
  • Play a leadership role in Odyssey (Currently a monthly program held on Sunday’s during worship for Grades 6-10)
  • Potential to preach on occasion (This would depend on the candidate’s desire and giftedness.  Any preaching opportunity would be considered above the regular duties and would be reimbursed accordingly)
  • Be willing to adhere to JCCRC Safe Church Policy.

Please email resume’s to [email protected] by August 31, 2019.

If you have any questions feel free to contact the church office at 705-328-0177

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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