Youth Ministry Leader at Jennings Creek CRC, Lindsay Ontario

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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)

Qualifications

  • 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.

Responsibilities

  • 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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