Youth Minister – Episcopal News Service

Full Time Youth Minister

St. David’s Episcopal Church (Radnor)

Minimum professional qualifications

• College diploma required

• Quality of experience related to specified roles and responsibilities

Purpose of the position

The Minister of Youth:

• Develop, lead and coordinate a comprehensive ministry to/with/for the middle and high school youth of the church

• Provide leadership, support and supervision of ministry-related volunteers

• Communicate the vision of youth ministry to youth, parents and the wider church community

Main responsibilities

  • Oversee the youth ministry program in the areas of worship, formation, spiritual development, evangelism, fellowship, youth outreach and affirmation and support for their families
  • Develop a variety of creative programs designed to reach youth at their level of spiritual growth and social development in partnership with the Family Ministry Committee.
  • Animation of a group of young people in partnership with volunteers
  • Facilitate Sunday morning classes and mid-week Bible studies designed to cater for all levels of youth
  • Invite, train and equip youth and adults to lead the program
  • Coordinate youth activities and communicate program plans to parents and youth through various modes of communication
  • Train, advise and encourage members of youth groups, their families and volunteers to play an active role in the life of the parish
  • Select and revise teaching materials and teaching tools to ensure a comprehensive spiritual education program for youth in the church in partnership with the Director of Christian Formation
  • Provide ongoing recognition programs for volunteers and help create an environment that will enable parents and other parish members to enthusiastically help implement youth ministry
  • Coordinate youth participation in all activities such as camps, conferences, retreats and mission trips and ensure that volunteers are available to accompany youth on these trips
  • Provide ongoing program evaluation
  • Perform other duties assigned by the director of Christian formation and the rector.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required

• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and SM platforms

• Must be comfortable with staff and/or parishioner relations

• Must be comfortable working with a volunteer base

• Must maintain confidentiality regarding Church matters

• Participates in faith-based and professional activities

Additional requirements

• Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check (every 60 months or 5 years)

• Must pass Safe Church training (Episcopal Church term, every 3 years)

• Adherence to church employee handbook

To apply or for more information, please contact Emily Given, Director of Christian Education – [email protected]

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