ST. GEORGE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Position Description: Minister with Youth
JOB TITLE: Minister with Youth
FLSA STATUS: Non Exempt
REPORTS TO: Rector P
REPARED BY: Rector
PREPARED DATE: 3/23/2005; rsvd; 07/27/2009; March 21, 2012; January 23, 2013
SUMMARY: This part-time position provides leadership to church youth through implementing youth programs under the general direction of the Rector. Programs are designed, implemented and evaluated for church youth aged 9-18 years of age. Program criteria are based on faith, fun, fellowship and service and integrate with Diocesan youth programs. The position monitors compliance with Diocesan policies on the protection of minors.
• To provide leadership , education and oversight for all youth ages 9 – 18 including both social/service and Christian formation programs.
• To develop a culture of mutuality, acceptance, maturity and hospitality among youth.
As appropriate, to incorporate youth ministry within a larger ministry to families with children in the parish.
KEY RESULT AREAS:
• Pastoral Care:
o Provide a safe and healthy environment in which youth, children, and families' pastoral needs are met.
o Exhibit conduct and character necessary to serve as a mentor to the youth and children of the church.
o Coordinate with the Rector pastoral responses to youth, children, and families.
o Possess an understanding of the societal and peer pressure placed upon modern children and youth, and work to ground them in a loving faith.
Christian Formation and Programming for Youth, Children, and Families:
o Recruit, train, and oversee volunteers to act as chaperones for various youth events. Coordinate youth participation at a Diocesan level with programs such as "Happening"
o Plan programs, activities or events that lead others to Christ and build and maintain relationships with youth, both churched and unchurched.
o Train and involve youth and youth leaders in outreach programs to reach unchurched youth.
o Equip parents, mentors and other adults as well as youth with leadership skills to engage others in this ministry.
o Build and maintain quality relationships with parents and have regular meetings with them to develop a common vision for youth and family programming.
o Network with other youth workers in the local and surrounding communities, encouraging each other, sharing ideas and experiences, and praying together.
o Program our own events together with them and attend events held by other youth ministries. o
o Maintain a reliable database of active young people: assisting membership secretary and administrative assistant in identifying new and visiting families.
o Monitor and work within program budgets.
o Be available to youth, children, and families.
o Update portions of the St. George's website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts that pertain to children, youth, and families, in close collaboration with the Rector and Communications Team.
o Work with a Vestry liaison assigned to the needs of children, youth, and families.
o Identify and engage new families.
• Other Duties as Assigned by the Rector
• A deep passion for joyfully serving Christ through working with children, youth, and families and the ability to express his/her faith well to both children and adults. • Enthusiasm for the Lord in her/his own life as well as in the life of the world.
• Youthful energy and enthusiasm coupled with mature wisdom and vision.
• A solid discipline of prayer, study, and sacrament.
• Understands youth culture today.
• Is an effective leader not just a “do-er" (Highly motivated).
• Team player with effective relational skills (works well with others).
• Is teachable, with a desire to grow in their his faith and abilities.
• Organized, and finishes well.
• Communicates promptly and proactively as necessary with Rector, Staff, children, parents.
• Has a good sense of humor.
• Has knowledge of and uses appropriate boundaries.
• Is warm, energetic, outgoing, and diplomatic.
• Is comfortable working independently to carry out details of collaborative action plans.
• Fearless in engaging new families.
• Able to command respect in a youth-appropriate manner.