Assistant Director, Youth Ministry - Jr. High

Job Title:                              Assistant Director of Youth Ministry | Junior High

Employment Status:         Full time; Exempt

Reports To:                         Director of Family Ministry, Heather Henry, heather@lacanadapc.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Provide leadership for the LCPC Junior High School Ministry as a collaborative member of the youth ministry team by ensuring a relationally-based program that is dynamic and focused on transforming students into Christ-centered disciples.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Oversee and direct ministry to junior high school students.  This includes:

  • Arranging and leading Sunday morning and weekday programs/activities for junior high students
  • Regular Biblical teaching on Sundays and in weekday programs
  • Overseeing retreats, camps, and special activities for junior high students
  • Building meaningful relationships with students across all school campuses
  • Communicating with students and parents through text messages, emails, phone calls and meetings
  • Assist with administrative job demands
  • Form and sustain junior high small groups
  • Assist youth staff and Ministry Support Team in the recruiting, vetting, and training of student and adult small group leaders
  • Plan and implement service opportunities for junior high students & their families

Partner with the 5th/6th grade ministry. This includes:

  • Helping lead the 5th/6th grade weekday programs
  • Teaching often at weekday programming

Supervise, mentor and equip junior high ministry interns; assist Director of Family Ministry in hiring interns

 

General tasks, including, but not limited to:

  • Being an active member and participant on staff team, giving support and ideas when needed
  • Assisting other youth ministry staff in connecting students to small groups
  • Planning youth ministry wide outreach events and strategies for new student engagement
  • Facilitating the smooth transition of students and small groups from Children’s Ministry to Junior High and Junior High to High School
  • Assisting in completing administrative tasks such as newsletters/calendars, planning, phone calls, reports, etc.
  • As needed, assisting with youth ministry events, retreats, and special activities not explicitly related to Junior High School Ministry
  • Assisting in leading contemporary worship, as invited
  • Attend Pastors and Directors meetings and other LCPC staff meetings
  • Providing transportation support as required (maintain valid insurance and Class C license)
  • Regularly attending youth worship services and all-church gatherings, including All Church Camp
  • Building relationships with members of the LCPC community
  • Seeking nurture for personal spiritual growth by participating in a small group with peers

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMMITMENTS:

  • Commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and a devotion to God
  • Passion for helping students meet and develop a relationship with Jesus
  • Two years of experience in full time youth-related Christian ministry
  • A demonstrated ability to lead worship; ability to play an instrument preferred
  • College graduate with some coursework (either college or graduate level) in youth ministry, theology or related area of study
  • Computer skills and social media competency
  • Ability to be a role model and mentor to students by actions, words, and deeds
  • Safe driving record
  • Fully embrace the mission, vision and values of LCPC
  • Participation in LCPC as primary church commitment
  • General training in abuse prevention

 

 

The church reserves the right to change job descriptions at any time, with or without advance notice.

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