Youth and Children's Ministry
Director of Youth Ministries
FELLOWSHIP COMMUNITY CHURCH
6263 S. Parker Road * Centennial, CO 80016 * 303.699.1110
Director of Youth Ministry
Reports to: Lead Pastor
Position Status: Full-Time Regular; Exempt
Position Summary: The role of the Director of Youth Ministry is to assist the Lead Pastor in ministering to the congregation by directing the ministry and outreach to middle and high school aged youth and their parents. The Director of Youth Ministry will work alongside Staff, Elders and volunteers to carry out the vision of FCC, inviting all generations and all cultures to share life together as youth Connect with Christ, Connect in Community, and Connect to Culture.
Requirements: The individual fulfilling this position will have a number of spiritual gifts and special characteristics demonstrating proven effectiveness in many areas, including but not limited to:
• Intimate and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
• Committed and regular participant in the life of FCC
• A Bible college degree or higher
• A commitment to good interpersonal relationships and communication, teamwork and support of church ministries
• Demonstrated ability to encourage, motivate and support students towards a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ
• Demonstrated effective level of oral (small and large group presentations) and written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to facilitate, motivate and lead teams of volunteers
• Demonstrated ability to administer multiple youth programs simultaneously
• Demonstrated ability to resolve conflict appropriately
• Commensurate skills to implement organizational and management strategies
• Submitted to a comprehensive background check
Shall include but not be limited to:
Develop goals and objectives for Youth Ministries that are in line with FCC strategic plans
Assess ministry needs and develop programs and activities to meet those needs
Serve as a motivating, inspiring and engaging teacher to students on a regular basis as part of a larger plan for the spiritual development of students
Develop an atmosphere for students that is safe, supportive, and cultivates spiritual growth
Create and maintain opportunities for intergenerational relationships between youth and the rest of the church body.
Resource, equip, and empower parents in the spiritual formation of their teenager
Address specific personal and spiritual needs of students as they arise through one-on-one or small group meetings or other connections appropriate to the circumstances
Identify pastoral and lay volunteer resources and needs
Develop lay leaders who can love and lead students effectively one-on-one or in small groups
Strengthen the programs and activities with students through:
o Development of short-term and long-term goals and plans for the ministry
o Development and implementation of annual calendar of activities and programs that are inclusive and promote relationship development and discipleship at levels appropriate to the group
o Consistent and reliable communication to youth and their parents
o Development and management of the annual budget for Youth Ministry
o Responsiveness to communication demands which arise through personal interaction, email, and telephone contacts
o Develop relationships with schools, other churches, and para-church organizations that support the efforts of FCC to reach students in the church and the community
File monthly reports with the Lead Pastor and, when requested, the Board of Elders, on ministry accomplishments and activities
Participate in weekly Staff meetings, scheduled Staff/Elders meetings, and Leadership Community meetings
Evaluation and Compensation:
The Director of Youth Ministry works directly under the Lead Pastor and receives an annual performance and compensation evaluation.
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Our church mission statement is:
“We invite all generations and all cultures to share LIFE together
that all might be transformed by the power of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Our strategy to reach this lofty mission is simply:
Connect with Christ, Connect in Community, Connect to Culture.
Youth Pastor Search –Qualities
1. Love for the flock. There is no higher priority that God has entrusted to us. Our youth pastor is expected to love each student fervently.
2. Team player. Our ministry is healthy and united in purpose. We all serve using our unique gifts but are very willing to help each other out for the glory of God.
3. Teachable. Our situation is unique, because our current youth pastor is changing roles and becoming our executive pastor. He has served with us for five years and done an excellent job. Our ministry to youth has prioritized discipleship, with the youth challenged to grow in their faith by practicing discipleship. Our ministry invests in volunteers, so we have an excellent and experienced team that serves our youth. Our ministry to youth partners with the whole family and makes it a priority to include and resource the parents of our students, emphasizing intergenerational connection and ministry.
4. Sound doctrine. It is important to us that our youth pastor believes what our doctrinal statement says. We also expect that our youth pastor will instruct our students in doctrine, using an intentional strategy.
5. Solid core values. We desire to hire a person with a heart that follows Jesus. The youth pastor will be held accountable for a consistent walk with God. Our church core values are: loving God and others, instruction in the Word of God, fellowship with others in the Body of Christ, and evangelism to the culture around us. It is our prayer that our youth pastor will have similar personal core values. We expect our youth pastor to be loyal to our church.
6. Leadership. It is our desire that our volunteer staff and students will see an excellent model of leadership. This leadership is expected to be revealed in all dimensions of life, including the home.