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Youth and Children's Ministry

Youth Director

Refuge Church
Posted: 09/22/2022
Salary/Range: $18-$22/hr
Location
Albuquerque, NM
Description:

Job summary:

As the Youth Director, you’ll be expected to lead and engage the youth with the love of Christ.  You will be responsible for creating a safe environment for the youth which fosters growth, space to develop trust with peers, and the opportunity to explore and deepen a relationship with God. The Youth Director will plan and execute Gospel-centered teaching, provide discipleship and outreach opportunities for students, and oversee a volunteer leadership team.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and lead weekly youth meetings which include whole group Bible teaching, small group discussions, worship, fellowship and games

  • Collaborate with leaders to organize periodic social events which are inclusive to all youth outside of weekly meetings

  • Connect with and include new youth students and families

  • Recruit, train and give oversight to leader/mentors

  • Communicate events/programs to families via email/digital platforms

  • Organize and lead two youth retreats/year (summer/winter), including fundraising

  • Work collaboratively with the Refuge staff,  attending weekly staff meetings

  • Coordinate with Justice & Mission ministry to develop outreach opportunities for youth


Job requirements:

Competency

All applicants shall have:

  • Completed bachelor’s degree, or the equivalent, at minimum.

  • Prior bible-teaching experience

  • A minimum of one year experience working with middle/high school students in a church setting

  • Prior experience recruiting, training, and leading other adults

  • Baseline technological savvy, including competency with email, social media, Google Drive or other office software. Experience with Planning Center tools preferred.

Character

Self-motivated – Rooted in a relationship with Jesus, you are consistent and actively seek opportunities to build relationships, serve, and accomplish goals/tasks.

Integrity – Honest. You allow God’s word to guide you in all your interactions. You are the same person at home, at church, in person, and online.

Patient – You practice forgiveness and demonstrate the love of God through your actions and words. You trust in the slow work of the Holy Spirit.

Chemistry

Relational: Available to students, parents, and Refuge staff. You create spaces of safety, and are also a safe person who listens first, speaks second.

Flexible: You are able to adapt to new circumstances while remaining committed to the big picture and overall success of the group.

Humble: You are teachable, light-hearted, and don’t take yourself too seriously. You bring strengths and abilities to the table along with a willingness to learn and grow.

Refuge Profile/Summary: 

Refuge Church is located on the westside of Albuquerque, NM and was planted in fall of 2015. We are a worshiping community of about 350 people and are associated with the Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA). Our youth ministry, Refuge Youth, is made up of about 50 middle schoolers and high schoolers. At Refuge, we are working to create spaces where people are welcomed no matter their questions, struggles, or doubts. We are seeking to be a family rooted in Jesus, filled with love and affection, committed to one another.

This position is part time (about 20 hours per week) with a starting pay of $18-22/hr based on experience.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send (1) a resume with references, (2) a cover letter, and (3) a recent video of you teaching to info@refugeabq.com.

To Apply: David Tanner (david@refugeabq.com)