The Coordinator will:
Attend Planning Meetings -Meet weekly with the Youth ministry planning_noemailmittee to help plan the overall youth ministry and the specific events for 8th grade and High School youth groups.
Provide Leadership - Lead the youth ministry on Thursday evenings with 8th grade students and Wednesday evenings with the High School Youth Group.
Train Shepherds - Recruit, train and inspire the adult shepherds working with the groups.
Prepare for Sunday mornings - Ensure preparation and leadership for the Sunday morning classes for 8th-12 graders including confirmation.
Build the Leadership Team - Identify and lead a team of exceptionally_noemailmitted high school student leaders. Provide extra opportunities for Bible Study and leadership training for that team. Give the team additional responsibility for leadership of the high school ministry. Organize at least one retreat with them.
Spend Time with the Youth – Spend time with the youth in their environments.
Plan Retreats - Help to plan and implement two retreats annually along with the rest of the youth ministry planning_noemailmittee.
Provide Discipleship - Provide other opportunities apart from youth group for small group discipleship for youth desiring to grow deeper in their faith.
Summer Intergenerational Mission Trip – With oversight from the overall Youth Director,_noemailanize and plan the summer mission trip
Expectations and Qualifications
This position must delegate as much responsibility as possible, empowering parents, shepherds, teachers and volunteers to create the_noemailmunity and set the climate alongside the Youth Ministry Planning Team.
a) Live by the Youth Leadership Lifestyle Covenant and the Child Protection policy of the church.
b) Enthusiastically support the mission, values and goals of APC and its youth ministry.
a) Sunday morning worship
b) Sunday School
c) Regular youth staff meetings
d) Major youth ministry events, major church-wide events
e) Church staff meetings; meet with the professional staff of the church on a weekly basis for prayer and coordination of activities of the church.
a) Teaching and leading Bible studies in such a way that a volunteer is always sharing the responsibility for that part of the ministry.
b) Leading events in such a way that a volunteer is always sharing the responsibility for that part of the ministry.
a) Greeting all visitors personally.
b) Visiting any hospitalized kids or shepherds while they are in the hospital.
c) Evaluate immediately following each meeting with key volunteers and staff.
a) Remain current with best practices in the youth ministry
a) Theological education (at least undergraduate) preferred
b) Background/appreciation of the reformed Christian tradition
c) Experience with High School youth