St. John's Presbyterian Church of West Los Angeles, CA is seeking a full-time Director of Student and Young Adult Ministries who loves Jesus Christ and is able to share that passion with students and young adults, teaching them what it means to follow Him. This position is an opportunity to bring new vitality and stability to St. John's long-standing tradition of dynamic student ministry within a supportive and mission-oriented Christian community currently serving approximately 25 youth and their families from both within and outside the congregation. Are you the right candidate to join us as we enter a new phase of rebuilding, refocusing, and renewing our beloved student programs with fresh ideas and a heart to serve?
1. Develop and lead a program for middle school and high school age students that introduces, educates and nurtures them in personal relationships with Jesus that are increasingly characterized by faith, Biblical knowledge, and the five marks of Christian maturity defined in St. John's Vision Frame: compassion, humility, conviction, generosity, and passion for God's glory (see below*).
a) Organize and lead Sunday evening youth meetings with the assistance of adult and student leaders.
b) Mentor/equip high school students to lead their own midweek bible study.
c) Lead students and adults in church-wide local service projects and one short-term mission per year.
d) Actively engage students beyond designated meetings, where they attend school, compete, perform, and socialize; and inspire adult leaders to do the same.
e) Organize off-campus relationship-building events at least twice/quarter
f) Lead and inspire students to actively participate in praise and worship.
g) Regularly assist in worship leadership and be available to preach at least once per quarter at the request of the Senior Pastor.
h) Facilitate gatherings and/or small group meetings for college students and young adults (ages 18-25) using church-wide small group curriculum or other resources.
2. Engage parents with teenagers by establishing relationships of trust, encouraging parental involvement in programs, and maintaining regular, timely communication through emails and social media.
3. Plan and implement a series of activities specifically design