DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide leadership for our overall youth ministry, from preschool through high school, including supervision of Sunday school programming.
Model and promote the value of a Christ-centered lifestyle to the youth and children of our church.
Establish strong relationships with the youth of our church, maximizing ministry impact in their lives.
Be an active participant in the lives of our youth, showing interest in and attending their extracurricular events such as sporting events and dance recitals when time permits.
Provide spiritual counseling and direction to youth on an individual basis.
Create fun and meaningful opportunities for all youth to connect and grow together.
In concert with the church leadership, develop and promote a vision for the youth ministry at HCC.
Build a dynamic Youth Ministry team by recruiting, training, and shepherding volunteers with diverse gifts and personalities to accomplish the goals of the youth and children's ministries.
Assist church leadership in supporting parents to effectively fulfill their Christian parenting roles.
Develop positive relationships with other youth leaders in the community. Plan and implement outreach events to connect students and families in the local community to our church.
Maintain clear and consistent communication with students, parents, and church leadership, making use of social media as appropriate.
Prepare, monitor, and control the annual youth budget as approved by the church board. Manage fund raising for youth events (e.g. CIY conferences), mission trips, etc.
Provide planning and preparation for all services, meetings, and activities, so that each event will be effective in accomplishing its purpose.
Stay current with youth ministry practices by reading, attending youth leadership conferences, etc.
Other duties as required and requested by church leaders.
Jesus taught us, "Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age." He also said, "You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: 'Love your neighbor as yourself."
Our mission then is to help people become followers of Christ and to learn to love God and to love each other.