Youth Pastor/Director

Salem Church

Huntingburg, IN 47542

Denomination: Other

Category: Youth Ministry

Posted on: July 27, 2023

Time Type: Part Time

Job Description:

The Director/Pastor exists to draw students to a thriving relationship with Jesus Christ. This is done by developing, administering, and implementing a youth ministry program designed to meet the spiritual, social, and emotional needs of youth in the church and community.  The intent of this position is to be part-time based on God's Calling, availability, education, and experience of the individual.

The position oversees youth programming in the church and within our community. The goal of the position is to create an environment that engages youth first in a relationship with Jesus, and second, helps them to develop a strong sense of community among youth in the congregation as well as a connection to the adult members of the church.
1.     Find or develop experiences that will allow youth to choose to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
2.     Teach youth to develop a personal devotional life and to demonstrate reverence in worship and in their approach to studying the Bible.
3.     Teach youth that God's Word is not only relevant but essential to guiding them in the day-to-day challenges of life.
4.  Develop and lead youth groups and activities, both social and spiritual, for grades 3 to 5, 6 to 8, and 9 to 12, as well as events that unite all the youth; plan 1 activity each group each month and weekly meetings, coordinating events with the church calendar.
5.  Build relationships with the youth and their families through church, school, and community activities, including attending youth functions outside of the church such as sports events, school programs, concerts, and other service projects.
6.  Plan, coordinate, or promote special events (retreats, overnight events, camps, mission trips, service projects, conferences, workshops, youth worship services, etc.) that focuses on engagement within the church and within the community that promotes service, fun, evangelism, and growth.
7.  Develop an environment of unity and community by building personal relationships within the youth group and within the church with the rest of the congregation.
8.  Develop constant and consistent forms of communicating with youth and their parents outside of just participation in meetings and events.
9.     Create classes/programs for youth that work for all ages during Wednesday Night Connection (WNC).
10.  Assist with the Confirmation program as requested by the Pastor and Council.
11.  Develop and administer programs to recruit, train, coach, and manage adults to work with youth.
12.  Help with or coordinate planning and participation in yearly events that engage families and children within the youth range: VBS, Trunk or Treat, Night of Bethlehem, Easter events
13.  Create a consistent weekly availability in the office to plan, organize, counsel students and parents, and meet with the Pastor if needed.
14.  Sit as Chairperson on the Youth Committee with regular meetings developing a vibrant and passionate youth group for Christ.
15.  Follow Church policies and procedures.
16.  Attend and be willing to participate in our weekly church services, excluding scheduled time off or sickness.
17.  Attend scheduled church functions, staff meetings, Youth Committee meetings, training, and other church meetings as necessary. 

About Salem Church:

Salem United Church of Christ is a Christ-centered vibrant church that loves people located in Huntingburg, IN. Here at Salem, you will find a church that loves God and seeks to help people grow in their relationship with Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. We believe in the One True Living God, whose love for us was so great, He sent His Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for us. We believe in His Son Jesus Christ, who came to earth, died for our sins, and was resurrected from the dead three days later to give us victory over death, and still lives at His Father's side today. We believe in the presence of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives and in our church service as He seeks to connect us closer to God. We believe in the truth of the Bible and seek to see how God's Word is still active in our lives today. Everyone is welcome at Salem, and we hope that you will come and find a loving group of people of all ages that seek to make you comfortable.  

Job Qualifications:

The ideal candidate is someone who has determined a call from God in youth ministry and Christian education programs within a church. This person's call should be distinguishable within past experiences in ministry and/or education, personal testimony of God's working in their life through Christ, dedication to Salem church moving forward, and expression of vision for their ministry with youth.

Please ask for a complete list of the qualifications upon contact. 

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Youth Pastor/Director
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Part Time
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100 - 250

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Jeff Donihue
202 E 4th St
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