West Avon Congregational ChurchJob Description
Director of Youth Ministries
Strengthen and nurture the Christian faith of our youth by developing andencouraging participation in youth groups, mission and outreach program.Seek to help our youth discover and share their gifts, develop a positiveself-image and respect for differences, serve those in need, cultivate apersonal spirituality, apply faith to daily life, participate in the life of thechurch, and develop a personal relationship with God.
Develop, promote and supervise middle school and high school youthactivities and programs, including coordinating and facilitating regular youth group meetings on Sundays. Programs include:
Team building, mission and outreach activities and programs
Fundraisers for annual mission trip
Annual weekend mission trip for high school youth
Annual trips to Silver Lake for the middle school and the highschool youthParticipate in the Youth Council.Recruit and supervise adult and youth leaders to assist with planning andimplementing activities and programs.With Board of Christian Education, create an annual program calendar;coordinating and integrating efforts into the life of the church.Prepare monthly newsletter article.Communicate regularly with youth and adult leaders, and youthparticipants using the most effective modes of communication.Accessible to, and in communication with youth, parents, volunteers,Senior Pastor and Director of Discipleship, and church boards.Keep current on developments in youth ministry; attend trainings,including Safe Church.Attend Board of Christian Education meetings as requested.With Board of Christian Education, develop and monitor compliance withannual youth program budget.
Enjoy teaching, leading and empowering youth in their Christian faithformation.Experience as a leader of youth ministry preferred, including ability todevelop a variety of opportunities and experiences to draw youth into