MINISTER OF YOUTH
Minister of Youth will provide leadership by developing, implementing and
overseeing the youth ministries program including all aspects of ministry to,
with and by youth. The Youth Minister will also serve on the volunteer leader
team in Young Life, a ministry to high school and middle school students within
our area as part of our commitment to care for all students in our area.
The Youth Minister will report to the Senior
1. To provide
direction, oversight, and support for a comprehensive ministry program to, with
and by students from grade five through mid-twenties.
This may include but not be limited to:
a. Sunday School and youth groups including
bible teaching and application, discipleship, contemporary issues, etc.
b. Experiences designed to foster helpful social
interaction, friendships and the enjoyment of life among students.
designed to encourage service for others in Christ’s name.
and resource development.
e. Encouraging attendance at Christian camps,
retreats and programs; and participation in ecumenical or community programs as
enthusiastically recruit, train and support teams of lay volunteers to provide
leadership for the various aspects of youth ministry in our church and
3. To develop a
discipleship program designed to assist students in making personal commitments
to Christ and becoming active members of the church.
4. To be available to
students on a personal basis, developing appropriate friendships and caring
relationships, and being available to them and their families for support,
prayer, and navigating difficult situations.
5. To serve as the chair
of the Youth Advisory Team and a staff resource person on the Spiritual
Formation Team, working closely with them to evaluate and implement programs
and allocate resources. Be available at
the direction of the Senior Pastor for ministry in other areas of the church’s spiritual
6. To participate in
the total life of the church and community so as to understand needs and
develop relationships reflecting the love of Christ and this church’s
commitment to be a positive influence for Christ in this area.
7. To develop student
leadership appropriate to each age level.
8. To coordinate the
training of students for local and worldwide outreach including outreach to
peers and a commitment to world mission.
This will include fostering a Christian world-view among students.
9. To provide help
toward the transitions between the various developmental stages of adolescence
and as these impact the youth ministry program.
Particular attention will be given to transitions into middle school,
high school and college or work responsibilities.
10. To develop a ministry of caring on behalf of the church
toward college students living away from home and post-high school young adults
in our community.
11. To communicate
consistently and clearly with students, parents, and the
12. To be an advocate
for students in the life of CRC to
encourage student involvement in all aspects of church life as we seek to live
into our mission "to help all people find and follow Jesus."
1. Shall work in
cooperation with all program and support staff, respecting the bounds of each
person’s area of responsibility.
Shall attend all staff meetings and all
Consistory meetings as directed by the Senior Pastor. Shall coordinate vacation or other leaves
with the Senior Pastor.
This position will normally be filled by
a college graduate.
Some theological/biblical training is preferred.
Ordination is not required.
Empathy with the needs of young people is essential, coupled with maturity.
6. An openness and
ability to work in this position for at least three years is highly desirable.
7. A fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ,
living a lifestyle consistent with the
Gospel while embracing the mission,
vision, & values of Community Reformed
is a full-time position at CRC.