Graduate Resident Youth Minister

Graduate Resident Youth Minister Opening

In partnership with the Center for Youth Ministry Training’s Graduate Residency Program, Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, in Bryn Mawr, PA, is looking for an enthusiastic individual, passionate about youth ministry, with an open and affirming theology of LGBTQ+ people, who is excited to share the gospel with teenagers. This is a part-time, 25 hours a week Youth Ministry Associate position. Bryn Mawr Presbyterian is a large PC(USA) church and is an open and affirming congregation, inviting all people to witness the reconciling love of God in Jesus Christ. Responsibilities at BMPC would include coordinating, teaching, directing communications, all in conjunction with the Associate Pastor for Youth and Their Families. 

The Center for Youth Ministry Training’s Graduate Residency in Youth Ministry program is designed to wholly equip today’s professional youth minister. During the 3-year program, residents receive practical training and coaching from CYMT and theological education through Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, where they earn a Master of Arts in Youth Ministry (MAYM) degree. 

In this position, the resident will strengthen his or her education through work experience as Bryn Mawr’s youth minister. Additionally, CYMT residents expand their horizons on the practical implementation of ministry through community-based learning and one-on-one coaching. A more detailed job description is listed below.

Interested Applicants Contact:

Tiffany Malone, Recruiting Coordinator: tiffany@cymt.org or 615-823-7595

CYMT Graduate Residency Expectations 

Position Title: Youth Ministry Associate

Reports to: CYMT Coach & Bryn Mawr’s Associate Pastor for Youth and Their Families

Location: Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church

Hours: Approx. 25 hours/week

Position Summary:

Provide support for the Associate Pastor for Youth and their Families. This position is crucial to supporting middle school through high school aged young adults, their trips, and their programming. This position also completes other administrative duties such as managing registrations and completing voucher payments in a timely manner. 

Job Functions:

● To organize and play a leadership role in youth programs including Sunday School, Youth

Small Groups, and Youth Group

● To recruit and help train volunteers for all youth programs

● To work with the Youth Ministry Team to design and implement the vision, goals, and

ministry of the Church.

● To participate in appropriate Church committee and staff meetings as directed by the

Church’s leadership

● Work with the Youth Ministry Team to design and plan youth retreats, mission projects

& trips, outreach events, etc.

● Create and distribute timely communications to youth and their parents including Youth

Newsletter, Website, etc., as appropriate

● Youth Outreach: School & activity visitations, school presence, sports, etc.

● Visitor Follow up: Create with Youth Ministry Team a visitor follow-up program

● Other assigned responsibilities from CYMT

The Youth Director position will be a 25-hour a week position. The beginning date is to be

mutually agreed upon by the Youth Director, Church, and CYMT.

In addition to serving as the Youth Director at their appointed partner church, as a part of the

Additional Responsibilities:

1. Attend CYMT Orientation Retreats

2. Participate fully in all Master of Arts in Youth Ministry Intensives

3. Participate in weekly class discussion groups

4. Meet weekly with CYMT staff for coaching

5. Complete all class work in above average manner

Job Benefits:

Vacation: 2 weeks vacation (10 work days). Vacation can be taken at any time that does not conflict with responsibilities at the partner ministry, CYMT, or classes.

Insurance: Residents will be responsible for providing their own health and auto insurance

Stats

Organization name:
Center for Youth Ministry Training

Denomination:
Presbyterian Church USA

Contact:
tiffany@cymt.org

Location:
625 Montgomery Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Website:
http://www.cymt.org/graduate-residency

Date Posted:
September 8, 2022

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