Youth & College Ministry Coordinator

Overview:
The Youth & College Coordinator collaborates with the staff and pastors of Christ Church East Bay in our ministry to youth and college-aged Christ Churchers, and also to our local community. The Youth & College Coordinator will lead Christ Church Youth (CCYouth), which encompasses grades 6-8 (middle school) and 9-12 (high school), with grade 5 being a bridge year from CCKids to CCYouth. Time is spent gathering, connecting with, and discipling students in partnership with a Youth Team of mentors, parents, pastors, and other volunteers to execute the pastors’ vision for youth and college-aged Christ Churchers. In College Ministry, the Youth & College Coordinator partners with the Pastor of Care & Discipleship to establish Christ Church’s presence at UC Berkeley amongst undergrads and to disciple those of college-age who worship at Christ Church.

Key Responsibilities:

Youth Ministry

  • Nurture the spiritual formation, church fellowship, and missional mindset of youth and college-aged Christ Churchers in partnership with the Pastor of Care & Discipleship
  • Meet regularly with Pastor of Care & Discipleship to strategize, stay on mission, and create a youth and college ministry culture and a culture of Good Samaritan community care
  • Oversee and sustain rhythm of weekly midweek and Sunday student gatherings
  • Develop a communication plan to regularly and reliably contact youth, youth mentors, parents of youth, and others involved with youth ministry.
  • Recruit, disciple, and empower youth mentors to shepherd the youth
  • Partner with pastoral staff in preparing and teaching content for weekly midweek and Sunday student gatherings (Bible study & prayer)
  • Lead Youth Team in preparing and executing weekly, quarterly, and seasonal activities and events for community-building fun, service, and outreach.
  • Connect with kids via text, Discord, social media, etc. answering questions, making announcements, fostering an online community
  • Organize a parent team for resources and logistical support
  • Contribute wisdom and experience to pastors’ and elders’ vision for youth development milestones
  • Coordinate with CCKids Director for joint events with 5th graders

 

College Ministry 

  • Increase Christ Church’s footprint upon UC Berkeley and Berkeley City College campuses amongst undergrads
  • Attend welcome week events at local colleges with Pastor of Care & Discipleship to introduce new students to Christ Church
  • Manage new contacts and reach out to them with personal welcome and invitation 
  • Connect and partner with other parachurch student ministries as a representative of Christ Church
  • Disciple and extend pastoral care to college-aged Christ Churchers

Administrative

  • Maintain the annual youth, college, and community outreach calendars of meetings and events (e.g., weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually)
  • Prep protocols for future events, waivers, and information needed for students/mentors
  • Manage youth ministry budget

 

Background and Skill Set:

  • Growing and deepening faith in Jesus Christ
  • Team player
  • Philosophy of youth ministry that demonstrates a heart for and understanding of an intergenerational church
  • Gifted storyteller
  • Heart for the poor and for urban development
  • Demonstrated skills in planning and organization
  • Winsome apologist, able to engage the intellectual culture of our undergrads and answer the tough questions of our youth
  • Creative problem solver with ability to collaborate effectively and foster teamwork
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to lead teams
  • Ability to share the gospel in a compelling way that captures a youth’s imagination
  • Can span the generations in terms of relating to people
  • Flexible and adaptable to the changing needs of the youth in a given season
  • Ability to develop disciples with a heart for ministry
  • Experience leveraging technology, social platforms, and digital platforms for youth ministry
  • Experience in ministries of justice and mercy.
  • 2+ years children’s or youth ministry experience
  • Bachelor’s degree

 

Works with: Pastor of Care & Discipleship, CCKids Director, parents, volunteers

Attends: CCEB staff meetings, CCYouth meetings 

Supervises: Youth volunteer teams, Parent Team

Reports to: Pastor of Care & Discipleship 

Hours: Fulltime, Exempt 

Hire contingent on passing a background check. 

Stats

Organization name:
Christ Church East Bay

Denomination:
Evangelical Presbyterian Church of America

Contact:
andrew@christchurcheastbay.org

Location:
2138 Cedar St

Website:
http://christchurcheastbay.org

Date Posted:
August 16, 2021

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