Youth & College Ministry Coordinator

Job Description

 

Youth & College Ministry Coordinator 

Full-time, Exempt – July 2021

Youth (25-30hr), College (10-15hr)

 

Overview:
The Youth & College Ministry Coordinator has a passion to make disciples of Jesus Christ among middle schoolers and high schoolers and collaborates with the staff and pastors of Christ Church East Bay in our ministry to youth, mentors, parents, and undergraduates. Christ Church Youth (CCYouth) 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 connecting with and discipling students, connecting with parents, connecting parents to one another, empowering volunteers, training youth mentors, and generally partnering with the pastors and staff to minister to the congregation’s youth. In College Ministry, the Youth & College Ministry Coordinator partners with the Pastor of Care & Discipleship to establish Christ Church’s presence at UC Berkeley amongst undergrads and to disciple the undergrads currently worshiping at Christ Church.

 

Key Responsibilities:

Partnership with Pastor of Care & Discipleship

  • Know the needs and concerns of the youth and their families and commit to prayerfully remembering these
  • Plan and execute the annual youth calendar of meetings and events (e.g., weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually)
  • Identify and/or create a vision and mission for the youth group with concrete goals for spiritual development
  • Meet weekly with Pastor of Care & Discipleship to strategize and stay on mission and create a youth ministry culture
  • Provide resources and develop content to help the Youth Team disciple the youth.
  • Attend welcome week events at UC Berkeley (such as tabling) with Pastor of Care & Discipleship to introduce new students to Christ Church
  • Manage new undergraduate contacts and reach out to them with personal welcome and invitation 
  • Connect and partner with other parachurch ministries as a representative of Christ Church
  • Communicate goals and needs to the pastoral staff, parents, and congregation

 

Youth Team collaboration

  • Lead monthly meetings with the Youth Team
  • Recruit, disciple, and empower youth mentors to shepherd the youth
  • Oversee and plan, with Youth Mentors, weekly student gatherings (Bible study, prayer, service, and fun!)
  • Prepare and teach middle school and high school content at student gatherings (Regular Sunday large group and midweek fellowships)
  • 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
  • Oversee set up for all youth gatherings (both physical and digital)

 

Ministry event responsibilities

  • Be present for church services and youth events
  • Coordinate weekly weekday youth gathering
  • Host regular post-service Sunday youth gatherings
  • Help with planning and execution of youth events and discipleship
  • Plan fun gatherings/retreats for youth (e.g., monthly outing, fall/spring retreats)
  • Plan service days and outreach events
  • Assist during Advent/Easter incorporating youth and mentors in church service activities
  • Coordinate with CCKids Director for joint events with 5th graders
  • Lead weekly gathering of undergrads to encourage and develop their relationships with God, with their fellow Christian community, and with the city and world to which they are called to serve and bear witness

 

Support and encourage students, parents, teachers, volunteers at Christ Church 

  • Welcome newcomers to our church; fold them into the life of the church
  • Keep attuned to the needs, concerns, and goals of regularly-attending youth
  • Partner with parents and mentors to support the spiritual growth of the youth
  • Sharing of prayer requests and encouragements with parents and youth mentors, fostering an invitation/challenge and celebration culture
  • Plan and participate in the process for crafting pastors’ and elders’ vision for youth development milestones

 

Administrative

  • Prep protocols for future events, waivers, and information needed for students/mentors
  • Manage youth ministry budget 
  • Follow office procedures and protocols

 

Other duties as requested 

 

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
  • 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
  • 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, CCKids meetings, CCYouth meetings

Supervises: Youth volunteer teams, Parent Team

Reports to: Pastor of Care & Discipleship 

Hours: Fulltime, Exempt 

Schedule: Sundays at church, Mondays planning, Tuesdays in church office, and onsite and offsite for any church service or event

 

Hire contingent on passing a background check. 

 

Stats

Organization name:
Christ Church East Bay

Denomination:
Evangelical Presbyterian Church of America

Contact:
jesse@christchurcheastbay.org

Location:
2138 Cedar St

Website:
https://www.christchurcheastbay.org/

Date Posted:
July 4, 2021

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