Youth Group Leader

Youth Group Leader

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Youth Group Leader Job Overview

Qualities of Employee

  • Must have an active personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
  • Must possess a deep desire for working with and ministering to youth, undergirded by a commitment to helping them mature into disciples of Jesus Christ.
  • Must be able to communicate with and relate well to youth.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with parents/guardians of youth.
  • Must work well as part of a team (staff).
  • Be able to work as a servant leader under the guidance of the Lead Pastor and be committed to the vision and mission of Port Huron First United Methodist Church.
  • Agrees with and is supportive of a United Methodist ethos
  • Can demonstrate a record of effectively leading youth in some way

Areas of Responsibility and Oversite

  1. Youth group(s): 6-12th grade
  2. Parents/guardians of youth
  3. Enlisting the leadership of adult persons to help lead and/or chaperone youth group gatherings and events

Primary Goals of the Position

  1. To disciple youth (grades 6-12), and their families so that they are able to move in the direction of being committed followers of Jesus Christ.
  2. Where possible, to build up and equip people to be leaders in the areas of youth ministries.

Job Responsibilites Overview

  1. Leadership Development
    • Recruit and lead a ministry team of 3-5 people to help administer our youth ministry
    • Ensure that the Safe Haven – Caring Church protocol is followed (as laid out in the Child, Youth, and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy) and that training is up to date for all adults who work with youth
  2. Discipleship
    • Be a “bridge” from our church to the community/culture outside of the church
    • Develop and foster relationships with people outside of this church
    • Pray for those under your spiritual care
    • Foster relationships with the youth, attending their personal events (sports, music, etc.) as is possible
    • Create strategies to help the youth grow as well as express/live out their faith
  3. Management
    • Communications
      • parents/guardians
      • church newsletter
      • website
    • Youth Group (the design and development of a youth group, grades 6-12)
    • Position Management
      • attend and participate in all staff meetings if possible
      • meet with the pastor for purposes of planning and review
      • work 13 hours each week
      • attend at least one continuing education each year
  4. Administration
    • Set goals, objectives, and strategies which are in line with the mission and vision of the church
    • Develop and submit annual budget for youth ministry
    • Promote United Methodist camps
    • Maintain and, in conjunction with the Trustees, help develop policies as necessary to this area of ministry

Experience and Education Requirements

  • Candidate must have experience that can be documented as effective youth ministry in a local church.
  • Minimum of high school diploma or equivalent; some college preferred, though not strictly required.

Other Information

  • Reports to the Staff-Parish Relations Committee for the purposes of job evaluations, pay, etc.; reports to the pastor in regard to day-to-day job needs
  • Hours: 10-13 per week
  • Weeks of work: 46 per year
  • Compensation: $15/hour
  • Benefits: continuing education

To Apply…

  • Go to our Employment Opportunities page and click the link to the application
  • Complete the application and return it to the church via email or U.S. Mail