A. Major Responsibilities:
Oversight of Congregation's Youth & Family Ministries, Attend & participate in weekly staff meetings, Monitoring financial matters of program, Moderation monthly Advisor spiritual growth & committee meeting, Active participant in Session meeting, Staff support for related committees Assisting with strategic planning & vision, Recruit & promote Youth, Children & Family ministries Planning & implementing extended learning/fellowship opportunities , Maintain regular office hours & be available to respond to youth & their families regarding spiritual needs & programs of the church,Perform other duties as assigned by Head of Staff, Active oversight of Children's Sunday School CORE curriculum: select & develop monthly themes, choose scriptures, message focus & discussion guidelines,Be a passionate, dynamic leader, able to deliver God's word effectively, Lead youth worship & participate in traditional & other worship as appropriate,Co-ordinate Youth Sunday worship,Administer sacraments (if ordained) Identify & facilitate new ministry programs,Counsel, support & maintain relationships with youth & families, Regular hospital visits,Actively develop relationships with older children & their families in order to bridge involvement in youth & young adult programming Teaching,Weekly Confirmation class, Plan & implement Parent/Family Forums,Youth Advisors Teams, Attend & lead worship for CORE program,Facilitate planning, implementation of mission projects: local,national & international
B. Characteristics and qualifications needed
The person we seek as Director of Youth and Families must hold deep faith, be active in their own spiritual journey and be able to authentically share this with youth and children as well as adults. The person must have a strong sense of call to youth and family ministries evidenced by past educational and vocational choices. Specifically, they should be either already ordained in the P.C. (USA) or "moving toward" ordination. Our hope is that once our new Head of Staff is in place, this individual could be a candidate for the Associate Pastor position which is being left vacant for this period. There must be strong confident leadership and administration skills. The person must have the ability to help us see where God is leading us in this area of ministry as well as providing guidance for our individual spiritual journeys. They must have an engaging personality and speaking/preaching style. this person should act as a bridge between children, youth and adult congregants. The Director must remain engaged with youth, children and young adults while still maintaining a position of authority. We expect the individual to be "mission minded"- that is, compassionate regarding "the least" among us and willing to engage side by side with our children, youth and young adults in hands-on ministries, including some international mission work. Perhaps, most importantly, our new Director should have an outgoing and friendly personality and a good sense of humor.