Youth Director and Assistant Pastor



Advertiser
Round Hill Church
Job Type
Associate Pastor, Audio, Video & Production, Youth/Student Pastor
Location
Winchester, Virginia
Salary Details
Full time and Part Time available
Contract Type
Full-Time, Part-Time
Hours per Week
20-40
Closing Date
04/30/2024
Hiring for either an individual or combined position of Youth Director and Assistant Pastor. Roles can be combined for a full time position.

Job Description

Youth Director:

 

General Purpose of Position:

To grow young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth ministry (in the areas of discipleship, mission, and outreach) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.

Accountability:

The Director of Youth Ministries (DYM) reports to the Pastor for spiritual and ministry guidance. The Pastor, in cooperation with the Church Board of Directors, provides an annual evaluation of the DYM’s performance. The DYM will be responsible and subject to Round Hill Church's policies and statement of faith. This is a 12-month position.

The Primary Task:

There shall be a comprehensive approach to the development and implementation of the youth ministry at all levels in all ministry areas of the church. This comprehensive approach is based on the understanding of the primary task of youth ministry to:

love youth where they are
encourage youth in developing their relationship to God
provide youth with opportunities for nurture and growth
challenge them to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities & world

Responsibilities:

1. Be an advocate for youth and educate the congregation about the hopes, concerns and needs of youth in the local church and community.

2. Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry in the areas of discipleship, mission, and outreach and strategically work to ensure that youth ministry is integrated into the total life and ministry of the church.

3. Work with the church to keep records of youth participation, reach out to new and/or absent youth, and manage the youth ministry budget.

4. Support and guide the work of the Youth team in an annual process of evaluating the vision and goals of the youth ministry and direct monthly planning sessions.

5. Mentor youth in developing their leadership skills and intentionally work with other ministry leadership in the church to ensure that youth are incorporated in leadership within the congregation as a whole.

6. Be aware of resources for developing the youth ministry programming and participate in continuing education events and training opportunities.

7. Recruit and train volunteers in all aspects of youth ministry (including youth Sunday School) and ensure adequate volunteer support (by providing curriculum, resources, and training) and fostering adult-youth mentoring relationships.

8. Coordinate, implement, and participate in a special youth ministry event on a quarterly basis (retreat, mission project, service, outing, etc).

9. Coordinate Confirmation in partnership with the pastor and provide communication for confirmands, mentors, and parents.

10. Communicate in a timely manner and as effectively as possible using all available resources (email, website, bulletin, newsletter, social media, etc). Ensure communication with church staff and leadership, parents, and the congregation as a whole.

11. Work in concert with the gifts and talents of other staff members and maintain a teamwork mentality.

12. Ensure that the Child Protection Policy is observed in all youth ministry settings.

13. Attendance at the following meetings is expected: weekly Staff Meetings, Church Council, and Youth Council (TBD).

Qualifications and Aptitudes:

1. Must embrace Christian discipline and Round Hill Church's statement of faith and theology.

2. A bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred. Professional Certification in Youth Ministry is a plus.

3. Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement a youth ministry.

4. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, and adequate technology and computer skills. Additional technology skills is a plus.

5. Must posses a proven ability to work effectively with youth, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers.

General Weekly Schedule:

1. Worship and Sunday School – 4+ hours (Sunday 7:30am-11am)

2. Youth Group – 4+ hours (Sunday 4:30pm-7:30pm)

3. Staff Meeting – 2 hour

4. Planning, communication, outreach and youth engagement – 7 hours

5. Other meetings (including Youth Council (TBD) and Church Council) – 2 hours

This job description is intended to be a general overview and in no way limits or restricts the duties or assignments of this position. The Youth Director cooperates with the staff and Church Council to carry out the overall ministry of Round Hill Church.

 

Assistant Pastor

An effective Assistant Pastor will aid in the development and nurture a ministry for families, striving to guide, coach, and support all people as they grow as Christian disciples. This position will focus on laity support, development and training, providing necessary support to leaders so that they can foster and nurture their volunteers. Particular focus will be in the areas of family ministries and education. All ministries must address basic human needs as well as provide opportunities for faith formation, service, and witness; Encounter, Equip, Empower. The Assistant Pastor will work with church leaders to provide family members opportunities to grow in their relationship with God and respond to that relationship faithfully in the church and the world.

Spiritual Gifts and Qualifications Helpful for the Job

This position benefits from having one or more of these spiritual gifts:

servanthood, teaching, exhortation (encouragement), leadership, administration, helping, and shepherding. This leader should show evidence of passion for family ministry, prior effective ministry leadership, an active and growing discipleship.

Useful skills for this position are strong communication skills, the ability to listen to and communicate with people of all ages, and the ability to work with other ministry leaders, the ability to delegate responsibility and follow up to complete tasks.
This leader should show genuine interest in responding to the hopes and concerns of all families in the community so that all family units (single and multiple people) are affirmed and ministry is launched for transformation of the community.

Responsibilities:

Be an advocate for our younger generations and educate the congregation about their hopes, concerns and needs in the local church and community.
Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced family ministry to support the spiritual development of our congregation.
Work with the Church Board and Family Ministries and assist in the management of the youth ministry program.
Support and guide the work of the Youth Ministry in an annual process of evaluating the vision and goals of the youth ministry and assist in the monthly planning sessions.
Mentor youth in developing their leadership skills and intentionally work with other ministry leadership in the church to ensure that youth are incorporated in leadership within the congregation as a whole.
Be aware of resources for developing the ministry programming and participate in continuing education events and training opportunities.
Recruit and train volunteers in all aspects of children, youth, and young adult ministry (including youth Sunday School) and ensure adequate volunteer support (by providing curriculum, resources, and training) and fostering adult-youth mentoring relationships.
Communicate in a timely manner and as effectively as possible using all available resources (email, website, bulletin, newsletter, social media, etc). Ensure communication with church staff and leadership, parents, and the congregation as a whole.
Work in concert with the gifts and talents of other staff members and maintain a teamwork mentality.
Ensure that the Child Protection Policy is observed in all ministry settings.
Assist the Senior Pastor in Worship and Pastoral duties as required.
Attendance at the following meetings is expected: Staff Meetings, Church Board, and related meetings.

Qualifications and Aptitudes:

Must embrace Christian discipline and Round Hill Church doctrine and theology.
A bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred.
Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement ministry programs.
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Conflict management skills, teaching skills and family counseling skills are preferred.
Must possess a proven ability to work effectively with youth, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers.

This job description is intended to be a general overview and in no way limits or restricts the duties or assignments of this position. The Assistant Pastor cooperates with the Senior Pastor, staff and Church Board to carry out the overall ministry of Round Hill Church.

 

Organization Description

Round Hill Church is a non-denomination small rural church in Frederick County, Virginia. We invite you to check out our website at https://www.roundhillchurch.com/ to see more about us!

Round Hill Church

Application Questions

1.  Are you interested in full time?
2.  Are you interested in part time?
3.  Do you have past experience in ministry?
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