Youth/Student Ministries

9/5/2019

Metropolitan District C&MA

Student Ministries Pastor - Trinity Christian Chapel, Sewell, NJ The goal of Student Ministry (junior and senior high and college age) is to build disciples for Christ, equipping them to share their faith with others. The mission of discipleship in a relational context should be a key component of Student Ministries. Supervision: The Student Ministries Pastor reports to the Senior Pastor for spiritual and ministry guidance. The Senior Pastor will provide an annual evaluation of the Student Ministries Pastor’s performance, based on an agreed philosophy of ministry and action plan. The Primary Task: Develop and implement a comprehensive approach to student ministry. This comprehensive approach is intentional based on the understanding of the primary task of Student Ministries to: o disciple the youth and young adults into a clear understanding of a personal relationship with Jesus in both large group and smaller relational environments o build a unified team of passionate adult youth coaches to help mentor and disciple students o teach the youth and young adults the Gospel and what that requires from them o support and assist the parents in the process of discipling their youth o provide students with opportunities to discover and develop their gifts for the kingdom of God o show Jesus’s love through modeling, especially in kind and respectful communication o equip and challenge students to share the gospel and to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities and world through intentional and “real” opportunities to serve o build a ministry that engages with local junior and senior high students as well as college students in the area, through on-campus ministry including lunch with students, attending sporting events, student concerts, etc. o grow the ministry by creating attractive and compelling opportunities to which our students can invite their non-Christian friends. o instill in students that all are made in the image of God and everyone born of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit has value and a purpose. o “Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint” Isaiah 40:30. Responsibilities: 1. Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced student ministry. 2. Coordinate scheduled Sun. morning and evening, and Wed. night ministry for youth (grades 6-12). 3. Select the curriculum and teach or coordinate others teaching, for all college age meetings. 4. Recruit, train, and mentor volunteers to serve in various aspects of student ministry, intentionally cultivating their gifts and spiritual growth. 5. Mentor youth and young adults in developing their leadership skills. Stay abreast of new resources and opportunities in worldview and apologetics esp. in terms of culture, youth ministry and youth culture and adjust ministry as needed to stay current and effective. 6. Participate in and engage students in all church-activities, incl. outreach, VBS, picnic, missions, etc. 7. Support parents with training and encouragement in the area of raising and discipling their youth. 8. Work with local schools, churches and organizations in strategic partnerships to effectively reach youth in the community and develop a strategic ministry outreach plan. 9. Keep records of youth participation and manage the youth ministry budget. 10. Communicate with the youth and parents in a timely manner and as effectively as possible using all available resources (email, FB, IG, website, bulletin, newsletter, texting, etc.). This includes a quarterly parent’s newsletter email, regular parent emails regarding upcoming events, weekly youth check in texts and reminder texts. 11. Be available to encourage, challenge, and counsel students and parents towards effective lives as followers of Jesus (i.e. lunch at school, after school visits, attendance at extracurricular activities, home visits, and support during times of crisis, etc.) 12. Work in concert with the gifts and talents of other staff members and maintain a strong teamwork mentality. 13. Attend all weekly Staff Meetings, monthly prayer meetings, etc., as well as any other regular scheduled meetings. 14. Participate in continuing education events and training opportunities both locally and within CMA. 15. Ensure that the Child Protection Policy is observed in all youth ministry settings. Qualifications and Aptitudes: 1. Adhere to theology and values in harmony with C&MA and TCC mission and values as well as statements of belief, and licensed or pursuing licensing by the Metropolitan District of the C&MA. 2. Clear, observable commitment to Jesus Christ. 3. A relational and pastoral heart: able to communicate about sensitive topics with grace and truth; asks good questions and listens well. 4. A demonstrated commitment to cross-cultural ministry. 5. A demonstrated commitment to prayer and the deeper life. 6. A bachelor’s degree in Bible, Pastoral Ministry or Student Ministry and 2 plus years of experience in the area of student ministry is preferred. 7. Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement a student ministry within the parameters of the church. 8. Must have good written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, and exceptional tech and computer skills. 9. Must have a proven ability to work effectively with youth, young adults, parents, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers. 10. Must be able to preach in an occasional Sunday morning service.

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