Youth/Student Ministries


The Alliance Southeast

OVERVIEW We’re looking for a committed Christian leader with a passion for the lost and discipling young people in a multi-ethnic setting. The ideal candidate is an experienced minister who can relate well with youth, parents, and adult volunteers. This role will require a candidate with demonstrated experience equipping youth for ministry. RESPONSIBILITIES • Lead the church’s efforts to minister with and to youth between ages 11 to 18. • Reach out to unchurched youth in the community, engage them with the gospel, and involve them in the work of the church. • Recruit, develop, and deploy new volunteers for the church’s youth ministry. • In consultation with other youth leaders and senior church leadership, develop an annual budget for the youth ministry and operate within the constraints of that budget. • Develop a Bible teaching calendar for the youth that takes into consideration the full counsel of God’s Word and the spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental needs of the youth in our community. • Regularly teach the Bible to the youth with conviction, compassion, and care. • Lead efforts to minister to the parenting needs of the church body. • Participate in general pastoral duties as needed (weddings, funerals, counseling, etc.). • Establish a long-term vision for how the church engages youth. • Be available to preach and teach the Bible in adult worship services when asked. • Develop and execute a strategic plan for the youth ministry. • Regularly report to the church’s leadership about developments in the youth ministry. • Oversee all summer camping activities the church’s youth participate in. • Regularly lead the youth in short-term missions experiences (alternating between local, domestic, and international). • Work with other church leaders to find ministry opportunities for youth in the broader church family. • Review all curriculum used by the church’s children’s ministry and ensure they are consistent with the church’s doctrinal commitments. • Participate in all staff meetings and retreats. REQUIREMENTS • Understanding of and willingness to serve within the doctrinal commitments of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. • At least 3 years experience ministering to youth and shepherding youth ministry volunteers. • Strong ability to lead people of varying ethnicities, socio-economic levels. • A desire to teach and mentor youth in biblical truth. • Ability to pass a background check. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • A growing Christian faith and character. • A commitment to the mission of Westwood Church. • A calling to pastoral ministry. • A lifestyle congruent with the biblical requirements for leaders (1 Tim. 3:1-13; 2 Tim. 2; Titus 1:5-9). Contact name: Dan Daly Contact Email: Contact Phone Number: 407.295.4381


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