Fulton Heights Youth Director at Encounter Church
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Encounter Church is looking for our next team member dedicated to helping kids and students know and experience the love of Jesus! If you're an experienced youth worker with a passion for leading and empowering teams and a vision for caring for families in every life stage, you've got to check this opportunity out! We are opening our first multi-site location in September 2021 and this position will help shape the long term strategy for youth ministry at both locations, while caring for and leading teams at our new location in Fulton Heights. If you are interested in joining a team that is laser focused on helping those who are far from God find new life in Christ, and if you think working in Grand Rapids would be awesome, this may be the place for you. To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to Joe Hays (Fulton Heights Location Pastor) at joe@encounterchurch.org.

General Position

The Youth Director is responsible for all aspects of the High School Ministry of Encounter Church, as well as the leadership of the Kids and Middle School Ministry teams for the Fulton Heights Location.

This role is a full-time, salaried (exempt), and reports to the Fulton Heights Pastor.

Position Requirements

  • Maturing and ongoing personal relationship with God
  • Minimum 3 Years youth ministry experience (Experience in multi-site youth ministry is a bonus)
  • Bachelors degree
  • Visionary Self-Starter with a demonstrated ability to develop, manage, and implement a youth ministry.
  • A team player with excellent communication skills
    A passion to grow the local church


Position Description

High School Ministry

  • Overall leadership of a unified approach to HSM for Encounter church
  • Recruit, encourage, and equip the team of volunteer leaders
  • Responsible for weekly Sunday evening youth gatherings
  • Create and execute any retreats, trips, or events that support the vision of the Youth ministry.

Middle School Ministry Ministry

  • Creation and preparation of all programming and materials for both locations
  • Direct leadership of MSM at Fulton Heights, support for MSM at Kentwood
  • Recruit, encourage, and equip the team of volunteer leaders

Fulton Heights Kids

  • Leadership of all Kids teams (0-5th Grade)
  • Care and support for Fulton Heights families
  • Recruit, encourage, and equip the team of volunteer leaders
  • Partnering with the Kids Director in creating a cohesive approach for all Kids and Youth ministry

Staff Responsibilities

  • Posses an understanding of, passion for, and commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Encounter Church
  • Attend weekly staff and ministry meetings
  • Serve and contribute as a part of the leadership of the Fulton Heights location
  • Other work as assigned


Encounter Church
4620 Kalamazoo Ave SE
Kentwood, Michigan 49508


Tim Mauriello



Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
40K - 70K yr
Ordained position
Exempt status
Next Gen Ministry
Next Generation
Team Building
Working with Adolescents
Church Ministry