Youth Pastor/Director of Youth Ministries at Harbor Covenant Church
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
About the job
This position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and leading all activities of the church directed at youth (6th grade - 12th grade). This may include:
1. Planning and coordinating events and retreats.
2. Planning and coordinating mid-week Youth Group gatherings.
3. Recruiting, training, and equipping volunteers.
4. Planning and coordinating youth mission trips.
5. Discerning and determining the direction and goals of youth ministries.
We are part of the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination. Candidates must have (1) a personal relationship with and commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and (2) a basic harmony with the the Covenant Affirmations.
Regarding COVID-19: Prior to the availability of vaccines, our church met almost exclusively online. Since the vaccine rollout, we have hosted a vaccine Q&A and clinic. All staff are fully vaccinated at present. Masks are currently strongly encouraged while indoors on Sunday mornings or during other events.
As a rule, we have been careful to follow health recommendations and guidelines to the best of our ability. When guidelines are unclear, we have typically erred on the side of caution, though we have also tried to carefully consider the real risk/reward based on current data--along with the holistic health and safety of our congregation--in every decision. While hard decisions have had to be made, and not every decision has met with universal approval in the congregation, we have striven for gracious--but morally and socially responsible--leadership during this pandemic crisis.