About the job
Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Hope Community Church’s vision is to be Internally Strong and Externally Focused. The role of the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry is to work with the Associate Pastor for Strategic Implementation, to bring this vision into reality within the lives of youth and young adults, through relationally and strategically investing in them. The Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry will provide leadership to and development of the ministry, teaching within the ministry, leadership to being externally focused, and administration of the entire ministry. The primary focus (75%) of this position will be Youth Ministry (6th grade – 12th grade) and the secondary focus (25%) will be Young Adult Ministry(18-25)
A. Consistently seek to become more like Jesus and help others to do the same.
B. Display sound biblical knowledge and passion for helping youth and young adults live out the truth.
C. Provide visionary and strategic direction that aligns with being internally strong and externally focused.
D. Possess the spiritual gifts of leadership, teaching, shepherding, and administration.
E. Have a missional understanding and the ability to help lead the entire ministry in that direction.
F. Possess strong interpersonal skills that model and mentor youth and young adults toward becoming more like Jesus.
G. Ability to use appropriate judgment, discretion, sensitivity, and confidentiality.
H. Education and experience that are commensurate with the role.
A. Provide Leadership to and Development of the Youth and Young Adult Ministry (40%)
Youth Ministry (6th grade - 12th grade)
Work with the Associate Pastor to develop, implement, and evaluate a strategic plan for youth ministry that aligns with Hope’s corporate direction.
Identify, equip, develop, support, evaluate, and schedule leaders for the Youth Ministry.
Provide oversight to youth core programs and events (such as Sunday morning classes and midweek groups, Bible studies, camps, serving projects, and youth worship team).
Foster a serving culture by creating opportunities for students to be involved in all areas of church ministry.
Foster a leadership culture helping students to develop and foster their leadership skills.Young Adult Ministry (18-25 years old)
Work with the Associate Pastor to develop, implement, and evaluate a strategic plan for young adults that aligns with Hope’s corporate direction.
Identify, equip, develop, support, evaluate, and schedule leaders for the young adult ministry.
Provide oversight to Young Adult ministries and events (such as Sunday morning classes and midweek groups, Bible studies, and serving projects).
Pursue ways to connect with local colleges like Elizabethtown, Penn StateHarrisburg, and Lancaster Bible College.
B. Provide Teaching for Youth and Young Adult Ministry (30%)
Work with the Associate Pastor to identify, equip, support, evaluate, and schedule teachers for the Youth and Young Adult Ministry who regularly teach midweek and Sunday morning.
Teach midweek youth - at least monthly.
Teach Sunday morning youth - as needed.
Teach Sunday morning young adults - at least monthly.
C. Provide Strategic Leadership to being Externally Focused for Youth and Young Adult Ministry (20%)
Encourage youth and young adults to invite friends to participate in the activities of the ministry.
Identify and lead local service projects (Quarterly).
Identify and lead summer outreach events (e.g., sports camp, VBS).
Provide leadership to Short-term mission trips (e.g., Mexico/ Ghana or another ministry partner - yearly).
D. Administrate the Youth and Young Adult Ministry (5%)
Communicate with leaders and parents providing ministry updates relating to strategy, weekly schedules, and upcoming activities while encouraging ministry involvement.
Ensure every volunteer has appropriate, current, and approved and criminal background checks.
Develop and manage the ministry budget, monitoring expenditures and ensuring that funds are allocated in accordance with priorities established in the strategic plan.
E. Other Duties as Assigned (5%)
IV. ADMINISTRATIVE RELATIONSHIPS
The Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry will be accountable to and supervised by the Associate Pastor for Strategic Implementation.
V. EXPECTED OUTCOMES:
To bring about a culture that produces internally strong students and young adults who are externally focused by being filled with and directed by the Holy Spirit.
VI. EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION:
This is a full-time salaried position with benefits.
Hope Community Church
1806 Harrisburg Ave
Mount Joy, Pennsylvania 17552