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Valley Bible Church – Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

220 Turkey Hill Road, P.O. Box 250
Haddam,
CT,
06438
USA

Position Type

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

Denomination

Evangelical Free Church of America (EFCA)

Ministry Area

Youth/Student Ministry

Avg. Weekly Attendance

250

Job Description

Job Title | Director of Youth + Young Adults
Reports to | Lead Pastor
Status | Full-time

Overview
The overall vision of this position is to make disciples specifically among youth and young adults in the context and community of Valley Bible Church. This role also involves broader ministry responsibilities.

Youth Ministry
• Lead student ministry targeting students in grades 6-12
• Reach and equip youth to follow Jesus
• Help youth discover and apply their gifts
• Build partnering relationships with parents
• Provide strategic weekly engagements, seasonal retreats, and service initiatives
• Equip team leaders with their gifts to carry out the work of the ministry

Young Adult Ministry
• Work closely with Young Adults to develop and encourage their spiritual growth in Christ
• Create regular and periodic opportunities for young adults to connect, grow, and serve such as a Life Groups, retreats, mission opportunities, fun events, etc.
• Help lead, strategize, and plan ministry as it relates to young adults who have entered college and/or a career
• Create an environment for new leaders among young adults
• Provide guidance and support based on Biblical principles

General Ministry Engagement: As part of the leadership team, we work together for the care of the body of Christ. This may include:
• Teaching and preaching
• Congregational care
• Counseling and visitation
• Collaborating with other ministry leaders as we serve Christ and His Church.
• Back up lead pastor for funerals or crisis situations
• Engage in the leadership community

Key Skills and Abilities
• Growing set of pastoral skills such as leadership, teaching, and counseling
• Ability to relate to and inspire junior and senior high-aged youth
• Ability to recruit and manage multiple volunteers to accomplish ministry goals
• Ability to utilize tech/web/video tools

Education and Experience Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree
• Ministry training or three years of experience in leadership of church ministry
• Affirming of orthodox Christian doctrine in line with EFCA Statement of Faith (Eph. 4:11-16; 2 Tim. 3:14-17)
• Demonstrates a continued desire for growth and continuing education
• Demonstrates a life of moral and ethical purity (1 Tim. 6:11; Titus 2:11-14)

Salary and Benefits included