Folcroft Union Church
The primary purpose of the Youth Minister is to introduce young people
to Christ; to disciple them in spiritual growth; to train them in serving
Christ with their life. Of equal importance is to assist parents or guardians
in raising their teenagers to a wholesome maturity. Finally, to oversee
and support the activity entrusted to senior leadership of each Christian
Report to: Senior Pastor, Elder for CE/Youth
Position(s) Supervised: Senior Leadership in CE/Youth
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Must be a born again believer with a maturing relationship with Christ.
Must show a faithful pursuit of leadership characteristics as listed in
He must see his position as having a strong desire to serve God in the
Must be a graduate or fourth year student of a Bible college or Christian
liberal arts college with a degree in Theology, Christian Education, or
Youth Ministry. A thorough knowledge of Bible is essential.
Must have knowledge and skill in the philosophy, psychology and principles
of Christian education. Experience preferred in an established successful
Must demonstrate a genuine love and maintain a good rapport with young
Must be sensitive to needs and pressures of teens with a knowledge of possible
Must be able to teach, train, and disciple youth workers.
Must subscribe to the Constitution and doctrinal statement of the church.
He must become a member of the church as soon as possible.
Must be in good physical and mental health.
Must be able to exercise initiative and judgment as an independent worker.
Must possess organizational and administration abilities.
Must be able to respond to changing needs throughout the daily and weekly
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The responsibilities of the Youth Minister shall include the following:
Participate in worship services when requested.
Attend Sunday School, worship services, and other events of church as time
Continue growth and development through conferences, reading, and exchange
of ideas with others.
PROGRAM OVERSIGHT (40% of full-time commitment)
Provide oversight of junior and senior high youth and youth staff. Assure
youth groups maintain a balanced program of spiritual, physical, and social
growth. Weekly attendance of actual meetings is not expected to accomplish
Be acquainted with personal lives of the young people (either directly
or through the "Youth Staff"). For example, visit homes, attend school
events, and make hospital visits. This also includes being aware of current
youth development and culture.
Foster open communication with parents/guardians primarily through youth
staff, or by other means of communication.
Assure every youth activity focuses entirely on building mature youth of
the church. Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to Youth
Groups, CSB, AWANA, VBS, and Youth Sunday School.
Assure the "church youth" are taught and charged with their responsibility
Assure training and regular involvement of youth in church ministry.
Assures proper care of facilities used by youth programs.
LEADERSHIP TRAINING (40% of full-time commitment)
Maintain effective leadership for each youth program. Provide support and
assistance as required but permit leaders to handle the day to day needs
of the youth programs.
Provide formal (structured) and informal (by example) leadership training
for the youth staff.
Provide formal and informal forums for frequent communication, encouragement
and evaluation to the youth staff. As the coach, create a team atmosphere.
Oversee, with youth staff, the identification of youth with leadership
potential and assure opportunities are given for development.
Evaluate and make recommendations concerning teaching materials and methods
used in all of the youth programs, while at the same time respecting the
opinions of the youth staff.
Be an advisor / resource for all youth leaders throughout CE programs.
ADMINISTRATIVE (20% of full-time commitment)
Maintain a well-planned, carefully balanced program throughout the year
coordinated with the church calendar of events.
Assure responsibilities for all events (for example VBS, retreats, and
special events) are delegated and understood by youth staff and youth.
Pre-schedule all activities in their entirety, including post-activity
plans. Publish same to staff, parents, and youth in a timely fashion.
Provide information and encourage attendance to summer camps.
Assure monthly interaction with CE Committee and CE Elder for mutual accountability.
Assist mission's committee with field missionary experiences.
With the input and support of the youth ministry team, establish and maintain
a philosophy of youth ministry and annual goals.
Attend weekly meeting with staff for prayer and planning.
Attend monthly feedback session with CE Elder.
Review and discuss annual job performance evaluation.
Present vacation request to the Elder Board at least one month in advance.
It will be the responsibility of the Elder Board to secure replacement
coverage as needed.
Gross salary package of $__________ for __ work weeks per year.
Any medical insurance, life insurance, or pension plans desired will be
deducted from the gross salary.
Workman's compensation insurance fully covered.
Social Security paid in standard fashion.