Youth Minister (Jr. High – Sr. High)
The Youth Minister is commissioned by the elders to lead the church’s ministry to youth. The purpose of this position is to lead the youth to be transformed to Christ-likeness.
It is essential that this person not only be qualified and gifted in the needed ministry skills, but also be a Christian in the New Testament sense and show the fruit of the Spirit in his/her life. It is also important that this person be able to whole-heartedly accept the vision statement of Maple Avenue Christian Church (transforming people to Christ-likeness) and apply it to his/her duties on the job so the church can be aided to achieve her goals.
I. Ministry Relationships:
A. Elders—The Youth Minister is commissioned by the elders to lead in youth ministry and is to attend designated elder’s meetings.
B. Staff—The Youth Minister is part of a team of paid staff led by the Senior Minister. He/she will be responsible to the elders through the Senior Minister. The staff will meet once a week for prayer, planning, sharing, training, goal setting, and general administration of the church.
C. Ministry Leaders—The Youth Minister is to offer vision, encouragement, support, resources, and training to volunteer ministry leaders. He/she is responsible for recruiting and training new leaders, as ministry requires. He/she is to ensure good communication between these leaders, the staff, and eldership.
D. Youth (Jr. High – Sr. High)—The Youth Minister is to build significant relationships with youth in the church family and local community. He/she is to model discipleship, evangelism, and spiritual encouragement through these personal relationships.
E. Parents/Guardians—The Youth Minister is to establish positive relationships with parents/guardians of youth.
F. Office—The Youth Minister has available the facilities and support staff of the office. This includes availability of administrative assistance based on need and availability in coordination with office demands.
G. Congregation—The Youth Minister is a member of the MACC congregation and is expected to build significant relationships.
II. Specific Ministry Responsibilities:
A. The Youth Minister is to ensure that the MACC ministry for Youth is grounded in and committed to each of the following core values:
1. Created to worship God
2. Commissioned to seek lost people
3. Challenged to grow in Christ
4. Called to care for one another
5. Commanded to be whole-life stewards
6. Cultivated to live a life of prayer
7. Crafted to serve one another
B. The Youth Minister will oversee many and varied administrative tasks, including:
1. Develop a team leadership approach, which causes other leaders to work cooperatively with one another in the recruitment, training, and implementation of ministry goals.
2. Oversee planning the budget and the expenditures of funds in the area of youth ministries.
3. Appropriately communicating activities, dates, plans, etc. to all necessary people. This includes events such as but not limited to:
a. Christian Service Camps
b. Youth Worship
c. Sunday School
d. Mid-week ministry
e. After school events
f. Community outreach
4. Keep necessary records of all programs for the purpose of regular evaluation.
5. Ensure that all supplies, materials, equipment, facilities, etc. are kept on hand and in usable condition for all youth ministry events.
6. Pass along items for agenda to the administrative assistant for the weekly staff meetings and to the Sr. Minister for bi-weekly (or special sessions) elders meetings.
III. General Ministry Responsibilities:
A. He/she shall report important issues in youth ministry to the senior minister and/or elders (or as requested).
B. He/she is expected to engage in workshops, classes, and reading that will keep him/her aware of new resources and ideas for ministry.
C. He/she shall make ministerial shepherding calls in coordination with other staff (e.g. hospital, new members, evangelism, pastoral, etc.), especially as related to youth.
D. He/she shall fulfill additional responsibilities as mutually agreed upon with the elders and/or senior minister.
E. He/she is expected to strive for excellence in personal and pastoral responsibilities.