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  • Youth / Student Ministry
  • Children's Ministry
  • Christian Education

Our church…

  • is Presbyterian (PCUSA)
  • has an average worship attendance of 200

Job at Covenant Presbyterian Church

Full-Time Director of Children and Youth Ministries

Job Description

• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, Christian education experience preferred • Rich history in the life of the church and love of Christ • Desire and passion to nurture children and youth in their Christian faith • Strong communication and relational skills • Possesses an enthusiastic and flexible team approach while working with children, parents, and staff • Acceptance of a progressive theology that expresses an open, inclusive nature of God’s grace in the world

Ministry with Youth (grades 6 - 12)
• Mentor, counsel, and direct youth through their faith formation at Covenant Presbyterian Church. This shall include leadership, in accordance with goals and objectives established by the pastor and Christian Education Ministry team, in the following programs: • Sunday evening youth group • Wednesday evening youth programming • Friday after school program • Sunday School programming/supervision • Youth conferences, mission trips, and retreats * Cultivate friendships with and among youth through nontraditional programming * Encourage youth involvement and leadership in Covenant’s ministries

Ministry with Children (grades kindergarten - 5)
• Plan/coordinate programming for children that shall include leadership, in cooperation with pastors and the Christian Education Ministry Team, in the following programs: • Sunday School • Wednesday evening programming • Summer vacation bible school • Additional opportunities for spiritual growth and fellowship

Administrative Responsibilities
• Co-chair Christian Education meetings and attend other relevant committee meetings • Communicate with parents and congregation members about all children and youth programming • Oversee implementation of Covenant’s Child Protection Policy

Covenant Presbyterian Church

Covenant Presbyterian Church is located in the vibrant college town of Athens, GA, and is seeking a full-time Director of Children and Youth Ministries. While we have had a part-time youth director for a number of years, our congregation is now ready to make a larger investment to support not only our youth (grades 6th through 12th) but also our children in kindergarten through 5th grades. We are a congregation of passionate people who seek social justice for all, through an acceptance of progressive theology and a commitment to expressing the open, inclusive nature of God's grace in our world.