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  • is Presbyterian (PCUSA)
  • has an average worship attendance of 600
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Director of Youth & Family Ministries

Job Description

We seek a candidate who is enthusiastic about working together in a transforming ministry.

General Responsibilities:
• Lead a youth ministry focusing on discipleship, evangelism, mission, and fellowship • Lead the High School and Middle School church school and youth groups on Sundays am & pm, and Bible studies during the week • Direct the eighth grade Confirmation program • Visit and build relationships with youth outside of church (at their games, events, etc.) • Plan and participate with the youth group in mission projects in local and out-of-state communities • Manage youth assistants and organize volunteers • Develop with us a five-year vision and strategic plan for youth ministry • Collaborate with youth ministry elders and Youth Ministry committee

Personal Qualifications:
• Have a strong and contagious personal faith in Jesus Christ • Profess a theology that is Christ-centered, biblically-grounded and respectful of a wide variety of theological viewpoints • Love young people as s/he loves the Lord • Be an excellent communicator of the Gospel, with the ability both to relate the Good News to today’s culture and to make the Bible come alive for youth • Be creative and a self-starter, building on existing ministries and starting new programs • Have strong leadership and administrative skills, with a commitment to developing lay ministry • Be a team player, sharing the ministry with the pastors, church staff, Session, and with the youth leadership team, parents and volunteers

Liberty Presbyterian Church

Liberty's vision emphasizes four main areas:

  1. To provide a welcoming place "to help people connect or reconnect with our Lord." Liberty’s worship service is our heart and soul. We embrace an informal, less traditional worship style -- welcoming humor, applause and laughter (as well as more reflective moments) -- supported by joyous music and a message which is Biblical and relevant.

  2. To foster spiritual growth. Liberty seeks to enable members "to build a lifetime of discipleship" through Bible studies, small groups, life-issues seminars, new member classes and retreats.

  3. To engage members in mission. We have an active mission program, supporting local, national and international missions including Youth Summer Mission Trip, Common Ground Free Store, Habitat for Humanity Walls Build, Street Church for the homeless of downtown Columbus, Youth for Christ, our Mission Garden and annual mission trips to our sister church in Honduras. By Session policy, we allocate 10% of all offerings "off the top" to missions.

  4. To provide a nurturing and supportive environment to youth of all ages. Youth ministry is a priority at Liberty. We seek to meet the youth wherever they may be on their walk with the Lord, welcoming all, from those that seek further biblical knowledge to those just looking for friendships and fun in the presence of the Lord. Liberty’s mission is to help its members grow in faith, to care for their needs, to teach them the Good News, and to equip them to serve God as each is called.

Liberty is located in the northern suburbs of Columbus in one of the fastest growing counties (Delaware County) and school districts in the nation. Over the next 10 years, Olentangy Local School District will see an increase in students from 17,000 to 21,000, with more schools planned. This geographically large district includes affluent and poor, suburban and rural areas. Liberty’s Sunday attendance is growing, and in 2014 we moved from one 10:00 Sunday morning worship service to two (9:00 & 11:00). This growth is both exciting and challenging. We hope our new associate pastor will help us discover new and vital ways for our growing youth community to shine the light of Christ into our corner of the world.