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  • is Presbyterian
  • has an average worship attendance of 2 thousand
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Youth Group Pastor

Job Description

Full Job Posting at: http://www.odpcec.org/jobs/#Youth%20Pastor%E2%80%8B%E2%80%8B

BACKGROUND
Open Door Presbyterian Church’s (ODPC) vision is to be an open door to a life changing grace. ODPC is an independent church, Presbyterian in polity, in Herndon, Virginia, consisting of two interdependent congregations: the English-speaking Congregation (EC) and the Korean-speaking Congregation (KC). Each of EC and KC is governed by its own board of elders, with issues affecting both EC and KC addressed jointly by both boards of elders. On Sundays, approximately 450 adults attend EC services while approximately 2,000 adults attend KC services. In addition, there are about 300 Youth Group students as well as about 600 children in our Children’s Ministry.

UNIQUENESS OF THE ROLE: This is a unique ministry opportunity where you are working with multiple generations and multiple cultures. It is critical that the incoming candidate can develop healthy relationships not only with our youth, their parents, adult volunteers/teachers but also with our Korean-speaking and English-speaking congregation’s leaderships.

PURPOSE/MISSION OF THE POSITION: The Youth Pastor will be part of a youth ministry team with a focus on fellowship, welcoming, and worship aspects of the youth group. The candidate will especially direct his/her time to caring for adult volunteer teachers/small group leaders, as well as fostering a community and fellowship among both the adult/student volunteers. This will be a role where one will have to work in tandem with the youth pastor who is currently serving and assisting as needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Preaching on a rotational basis • Developing and implementing a system of shepherding (recruiting, training, assessing, and supporting) new and current volunteer staff to serve joyfully for the long term in the youth ministry • Helping lead Friday night events • Engaging and improving social media presence (Facebook, Instagram, and website) • Getting to know youth and families (home visits, sporting events, graduations, etc.) • Planning and preparing for the summer and winter retreats • Overseeing and executing fellowship and outreach events • Attending weekly staff meetings • Other duties as needed QUALIFICATIONS:
• Clear testimony of faith in Jesus Christ • A deep-seated heart for youth ministry • Graduate of an accredited seminary • Minimum 3-5 years of experience of youth ministry is preferred • Proficient in computer and smartphone usage • Administrative skills and working knowledge of MS Office Suite/Google Drive, etc. • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively through verbal and written means

APPLICATION SUBMISSION
Please submit all materials listed below via email to [email protected] with the subject heading of “Youth Pastor.”
• Cover Letter • Resume (including at least 2 references) • Youth ministry experience and philosophy (1-2 pages) • 2 sermons, video preferred but audio acceptable

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Open Door Presbyterian Church

Open Door Presbyterian Church’s (ODPC) vision is to be an open door to a life changing grace. ODPC is an
independent church, Presbyterian in polity, in Herndon, Virginia, consisting of two interdependent
congregations: the English-speaking Congregation (EC) and the Korean-speaking Congregation (KC). Each of EC
and KC is governed by its own board of elders, with issues affecting both EC and KC addressed jointly by both
boards of elders. On Sundays, approximately 450 adults attend EC services while approximately 2,000 adults
attend KC services. In addition, there are about 300 Youth Group students as well as about 600 children in our Children’s Ministry.