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  • Youth / Student Ministry
  • Family Ministry

Our church…

  • is Lutheran (ELCA)
  • has an average worship attendance of 180

Job at Faith Lutheran Church

The Missional Youth Leader will be a primary leader within the life of FAITH carrying out mission/vision, with an emphasis on empowering yotuh and aadults in youth's lives.

Job Description

The Missional Youth Leader will be a primary leader within the life of FAITH carrying out the mission/vision of “Changing lives through the power of Jesus SO THAT we can be the hands, feet and voice of Jesus in the world,” with an emphasis on empowering youth and other adults in youth’s lives. Specifically, the M.Y. Leader will be responsible for continued development of Faith’s missional youth ministry where youth are 1) Connecting with authentic community (cross generations) 2) Developing further a foundation for faith in Jesus and 3) Preparing for and living to serve God by serving others. Additionally, the M.Y.Leader will help create space and place for parents and the other adults in kid’s lives, where they will be equipped to build authentic community with youth at home, school, church, and in the world, and help youth lead missional lives engaged in the world around them.

Qualifications: • Deep, growing faith in Jesus Christ fed by regular spiritual practices, and life in authentic community, while incorporating the ability to share that faith with others • Understanding of (or willingness to learn) and agree to teaching within ELCA Lutheran theology • Teaching in-line and in-agreement with; the mission/vision of FAITH outlined in our mission/vision document and strategy map, encompassing a youth ministry philosophy • Gifted in building, empowering, and equipping teams to do ministry • Ability to effectively communicate both written and verbally, including effectual social media use • Demonstrated organizational leadership ability, including being a team player • People management skills, including being able to carry through on commitments • Self-directed, innovative thinker • Can organize details and manage change well • Longs for and is willing to help facilitate youth in having meaningful relationships with God, adults and each other • Own spirit has a playful side • Bachelor’s degree and/or demonstrable, qualitative experience working with youth and adults

Responsibilities: Youth Ministry • Serve as part of and help create/empower team(s) of people who walk with youth and carry out a missional life with Jesus. • Responsible for on-going regular youth group gatherings and missional events, such as:

 - Sunday night gatherings
 - Service events – regularly scheduled throughout year
 - Support/train adults working with youth 

• Engage in building relationships with youth, parents, and other adults. • Help bridge youth activities/schedules with others who might be able to support this mission. • Oversee/be involved with coordinating youth fundraising to help youth pay for camp, mission trips, etc. • Cast vision to, and engage with, the whole congregation in congregational based ministry, to equip and empower families to be places of faith development. • Help develop parents and other adults to live out the vision of every youth having 5-10 adults they know are “for” them.

Communications/Admin • Communicate effectively with families about youth happenings and details. • Communicate with entire FAITH community about youth and the vision for youth ministry here, including community involvement. • Keep up to date records (youth lists, health and permission forms, etc) to facilitate communication and safety. • Oversee/create youth budget alongside Resource Director.

Greater FAITH community • Cast vision for and empower greater understanding of congregational based ministries (ie whole congregational responsibility for and with ministry, beyond paid staff). • Active participation as FAITH staff including staff meetings and worship presence on a regular basis. • Develop policies and practices regarding youth safety throughout FAITH ministries. • Other duties as agreed upon.

Reports to Lead Missional Pastor • Meet regularly for coaching, support, and to set goals/priorities for ministries. • Meet regularly for coaching, support, and goal-setting for self-care and development. • Work together to strengthen team building capacities and vision.

Faith Lutheran Church

We are an authentic community of ordinary people trying to walk with and live for Jesus in today's world. We know we exist for three reasons: 1) To connect people to authentic community, 2) to help develop practices that deepen our relationship with Jesus and 3) to help prepare each other for our own missions with Jesus in the world. We don't do everything perfectly, but we have a love for and welcome all people. Our desire is to show up in the world the way Jesus did with love and grace. We love that we are a community of all ages and celebrate that! Our goal around our children and youth is that each one of them will have 5-10 adults within our community that knows them - really knows them!