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Job at The Gathering Church

The Gathering Church, Durham, NC, is seeking a full-time Director of Youth and Communications to lead our youth ministry and communications efforts.

Job Description

Ministry Purpose: Develop and implement a middle/high school ministry whose values are consistent with the mission of the Gathering Church: to love people incredibly well as Jesus did. Oversee the use of graphics, social media, and other forms of communication to support ministries at the Gathering Church.

Qualifications and Position Requirements:
• Capable of creating and executing a nimble, long-term vision for the Gathering Church’s youth ministry program • Person of integrity with a teachable spirit who exhibits a personal and growing relationship with God • Possess gifts specific to youth ministry and enjoy leading and teaching young people • Engaging teacher with strong biblical literacy who agrees with the Gathering Church’s Statement of Faith and is able to integrate biblical knowledge meaningfully within the youth community • Self-motivated leader who possesses relational skills to work with students, parents, and staff

• Capable of communicating effectively with nuance in a way that reaffirms the Gathering Church’s core values • Familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator or InDesign to create items for digital and print mediums including, but not limited to, postcards, brochures, posters, sermon series artwork, and event artwork • Working knowledge of Wordpress and/or Squarespace website design • Experience with online/social media communications efforts • Creative spirit, ability to adapt to changing digital landscape

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
• Teach and/or coordinate the instruction of middle/high school youth Sunday School each week with a curriculum that teaches biblical truth while building trusting relationships with the middle/high school youth • Plan and attend relationship-building trips (summer camp, retreats, camping, beach, etc.) • Work with the Associate Pastor to coordinate quarterly service opportunities for middle/high school youth • Develop Sunday night connection times for middle/high school youth: i.e. meals, topical discussions, social events (bowling, Defy Gravity, Durham Bulls game, pool party, etc.) • Recruit, train, and empower volunteers with diverse gifts and personalities • Update and include parents and volunteers on ministry strategies and plans in a way that encourages partnership and involvement • Integrate youth ministry into all phases of church life to create a culture that is intentionally intergenerational, striving to unite with and complement other church ministries • Create and implement an annual youth ministry budget proposal for the church Leadership Team to review and approve • Be available for shepherding one-on-one for middle/high school youth and their families

• Support a growing infrastructure for building online community among church members and those new to the church • Keep Gathering Church Wordpress (or could be Squarespace) website events and information up to date • Create and execute a content strategy for all church communication, both print and digital • Create branding and style guidelines & create messages in keeping with them • Oversee all social media communications for Gathering the Church

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Emily Faison, the Gathering Churchʼs Administrator, at [email protected] if you are interested in applying for this position. Visit to learn more.

The Gathering Church

The Gathering Church is an ecumenical and intergenerational congregation seeking to love people incredibly well as Jesus did. We hope to be present to God, connected to each other, and engaged in loving the world. We’re located in Durham, NC, but we draw people from around the Triangle. We’re a mix of musicians, graphic designers, lawyers, teachers, nurses, retirees, young, old, and everything in between.