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  • Youth / Student Ministry

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  • is Reformed Church of America
  • has an average worship attendance of 325

Job at Westwood Church

Director of High School Ministry

Job Description

Scope of High School Ministry Director Position
The High School Ministry Director position at Westwood Church is a full-time position best suited for an individual who has formal training in youth ministry and several years of experience, or a background in education with a strong informal biblical and theological foundation. The Director will be responsible for leading Westwood’s High School Ministry (HSM) by creating a collaborative and relationally-driven atmosphere that helps cultivate a life-long discipleship to Jesus. In addition to leading the regular rhythms of HSM programming, the primary focus areas will be: developing a team of volunteer HSM leaders, encouraging and equipping parents to actively engage their students’ spiritual development, and creating opportunities for mentoring relationships with the wider church. The Director will work in close partnership with the Middle School Ministry Director, and under the guidance and supervision of the Senior Pastor.
Principle Responsibilities
Lead a relationally-driven discipleship and outreach ministry to high school students through:
Directly leading the HSM to and with high school students (Sunday School, Sunday night events, Wednesday night large and small group programming, special trips, events, and fundraisers, connections with students outside of programming, etc.)
Partnering with and equipping parents to take the primary role in students’ spiritual formation
Leading and equipping adult volunteer ministry team for HSM
Creating opportunities for mentoring relationships with the wider community of faith at Westwood
Collaborating with the staff team of Westwood Church to pursue our shared mission
Experience and Educational Expectation
Ideally, we want our High School Ministry Director to have formal youth ministry training (or commensurate training such as in education but with additional, substantive theological development) and some real-life experience leading a high school student ministry. However, with significant youth ministry experience in the past and a strong sense of calling and giftedness for the task, other candidates will be considered. The Director should be able to articulate and show evidence of an authentic and ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ – full of its ups and downs, successes and failures.
Care & Accountability
The High School Ministry Director will be directly under the care and accountability of the Senior Pastor, and also under the ultimate care and accountability of the Senior Pastor and the Executive Committee of Westwood Church as needed.
Competitive salary and benefits package (details upon request)
Opportunities and budget for professional development
Monthly appointments with the Senior Pastor for coaching, feedback, discussion, shared learning, encouragement, and spiritual growth

Westwood Church

If you’re not familiar with Westwood Church, we would love the chance to get better acquainted! We are a medium-sized church with a huge emphasis on kids and families while also being a church where people of all ages are welcome, valued and a vital part of our life and ministry together. Our mission statement is: Knowing the love and grace of Jesus Christ, we glorify Him by receiving people as they are, relating them to Jesus Christ and one another and returning them to the world to serve and witness in His name. This High School Ministry Director role being a fulltime staff position is a new shift for us as part of a staff restructuring process aimed at devoting even more time, energy, love, and prayer to our high school students. If that kind of church and mission sounds like something you might sense God calling you to, please drop us a note or pay us a visit!