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  • Youth / Student Ministry

Our church…

  • is Non-denominational
  • has an average worship attendance of 500

Job at Living Word Family Church

Youth Director

Job Description

Reports To: Family Life Director
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Talents or Abilities Desired: Self-learner, Resourceful

Best Personality Traits: People skills, Initiative,
Creativity, Willing to teach others/share information, Works well with others, Teachable

JOB DESCRIPTION The Student Minister is entrusted with the primary responsibility of providing spiritual care, discipleship and leadership to the students of Living Word Family Church Twentyfour 7 youth church.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Student Ministry (80%)
Teach high school students the Word of God faithfully, while equipping and empowering other leaders to do the same.
Develop engaging relationships with middle and high school students, inside and outside of the church.
Build relationships with students through intentional care e.g. meeting for meals or coffee, attending school activities, being available for conversations, calling and following up with students who stop attending, hospital visits for students etc…
Develop local high school campus leadership teams to develop an identity on school campuses to create an inroad for students outside of the church.
Seek to integrate students in the weekly Sunday services by inviting and creating a welcoming environment.
Develop and mobilize students to lead and serve within Family Ministry and the church
Be a humble learner of youth culture; needs, trends, desires, struggles, etc.

Administrative (20%)
Prepare messages/teachings for weekly Youth Services.
Manage and maintain assigned tasks in Asana.
Consistent posts on Twenty-four 7 social media outlets.

WHAT A STRONG CANDIDATE WOULD LOOK LIKE: A growing, daily relationship with God
Desire to honor God and a calling to reach and disciple students (primarily 11-18)
A pastor/shepherd’s heart who can care for students within the ministry.
Ability to met the physical demands of the job (strength and stamina to engage with students during high-energy activities)
Ability to relate to current youth culture and trends
2-3 years of experience in student ministry or family ministry
High School diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferred.
The ability to lead and communicate well with students
The ability to verbally communicate biblical principles to students effectively through weekly preaching, teachings, videos, etc.
The ability to perform high-quality work with minimum supervision within assigned deadlines
The ability to accomplish assigned projects through other ministry staff; utilizing highly developed communication (written and verbal), time management & collaboration skills
The ability to handle confidential information gracefully, escalating when necessary.
The ability to troubleshoot when complications arise and offer creative and strategic solutions to your team
You are a student of leadership and family culture
You desire to work hard, are self-motivated and driven, enjoy learning and feedback
You have a big picture perspective, desiring the success of our entire organization while focusing on the part you play within that organization

SCHEDULE Sunday - Thursday | HOURS: 20 hrs
(must be available for special events & meetings, etc as needed)

All positions at Living Word Family Church require regular, in person, attendance of the Sunday Worship service. Additionally, attendance at the weekly All Staff Meeting is required for all employees.

BENEFITS Paid Time Off

Note: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. All duties and responsibilities are essential functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbents will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.


Living Word Family Church

Living Word Family Church is a vibrant, growing church in Raleigh NC. We are called to impact our world with the love and message of Jesus Christ, Everyone, Everyday, Everywhere. To apply, you must be committed to making Living Word your church home, the place where you worship and serve. Our mission is to make disciples and strengthen families by creating an atmosphere where people feel they belong, can shape their beliefs, and can become who God has called them to be.