Part-Time Coordinator of Youth Ministry - Presbytery of New Covenant

General Description

   The individual will serve as an advisor and facilitator for the Presbyterian Youth Connection Council and will take the lead responsibility for the annual youth rally, Conclave weekend retreats, mission and fellowship opportunities for youth groups throughout the year, and the ongoing functions of the presbytery Youth Council.
   The individual will spend time developing relationships with those serving on the council and with those working with youth in our congregations.
   Every third year (2019, 2022, etc.) this individual will take the lead in organizing the Triennium delegation for the Presbytery of New Covenant.
   It is expected that this individual will work in a cross-disciplinary fashion and will work collaboratively, cooperatively, and collegially with other staff members.

Position Requirements

Thorough knowledge of:

  • Developmentally appropriate strategies for working with youth
  • Faith development of adolescents
  • Grounded in the Reformed tradition and faith practices

General knowledge of:

  • Windows operating systems, including PowerPoint production
  • Use of social media technology
  • Ministries and ministry resources for youth available through the PC (USA) and partner organizations
  • Mission and vision of the Presbytery of New Covenant

Ability to:

  • Organize and facilitate educational experiences
  • Encourage and work well with others
  • Build trust and confidence
  • Develop positive working relationships with presbytery staff, congregations, Presbytery Youth Connection Council members (both teens and adults)
  • Maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion in communication
  • Organize work for efficiency and timeliness
  • Set or follow priorities and procedures
  • Serve as an advocate for youth and a promoter of the Presbytery of New Covenant

Working info

Organize, staff, and facilitate work with the Presbytery Youth Connection Council, including, but not limited to:

  • ORGANIZATIONAL RETREAT  (45 hours)
  • 7 MEETINGS (7 hours each)
  • PLANNING RETREAT (30 hours)
  • 2 CONCLAVE WEEKENDS  (48 hours each)
  • YOUTH RALLY – (8 hours)

Organize, resource, and facilitate opportunities for youth groups and youth workers of the Presbytery, including, but not limited to: Mission Days, Mission Trips, Fellowship Events (“Fun Days”), Youth Worker Gatherings and educational events. 

Administrative and leadership tasks include:

  • Communications with PYCC and with congregations relating to recruiting PYCC members and organizing and promoting Presbytery Youth Events
  • Report to the Presbytery using Connections, Tuesday Connect and through the Congregational Resourcing Team and Ministries Division
  • Work with youth to shape Conclaves materials in such a way that both the intentions of the youth and solid practices for educational design and reformed theology are represented
  • Work with Camp Cho-Yeh  on registration for events
  • Order t-shirts
  • Create small group rosters
  • Reproduction and organization of Conclaves materials
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Develop relationships with and among volunteer and professional youth workers

Compensation: commensurate with experience. The position will be compensated based on an average of 25 hours/week.

Staff relationships:

  • Work with Coordinator of Conferences and Graphics on graphics for t-shirts
  • Work with the Editor on publicity
  • Work with the Director of Business Affairs and Finance as necessary on finance related issues

To Apply

If you are interested, please send resume to Rev. Jackie Hannan, Moderator of the Personnel Committee, at jhannan@apchumble.org. Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2017. Interviews will begin in June.

Posted April 20, 2017.

Full-Time Youth Director - Grand Lakes

GRAND LAKES PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
FULL- TIME YOUTH DIRECTOR

Job Summary:
Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church of Katy, Texas, is seeking a Youth Director. This is an opportunity to join a dynamic and vibrant staff and play a key role in executing an exciting vision for Grand Lakes. The focus of the position is to provide hands-on leadership of the junior and senior high school ministry and be responsible for all aspects of its operation, growth and direction.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the youth ministry of Grand Lakes and directing the implementation of its mission and vision.
  • Spiritually preparing youth of Grand Lakes for the challenges ahead in young adulthood and nurturing the understanding of Christian Identity.
  • Creating environments for youth to come together for spiritual formation. This would include Sunday mornings, mid-week, camps, retreats and special events.
  • Communicate clearly with parents of youth about what is happening with youth ministry and offer support.
  • Develop curriculum, programming and communication in line with the church’s commitments, values and culture.
  • Work closely with, train and delegate duties to parents and front line leaders.
  • Encourage inter-generational activities.
  • Reach out to and engage with other churches in the presbytery and in the community.
  • Evaluate and review the youth program quarterly with the Senior Pastor to ensure the program is in line with our vision and mission.
  • Ensure youth leaders and volunteers are in compliance with the church child protection policy.
  • Be responsible for resources, tools, equipment, and properties entrusted for the use with the youth ministry.
  • Build strong relationships with, and garner the respect of, the parents and communicate with them through multiple media on a regular basis.
  • Ensure that the youth ministry program witnesses the Reformed theology and mission of the church, while creating and encouraging a loving, nurturing, safe environment for youth.
  • Bring vision and organization to the youth ministry, so that it can grow at the pace at which our church is growing.
  • Manage the annual youth ministry budget.
  • Duties may be modified for the benefit of the church as directed by the Senior Pastor.
  • Perform other church duties as assigned.
  • Provide opportunities for “transforming lives in Christ” consistent with GLPC Mission, Vision, and Values.

Qualifications:

  • Must accept, understand and practice the basic tenets of the Reformed Tradition.
  • Masters of Divinity from a recognized, accredited seminary and be working towards licensing or ordination.
  • Must have and present a vision for a sustainable and healthy youth ministry.
  • Must have experience in church-based youth ministries and Christian education or equivalent experience.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to recruit, lead and motivate volunteers.
  • Must be a self-starter and strong problem solver.
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher as well as other tools as necessary.
  • Must be skilled in interpersonal relationships, with a heart for Jesus Christ.  Team play is essential.
  • Must have a loving knowledge of scripture as the inspired Word of God, and its application to children and families.

Submit resumes to glpcemployment@yahoo.com.

To learn more about Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church, visit www.grandlakespc.org.

Published March 13, 2017.

Director of Early Childhood Ministry - Grand Lakes

GRAND LAKES PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
PART-TIME DIRECTOR OF EARLY CHILDHOOD MINISTRY

Job Summary:

The position is responsible for creating and implementing an early childhood ministry program that inspires children and, in turn, their families to attend all Sunday school activities and special events and bring their friends along to be transformed in Christ.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop curriculum, programming and communication in line with the church’s commitments, values and culture.
  • Evaluate and review the early childhood program quarterly with the Senior Pastor to ensure the program is in line with our vision and mission.
  • Ensure youth leaders and volunteers are in compliance with the church child protection policy.
  • Be responsible for resources, tools, equipment, and properties entrusted for the use with the youth ministry.
  • Build strong relationships with, and garner the respect of, parents of the children and communicate with them through multiple media on a regular basis.
  • Ensure that the early childhood ministry program witnesses the theology and mission of the church, while creating and encouraging a loving, nurturing, safe environment for our children.
  • Bring vision and organization to the children’s ministry, so that it can grow at the pace at which our church is growing.
  • Provide opportunities consistent with GLPC Mission, Vision, and Values e.g. “...transforming lives in Christ.”
  • Coordinate special events (i.e., VBS, Church Holidays, harvest party, family nights, community reach-out etc.)
  • Duties may be modified for the benefit of the church as directed by the Senior Pastor.
  • Perform other church duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • A degree in these areas is preferred but not required.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to recruit, lead and motivate volunteers.
  • Must be a self-starter and strong problem solver.
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher as well as other tools as necessary.
  • Must be skilled in interpersonal relationships, with a heart for Jesus Christ.  Team play is essential.
  • Must have a loving knowledge of scripture as the inspired Word of God, and its application to children and families.

Submit resumes to glpcemployment@yahoo.com.

For more information on Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church, visit www.grandlakespc.org.

Published March 13, 2017.

Worship Leader - Heights PC

HEIGHTS PRESBYERIAN CHURCH
PART-TIME WORSHIP LEADER

Part Time Contract Position: 8-12 hours/week

The Worship Leader is responsible for overseeing the church’s music ministry, directing the music team, and enriching the worship and fellowship of the congregation through music.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the congregation in worship on Sundays, teaching music and facilitating an environment that connects worshipers to God.
  • Coordinate and direct weekly music team rehearsals and special rehearsals as necessary.
  • Arrange soloists and special music ensembles.
  • Audition, supervise, and coordinate with other volunteer musicians.
  • Maintain a strong prayer base for the music ministry.
  • Attend meetings of the Spiritual Life Committee as needed.
  • Play keyboard/guitar as needed for Sunday worship and special services. Also for weddings and funerals (strongly desired, but not mandatory for every occasion).
  • Collaborate with other music directors in the community as necessary.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in music, or equivalent experience. Proficient with technology, or a willingness to learn.
  • A love for the church and a passion to engage the church in worship through music.
  • A proven ability to foster a love for music in others; work effectively with people of various ages and skill levels; collaborate with the pastor or other church leadership in planning; and produce high-quality musical presentations.

Our Church

Heights Presbyterian Church is a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) with 40-50 regular attenders in a 11:00 a.m. morning worship service. HPC is moving to re-establish itself in the community using a primarily contemporary style of music while also blending in elements from other musical traditions.

Please forward resume, any videos, and compensation requirements to office@heightspc.org.

For more information on Heights Presbyterian Church, visit http://www.heightspc.org/.

Published March 13, 2017.

 

Early Learning Program - Director

The Early Learning Program of The Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church
Preschool Program Director

Program Description:

The Early Learning Program (ELP) is a nurturing Christian learning environment focused on fostering social, emotional, physical, spiritual, and cognitive development for pre-school aged children. Through developmentally appropriate sensory experiences, as well as practices of play and exploration, the curriculum encourages children to be actively involved in the learning process. The ELP is a cooperative effort of caring individuals, working together to nurture every child individually, and empower them to thrive in their own world and community.

Position Description: Program Director

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in early childhood development or Child Development Associate (CDA) certification, plus at least five years of experience with a minimum of three years with the preschool age group.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the daily operations of the program in keeping with its policies and philosophy.
  • Oversee the management of program & accounting records and approve payroll.
  • Coordinate with the ELP Administrative Board to prepare and adopt the annual budget; operate the program within the parameters of the approved annual budget.
  • Coordinate with The Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church pastor and attend church staff meetings; maintain involvement in a local church community.
  • Maintain thirty (30) hours per year of continuing education, plus annual CPR certification for both Director and staff.
  • Continually seek opportunities for professional development, conduct staff meetings, and work with Staff Development Coordinator in training and mentoring staff.
  • Maintain a chain of command and procedures in the event that the Director is unable to be on the premises during the hours of operation.
  • Insure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations concerning children, personnel, property, and insurance liability.  

For more information about the ELP Program at The Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church, please visit www.wcpc-tx.org/preschool. Contact Robin Ward with any questions at 713-702-1613 or Robinmctx@gmail.com

Posted March 6, 2017.

 

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