Youth Minister - Part-Time - Granby, CT

4/21/2019

Description Overview
An active and healthy church located in the center of rural Granby, Connecticut is seeking a nurturing and encouraging part-time Youth Minister to serve a group of 40-50 middle and high school students.  The church’s youth programs reach youth in other area churches and non-church families.  Over half of our youth participate in more than one program offering (confirmation, youth group, service trip etc).  South Congregational Church is seeking a candidate for a 20 hour / 10-month position who is passionate about teens and their faith journey.  The church is committed to the holistic safety of its youth – with many of the gatherings held in the church’s dedicated Youth Building and supported by a Safe Conduct Policy.  The ideal candidate will have a strong personal Christian faith, experience guiding teens, (including organizing and participating in an annual mission trip), good organizational and leadership abilities.  South Church is proud to be a welcoming and Open and Affirming congregation.  More information about South Church can be found at http://southchurchgranby.org/ministries/youth-ministries/. 
 
Youth Ministry Position Description
 

  1. The youth minister will work closely and in partnership with the church’s Youth Advisory Board (YAP) – providing vision, direction and welfare for our confirmation program (referred to as “Faith Journey”).  Key responsibilities include collaboration with the advisory board to:
  • Evaluate, modify and deliver existing curriculum for the two-year Faith Journey:
    • Year 1 of the program includes curriculum for the Psycho-Spiritual Exploration of the bridge from youth to adulthood.
    • Year 2 of the program focuses on the Theological and Ethical Exploration of the central issues of faith through experience and reflection.
  • Assist with recruitment of mentors for students.
  • Plan the Sunday morning confirmation service with the Sr. Minister.
  1. The youth minister will work closely and in partnership with the church’s Youth Advisory Board - providing vision and direction of the church’s Sr High Youth Group (referred to as Youth Exploring Spirituality (Y.E.S.).  Key responsibilities include collaboration with the advisory board to:
  • Create an annual schedule of regular meetings and events.
  • Recruit and train adult advisors.
  • Plan, fund-raise for and execute a service trip.
  • Additionally, the youth minister will partner with the Sr. Minister to plan and execute a Mission Sunday in the fall.
  1.  The youth minister may be asked on a periodic basis to assist in worship, as schedule allows.           

Contact: LInda Calder

Address: 242 Salmon Brook St Granby CT 06035

Phone: (860) 653-7289

Email: Office?@southchurch.necoxmail.com

Website: http://southchurchgranby.org/