Director of Youth and Young Adults

Discipleship and outreach; Family ministry; Pastor; Small groups/adult and college ministry; Student ministry
Full time with benefits

Valley Bible EFC

Haddam, CT
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Job Description

We are growing and are looking for the right people to join our mission and our team. This position has a primary focus on youth, but a strategic aim to encourage, connect with and develop our young adults, as well as engage in a broad range of we are looking for someone with:
• A heart for God that is demonstrated through personal discipleship and character.
• A calling for ministry.
• A passion for the next generation of youth and young adults to follow Jesus.
• A commitment discipleship.
• A desire and an ability to teach the bible and relate to the next generation, utilizing education, experience, gifts and skills.

Overview

The overall vision of this position is to make disciples specifically among youth and young adults in the context and community of Valley Bible Church. This role also involves broader ministry responsibilities.

Youth Ministry

• Lead student ministry targeting students in grades 6-12
• Reach and equip youth to follow Jesus
• Help youth discover and apply their gifts
• Build partnering relationships with parents
• Provide strategic weekly engagements, seasonal retreats and service initiatives
• Equip team leaders with their gifts to carry out the work of the ministry

Young Adult Ministry

• Work closely with young adults to develop and encourage their spiritual growth in Christ
• Create regular and periodic opportunities for young adults to connect, grow and serve such as a Life Groups, retreats, mission opportunities, fun events, etc…
• Help lead, strategize and plan ministry as it relates to young adults who have entered college and/or a career
• Create an environment for new leaders among young adults
• Provide guidance and support based on Biblical principles

General Ministry Engagement:

As part of the leadership team, we work together for the care of the body of Christ. This may include:
• Teaching and preaching
• Congregational care
• Counseling and visitation
• Collaborating with other ministry leaders as we serve Christ and His Church.
• Back up lead pastor for funerals or crisis situations
• Engage in the leadership community

Key Skills and Abilities

• Growing set of pastoral skills such as leadership, teaching and counseling
• Ability to relate to and inspire junior and senior high-aged youth
• Ability to recruit and manage multiple volunteers to accomplish ministry goals
• Ability to utilize tech/web/video tools

Education and Experience Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree
• Ministry training or three years of experience in leadership of church ministry
• Affirming of orthodox Christian doctrine in line with EFCA Statement of Faith (Ephesians 4:11-16; 2 Timothy 3:14-17)
• Demonstrates a continued desire for growth and continuing education
• Demonstrates a life of moral and ethical purity (1 Timothy 6:11; Titus 2:11-14)

About this Church

Valley Bible Church is a multigenerational community of people who celebrate our hope in Jesus and bring that hope to the CT River Valley by seeking to help our neighbors become fully devoted followers of Jesus who reach up, reach in and reach out. We see God at work through vibrant worship, biblical teaching, discipleship pathways, life groups, kids’ ministry, youth group and strategic outreach and opportunities to serve across the street and around the world.

We are growing and are looking for the right people to join our mission and our team. This position has a primary focus on youth, but a strategic aim to encourage, connect with and develop our young adults, as well as engage in a broad range of we are looking for someone with:
• A heart for God that is demonstrated through personal discipleship and character.
• A calling for ministry.
• A passion for the next generation of youth and young adults to follow Jesus.
• A commitment discipleship.
• A desire and an ability to teach the Bible and relate to the next generation, utilizing education, experience, gifts and skills.