Paid Full-Time Director of Youth Ministry at St. Francis’. Flexible hours, to be negotiated with clergy—with a minimum of 25 hours per week. Additional requirement of 15 hours of service to Lee County Young Life (Hours include preparation, training, travel, and communications).
The purpose is to continue the great work with a nucleus of engaged, dynamic youth (7-12 grade) in an expanding parish while strengthening relationships in and around Lee County through the existing Young Life program. This position has an opportunity to gain leadership experience through Young Life’s regional training programs and on-site mentoring provided by the clergy of St. Francis Anglican with the possibility of entering the ordination process in the Anglican Church of North America.
QUALIFICATIONS include, but are not limited to:
Loves God, has a robust devotional life, takes prayer seriously, and has a heart for worship.
Loves God’s Word and studies it carefully.
Loves God’s people, especially teenagers.
Loves unchurched, disconnected, and marginalized people, having a heart for evangelism and mission.
Is a confident self-starter with a strong work ethic.
Is a motivating, prayerful, and humble servant leader with strong relational skills, the ability to lead teams to accomplish important tasks, the ability to delegate, and the ability to see the big picture.
Is a gifted organizer and leader who will be effective in building and empowering a team of volunteers.
Models sexual purity and is committed to living above reproach in all relationships.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Must live in Lee County, NC or be willing to relocate.
Pray for the youth.
Engage in relational ministry with the families and teens in the congregation and community by investing in their lives, attending lunch at the area schools, and attending their extracurricular activities (i.e.: sporting events, concerts, school plays, and awards ceremonies).
Plan, implement, and attend weekly activities for the youth during the school year that include Booyah! [our Anglican summer camp trip], Bible studies, meals, fellowship and fun! The activities need to be relevant and effective in fostering, nurturing, and equipping youth for leading a faith-filled life and forging deep Christian friendships.
Provide hands-on opportunities for service projects and mission trips for youth to learn how to live out their faith in helping meet the needs of others within the local community. Lead yearly summer trip to Booyah
Attend Sunday service. Oversee and/or teach youth School Sunday school classes.
Develop and monitor expenditures of youth budget.
Recruit and develop adult volunteers to serve as committed leaders.
Work effectively with parents to foster support of the youth program, including ongoing communication to provide opportunities for input and feedback.
Work alongside other church staff members as a team player, attending staff meetings, and sharing in the vision and ministry in which St. Francis has been called.
Assume responsibilities as a “key volunteer” for Lee County Young Life.
Provide monthly updates to clergy that can be shared with the St. Francis congregation regarding the happenings of Lee County Young Life.
Oversee all student/youth activities at St. Francis Anglican Parish.
Cultivate a network of support.
$36,000/annually for position. Retirement benefits of 15% after 3 years.