– Meet regularly with the Senior Pastor for prayer and accountability in ministry.
– Be willing to preach as needed.
– Attend Staff meetings when required.
– Maintain personal integrity and personal spiritual life through regular study and times of prayer.
– Be committed to self development. Including the attending of seminars and conferences, the reading of books that deal with your area of ministry, and networking with other pastors who can give insight to your ministry.
– Be committed to this ministry and faithfully pray for this ministry.
– Be visible and supportive at other church activities and events, even outside of your area of ministry.
– Attend Elder meetings when appropriate.
– Be willing to assume other responsibilities as the need arises.
– Represent the church by being visible in the community and at youth-oriented events.
– Lead your family well by guarding your days off and by involving and including them in ministry whenever possible. Make sure that this position in no way negatively affects your roles as parent and spouse and ask for help when needed!
– Discern and communicate God’s Vision for the youth ministries of DEC. This is to be done within the context of the greater Vision of DEC as a whole and with the cooperation of the Elders.
– Plan and lead a weekly scheduled Youth Group program that is energetic, fun, and Biblically sound.
– Be fun! Love teens! Be goofy!
– Build relationships with the teens and their families, acting as a resource for parents when needed.
– When possible, attend sporting events, concerts, etc. to support your teens.
– Look for new ways to do things, new ways to teach, new ways to help our teens fall in love with Jesus.
– Schedule and plan events, activities, trips, and missions opportunities that support the vision of DEC and that will draw teens into the ministry and provide them with opportunity for Spiritual Growth.
– Develop strategies to reach both the teens that attend DEC and the teens in the surrounding school districts. Have a plan for growth.
– Provide counseling when appropriate.
– Communicate with the parents and the church as a whole to keep them informed and up to date on what is happening in the youth ministry.
– Recruit, Train, and Unleash a Youth Ministry Leadership Team comprised of teens who are being mentored in leadership and administration and given the opportunity to serve in the youth group.
– Recruit, Train, and Unleash an Adult Leadership Team to help care for the students and to help carry the load of ministry.