Youth Ministry Coordinator
Reports to: Pastor of Formation
Work Hours: 13 hours/week
Start Date: August 1, 2019
Minimum Commitment: 2 Years
City Church was started in the University City neighborhood of West Philadelphia in 2006 as a missional initiative of Redeemer City to City. In 2015 we became a congregation of the Reformed Church in America (RCA), and in 2017, we launched a second, missional initiative in the Fairmount neighborhood.
We are a congregation that takes the gospel of Christ seriously in our worship, spiritual friendship with one another, and missional partnerships for the common good of Philadelphia and the world. The Youth Ministry Coordinator will have the support of the City Church staff and congregation, especially through the youth families and the ministry team. This support will include regular check-ins that will focus on your spiritual and pastoral growth as much as on performance and reporting. The youth families actively partner with the youth ministry team to support the ministry and facilitate congregationally-focused fundraisers. The Youth Ministry Coordinator can expect an atmosphere of growth and learning with opportunities to engage the congregational youth, the city, and beyond.
The Youth Ministry Coordinator will take a lead role in the spiritual formation of our middle and high school youth in order that they experience the grace, hope, and purpose of the gospel.
The candidate for this position will possess strong personal understanding of the gospel and the ability to convey that to others. Also vital are leadership and interpersonal skills; especially problem-solving, team building, communication, and an awareness of the unique challenges of urban youth. The successful candidate will display understanding of city ministry dynamics, strong theological and biblical insight, and experience in living and working in a diverse community.
The expectation is that the director will work collaboratively with the City Church youth parents as well as the ministry volunteers.
Hrs/wk listed below are estimated, annualized averages.
Discipleship 2 hrs/wk
Build community with City Church Youth
Meet with 1 student a week
Programming / Events 6 hrs/wk
Coordinate and lead weekly youth group meeting
Coordinate bi-monthly service/social events
Coordinate and lead annual winter retreat
Coordinate and lead summer mission project
Oversee and manage the youth ministry budget
Teaching and Leadership 2 hrs/wk
Teach youth group lesson minimum of twice a month
Address key issues facing students from a theologically rich and personally sensitive way
Recruit and lead volunteer ministry team
Parent Collaboration .5 hrs/wk
Communicate regularly with Youth & Parents
Work with Parent Fundraiser Committee to coordinate youth fundraisers
Working with the City Church Staff Team 2.5 hrs/wk
Attend monthly All-Staff meetings
Meet monthly with Pastor of Formation
Participate in staff continuing education (1 book per quarter)
Provide regular updates on Youth Ministry via Slack
Attend bi-monthly staff dinner
Need to embrace City Church's Vision and Commitments. Candidate should be aligned with the core theological principles of the Reformed faith as laid out in the Reformed Creeds & Confessions. Some theological training is preferred but not required. Must love teenagers, be a dependable team player and self-starter, and have a strong ability to take initiative and pursue leaders. Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills also required. Work hours are generally flexible yet must be available for Sunday meetings and staff meetings.
The position will require 13 hours per week and pays an annual salary of $13,000.
To apply, send résumé and cover letter stating interest in the position to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30.