Reporting To: Lead Minister
The Children and Youth Ministry Leader is a part of the ministry team at WVUC, reporting to the Lead Minister. This person desires to see children, youth and their families flourish and discover how to live a life of faith in a secular world.
- Working with Lead Minister to determine programming
- Coordinating volunteers to support children & youth programs
- Taking the lead on nurturing vibrant community amongst families of children and youth
- Supporting the multigenerational vision of the church
- Participating in planning team that oversees ministry to young people and their families
- Maintaining contact database for families and teens
- Maintaining relevant social media presence for teens
Nursery – 0 to 4
- Being contact person for nursery care provider
Sunday Club – Grades K to 3
- Fostering a collaborative relationship with the leader of this group
Sunday Club – Grades 4 to 7, (Grade 8+ in service together or in leadership)
- Planning and leading Sunday morning program
for grades 4 to 7
- Organizing and leading summer Kids Camp
Youth group – Grades 8 to 12
- Leading Thursday evening program and seasonal events
- Maintaining relationships with teens (and parents when possible)
- Organizing and leading relevant events such youth retreats, outreach projects and trips, etc
- Working with Lead Minister in supporting confirmation classes
- Develop leadership amongst teens (Sunday Club opportunities, Summer Kids Camp, nursery, and multigenerational opportunities)
Skills & Knowledge:
- Awareness and compassion for the pressures that young people are facing.
- Ability to relate to a broad range of ages while maintaining appropriate boundaries.
- Ability to create a safe space where young people can develop a sense of belonging and friendship with each other.
- Ability to work well in a team and with volunteers.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Creative understanding of using social media for connecting with youth.
- Technological proficiency is essential.
Time Commitment: 17.5 hours a week
Estimated breakdown of weekly hours:
- Weekly Youth Group gatherings – 3 hours
- Weekly Sunday Club – 2 hours
- Preparation & planning – 5 hours
- Nurturing community of families and young
people – 3 hours
- Managing youth social media – 1 hour
- Other projects and programs – 2.5 hours (seasonal)
- Communication and administration – 1 hour
- Community partnerships and communication
with families – varies (minimal)
Hours/Days Worked: Must be available for weekly evening youth group gatherings, Sunday mornings, and additional special events. Outside of this, the hours are flexible.