We are a medium-sized church located in the Fox Valley. We see ourselves as a congregation that acknowledges the role of regular, theologically sound worship services in personal and corporate growth, that strives to treat people of all ages, genders, religious backgrounds (and any other “group” status) with respect and dignity (indicated by our having chosen “Open and Affirming” status as a congregation), and that values its members, new and longer term. We have strong and growing children’s and youth ministries.
The purpose of this position is to provide vision, creativity, and leadership in delivering Christian Faith Formation activities for middle and high school youth. Key responsibilities are to coordinate, implement, enhance, and evaluate youth/young adult programming at church; create a safe environment in which young people can express themselves; work with parents to foster program support; recruit and encourage adult volunteers; plan and coordinate mission trips and retreats; maintain accurate records of activities; and participate in the annual budgeting process and monitor expenses.
This position requires a demonstrated ability to work effectively with and establish meaningful connections with youth. Required skills include the ability to effectively use email and social media and work creatively to find solutions when conflicts arise. Required experience includes organizing and directing outings and events as well as in tracking expenses and outcomes and working within budgetary constraints. While not required, a bachelor’s degree is considered a plus.
20 hours per week on the average.
Send resume to the above email address.