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Youth Ministry Coordinator, Northborough, MA

Youth Ministry Coordinator, Northborough, MA

Church of the Nativity, Northborough, MA
Title: Youth Ministry Coordinator
Reports to: Fr. Len Cowan, Rector
Status: Hourly paid position, 10 hours per week
Last Updated: June 2014

Summary Responsibilities
The goal of the Coordinator is to strengthen relationships within the
youth, church, and neighboring community, helping all to be and make
faithful followers of Jesus Christ. The position focus is on working with a
team of youth and adult parishioners to facilitate the parish’s ministry
with youth in Grades 5-12.

Job Requirements

The Youth Minister:

    1. Is a baptized Christian who prays, worships, and serves regularly in a local church, evidencing the fruit and gifts of the Holy Spirit in a Christ-like way.
    2. Has a passion and gifting for youth and for ministry with youth and adults who have a similar passion, including awareness of contemporary youth culture.
    3. Has experience in church youth ministry and views it as a core part of the life of a local parish.
    4. Is able to communicate well with youth and adults, including providing written materials for parish communications.
    5. Demonstrates assent to the Bible and the historic Creeds as the core elements from which we draw inspiration and guidance.
    6. Is able to conduct his or her life and ministry in accordance with the teachings of the Bible, the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer, and the policies of the Church of the Nativity.
    7. Ability and willingness to delegate ministry responsibilities and tasks.
    8. Willingness to submit to a to a complete background check, conducted at the parish’s expense.

Specific Responsibilities
The Youth Minister will lead a youth ministry team for youth in grades 5-12

    1. Training and developing youth leaders, both youth and adult; and by providing pastoral and spiritual support for these leaders and their work.
    2. Working with the leaders and providing ideas and inspiration for programming.
    3. Along with other leaders, offering spiritual support and guidance for youth.
    4. Being present at various youth ministry events and youth group meetings, as arranged with the youth leaders.
    5. Developing a program for youth who seek to become disciples, focusing on a deeper life with God, pursuing the parish, Mission, Vision, and Way of Life.
    6. Teaching and encouraging youth and leaders to develop a personal Way of Life (Small Group, Bible Study, personal devotions, self-denial, outreach, etc.).
    7. Working with the Youth Choir Director and Children’s and Family Minister to coordinate quarterly gatherings of children, youth and family ministry leaders for scheduling, updating, and vision-casting.
    8. Working with parish “Safe Church” Officer to develop and maintain practices for adults working with youth, and coordinate all youth workers’ participation in safe church training.
    9. Seeking prayer support for youth, youth ministers, and youth ministry.
    10. Serving as liaison between youth and parish ministries, offering a clear vision for youth ministry to the other leaders of the parish.
    11. Functioning as a member of the Nativity staff team, under the supervision of the Rector, working in mutual ministry with and support of other ministers on the staff and in the parish.
    12. Communicating with the Vestry Liaison for parish youth ministry
    13. Providing a report of ministry to the Vestry every other month



In its hiring practices, Church of the Nativity will conduct itself in
accordance with the teachings of the Bible, the content of the Book of
Common Prayer, the Canons of the Episcopal Church, the by-laws of the
Diocese of Western Massachusetts, and the policies of the parish (visit, “About Us”, “Faith, Mission, Values)

Fr. Len Cowan, Rector
Church of the Nativity
45 Howard Street
Northborough, MA 01532
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