Director of Youth and Young Adults

Date Posted: June 19, 2024
Hours Per Week: 40
Valley Bible Church
Haddam, CT, USA
Job Type: Associate Pastor,Ministry Director,Youth Director
Other Details

Job Title | Director of Youth + Young Adults
Reports to | Lead Pastor

Status | Full-time


The overall vision of this position is to make disciples specifically among youth and young adults in the context and community of Valley Bible Church. This role also involves broader ministry responsibilities.

Youth Ministry

  • Lead student ministry targeting students in grades 6-12.
  • Reach and equip youth to follow Jesus.
  • Help youth discover and apply their gifts.
  • Build partnering relationships with parents.
  • Provide strategic weekly engagements, seasonal retreats, and service initiatives.
  • Equip team leaders with their gifts to carry out the work of the ministry.

Young Adult Ministry

  • Work closely with Young Adults to develop and encourage their spiritual growth in Christ.
  • Create regular and periodic opportunities for young adults to connect, grow, and serve such as a Life Groups, retreats, mission opportunities, fun events, etc…
  • Help lead, strategize, and plan ministry as it relates to young adults who have entered college and/or a career.
  • Create an environment for new leaders among young adults.
  • Provide guidance and support based on Biblical principles.

General Ministry Engagement: As part of the leadership team, we work together for the care of the body of Christ. This may include:

  • Teaching and preaching.
  • Congregational care.
  • Counseling and visitation.
  • Collaborating with other ministry leaders as we serve Christ and His Church.
  • Back up lead pastor for funerals or crisis situations.
  • Engage in the leadership community.

Key Skills and Abilities

  • Growing set of pastoral skills such as leadership, teaching, and counseling.
  • Ability to relate to and inspire junior and senior high-aged youth.
  • Ability to recruit and manage multiple volunteers to accomplish ministry goals.
  • Ability to utilize tech/web/video tools.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Ministry training or three years of experience in leadership of church ministry.
  • Affirming of orthodox Christian doctrine in line with EFCA Statement of Faith (Ephesians 4:11-16; 2 Timothy 3:14-17).
  • Demonstrates a continued desire for growth and continuing education.
  • Demonstrates a life of moral and ethical purity (1 Timothy 6:11; Titus 2:11-14).

Salary and Benefits Included

How To Apply

For interest in this position please apply on our website

or send an email to [email protected]