Family and Youth Coorindator

Date Posted: February 29, 2024
Hours Per Week: 20-30
Melvin Village Community Church
Melvin Village, NH, USA
Job Type: Associate Pastor,Family Pastor
Other Details

Melvin Village Community Church

476 Gov Wentworth Hwy

Post Office Box 233
Melvin Village, New Hampshire 03850 Church office (603) 544-9661 www.mvccnh.org

Position Description – Family and Youth Coordinator

Organized in 1837, the Melvin Village Community Church provides a Christ centered environment for young and old to experience and share together in the richness and generosity of Christ. MVCC is a community church to both year-round residents and seasonal friends, all from varying denominational church backgrounds. We seek to meet people “where they are at” and build authentic relationships while deepening our personal relationship with God.

We do this through:

  • A commitment to Christ centered and Bible based worship for 60-100 on Sunday morning.
  • Congregation care and community outreach throughout the week.
  • Looking for ways to better serve the spiritual needs of youth, families, and adults in our community.
  • Monthly fellowship and community events (2nd Tuesday, 2nd Sunday, Youth group, Church family retreat, and special events).
  • Family and Youth Coordinator is responsible for enriching discipleship in the life of the church through Christian Educational programs and activities.
  • You are:
    • A follower of Jesus who seeks to honor God in all things (thought, word and deed).
    • Passionate about seeing the young and old know God and grow together in personal relationship with Him.
    • Committed to the ministry of the local church and community.
    • Willing to take risks, try new ideas, make mistakes and above all learn and grow in your ownrelationship with Christ in your leadership and ministry abilities.
    • Support the Pastor through the efforts of “clearing the path to Christ” for people to experience Godand grow in their personal faith journey.
    • Doctrinally aligned with MVCC Statement of Faith*, doctrinal positions and core values.
  • Your skills:
    • Authentic Biblical connection and a willingness to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a relevant way.
    • Flexible and active listener – ability to work in unity with a fellowship of believers and in thecommunity. Speak the truth in love.
    • Works independently, humble, teachable spirit, works well with others, love for all ages, passion for Job duties include overseeing Biblical curriculum that span multiple age groups.
    • The coordinator will also work with the members of the church’s Christian Education (CE) Committee to ensure that the discipleship programs of the church match the philosophy and theology of the church.
    • The coordinator will also work closely with the Pastor by being willing to provide occasional pulpit supply and pastoral care.

The Christian Faith and youth and families


We will expect you to:

  • Work with CE Committee and other committees to grow the church spiritually and sustain the church spiritually and fiscally, being a good steward of what God has entrusted to us.
  • Help create a culture and atmosphere that is welcoming to skeptics, seekers and nurturing to followers of Jesus Christ.


  • Work with the Christian Education (CE) Committee and Pastor to meet the needs of church families and youth.
  • Attend monthly CE Committee meetings.
  • Maintain contact list, outreach info, and fun facts for young families and youth.
  • Reach out specifically to young families or youth to notify of upcoming events.
  • Establish a Sunday School curriculum, and with the assistance of church volunteers, conduct and/or coordinate Sunday School on a weekly basis.
  • Research and order curriculum with buy-in and approval from CE Committee.
  • Provide Sunday School training to volunteer teachers as needed.
  • Provide Sunday School coverage as needed.
  • Organize, with volunteers, Sunday morning nursery coverage.
  • Periodically check classrooms and nursery for neatness, organization and supplies.
    • Coordinate with CE Committee for cleaning and organization.
  • Collaborate with the Pastor through efforts to “clearing the path to Christ” for local families to experience God and grow in their personal faith journey.
    • Reach out to youth and young families via phone, email, and/or visitation for prayer and support.
    • Attend Executive Board meeting once a month (1st Tuesday of the month, 7 PM – 9 PM).
  • Share a Biblical and encouraging message on occasional Sunday mornings.
    • Prepare a sermon/message – (e.g. once a quarter).o Preach occasionally or be a Worship Leader on a Sunday morning (e.g. last Sunday of month).
  • Lead Bible study for youth and adults by offering regular Bible studies for youth and adults.
  • Lead or organize regular young family and youth group events and outreach (teens and young adults).
    • Organize and Lead 2nd Tuesday game nights.
      Work with CE Committee to organize and lead special events such as Trunk-or-Treat or Cookie.


  • Lead a youth group bible study or youth group event once a month.
  • Support spiritual needs of the church.
  • Assist in annual fundraisers and meetings (Feet for Fuel Walk, Fair & Auction, annual meeting).
  • Join-in special church functions such as Christmas and Easter events, church retreats, and game nights with the purpose of growing relationships and trust with the congregation.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must be a follower of Jesus who seeks to honor God in all things (thought, word and deed).
  • Must be passionate about sharing and seeing the young and old grow and know God together and in personal relationship with God.
  • Must have a strong theological grasp of the Protestant faith and have openness to a wide variety of faith expressions within the Protestant community.
  • Preference given to someone with theological education.
  • Must be able to furnish: 2 professional letters of reference with contact information and 1 Protestant Pastor letter of reference with contact information.
  • Must have relevant training and experience. Experience can be in working with groups of people implementing projects or faith-based programs and include volunteer or paid positions.
  • Must be able to communicate via e-mail, phone, and in-person.
  • Must be able to lead and manage a multifaceted Biblical discipleship and possess the knowledge, skills, and capability to effectively operate in a distinctive environment.
  • Must submit and pass the background check.


The position shall be filled by the Executive Board. The position reports to the Pastor regarding immediate, day-to-day functioning; and to the Moderator in general, both of whom function on behalf of the Executive Board. An annual review will be conducted with the Pastor, Moderator, and a minimum of one (1) committee member from either the Christian Education, Deacons, and/or Pastoral Relations Committees.


  • Salary range: $15,000 to $30,000, possible housing available, subject to negotiation.
  • Compensation will be based on candidate qualifications, including education and experience.
  • Work is performance based and hours may vary from week to week or month to month. It is estimated the successful candidate should expect to devote 20-30 hours per week to the position.
  • Two (2) weeks of paid vacation will be granted each year.

MVCC Mission Statement: To provide the best environment for young and old together to grow, experience and share the richness and generosity of Christ.

*MVCC 1837 statement of purpose: “We whose names are undersigned, believing it for the glory of God and for the advancement of the cause and kingdom of our redeemer, and for the helping of each other towards our Heavenly home, do this sixteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven. We as brethren agree to walk together in love and to take the New Testament for our only rule of faith and practice” Melvin Village Church October 16th 1837.

How To Apply

Contact Pastor Kevin Van Brunt [email protected]

This is a part time position with negotiable housing. There may be additional hours at local outdoor ministry (www.campsentinel.org).