Director Of Youth And Young Adult Ministry - Traverse City, MI

Youth Pastor Church/Ministry Job in Traverse City, MI 49686 Bethlehem Lutheran Church (ELCA)

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry ("Y2A")

*Note this position is not intended for an ordained pastor.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE...Relationship Building -- Build relationships with children, youth, young adults, and families of the congregation; Help develop and plan activities for those groups with volunteer support leaders; Maintain an up-to-date directory of youth, young adults, guests, and volunteers...Spiritual Formation -- Create and maintain a network of specialized small group ministries for youth and young adults; overlap with existing programming and groups...Mission/Vision -- Coordinate regular mission experiences and trips for youth, young adults, and families; Collaborate with other churches, youth groups, and community organizations...Leadership -- Be a regular and welcoming presence at weekly worship; Recruit and cultivate a volunteer leadership team for youth and young adults; On occasion, lead specialized worship and/or deliver a sermon/message...Publicity/Outreach -- Establish and maintain electronic and social media communication with youth and young adults; Keep in contact with BLC high school graduates; Oversee outreach and/or collaboration with NMC (College) students...Administration -- Attend all church council meetings and appropriate committee meetings as necessary; prepare monthly written Y2A report for council; Meet weekly with the pastor; Coordinate activities with the office master calendar...All other duties as requested by the Pastor

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS...Lutheran background, with a love of God’s Word and comfort in sharing it...Musical or artistic talent...Technological and Internet/Web experience...College education; training/experience in youth, young adult, and family ministry...Some theological training or certification is a plus

COMPENSATION: $28-30,000 plus benefits

TO APPLY, please visit our website and fill out a downloadable application and email it with resume to Marilyn Skay ( or mail those documents c/o Marilyn with a brief cover letter to the church address (above). Alternately, you can contact church secretary Teasha Lawson during office hours (Mon-Thurs, 9am-3pm) at 231-947-9880 to leave Marilyn a message.

Salary: $28,000 - $30,000

Date Modified: 4/12/2013

Job Category: Youth Pastor

Job Status: Full-Time

Denomination: Lutheran

Worship Style: Multiple Styles

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