Youth Director

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Ascent Church
Job Description
Youth Director
Ascent Church
Evergreen, Colorado
 
Overview of the Role
 
Set in beautiful Evergreen, Ascent Church is looking for a part-time youth director to grow a youth community, ignite vision in the students, and equip our young people to live wholeheartedly for Christ.  We have a dedicated youth building situated on 28 acres in the Rocky Mountains, and only 25 minutes from the Denver suburbs.  The schools are some of the best in the state, and the students are hungry for growth. 
 
How the Role fits into our vision
 
Our church family aims to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.  The mission we have is to make disciples of Jesus.  The Youth Director would aim to make that happen with all students.
 
The Youth Director is a shepherd to all students 6th-12th grade.  They search for, initiate, and build strong relationships with students and parents.  They love God with all they have.  They create a disciple-making culture among students and volunteers, teaching them about Christianity, encouraging them to worship, supporting them to develop their love for Christ and for others, and to get involved in community outreach.
 
Key Responsibilities
?      Oversee, grow and coordinate the youth ministry
?      Equip students in their spiritual growth
?      Develop connections with students and their families by spending time inside and outside of church gatherings
?      Recruit and train volunteers
?      Provide a weekly gathering for students to experience God and community together
?      Utilize social media and other areas of communication
?      Create opportunities for students to serve through volunteering locally and mission trips


Personal Requirements
?      Passionate love for Jesus
?      Previous youth ministry experience critical
?      Strong leadership skills
?      Able to bring fun and energy
?      Emotionally healthy
?      Grounded deeply in Scripture
?      Proactive and a self-motivated learner
?      Engaged in our church family through serving, giving and being in a small group
?      Easy to work with and very collaborative
?      Strong organizational skills
?      Great communication skills in all applicable settings
?      Flexibility to work on Sundays, at  weekly gatherings, and to connect with students in available times, often in the evenings 
?      Represents Ascent Church with joy, grace, and proactive communication
?      BA in Theology, Biblical Studies or youth ministry desirable
 
Reports to:  Lead Pastor
 
Hours per week: - 15-20
 
Position:  Paid hourly, $15-$20 per hour depending on qualifications
 
Benefits
?      Use of a dedicated youth space
?      Working with a lead pastor who highly values youth ministry
?      Potential youth conferences and training
?      Be a part of a fresh and growing staff team
 
Next steps
To apply email a resume and a short description of why you are interested in this role to Lead Pastor, Dave Thompson at dave@ascentchurch.co.  Please reach out with any questions.  Thanks for considering this vital role in our church family.
 
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