Youth Minister

Youth Ministries Coordinator
Grace First Lutheran Church
Bend, Oregon
The youth coordinator at Grace First will provide vision, integrity, leadership, energy and oversight of ministries for youth grades 6-12. Working collaboratively with the youth advisory board, this person will design, grow and shepherd comprehensive, transformative and expanding ministries of faith formation that are innovative and inclusive.

Education required: Bachelors degree preferred
Position status: 10-15 hours per week
Reports to: Church Council
Supervises: Youth and volunteers working with youth
Evaluator: Executive or Personnel Committee/Annual Evaluation
Salary/Benefits: $13 per hour starting. Will be evaluated after 6 months

Vibrant and growing Christian faith
Passion for outreach to middle and high school youth and youth faith development
Relationship driven, collaborative servant leadership, relatability to youth
Basic understanding and knowledge of Lutheran theology and eagerness to learn and grow as a Lutheran Christian
Strong written and verbal communication, including communication skills appropriate to youth grades 6-12 as well as adults the coordinator interacts with
Strong technological skills (social media, presentation, computer skills, tools to relate and connect with youth)
Experience with youth ministries preferred

Job Responsibilities:
Model and raise the value of Christ Centered lifestyle by working to minister and serve along with the church family.
Work collaboratively with youth and other church employees, the youth advisory board, parents and other community organizations.
Facilitate a healthy and safe environment. This includes maintaining “safe church” policies and procedures.
Maintain and facilitate an effective youth board composed of church members at large who support the middle and high school ministry programs, VBS, confirmation, trips, retreats, service projects and special events.
Assist the youth advisory board in developing and monitoring their annual budget, including fund raising activities.
Recruit, train, and supervise appropriate volunteers to support faith formation programs, activities and events including confirmation and youth Sunday school.
Support and mentor youth to actively participate and share their gifts in worship.
Prepare reports and attend meetings as needed and as directed.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
If interested in applying, please send a cover letter and resume to Carolyn Clontz at: or send to our physical address: 2265 NW Shevlin Park Rd, Bend, OR 97703.

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