Morning Hour Chapel is seeking a part-time director of youth ministry to minister to the youth of our church and community in grades 6-12. This person will administer, develop, and implement youth ministry programs designed to meet the spiritual, social, and emotional needs of the youth and lead them to spiritual commitment and disciplines. Hours are flexible and will be negotiated with pastor and/or church board with an average of 10 hours per week.

Responsibilities

  • Pray for the youth
  • Regularly attend Sunday worship services at MHC
  • Establish meaningful personal relationships with the young people in the congregation and community by investing in their lives, such as attending extracurricular activities (ie: sporting events, concerts, school plays, and awards ceremonies)
  • Plan, implement, and attend weekly activities for the youth, during the school year, that are relevant and effective in instructing, training, nurturing, and equipping youth for leading a Spirit-filled life of faith and forging deep Christian friendships which may include but are not limited to: 1LUX weekly youth meetings, Bible study, worship, and fellowship
  • Provide hands-on opportunities for service projects and mission trips for youth to learn how to live out their faith in helping meet the needs of others
  • Plan, implement, and attend special summer events such as concerts and retreats
  • Plan, organize, and attend youth camps and conferences
  • Participate in annual youth ministry training and individual spiritual development
  • Manage the MHC Youth budget
  • Plan fundraising events as appropriate
  • Recruit and develop adults within the congregation to serve as committed mentors with help from the pastor
  • Work effectively with parents to foster support of the youth program, including ongoing communication to provide opportunities for input and feedback
  • Work alongside other church staff members as a team player, attending staff meetings, and sharing in the vision and ministry in which MHC has been called
  • Other duties related to youth ministry at MHC as assigned

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated walk with Jesus Christ
  • A heart for the youth
  • Adherence to church doctrine as outlined in the Brethren in Christ Manual of Doctrine and Government
  • Live in a Christ-like manner, demonstrating high Biblical standards, as a model for all youth
  • Sensitivity to discussions that should remain confidential within the youth group and the ability to discern when situations should be escalated to the pastor
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships and develop trust among youth
  • Ability to work effectively and independently
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, college degree preferred
  • Valid PA driver’s license
  • Experience working with youth in a teaching or ministry setting
  • Required PA child abuse clearances

This position is accountable to the MHC pastor and church board.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to staffing@morninghourchapel.org.