Position:                      Youth Minister

Location:                      Kingwood, Texas

Supervisor:                   Scott Thibodeaux, Sr. Minister

                                                   

Position Summary:

The Youth Minister leads the youth ministry of the Kingwood Church of Christ for the High School and Middle School youth (6th thru 12th grade).  The YM is responsible for development, implementation, and oversight of the biblical curricula, schedules, and activities for the youth groups to train and grow committed disciples. The YM is responsible for providing biblically based spiritual leadership and Christian teaching to grow and enhance the spiritual development of the High School and Middle School youth of KWCOC. 

 

The YM is expected to establish and work with a youth ministry team of parents and volunteers to accomplish these goals.  Additionally, the YM is responsible for working in coordination with the children’s ministry team.

 

The period from 6th through 12th grades is a critical time in the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical development of a young person.  The YM must create and maintain a safe environment where youth can grow, learn, and prepare themselves for a life of service to God.  The YM must be sensitive to the culture and current events to be able to effectively minister to and care for the youth.

 

Roles / Responsibilities:

  • Model a Christian example of the servant leader and exhibit a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Exhibit strong spiritual disciplines (bible study, prayer, service, giving, etc.)
  • Build positive, productive and cooperative relationships with the HS and MS youth and their parents
  • Ensure a safe, healthy environment for all youth in all classes and activities
  • Establish and foster a youth ministry team comprised of parents and volunteers to develop, plan and implement the youth program
  • Teach middle and high school classes and disciple youth through personal bible studies
  • Develop and implement curriculum for middle school and high school classes in coordination with the Sr. Minister and children’s programs in alignment with the vision and mission of KWCOC
  • Plan, coordinate and attend middle and high school activities, retreats, and trips
  • Offer spiritual guidance for middle school and high school youth and for their parents and families
  • Work with the children’s ministry leaders to ensure children can easily transition into the youth program.
  • Build positive, productive, and cooperative relationships with the KWCOC team of ministers, staff members, deacons, and ministry leaders
  • Assist the Sr. Minister in the execution and implementation of plans for the spiritual growth of the members, and especially the youth
  • Prepare and deliver occasional sermons for the church as requested
  • Mentor and coach summer interns
  • Manage the youth ministry budget

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in Ministry or Bible
  • Formal training in Youth and Family Ministries
  • Experience as a youth minister in a similarly sized youth program
  • Strong audio-visual technology skills
  • Good verbal, written, and presentation skills; ability to prepare and deliver compelling and effective classes
  • Self-motivated with the ability to motivate others

 

Alternate qualifications would be considered if strong biblical training/experience is evident.

 

Interested applicants could contact our Youth Minister Search Committee at:

ymsearch@kwcoc.org