The director for youth ministries will be responsible for the development, organization and implementation of youth ministries (junior and senior high school) at Evanston Bible Fellowship. This is a 15 hour/week position for 10 months/year.
- Current member or qualified for membership at EBF
- Full agreement with Evangelical Free Church of America Statement of Faith
- Leadership ability
- Ability to connect and communicate with youth
- Experience in developing volunteer teams
- Strong organizational skills
- College degree in ministry-related field is preferred
All Christians are charged first and foremost to center their lives around a deepening relationship with Jesus Christ. With this in mind, EBF staff members will:
- Pursue a deepening relationship with Jesus Christ
- Seek to grow in Christ-like character
- Strive to love the church they serve and staff with whom they serve
- Fulfill their assigned duties and beyond without grumbling, complaining or compromise
- Pray for God’s power to be released in and through their lives and in our church
- Vision: Develop vision and goals for the youth ministry to ensure it is functioning in an effective, focused and intentional manner consistent with the over-all vision of EBF, with particular emphasis in helping youth live missional lives.
- Team-building: Identify, recruit, equip and oversee adult volunteers. Ensure that volunteer leaders have met all EBF requirements for youth protection. Lead regular meetings with volunteer leaders for ministry planning and evaluation. Meet occasionally with volunteer leaders one-on-one to discuss their involvement and support needs. Delegate ministry responsibilities to volunteer leaders, as appropriate. Coordinate teaching schedule for large and small group settings, provide resources and support for teaching development for volunteer leaders.
- Supervision: Meet regularly with executive pastor/elders to discuss updates on the youth ministry and future needs. Submit an annual report and annual budget to the elders at the end of each fiscal year. Attend staff meetings as necessary. Be actively involved in adult fellowship at EBF.
- Planning: Anticipate future needs of the youth ministry and develop plans to meet those needs.
Student ministry duties
- Pastoring: Relate to the unique needs of teenagers and build relationships with students and provide pastoral care as needed. Mentor and disciple students in small group and one-on-one settings.
- Teaching: Develop and implement challenging and appropriate biblical curriculum. Assume the role as primary teacher/preacher during Sunday evening large group meetings and provide teaching opportunities to other qualified adults.
- Partnering: Engage parents as partners in the youth ministry.
- Scheduling: Develop, maintain and implement a comprehensive calendar of events.
- Communication: Communicate event and plans in a in a timely and effective manner. Send weekly email to parents to update them on ministry events and announcements. Contact parents of new students to give information about the ministry. Contact church administrator to ensure inclusion of youth ministry announcements in church bulletins, weekly emails. Manage youth ministry social network presence.
- Weekly event planning: Coordinate parent snack rotation for Sunday night meetings. Lead games for large group times on Sunday evenings.
- Special event planning (including outreach, fellowship, and service events): Approximately every six weeks, including: arranging transportation, developing information fliers, obtaining permission slips from students, and managing finances for event). Lead students on annual retreat. Plan annual end-of-the-year family banquet to celebrate God’s work in the ministry and bring youth families together.
- Fundraising (as needed): Oversee fundraising efforts for youth retreats, conferences and mission trips.
How to apply
To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to our Director of Ministries and Operations, Danny Russell.