JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE:             YOUTH MINISTER

REPORTS TO:        RECTOR

LOCATION:            CHRIST CHURCH AND OTHER LOCATIONS AS REQUIRED

SUMMARY

The youth minister will create a ministry centred on the formation of young people in their relationship with Jesus; teaching the faith, ensuring they are integrated into the life of the parish, serving the wider Edmonton community, having fun and finding creative ways to authentically walk alongside this cohort as they grow and learn together.

ORGANIZATION

The Anglican Parish of Christ Church is a vibrant parish with a growing children’s ministry, a heart for social justice/community outreach and a congregation of engaged and thoughtful individuals who desire Christian Education in a variety of forms. We are located in the heart of the Oliver neighbourhood, one of the most densely populated and diverse areas in the city, with extensive grounds that are open to, and well-used, by the public.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Connecting students to God, each other and the larger parish community
  • Build and foster meaningful relationships with individual youth in the parish
  • Ensure regular faith teaching and programming is in place for pre-teens and teens
  • Foster healthy and supportive relationships with parents
  • Participate fully as an active member of the staff team
  • Participate and contribute to service planning

REQUIREMENTS

Education:

  • Postsecondary education (complete or in progress)
  • Biblical competency

Experience:

  • Ideally 2 or more years of experience in working with children and youth
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Christian theology and the Bible.

Skills, Abilities, & Competencies:

  • A follower of Jesus who worships regularly with a church community
  • Passionate about the spiritual formation and discipleship of adolescents
  • Experience and confidence working with and teaching the faith to pre-teens and teenagers
  • A firm theological grounding and willingness to explore difficult questions with youth
  • Has initiative and is able to build respectful relationships and plan/implement innovative programming
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Comfortable using social media
  • Able foster a spirit of teamwork and service
  • Commitment to respecting and maintaining confidentiality

TERMS

  • Flexibility in work schedule
  • Available Sunday mornings and for weekly staff meetings
  • 20 hrs per week (some seasons may require more hours)
  • Reports to the Rector
  • Short term and long term plans written and submitted to the rector and corporation

PRE-CONDITIONS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Satisfactory Security checks including: Criminal Record and Child Intervention Checks (renewals as required)
  • Satisfactory reference checks
  • Vehicle, valid driver license and driver abstract with less than 7 demerits

Interested candidates are asked to email admin@christchurchedmonton.org with a cover letter and resume.  The expected start date is September 3, 2021. This search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.