Youth Minister
COMPANY: Good Shepherd Catholic Church
LOCATION: Tallahassee, FL

DESCRIPTION

Primary Functions

  • Creatively develop, coordinate, implement and assist directing youth and young adult ministry and parish evangelization to serve the immediate needs of Good Shepherd;
  • Work as a team with the youth ministry staff;
  • Provide radical hospitality and;
  • Maintain strong support and connection to the parish.

Responsibilities
Youth Ministry

  • Engage in relational ministry (making appropriate personal relationships in order to know youth and young adults and bring them to Christ);
  • Build relationships with adults in the parish and invite them to support the Church’s mission of evangelization to young people;
  • Assist in the formation of adult volunteers in order to empower them to accompany young people in becoming life-long disciples of Jesus Christ and active members of the Catholic Church;
  • Serve as a representative of the parish, particularly to the youth group at community functions, athletic games and student’s school performances;
  • Maintain proper balance and understanding of the importance of a teen’s trust of the youth minister with the parent’s right to know important information involving their teens; and
  • Clearly share the vision of ministry with parents so they understand the purpose and direction of youth ministry.

Strategic Planning

  • Help plan and execute programming, working with fellow staff to create original youth nights, retreats, Bible Studies, and all other programs;
  • Assist with developing, directing, and facilitating youth & parish retreats, the March for Life Pilgrimage, Steubenville Youth Conference, Leadership Camps, and Domestic and International Mission Trips;
  • Recognition of teen culture and a masterful eye to identify the ways we can proclaim Christ within it;
  • Provide an online and social media presence for youth to stay digitally connected to Good Shepherd;
  • Create outreach programs, activities and events that invite new youth into the life of the community;
  • Develop written and visual marketing content and execute marketing strategies; and
  • Coordinate and lead annual fundraising projects.

Program Management

  • Develop and supervise programs that lead people deeper as disciples of Jesus Christ;
  • Provide solid Catholic catechesis through high quality weekly youth nights aimed at effectively passing on the Catholic faith;
  • Actively recruit, engage in fellowship with and train adult volunteers to equip them to be effective as leaders;
  • Send weekly communication updates to parents;
  • Organize and maintain youth ministry and evangelization office by establishing files of office and program materials; providing for proper storage of youth ministry and evangelization materials and equipment; overseeing development of resources; and
  • Provide a hospitable and timely response to all email and phone communication.

Team Engagement

  • Joyfully take direction from leadership;
  • Be an actively engaged member of the Parish Team, participating in staff meetings, daily prayer meetings and other key team meetings and events;
  • Support the policies and vision of Good Shepherd Parish with emphasis on hospitality, care, and concern for the individual;
  • Adhere to all church policies, complete yearly and quarterly evaluations and maintain office hours as agreed upon with Director of Youth Ministry; and
  • Maintain professional competency by being aware of current trends in youth ministry; continuing education; attending diocesan meetings, and workshops.

Critical Qualities:

  • Strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a deep love for His Church;
  • Passion for leading young people into a life-changing encounter with Jesus;
  • Humble, with a genuine openness to constructive criticism;
  • Joyful, authentic, charitable and courageous;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Servant leader;
  • Thrives in team environments;
  • Self-starter with strong initiative;
  • Incessant tinkerer, constantly driven towards better outcomes;
  • Effective planner and implementer;
  • Highly responsive and dependable;
  • Mission driven; and a
  • Creative problem solver.
ABOUT PARISH/ SCHOOL/ ORGANIZATION

Good Shepherd Catholic Church, a vibrant and highly active parish located in Tallahassee, Florida, is seeking a motivated, energetic Full Time Youth Minister to play an active role in our parish of nearly 2,000 registered families. The essential element of ministry at Good Shepherd is to create an irresistible environment where people can encounter God and grow in a deep relationship with the Catholic Church.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your cover letter, resume, three references, and video introduction to colangelok@gsparishtlh.org. The video should include a brief introduction about yourself, your background and passion for youth ministry (this can be done using your smartphone and this can also be a self-made video). Your cover letter should include information about your faith journey and current spiritual disciplines.

DESCRIPTION

Primary Functions

  • Creatively develop, coordinate, implement and assist directing youth and young adult ministry and parish evangelization to serve the immediate needs of Good Shepherd;
  • Work as a team with the youth ministry staff;
  • Provide radical hospitality and;
  • Maintain strong support and connection to the parish.

Responsibilities
Youth Ministry

  • Engage in relational ministry (making appropriate personal relationships in order to know youth and young adults and bring them to Christ);
  • Build relationships with adults in the parish and invite them to support the Church’s mission of evangelization to young people;
  • Assist in the formation of adult volunteers in order to empower them to accompany young people in becoming life-long disciples of Jesus Christ and active members of the Catholic Church;
  • Serve as a representative of the parish, particularly to the youth group at community functions, athletic games and student’s school performances;
  • Maintain proper balance and understanding of the importance of a teen’s trust of the youth minister with the parent’s right to know important information involving their teens; and
  • Clearly share the vision of ministry with parents so they understand the purpose and direction of youth ministry.

Strategic Planning

  • Help plan and execute programming, working with fellow staff to create original youth nights, retreats, Bible Studies, and all other programs;
  • Assist with developing, directing, and facilitating youth & parish retreats, the March for Life Pilgrimage, Steubenville Youth Conference, Leadership Camps, and Domestic and International Mission Trips;
  • Recognition of teen culture and a masterful eye to identify the ways we can proclaim Christ within it;
  • Provide an online and social media presence for youth to stay digitally connected to Good Shepherd;
  • Create outreach programs, activities and events that invite new youth into the life of the community;
  • Develop written and visual marketing content and execute marketing strategies; and
  • Coordinate and lead annual fundraising projects.

Program Management

  • Develop and supervise programs that lead people deeper as disciples of Jesus Christ;
  • Provide solid Catholic catechesis through high quality weekly youth nights aimed at effectively passing on the Catholic faith;
  • Actively recruit, engage in fellowship with and train adult volunteers to equip them to be effective as leaders;
  • Send weekly communication updates to parents;
  • Organize and maintain youth ministry and evangelization office by establishing files of office and program materials; providing for proper storage of youth ministry and evangelization materials and equipment; overseeing development of resources; and
  • Provide a hospitable and timely response to all email and phone communication.

Team Engagement

  • Joyfully take direction from leadership;
  • Be an actively engaged member of the Parish Team, participating in staff meetings, daily prayer meetings and other key team meetings and events;
  • Support the policies and vision of Good Shepherd Parish with emphasis on hospitality, care, and concern for the individual;
  • Adhere to all church policies, complete yearly and quarterly evaluations and maintain office hours as agreed upon with Director of Youth Ministry; and
  • Maintain professional competency by being aware of current trends in youth ministry; continuing education; attending diocesan meetings, and workshops.

Critical Qualities:

  • Strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a deep love for His Church;
  • Passion for leading young people into a life-changing encounter with Jesus;
  • Humble, with a genuine openness to constructive criticism;
  • Joyful, authentic, charitable and courageous;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Servant leader;
  • Thrives in team environments;
  • Self-starter with strong initiative;
  • Incessant tinkerer, constantly driven towards better outcomes;
  • Effective planner and implementer;
  • Highly responsive and dependable;
  • Mission driven; and a
  • Creative problem solver.

ABOUT PARISH / SCHOOL / ORGANIZATION

Good Shepherd Catholic Church, a vibrant and highly active parish located in Tallahassee, Florida, is seeking a motivated, energetic Full Time Youth Minister to play an active role in our parish of nearly 2,000 registered families. The essential element of ministry at Good Shepherd is to create an irresistible environment where people can encounter God and grow in a deep relationship with the Catholic Church.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your cover letter, resume, three references, and video introduction to colangelok@gsparishtlh.org. The video should include a brief introduction about yourself, your background and passion for youth ministry (this can be done using your smartphone and this can also be a self-made video). Your cover letter should include information about your faith journey and current spiritual disciplines.

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