Youth Minister
COMPANY: St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Parish
LOCATION: Leawood, KS

DESCRIPTION

The Youth Minister will lead teens closer to Christ through an authentic community rooted in the Eucharist. This person will be dedicated to forming missionary disciples and creating, fostering, and guiding a community to reach all teens from 7th grade through High School with the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ. The right candidate is a dynamic individual ready to pour into the critical season of life as a teenager with a desire to facilitate an encounter with Jesus Christ.

ESSENTIAL MINISTRY FUNCTIONS / RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with the Director of Discipleship, partner Youth Minister, and Youth Ministry Administrative Assistant to cast a vision for reaching all middle school (EDGE & Purpose) & high school (Life Teen) teens
  • Coordinate weekly Life Nights, Life Teen Small Groups, EDGE Nights, and Purpose Sessions.
  • Build, invite, and form a Core Team for Life Teen & EDGE; this includes regular formation and retreat opportunities for Core Team to be trained in current strategies to disciple teens.
  • Maintain a database for teens, parents, and sponsors for regular communications.
  • Collaborate as a youth ministry team to accompany 7th and 8th grade teens in their preparation to receive Confirmation
  • Work with the Youth Ministry team to gather and track all of the requirements for Confirmation for each candidate
  • Provide a Sponsor Night each semester to facilitate a conversation between candidate and sponsor as they deepen their relationship around the practical living out of the faith
  • Coordinate three Parent Nights to provide a specific space for resources, insight, and perspective to be shared with parents of candidates so that parents might exemplify the Christian
  • Faith within their own homes.
  • Coordinate an annual cycle of retreats, trips, and conferences for teens; including training for Core Teams for each specific retreat/trip.
  • Understanding Mission and Vision: Familiarize oneself with Life Teen SMA’s mission, values, and target audience
  • Ensure all ministry efforts are speaking into the current culture of teens

Communicate:

  • Utilize email, social media, and text messages to reach the various cohorts within the community of youth ministry
  • Consistently maintain and seek out opportunities to leverage the webpages of the Youth Ministry to inform anyone seeking more information

Accompany:

  • Develop and support relationships with existing, future, and potential new Core Team to empower them to enter into relational ministry to make disciples of Jesus
  • Enter into a discipleship relationship with a select number of high school teens who are ready to be activated within the community to go out and lead their peers closer to Christ

Lead:

  • Provide monthly meetings to develop high school leaders to be on mission within the Life Teen SMA community
  • Recruit, develop, and coordinate with the Youth Ministry Summer Intern to host Summer EDGE nights for incoming 7th & 8th-grade teens
  • Invest in opportunities for your own development with an annual training or retreat

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend weekly personal Holy Hour and team prayer and lunch
  • Maintain accurate records of attendance with emergency contacts for weekly ministry events and all trips and retreats
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual Youth Ministry budget
  • Work with parish staff to schedule rooms, send mailings, and write bulletin announcements
  • Attend monthly Parish All Staff Meetings
  • Collaborate with partner youth minister to have one youth minister in attendance at weekly Communications Meetings
  • Attend quarterly Johnson County Youth Ministers Meeting
  • Develop and support relationships with fellow youth ministers in the area to share resources, strategies, and community to serve the teens of Kansas City best.

SUCCESS FACTORS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • A degree in Theology is preferred, but a Bachelor’s degree with 2 years or more experience in Youth Ministry will be acceptable for the right candidate
  • A strong personal prayer life supported with or open to seeking regular spiritual direction
  • Possess a current and broad knowledge of Youth Formation trends and methods
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a pastoral team and to receive constructive criticism
  • Demonstrate the skill of organization, prioritization of tasks, detail orientation and self-directedness
  • A keen eye for seeking individuals on the fringes to invite them into a communal relationship rooted in Christ
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

HOURS & COMPENSATION

  • This is a year-round, full-time position that will routinely require evening and occasional weekend duties. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. This position is eligible for the full Archdiocesan of Kansas City in Kansas Benefit Package, which includes health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, 401(k), and other supplemental voluntary insurance programs.
ABOUT PARISH/ SCHOOL/ ORGANIZATION

Youth Ministry is an evangelistic outreach of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church that seeks to lead teens closer to Christ through an authentic community rooted in the Eucharist. We have an annual touch point with over 600 teens across all of our ministry efforts. Our vision is that every teen within our boundaries is invited to know Christ sees them, knows them, and loves them in a redemptive and life-saving way through missionary disciples of their peers and trusted adults.

We believe that when a teen encounters the Lord through the Catholic faith they can become change agents in the culture of their families, schools, parishes, communities, and ultimately the world. They can become the saints that they were made to be by God.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email your resume and cover letter to:
Nick Johnson, nick.johnson@stmichaelcp.org
Director of Discipleship

DESCRIPTION

The Youth Minister will lead teens closer to Christ through an authentic community rooted in the Eucharist. This person will be dedicated to forming missionary disciples and creating, fostering, and guiding a community to reach all teens from 7th grade through High School with the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ. The right candidate is a dynamic individual ready to pour into the critical season of life as a teenager with a desire to facilitate an encounter with Jesus Christ.

ESSENTIAL MINISTRY FUNCTIONS / RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collaborate with the Director of Discipleship, partner Youth Minister, and Youth Ministry Administrative Assistant to cast a vision for reaching all middle school (EDGE & Purpose) & high school (Life Teen) teens
  • Coordinate weekly Life Nights, Life Teen Small Groups, EDGE Nights, and Purpose Sessions.
  • Build, invite, and form a Core Team for Life Teen & EDGE; this includes regular formation and retreat opportunities for Core Team to be trained in current strategies to disciple teens.
  • Maintain a database for teens, parents, and sponsors for regular communications.
  • Collaborate as a youth ministry team to accompany 7th and 8th grade teens in their preparation to receive Confirmation
  • Work with the Youth Ministry team to gather and track all of the requirements for Confirmation for each candidate
  • Provide a Sponsor Night each semester to facilitate a conversation between candidate and sponsor as they deepen their relationship around the practical living out of the faith
  • Coordinate three Parent Nights to provide a specific space for resources, insight, and perspective to be shared with parents of candidates so that parents might exemplify the Christian
  • Faith within their own homes.
  • Coordinate an annual cycle of retreats, trips, and conferences for teens; including training for Core Teams for each specific retreat/trip.
  • Understanding Mission and Vision: Familiarize oneself with Life Teen SMA’s mission, values, and target audience
  • Ensure all ministry efforts are speaking into the current culture of teens

Communicate:

  • Utilize email, social media, and text messages to reach the various cohorts within the community of youth ministry
  • Consistently maintain and seek out opportunities to leverage the webpages of the Youth Ministry to inform anyone seeking more information

Accompany:

  • Develop and support relationships with existing, future, and potential new Core Team to empower them to enter into relational ministry to make disciples of Jesus
  • Enter into a discipleship relationship with a select number of high school teens who are ready to be activated within the community to go out and lead their peers closer to Christ

Lead:

  • Provide monthly meetings to develop high school leaders to be on mission within the Life Teen SMA community
  • Recruit, develop, and coordinate with the Youth Ministry Summer Intern to host Summer EDGE nights for incoming 7th & 8th-grade teens
  • Invest in opportunities for your own development with an annual training or retreat

ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attend weekly personal Holy Hour and team prayer and lunch
  • Maintain accurate records of attendance with emergency contacts for weekly ministry events and all trips and retreats
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual Youth Ministry budget
  • Work with parish staff to schedule rooms, send mailings, and write bulletin announcements
  • Attend monthly Parish All Staff Meetings
  • Collaborate with partner youth minister to have one youth minister in attendance at weekly Communications Meetings
  • Attend quarterly Johnson County Youth Ministers Meeting
  • Develop and support relationships with fellow youth ministers in the area to share resources, strategies, and community to serve the teens of Kansas City best.

SUCCESS FACTORS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • A degree in Theology is preferred, but a Bachelor’s degree with 2 years or more experience in Youth Ministry will be acceptable for the right candidate
  • A strong personal prayer life supported with or open to seeking regular spiritual direction
  • Possess a current and broad knowledge of Youth Formation trends and methods
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a pastoral team and to receive constructive criticism
  • Demonstrate the skill of organization, prioritization of tasks, detail orientation and self-directedness
  • A keen eye for seeking individuals on the fringes to invite them into a communal relationship rooted in Christ
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

HOURS & COMPENSATION

  • This is a year-round, full-time position that will routinely require evening and occasional weekend duties. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. This position is eligible for the full Archdiocesan of Kansas City in Kansas Benefit Package, which includes health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, 401(k), and other supplemental voluntary insurance programs.

ABOUT PARISH / SCHOOL / ORGANIZATION

Youth Ministry is an evangelistic outreach of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church that seeks to lead teens closer to Christ through an authentic community rooted in the Eucharist. We have an annual touch point with over 600 teens across all of our ministry efforts. Our vision is that every teen within our boundaries is invited to know Christ sees them, knows them, and loves them in a redemptive and life-saving way through missionary disciples of their peers and trusted adults.

We believe that when a teen encounters the Lord through the Catholic faith they can become change agents in the culture of their families, schools, parishes, communities, and ultimately the world. They can become the saints that they were made to be by God.

HOW TO APPLY

Please email your resume and cover letter to:
Nick Johnson, nick.johnson@stmichaelcp.org
Director of Discipleship

SUBSCRIPTIONS

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