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Job Type: Full-Time Position
Location: Lenexa, KS
A full-time position of leadership with our Life Teen Youth Ministry charged with developing, implementing and adapting a year-round ministry targeting High School &/or Jr. High students. Using the Life Teen model, the Youth Minister works in collaboration with the Coordinator of Youth Ministry, parish staff, parents and volunteers to accomplish this vision.
Holy Trinity has a long-standing tradition of supporting youth ministry. For 17 years, the 5pm Sunday LifeTeen Mass has been the start of our Sunday youth ministry evenings. Pastor and parishioner support is significant. Space, time and budget are appropriately allocated for youth ministry, which allows youth ministry to flourish. We strive for you feeling supported in our welcoming and strong community – knowing that joining a parish isn’t always easy!
Specific responsibilities will include leading the planning and implementation of weekly Life Nights or Jhigh Ministry sessions; leading Core meetings; participating in weekly staff meetings; coordinating special events; weekly coordination of liturgical ministries; volunteer organization, training and growth; relational ministry with students, volunteers and parents; developing an outreach ministry to parents; and adapting ministry activities to meet the changing needs of students and their families.
Catechetical – plan & implement curriculum; develop/evaluate catechetical material
o Develop curriculum, plan for Life Nights/Jhigh sessions & lead implementation
o Lead weekly chapter meetings for DBS
o Organize and facilitate volunteers for Dry Bones Society – provide content when necessary
o Plan and help lead bi-annual volunteer retreat/training days
o Assist in planning and help lead XLT events when planned
o Plan and lead Core volunteer meetings
o Assist in training and recruitment of all liturgical ministries associated with the weekly Life Teen Mass
o Help plan and lead high school student retreats, summer conferences, Jr. High retreats, etc.
Pastoral – build healthy relationships with teens, parents and adults in community through active listening
o Challenge youth and be an authentic Catholic Christian witness within the context of relational ministry
o Coordinate leadership development opportunities for students
o Act as a student advocate, formally and informally, with the adult community
o Be a resource for students and parents of students in areas of spiritual formation, adolescent development & crisis intervention (serve as a resource and/or identify appropriate resources)
o Understand the cultural and social trends of students
o Develop and sustain relationships with Archdiocesan Youth Office and area Youth
Ministers – maintain awareness or programs, resources and guidelines
Administrative – assist with and manage organization & communication needs of ministry
o Recruit and organize adult volunteers to assist in implementing activities and overall vision of youth ministry including a Core Team, Jhigh leaders and Dry Bones Society leaders
o Assist in communication of youth ministry activities to include bulletin, email, web, mailing, social media, etc.
o Assist the Coordinator of Youth Ministry in preparing and maintaining a budget
o Assist in maintaining accurate records of volunteers and youth ministry activities as required by the Archdiocese
o Assist in coordinating conferences, retreats, special events and mission opportunities for students
o Attend weekly staff meetings and special committees as necessary
o Personal Growth – maintain consistent spiritual direction, regular prayer, reading and reflection
o Professional Opportunities – remain open to lead/speak about ministry & spirituality to broader community, local or national, as allowed by parish commitments and with discernment of our Pastor
o Professional Development – participate in professional development and continuing education
Holy Trinity is a large parish in the western part of Kansas City, Kansas. We are a parish with around 2500 families with a K-8 school. Our campus is quite large with 5 buildings, with activities happening all the time! Our students represent over a dozen different schools, with a significant amount attending Catholic schools. Youth Ministry plays a significant role in the life of the parish and is known around the Archdiocese as being one of the strongest programs.
Please send cover letter and resume or any questions to Mac Neal at, email@example.com.