Director of Youth and Family Ministry

Union Church Foxborough, MA Full Time
3 weeks ago

Job Description

Overview

Come join our growing and genuinely loving church in the heart of New England! We are looking for a director of youth and family, ready to jump in and help build up our existing (and growing!) children and youth ministries.


This position supports the Pastor as Director of Youth and Family and leads teachers and children in grades K-12 to experience Jesus through ministry programming and other avenues. You will work with and supervise volunteers.


This is a 15-30 hour a week position, depending on your availability and life situation. We are willing to be flexible and work with the right person to make it work for you and the ministry. Salary will be commensurate with hours.


Additional duties:

Fill in to preach for the Pastor if you wish to develop your preaching, there may be more opportunities if desired.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be in whole-hearted agreement with Union Church’s (UC) Statement of Faith, Church Covenant, Vision and Mission. 
  • Develop a vision for the ministry in alignment with UC mission
  • Lead and facilitate weekly youth or children’s group gatherings, Bible studies and discipleship with primary focus on leading young people to know Christ as Savior and growing in that relationship
  • Develop and lead quarterly children’s outreach events
  • Establish and maintain healthy, caring relationships with families and students, ensuring personal care and attention towards their spiritual formation and discipleship
  • Lead and plan retreats (2 per year; Winter and Summer Retreats/Camps) and/or mission trips/community service or other special projects as able
  • Build relationships with parents and provide excellent communication with them. Provide counsel where appropriate and training for parents of as requested and offer resources for building faith at home
  • Maintain the ministry’s online presence (Instagram, Facebook etc.)
  • Recruit, evaluate and approve volunteers from within the church body to serve in the church’s youth ministry                                                       
  • Be trained in and train and review the Union Church Child Care Policy with volunteer leaders yearly and as needed (i.e. new volunteer joins mid-year)
  • In conjunction with the church, help facilitate evangelistic efforts to reach out to the surrounding community
  • As far as possible, ensure the ministry is integrated into the life of the church as a whole
  • Attend and participate in worship services as requested
  • Be part of leadership meetings 

Qualifications

Preferred Experience

  • Relevant college degree is preferred/helpful, but not required
  • Several years experience working with youth/families
  • Strong desire to minister to younger people and families
  • Able to pass a background check
  • Recommendations required

Salary & Benefits

$35,000 - $43,000

Can be done remote?

  • No

About Union Church Church

Evangelical Under 100 people

We are a neighborhood church in the heart of New England. Our congregation is small (church size approximately 120), but growing. Our Pastor has been at Union Church for 30 years and is passionate about loving those in our community and sharing the love of Christ with whomever enters our doors.


We are a church that seeks to minister to all people, but have a tenderness for those in recovery and as such have several AA meetings which are held at our church during the week. In the Fall of 2023, we began our own recovery Bible-based meetings. We are a church with a high view of scripture as authoritative for those following Christ. We have an active youth ministry, Bible Studies and other ministries.


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