Central Presbyterian Church, 5101 N. May Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73112, is seeking a Youth Leader. Effective oral and written communication are required. Experience or training in Christian Education is helpful. Must provide references on request and be able to pass a background check. Work hours are 3 hours on Sunday mornings plus one-hour preparation time and 3 hours on Wednesday evenings plus one-hour preparation time. Youth programs run mid-August to mid-December and mid-January through mid-May with summers off. Rate of pay is $12 per hour. No mileage or benefits. Rate of pay and mileage are negotiated in advance for special events and activities. Youth are students in grades 6 through 12. Children are students in grades 1 through 5. Last year, there were 15 participating children and youth. Due to the age range, it may be desirable to separate the children and youth groups.
The Youth Leader works with staff and lay leaders to develop a meaningful youth ministry for the church. The Youth Leader helps youth form a vision for their lives as disciples of Christ in our congregation and in the world. The Youth Leader advises and encourages youth on their spiritual journeys. The Youth Leader models healthy and productive Christian living.
The Youth Leader reports monthly to the Nurture Committee to seek approval for planned activities and to summarize completed activities. The Youth Leader receives supervision from the pastor and the Personnel Committee. The Youth Leader provides a safe, age-appropriate, caring, and inclusive environment for youth. The Youth Leader reaches out to youth in need of acceptance or forgiveness. The Youth Leader encourages parents and other adults to serve as sponsors for youth programs as appropriate.
The Youth Leader creates and runs regular weekly children and youth programming focused on Christian service, devotion, and relationships with Presbyterian theology. The Youth Leader recruits and encourages youth participation. Occasional special activities like lock-ins, fellowship trips, and participation in youth camps and conferences are offered. The Youth Leader prepares youth for Youth Sunday worship services two to four times a year. The Youth Leader serves as Sunday School teacher for middle-school and high-school youth using curriculum approved by the Nurture Committee and Session. The Youth Leader attends Sunday morning worship regularly.
Interested candidates, please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the church address shown above.