Job Opportunity

St. Andrew’s & St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church

“Youth Pastor”

Minimum 20 hours / week 

Summary of Current Youth Ministries

Currently our youth, grades 6-12, meet every Friday night (7-9pm) to nurture relationships in a Christ-centered, active and fun atmosphere, through a variety of activities. Every Sunday, in conjunction with our Sunday School, the grade 8-12s meet for a breakfast club / discussion group, and recently we developed a mid-week small group ministry for high school grades to work through Youth Alpha.

In addition, our youth have held a September weekend retreat at Camp Douglas, an Easter retreat, and have been involved in a Christmas pageant.

Vision

St. Andrew’s & St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church (SASS) requires a part-time Youth Pastor to assume overall responsibility for our Youth ministries.

We are seeking someone who:

  • seeks to know, love and support our youth.
  • integrates them more in the life and worship of our church family.
  • is committed to leading programs that develop and nurture our youth in their faith.
  • is a hands-on leader.

We are seeking someone who is NOT primarily program focused but youth focused. As such, we are looking for a leader that seeks first and foremost to build relationships with and among our youth, and who will teach and help develop them to become faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.

  

Youth Ministry Responsibilities

  • To be in regular contact with our youth to build strong, trusting, open relationships, and to nurture them into faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.
  • To organize and run spiritual and social activities for youth.
  • To co-ordinate and supervise volunteer youth leaders, in running regular youth activities, involving both spiritual and social aspects.
  • To identify and acquire any necessary resources and/or curriculum to teach and develop the faith of our youth.
  • To have overall responsibility for the youth ministry budget.

Success is When:

  • We have youth who meet regularly to develop their relationship with God.
  • We have youth who seek to grow in their friendship and fellowship with one another.
  • We have youth who are excited to belong to SASS and actively participate in its life and ministry. 

Requirements

The qualifications/skills/requirements for the applicant are as follows:

  • A mature, growing disciple of Jesus Christ with a servant heart and genuine faith
  • Previous experience working with and leading youth
  • Ability to lead a team, utilizing sound judgment and initiative
  • Training or experience in the Reformed theological tradition

Terms of Employment

The terms and benefits of this part-time position are as follows:

  • This position is based upon a minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • Remuneration will be $20,000 - $25,000/annum (dependent on experience and agreed hours/week), and the candidate will be enrolled in the Presbyterian Church in Canada’s extended health and dental plan.
  • Vacation time will be 3 weeks per year.
  • Up to one week and up to $600 per year for study, subject to approval by the Senior Pastor.
  • Cell phone and travel allowances available
  • The candidate will work under the supervision of our senior pastor.
  • Our church facility has an office available for the Youth Pastor, if the Senior Pastor would deem it necessary to have set hours in the office each week.
  • An annual review of performance and of the terms of employment will be conducted by the Session or its designate.
  • St. Andrew’s & St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church or the Youth Pastor may terminate this employment upon thirty (30) days notice in writing.
  • In accordance with The Presbyterian Church in Canada’s “Leading with Care” policy, the successful applicant will be required to attend a PCC Broken Boundaries Workshop and undergo a police record check.

 

Applications

Please submit a resumé and a covering letter (stating why you are applying for this position) to our church office by October 3rd, 2014.  (Email preferred)

St. Andrew’s & St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church

2641 Chesterfield Ave

North Vancouver, BC

V7N 3M3

604 987 6800

admin@sasspc.bc.ca