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Church Youth & Community Worker Full Job Description

Title:                           Youth Ministry Leader Job Description


Tyndale Baptist Church, Reading- a local community Church ministering in a mixed multi-cultural and social neighbourhood in South Reading.

We have a membership of 75 and a congregation of about 120 regular attendees. On Sunday Mornings, our Children worship in their own "Kidz Church”, joining with the main congregation for a monthly family communion service - there are about 30 children on the register.  Six adults and 2 teenagers help run the present "Kidz Church”

The Youth meet on a Friday Evening 7-9pm for youth club, apart from 1st Friday of the month

Tyndale has excellent modern premises which were rebuilt some years ago.                 There is a full-time Minister and part-time Administrator. The Leaders meet monthly. A pastoral team also meet regularly.

The Youth Ministry Leader would be responsible to the Minister and the Leaders’ Meeting. 

Employed by:          Tyndale Baptist Church

Responsible to:      The Minister & Church Leadership Team

Work base:               Tyndale Baptist Church.

Work area:                South Reading

Hours of Work:       15 hours per week.

  

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 

1.    To be responsible for the pastoral care and development of young people in the age range 11-18 within the church. 

2.    To identify the needs of young people within the neighbourhood and devise and implement detached youth work programmes to meet these needs for the purpose of evangelism and pastoral care.

3.    To recruit and train volunteers to assist in the young peoples work of the Church.

4.    To establish involvement in local schools. 

5.    To liaise with local youth organisations and statutory bodies.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. 

  1. To co-ordinate a programme for the children and young people of the church which will cater as far as possible for their spiritual and social needs. 
  1. To advise the church of youth culture and pressures upon young people today, and help to devise relevant outreach and integration programs.
  2. To be a member of the Leaders Meeting. To address current issues for young people, and to be a resource for parents as they seek to do the same. 
  1. To exercise active pastoral concern for the children and young people in the church and to be available to them for counsel. 
  1. To develop and recruit a team of volunteers to engage in sustained youth work and outreach to the young people of the church and community.
  1. To establish involvement in local schools, in liaison with the Reading Schools Worker. 
  1. To foster links, and be the link person, with local organisations and statutory bodies relevant to the churches work with young people. 
  1. To produce, for the approval of the Leadership Team strategy and objectives for the ongoing and future development of the youth 
  1. Fulfil any other responsibilities deemed appropriate by the Leaders Meeting. 

Youth Ministry Leader

Person Specification

Post: Youth/Pastoral Ministry Leader Person Specification

Christian commitment with the ability to share their faith in an effective way.

The person must be a committed Christian and prepared to become a church member.

The post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS

Some experience as a youth worker within a church and community context and willing to undergo further training.

An enthusiasm for children’s worship.

A commitment to the needs of young people and to nurture them to take on a responsibility for themselves and an awareness of the needs of others.

To be a good communicator with a desire to establish and develop relationships with young people, church members, management and the community in general.

Ability to supervise voluntary staff and be a committed part of the Leadership Team.

Organisational skills, willingness to work flexible hours; ability to balance priorities and make sound decisions.

In the initial 12 months to:-

 Essential

To be able to actively lead  Sunday Morning worship Service

Lead youth Meeting on Sunday evening. 

To be part of and give input to Monthly Family Worship Service

To develop youth outreach.

Negotiable

Trip to Soul Survivor

Trip to Spring Harvest

Trip to Big Church Day Out

Trip to Local youth Events

Remuneration

Initially for 15 hours a week (£6,650 p.a.)

Events

Mission Prayer meeting for "Impact Reading” (20-25thJune - see item below) on Friday 9th June, 8.00 – 10.00pm at All Nations Church, Berkeley Ave, RG1 6JE.

Simply Jesus & God’s Healing Kingdom – the UK gathering of the Order of Jacob’s Well, (an international group of ecumenical Christians offering prayer, ministry and teaching in the church’s healing ministry)at Caversham Methodist Church, Gosbrook Rd, RG4 8EB.
Friday 9th June, 7.00.pm – Christ the Healer Service
Saturday 10th June, 10.00.am – 5.00.pm – Worship, Teaching & Workshops - key speaker- Rev Mike Endicott with a team from OJW. (£10 incl. lunch) Reservation in advance please.
Sunday 11th June, 10.30.am - Morning Worship, Preacher Rev Mike Endicott
Bookings and more details from Pam Gordon on pam-gordon@sky.com or 0771-425-6272

'Overcoming Depression' - a teaching day by Chris Ledger, counsellor, author and speaker, at Greyfriars Church, on Saturday, June 10th, 9.45.am - 4 00.pm.  Interested in learning more? Do you know someone who has depression? Or have experienced symptoms yourself?  Join us for a day of learning, and how we can recognise, support and manage the symptoms.  To reserve a place please email katy.heppolette@greyfriars.org.uk.  No charge for the day.  Refreshments provided, but bring your own lunch.

Christian Community Action Curry Evening at 7.00.pm on 10th June at Park URC Church, Palmer Avenue, Reading, RG6 1DN. Cynthia, our finance manager, and her friends from the Tamil community will be cooking, and some of the ladies and children will be entertaining us with a couple of Indian classical dances. Meal is £10  per head, with all proceeds to CCA. Please book  by the 1st June via mail@ccam.org.uk.

Praying for our Muslim friends during Ramadan (26 May – 25 June) on Friday 16th June from 8.00.pm – midnight at Carey Baptist Church, Carey Street, Reading, RG1 7JS. Feel free to join us for 1 or all 4 hours. Tea & coffee provided. For more information, contact Nusrat at nusrat.50@googlemail.com  or Harold on 07908-758-547 or schepians@gmail.com

 Reading AGLOW Encounter Evening on Monday 19th June, at 7.30pm. at Southcote Christian Mission, RG30 3BL.  Speaker:  Andrea Rogers, who suffered for many years with M.E. (chronic fatigue) and received God’s healing, becoming  aware of His provision of freedom.  She is passionate about evangelism and discipleship and her personal experience has shaped her desire to help others realise and learn to walk in God’s provision for them.  She is on the Board of Reading Aglow. We welcome all women for friendship, encouragement and healing. Cost: £5 on the door, includes refreshments.  Free for first-timers. More info:  www.facebook.com/readingaglow

"Impact Reading” – Good News and Healing with Jonathan Conrathe from 20th – 25th June as follows:
Tuesday, 20th June, 7.30.pm  – Reading Girls School, Northumberland Ave, RG2 7PY
Wednesday, 21st  June, 7.30pm  – Reading Girls School, Northumberland Ave, RG2 7PY
Thursday 22nd June, 7.30.pm – St Agnes Church, Northunberland Ave, RG2 8DD
Friday 23rd June, &.30.pm – All Nations Christian Centre, Berkeley Ave, RG1 6JE
Saturday 24th June, 7.30.pm -- All Nations Christian Centre, Berkeley Ave, RG1 6JE
Sunday 25th June, 6.00.pm - St Agnes Church, Northunberland Ave, RG2 8DD
All evenings are free and open to all. For more Information: go to: www.facebook.com/Impact Reading

Safeguarding Children in our Churches -A workshop for Church Leaders and Safeguarding Leads on Wednesday 28th June, 9:30am - 12:15pm at Greyfriars Church, Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1EH.
 RCN are hosting a morning workshop  to highlight how all the different safeguarding elements can work together to help Churches keep children and young people safe in their congregations and communities. Reading Children’s & Voluntary Youth Services (RCVYS) and Reading Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) will deliver the workshop, and answer your questions.
Please register for places in advance via Rev. Vernon Orr at vernon.orr@gmail.com

My Christian Workplace group – an evening for those involved in Workplace Christian fellowships or interested in trying to set up a Workplace Christian fellowship at 6.30 pm Tuesday 4th July, Grace Church Caversham, Caversham Hill Chapel, 119 Peppard Road, Caversham RG4 8TR. For more detail and to book go to Reading at Work at  www.readingatwork.org
 
Churches Together in Reading Annual General Meeting on Tuesday July 4th, 7.30.pm at the Grange URC Church in Southcote. There is parking available at the church for you all.
 
‘WE DON’T DO GOD’ - The impact of religious illiteracy in our national life - A talk by Dr Jenny Taylor, journalist and author, on July 13th at 8pm at St Mark’s Church, Englefield, RG7 5EN.  Founder of Lapido Media, Jenny speaks and writes on the connection between faith and culture, on which she has addressed parliamentary and media gatherings around the world.

Fusion Youth and Community Summer Mission Intensive in Reading from 24th – 30th July This is a transformational pilgrimage experience with one of our teams in the local community, and includes a day in London tracing the steps of heroes of faith. For more information or to register go to www.fusionyac.org/smi  or ring 0118-931-4747. Cost is £170 (10% concession available on all fees).


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Tyndale Baptist Church
2-4 Cressingham Road
Reading Berkshire RG2 7JE
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