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
Responsible to: The Minister & Church Leadership Team
Work base: Tyndale
Work area: South Reading
Hours of Work: 15 hours
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
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.
- 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.
- To advise the
church of youth culture and pressures upon young people today, and help to
devise relevant outreach and integration programs.
- 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.
- To exercise active pastoral concern for the children
and young people in the church and to be available to them for counsel.
- To develop and recruit a team of volunteers to
engage in sustained youth work and outreach to the young people of the church
- To establish involvement in local schools, in liaison
with the Reading Schools Worker.
- To foster links, and be the link person, with
local organisations and statutory bodies relevant to the churches work
with young people.
- To produce, for the approval of the Leadership
Team strategy and objectives for the ongoing and future development of the
- Fulfil any other responsibilities deemed
appropriate by the Leaders Meeting.
Youth Ministry Leader
Youth/Pastoral Ministry Leader Person
Christian commitment with the ability
to share their faith in an effective way.
person must be a committed Christian and prepared to become a church member.
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:-
To be able
to actively lead Sunday Morning worship
Meeting on Sunday evening.
To be part
of and give input to Monthly Family Worship Service
Trip to Soul Survivor
Trip to Spring Harvest
Trip to Big Church Day Out
Trip to Local youth Events
for 15 hours a week (£6,650 p.a.)