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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

RISE Theatre is launching the Mustard Seed Project in Reading on Saturday 22nd July from 10am - 4pm at St Bart's Theatre, corner of London/Bartholomews Roads, Reading, RG1 3QA, followed by free art and theatre workshops every Wednesday 6pm - 8.30pm from 26th July onwards over the summer.  This is an exciting creative initiative aimed at encouraging people of all ages to realise their God given potential.  No experience necessary, just a openness to collaborate with people of all ages and backgrounds as we work towards creating an inspiring piece of Theatre Art to be presented in Reading town centre on Saturday 16th September  To register/ask questions, ring 0118-324-7775 or email: mustardseed@risetheatre.co.uk

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).

"Occupy till I Come” – International Convention & School of Ministry at Church of God World Wide Mission, The Globe, 12 Portman Road, Reading, RG30 1EA from 26th– 30th July. Go to www.COGWWMI.org or tel 0118-950-8534 for details and times.

Ride for Recovery - 40 mile sponsored bike ride from Yeldall Manor  on Saturday 29th July.  Also 60 mile and 10 mile family-friendly options.  Please join us to raise funds for Yeldall and enjoy fellowship and a pleasant ride taking in local roads and Windsor Great Park.  Sign up at www.rideforrecovery.co.uk or call 0118 940 4411 for more details.

FREE EVENT FOR ALL CHURCH LEADERS "Same-Sex Attraction: Responding Biblically & Practically” (Jonathan Berry, Director of True Freedom Trust )on Tuesday 19 September, 12:30-2:30pm at Wycliffe Baptist Church. The event, including lunch, is being organised by the Evangelical Leaders’ Forum (ELF). For catering purposes, please email steve@coleychurch.org.uk if you plan to attend.

"God in Mind 2017 – Bridging the Gap between Mental Health and the Church” – a conference for all those involved in caring for others on Saturday 16th September, 9.15.am – 4.30.pm at Brookside Church, Brookside Close, Earley, RG6 7LS. For details visit www.stillthehunger.co.uk and register. Tickets £30 available through Eventbrite: www.eventbrite.com/e/god-in-mind-2017-tickets-35269952377  Refreshments provided; bring your own lunch.


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Tyndale Baptist Church
2-4 Cressingham Road
Reading Berkshire RG2 7JE
Church office telephone 0118 986 7195


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