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Youth Worker

Youth Worker

Company: Chinese Christian Church of Ottawa
Contact Person: Jin Chong
116 Empress Ave
Ottawa, Ontario , K1R 7G2
Phone: 613 890 2088

Position Description

The Chinese Christian Church of Ottawa seeks to fill a full-time, 18-month position responsible for overseeing all aspects of junior and senior high ministries (grades 7 through 12).

The Youth Worker must have a love for God, a desire to serve God, and a heart for ministering to teenagers (grades 7 to 12) and to see them grow spiritually in their relationship with Christ.

General Qualifications

  • Commitment to CCCO’s doctrine, vision, values, and beliefs.
  • A bachelor degree from a recognized university; bible college training is preferable but not necessary.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the Bible; and meeting 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, and 1 Peter 5 qualifications for church leaders.
  • Pastoral philosophy of equipping, discipling, evangelizing; and a relational style of leadership.
  • Demonstrate a strong passion for evangelism and set a Christian model example for the youth.
  • A self-starter.
  • Commitment to a team approach, including delegating responsibility to volunteer team members.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of today’s North American teenage culture and environment.
  • Experience as a youth worker in a church is an asset.

Job Responsibilities

The Youth Worker works under the supervision of the English Pastor. He/she liaises with the Children Ministry to ensure continued spiritual development from children to youth ministries.

Overall Duties

  • Building relationships with youth through mentorship and spiritual guidance.
  • Shepherding youth through strong leadership in biblical studies and instruction, spiritual care, and prayer ministries.
  • Providing Gospel-centered biblical teaching and programming for the youth.
  • Communicating well with parents and supporting families spiritually, especially in times of crisis.
  • Recruiting, training, and mobilizing adult volunteers to serve in youth ministry.
  • Teaching and equipping youth to be leaders in small and large group settings.
  • Providing periodic retreat opportunities for spiritual and relational growth.
  • Leading youth missions and community service opportunities where possible.
  • Helping YF high school graduates transition to the University and College Fellowship.

Administrative Duties

  • Developing the vision, direction, and strategy of the youth ministry.
  • Ensuring youth ministry vision and activities are consistent and aligned with the overall church and congregational vision and mandate.
  • Demonstrate organizational skills in implementing youth ministry, including retreat and/or special event planning.
  • Planning, organizing, and overseeing weekly and year-round youth group activities for grades 7 to 12.
  • Submitting annual youth budget and overseeing its allocation and expenditures.
  • Communicating well with church leaders and members.
  • Keeping Elders and staff informed of emerging issues and/or situations.
  • Participating in ministerial staff meetings.
Posted: February 26, 2021 | Renewed: January 1, 2022 | Expires: June 30, 2022
Posted Under: Pastoral - Youth/Youth Worker
Career ID: [ 8570 ]