ENCOURAGING ONE ANOTHER - Students will find friendships and encouragement from one another. - Students will have rich connections through the youth group and deliberate connections to the body that will last a lifetime. - Homes will be strengthened by helping parents love their teens and teens to love their parents during the often-difficult teen years. - Students to develop five strong relationships with the church body beyond their family.
SERVING EAGERLY - Students will learn to love and serve the world God has made. - Students will learn to bring others to know God and His church. - Model evangelistic spirit. - Structure certain activities for unchurched kids. - Students will be provided opportunities to serve the body at MX, and the wider community. - Students will reach out to others through mission trips both domestic and foreign. - Student Minister will eagerly help serve the larger church body as needed (e.g. Block Party, worship assemblies, staff events).
- Be a baptized believer who is actively working to strengthen his/her own relationship with God through reading Scripture, prayer, and “one another” relationships. - Encourage spiritual growth among teens (6th through 12 grade) and families, by leaning on volunteers and parents. - Build positive and appropriate relationships with individuals (parents and students) from very diverse backgrounds. - Will effectively communicate (written & oral) with parents, staff, and volunteers. - Work closely with Senior Minister, Children’s Minister, and Associate Minister for a cohesive and united MX Church, participating in leadership and staff meetings. - Keep regular church office hours. Reasonable weekly work hours would include a minimum of 40 hours per week divided into approximately 20 hours in the office and 20 hours in activities and 1-1 time with students and / or their parents. The Student Minister will also make himself or herself available during emergencies. - Teach the Student’s class on a regular basis, having taught all students during the course of a year. - Provide resources for and coordination of teachers for all training of 6-12 grade. - Fully communicate and coordinate all Student Ministry activities with students, parents, ministry leaders, teachers, volunteers, and staff. Specifically, a quarterly calendar will be posted by the 1st day of the preceding month. - Communicate weekly student ministry updates through the bulletin, website, emails, and other media. - Recruit, hire, prepare, and oversee Summer Interns. - Properly orient new students and parents to the Student Ministry. - Coordinate and participate in church programs and community outreach such as Block Party, Service Days, VBS, and Camp Ne-O-Tez. - Accountable to Senior Minister for day to day ministry. - Protect at all times the physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental welfare of each teen, and will follow appropriate practices of interaction, communication, supervision, and confidentiality to this end. - Prepare and supervise the Student Ministry budget. - Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Elders or Senior Minister.