Youth Minister (with options of other specialisms too e.g. worship, digital communication)
£25,000 - £28,000 yearly
St Andrew's and All Saints Churches, Malvern
Malvern, Worcestershire, UK
Full time, Part time, Permanent
Youth and Children
Are you a mature, Spirit-filled Christian with a passion for young people? Would you love to journey with our amazing bunch of 11-19 year olds (we currently have about 40 on our books), teaching them to follow Jesus, love, pray, live justly and share their faith with their friends?
We are looking for a new Youth Minister to lead and develop our thriving ministry with young people here in beautiful Malvern in a unique, innovative and growing church that has a heart for working ecumenically to see God’s Kingdom come in our town.
We are open to being creative and flexible about this post for the right candidate, which could be full-time or part-time and could also involve a significant amout of ministry in another specialism (e.g. Youth and Worship Minister, Youth and Digital Communications).
To develop and lead the youth ministry across our churches:
To see our young people grow in their faith and be supported and equipped to live for Jesus in their everyday lives.
To develop opportunities for mission and outreach to young people within our communities, and opportunities to work with other local churches to develop ecumenical youth ministry across our town.
Overseeing our wide range of youth activities (Sunday youth programme, mid-week activities, mentoring, evangelism courses, summer festivals etc.) in order to nurture faith and help them grow as committed followers of Jesus in their everyday lives.
Training and equipping young people to witness to their friends.
Being a ‘champion’ for young people within the church; ensuring their voice is heard and their input valued, and encouraging and facilitating opportunities for them to take on leadership and ministry responsibilities within our churches and services.
Recruit, manage, support and encourage appropriate volunteers to be part of the youth teams and provide relevant training and support to enable them to fulfil their roles.
Working closely with the Children and Families Ministry Leader, supporting them where necessary (e.g. Messy Church, Primary School Assemblies), facilitating a smooth transition from children to youth ministry.
Supporting young people and their families pastorally.
Developing opportunities to befriend, support and share faith with young people in our local communities who may not be currently connected with church, especially in the area around the Octagon Community Centre (a more deprived area of our parish).
Developing links with local secondary schools (taking assemblies, mentoring, Prayer Rooms, Christian Union/Youth Alpha etc.).
Working collaboratively with other local churches, Churches Together in Malvern, and youth organisations to establish joint mission and discipleship events for young people in the local area (e.g. Youth Alpha, Youth Church).
To take a key role in supporting and developing our ministry to young adults (18-30s) in our churches; encouraging and facilitating them to contribute to the life and ministry of the church, and helping youth effectively transition into ‘adult church.’
Undertake associated administrative ministry tasks including maintaining appropriate records and volunteer rotas, undertaking risk assessments and ensuring health and safety, and safeguarding compliance.
Being part of the church leadership teams to contribute, and be an advocate for young people, in whole church issues.
Any other responsibilities as agreed with the Rector.
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St Andrew’s & All Saints Churches have been working closely together since 2001 as a vibrant and contemporary all-age Christian community, serving the town of Malvern in Worcestershire. We are a rapidly growing church offering a variety of styles and types of worship with something for everyone. St Andrew's & All Saints is part of the Church of England and also connected to the New Wine network. We are particularly known in the town for our children and young people’s work and recognise this as being right at the heart of our calling and identity as a church. We are passionate about seeing lives transformed and our communities flourish and we have a range of different ministries and mission areas across our parishes.