Youth Leader Job Available
Midway Presbyterian Church (at www.midwaypresbyterian.org) is calling a Youth Leader who will help fulfill its mission of witnessing to the love of God by feeding the hungry and the hungry of heart. Through word and action, the Youth Leader will help the Youth understand, carry out, and witness to God’s will for them, being fed by God and feeding those who are hungry or hungry of heart.
Midway Presbyterian is a small church located only 15 minutes from Lexington, Frankfort, Georgetown, and Versailles, Kentucky. Founded in the mid-1800s, the church has served its parishioners and community over many years. Its services are primarily traditional, but it is growing. A recent expansion added a new fellowship hall, which looks out directly on the Community Garden and new playground equipment.
The church’s current Youth Director is leaving after many years of service because of his family’s career situation. Several established programs exist. The session is seeking someone who has a calling to help grow our Youth into Leaders.
More specifically, the Youth Leader will be asked to:
- Guide the Youth in:
o Developing their capacity and ability to become leaders
o Establishing and growing their relationship with God and all God’s creation,
o Seeing themselves as God sees them,
o Experiencing joyful and meaningful faith-based activities
- Develop and communicate plans and needs with youth, parents, minister, and the Christian Education Committee. Those plans should include, at a minimum:
o Lead and teach Youth Sunday School from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM each Sunday
o Attend Church Services from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM each Sunday
o Hold two Youth Group meetings at Midway Presbyterian monthly:
- One preparing High School and College Youth to mentor the Junior High and Elementary Youth;
- One assi sting the delivery of Youth Events for the Junior High and Elementary Youth by the High School and College Youth
o Working cooperatively with Youth Leaders at other churches as needed so that our Youth can participate with other groups.
The Youth Leader will be responsible to the Christian Education Committee, which will call a review meeting at least twice annually, or as often as needed, in which both the Youth Leader and Committee will have the opportunity to report progress against objectives and planned activities and requests, share future plans, and confirm or express any needs.
For this service, the church agrees to pay $100 each week Sunday School is held, and $150 each week when Sunday School and Youth Group is held. Additional payment for extraordinary events (e.g., weekend retreats, etc.) will be negotiated. No payment will be made for weeks of vacation.
Those who feel called should contact Sally Kinnaird, Chair of the Youth Leader Selection subcommittee, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!