Youth and Young Persons' Pastor

Chapel of Life

Role: Youth and Young People’s Pastor

Reports to: Board of Trustees and Senior Pastor

Required Working Hours: Part-Time Basis – 20 hours per week

Remuneration: Salary TBA

Direct reports: 1

Introduction:

Chapel of Life is a Christian, Bible-based community church based in central London with a unique calling to empower, influence and educate its congregation on the relational nature of Christ. In specific terms, the mandate of the church is to help the members build relationships with God, their community and each other. Following its first five years from formation, the church is now transitioning from a ‘start-up’ mindset to actively putting structures, leaders, systems and processes in place to ensure that it is able to disciple people effectively with a ‘missions’ focus; essentially, building a community of saints that are able take the mandate of being the representatives of Christ’s unconditional love into their communities, jobs and on mission fields.

The new structure for the church has led to the creation of a role for Youth and Young Person’s Pastor, who will shepherd the young people (3-18years) of Chapel of Life and oversee the strategy for ‘developing the next generation of community leaders.’

Discover more at: https://chapeloflife.org/

Role Description

Role Synopsis

The position holder will have overall responsibility for developing a strategy and implementing an approach for pastoring the youth and young persons (3-18yrs) at Chapel of Life against the objectives set by the Board of Trustees.

Principal Responsibilities

  1. Have overall responsibility for pastoring all young people in Chapel of Life
  2. Oversee the development of curriculum of activities for young people that supports the objectives of Chapel of Life
  3. Ensure that all leaders in the young person’s ministry have the necessary training required to fulfill their functions
  4. Work with pastoral counterparts to manage the transition of young people to adult church
  5. Support the Senior Clergy with pulpit responsibilities, ceremonies and counselling duties, including preaching and teaching
  6. Have overall responsibility for recruiting, training and managing volunteering staff to support in the young person’s ministry
  7. Evolve the Youth and Young Person’s role to the point where a Children’s Pastor can be recruited for greater concentration and ministry development
  8. Develop and maintain relationships with outside stakeholders
  9. Collaboratively work with other ministries in the church in the service of the youth and young person’s ministry
  10. Work with Director of Operations to agree and manage a budget for the ministry
  11. Develop a five-year plan in the second year of tenure
  12. Stay up-to-date with current legislation as it applies to and affects young people in the United Kingdom

Time Critical Responsibilities (2019/2020)

  1. Prepare and conduct a mission’s event within the UK
  2. Invite (or engage with the young people) missions ministers at least once a quarter
  3. Develop a discipleship programme (philosophy or approach) for older teens
  4. Prepare the youth and young people for ‘Take Over’ Services with intent of influencing how services are conducted in Chapel of Life
  5. Prepare the youth and young people for ‘Take Over’ Prayer Sessions with intent of influencing how prayer sessions are led in Chapel of Life
  6. Ensure that all teenagers, above the age of 15, have identified a department in church that they want to serve in and spend one Sunday in that department once a quarter.

Essential Skills and Competencies

Critical Thinking and Thought Leader

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • A meaningful understanding of how church organisations work and an ability to ‘get things done’;
  • A keen understanding of the impact of technology in the youth and young person’s ministry;
  • An ability to navigate complexity in our multilayered city and its potential influences on young people;
  • An understanding of the global issues that challenge society and help young people navigate the terrain of ‘sense-making’.

Result Driven

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • That they are able to deliver under pressing circumstances and can be goal driven;
  • That they can be accountable to and account for people that work with them.

Managing People

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • That they can work collaboratively with people of all ages, races, faiths and walks of life;
  • That they can build relationships and coalitions across ‘tribal’ boundaries;
  • That they can spot, develop and optimise talents;
  • That they can communicate their vision, objectives and goals in ways that motivate people and carry them along.

Self-Assured, Disciplined and Adaptable to Change

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • They have the courage to defend young people and be their champion on all stages;
  • That they can deal with confidential matters without judgement;
  • They have the resilience to see vision through in spite of bureaucratic red tape.

Desired Skills and Competencies

Critical Thinking and Thought Leader

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • A financial acumen for budgeting departmental annual planning;
  • An ability to manage stakeholders;
  • An ability to create a space for innovation in how services are managed, engagements are undertaken and interactions are conducted;

Result Driven

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • An ability to use own initiative to resourcefully deliver results;
  • An ability to execute objectives, maximise resources and optimise processes for delivery;
  • An ability to plan and align resources against strategic objectives.

Managing People

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • An ability to address and manage conflicts between views in experiential implementation of a vision;
  • That they can work collaboratively with people of all ages, races, faiths and walks of life;
  • That they can build teams that express the vision of the church across ‘tribal’ boundaries.
  • An ability to create space for differences (opinions, expressions, perspectives) to flourish together and eventually present a unique perspective;
  • An understanding of the organisation and its unique set-up to achieve time-bound objectives.

Self-Assured, Disciplined and Adaptable to Change

Post Holder must be able to demonstrate:

  • That they are able to manage ambiguity, display situational adaptability and flexibly adjust to any unexpected situations that may arise;
  • That they are keen on self-development, self-actualisation and collective empowerment.

Chapel of Life

Location

London
United Kingdom

Category
Compensation
Volunteer
Hours
Part Time
Deadline
Contact Telephone
Contact E-mail Address
info@chapeloflife.org