Leader of Middle School Youth Ministry

Leader of Middle School Youth Ministry

Leader of Middle School Youth Ministry

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Other Ministries - Full-time


595 Graafschap Rd., Holland, MI 49423, 616-796-3370,  www.cmcholland.org  

“…  to equip God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” (Ephesians 4:12) 

Mission of Staff    

The mission of the staff at Christ Memorial Church is to Outfit the Church to Influence the World.  

 Vision of Staff  

Christ Memorial Church will develop and maintain a spiritually and emotionally mature staff of professionals who will build effective volunteer ministry teams that accomplish the mission of CMC. 

As Christ Memorial staff members as well as brothers and sisters in Christ we commit to: 

  • Focus on the mission, vision, and values of CMC – We share ownership of the mission of CMC and contribute to its success by setting clear priorities for achieving our mission.  

  • Value the whole person – We demonstrate honesty, kindness, respect workstyles, support work-home balance, have fun, include all cultures and backgrounds, and show respect and grace to each other. 

  • Communicate openly, respectfully, and directly – We share information, communicate in a timely and clear manner, assume positive intent, acknowledge others, respect deadlines and time of co-workers, and address differences directly through candid conversations.  

  • Collaborate as a team – We ask for and offer help, understand one another’s roles, seek varying perspectives, set clear expectations and work as a team. We cross-train for effective support when a need arises. 

  • Continuously growing – We seek opportunities to grow in our faith and position at CMC. We support others in their learning experiences, demonstrate grace, discuss failures, learn, and share. 

  • Set high standards and hold ourselves and each other to them – We are good stewards of the resources God has given us and ensure diverse perspectives contribute to our decision making. We celebrate our different gifts and talents and learn to work well with each other’s unique styles. 

  • Confidentiality – We work to serve our community and must respect the confidentiality of each person we work with. 

  • Policies and Procedures of CMC – We seek to understand policies and procedures and follow them to the best of our ability. Having collaborative conversations when changes need to be made. 

Position Title: Leader of Middle School Youth Ministry  

Position Status: Full time 

Reports to: Director of High School Youth Ministry  

Position focus: Encourage and equip all students to experience authentic community, deepening faith, and transformed lives; recruit, train, and lead adult volunteers to come alongside students; plan and lead creative and exciting programs/events (Blowout Youth Group, Sunday School, Missions Trips, Retreats, etc.); assist high school ministries, respond with care and love to students as they have needs.  

Works cooperatively with:     Discipleship and Engagement Teams, Director of High School Youth Ministry, Administrative Assistant for Youth Ministry  

Primary Strengths Required:  Christian character (love God and love others), leadership abilities (influencing others through service and for service), creativity (teaching Christian truths in relevant ways), relational (accessible and fun, worth talking to) and Fun (play is critical to life and building community). Musical talent to lead youth worship is a definite plus!  


  • Work toward a 5:1 ratio for every student, whereby each student in our ministry can identify at least 5 adults from the church who they know well and trust deeply. 

  • Develop opportunities for students to become stakeholders/keyholders in the church (i.e., youth leadership team, participate in corporate worship, service, etc.) 

  • Equip students to personally encounter God (through the Bible, creation, and others) and grow intentionally in their faith. Help them to see God in others so our schools, communities, and families are strengthened. 

  • Love students for who they are and help them to discover their growing identity in Christ. 

  • Help students discover their gifts and how to use them for God’s Kingdom. 

  • Attend students’ extracurricular events and/or recruit other CMC members to do so. 

  • Transition students from Wednesday night activities into the life of the church (worship, groups, service, etc.) 

  • Have fun (that’s an order!) 


  • Plan, lead, and prep for middle school youth group; assist with high school youth group  

  • Facilitate, mentor, and provide leadership for small groups 

  • Recruit, train and organize volunteers and leaders 

  • Plan, execute, and participate in summer mission trips, experiences, and retreats throughout the year 

  • Take students out for intentional fellowship: ice cream, hot chocolate or eating together 

  • Plan and help with the profession of faith process each year 

  • Help plan details and program pieces for the youth banquet 

  • Analyze and assess departmental goals, issues, and growth areas and develop strategies to make improvements 

  • Communicate consistently with staff, congregation, and parents 

  • Budget appropriately and plan events 

  • Supervise and mentor part time staff and interns 

Essential Skills and Training 

  • Proficiency in mobile apps, Microsoft office, social media 

Recommended Schedule: 

Sunday: 8:00a-12:00p; 5:00p-8:00p. (Worship & Youth Group) 

Monday: 10:00a-5:00p 

Tuesday: 9:00a-5:00p (Staff meetings Tuesday mornings) 

Wednesday: 12:30p-8:30p (Youth group at night) 

Thursday: 10:00a-5:00p 



Schedule is adjustable based on attending student after school activities 

If interested in this position, please send a resume to: jobs@christmemorial.org  

Resumes should be received by: May 30, 2022