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7 Tips for Parents of Teens in a Technology-Crazed World

7 Tips for Parents of Teens in a Technology-Crazed World
Brandon Cox

Social media is here. It’s not a trend. It’s not a fad. It’s part of the atmosphere we breathe in, like oxygen. Like it or not.

You and I who are parents of teens and preteens grew up in a very different world. I remember the first broadcast day for MTV. Remember the first video? It was “Video Killed the Radio Star.” And it was prophetic.

We also grew up at the advent of the Internet for home users, email and social networking when it wasn’t cool.

Email started out as a kind of inter-office instant messaging system. Now, seven out of 10 people check their email a minimum of six times per day.

In the first Internet generation, we would “dial up” and then “disconnect.” You could hear the modem scream and then hope for a “You’ve got mail” announcement.

Now, it’s always on. We’re absorbed in it.

I have a daughter and, as of this writing, she’s about to turn 15. I couldn’t be more proud of her maturity when it comes to social media and technology. But it’s something I think about every single day. I have two boys-currently seven and four-and I often wonder what else will develop in the world of social media by the time they hit their teen years.

Rather than seeing all of this as negative, I think it’s wise to apply a bit of a SWOT analysis to our current cultural conundrum.

Strengths of a Tech-Ready World
The strengths of our tech-saturated, social media generation include the ability to connect with people more readily and quickly, the freedom to communicate with family instantly across great distances, and the capacity to solve big problems-medical, political, educational, etc.-faster than ever.

Weaknesses of a Tech-Crazy World
The weaknesses have to do with our humanness. We humans tend to be creatures of habit, and some of our habits can become quite destructive.

We tune in online when we should be tuned into the person face-to-face with us.
We get anxious when we’re disconnected for too long.
We produce and access things we shouldn’t-hence the Internet porn epidemic.
We are so inundated with bad news that we disconnect from it emotionally.
We waste a lot of time!

Opportunities of a Tech-Enabled World
I believe the advent of social media affords us a ton of positive opportunities. I even wrote a whole book about how social media can help us share the love of God. We can use technology to our advantage:
to stay tuned in to what is happening in the world,
to be alerted to emergencies and urgent situations,
to lead and influence a generation in ways not possible before, and ultimately,
to meet new people and spread positivity further,
to spread the message of Jesus further and faster than ever before.

Threats of a Tech-Infected World
The threats of tech-everywhere range from the common, everyday annoyances to the Matrix-level conspiratorial stuff. But for most families, the threats are”
Cyber security issues, requiring us all to be aware of hacking and phishing.
Privacy issues related to people stealing and abusing our personal information.
Intrusion into our lives by people with ill-intent.
Porn. All kinds of it. Tons of it.

We need to think of all of this in a balanced way. We need an awareness of the dangers and what I often call the common “social media ism’s.” But we also need to know that social networking is our present reality. It is a reflection of and window to our culture.

And it’s a space where we can make a difference.

So how do you parent teenagers in the rushing rapids of our current technology-driven cultural change? Here are a few tips”

1. Anchor your lives in eternal things.

Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. No new technological advancement changes the nature of Jesus or of God’s Word. The gospel is and forever shall be the good news that the risen King Jesus saves and redeems.

Be about eternal things, not temporal things.

2. Be aware of the major trends.

You don’t have to sign up for accounts on every new social network that opens up. You do have to keep an eye on the potential threats. You need to know why Snapchat is so popular and how kids are using Instagram and why they don’t share all on Facebook.

You don’t have to be an expert. You do need to be aware.

3. Have intentional and honest conversations.

I know you want to make them feel trusted. But they’re still kids. They need us to ask tough questions and offer solid answers. The last thing they need is our silence. Don’t assume that you’re on the same page when it comes to standards of privacy and decency.

4. Engage with them in their world.

Your kids probably don’t want you joining in on their group conversations with their friends. In fact, it’s a certainty. But separately from those conversations, they’d probably be delighted if you occasionally spoke their language via text or direct message, or funny gifs and memes.

5. Develop an understanding about online privacy.

First, make sure they know that there is no such thing as online privacy. It’s an illusion. Someone is always watching. Someone always knows. That’s not a conspiratorial statement-it’s a fact. If you don’t know what a ping or an IP address is, you’re already in over your head.

6. Establish some standards.

In our home, our kids know that we’re not going to insert ourselves into all of their conversations. They also know that until they’re 18 and out of the house, their devices are our devices and are always subject to and available for inspection at a moment’s notice. It isn’t that we don’t trust their character. It’s that we know their character is still in the testing and development phase.

7. Let grace prevail.

If you parent using fear and intimidation and shame, your kids won’t turn to you when they mess up or encounter something they shouldn’t have. They might, however, open up to you when they know that there is grace available to them.

That doesn’t mean there are never consequences for disobedience or unwise choices. It just means that our love, affirmation and affection are based on grace, not on their performance.

You’re not going to navigate all of this perfectly. Neither am I. But it is possible to be wise, to be loving and to boldly lead our kids when it comes to how they interact with today’s rapidly changing social technologies.

 

Brandon Cox is Lead Pastor of Grace Hills Church, a new church plant in northwest Arkansas. He also serves as Editor and Community Facilitator for Pastors.com and Rick Warren’s Pastor’s Toolbox and was formerly a Pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. In his spare time, he offers consultation to church leaders about communication, branding, and social media. He and his wife, Angie, live with their two awesome kids in Bentonville, Arkansas.

The above article, “7 Tips for Parents of Teens in a Technology-Crazed World” was written by Brandon Cox. The article was excerpted from https://brandonacox.com/parenting-teenagers-social-media/.

The material is copyrighted and should not be reprinted under any other name or author. However, this material may be freely used for personal study or research purposes.

This article may not be written by an Apostolic author, but it contains many excellent principles and concepts that can be adapted to most churches. As the old saying goes, “Eat the meat. Throw away the bones.”

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Signs of a Relational Youth Worker

Signs of a Relational Youth Worker
Doug Fields

The healthy youth ministries I’ve observed are all relational by design. The foundation is adult team members who go out of their way to express love to students. A youth ministry strategy becomes irrelevant if it isn’t built on a foundation of love. We’re never more like Jesus than when we love others. Students don’t really remember our great Bible studies, but they do remember being loved. To be successful in youth ministry, you don’t have to wear the latest clothes or enjoy the latest music-you just have to love students.

Here are 4 qualities your leaders should grow toward:

Remember names. I know remembering names is difficult work, but it tells students they are important and value. You can only say “Hey Dude” so many times before they know you don’t remember their name.

Go to the student’s world. They go to their sporting events, plays, and performances to show they care.

Look for ways to be verbally encouraging. At school, students are put down, made fun of, and ridiculed. Even their best friends do it in the guise of kidding, but it still hurts. Students crave genuine affirmation.

Keep your eyes open. I tell our leaders to focus on a few students that God has entrusted to their care, they need to keep their eyes open for those on the outskirts who aren’t connected.

 

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Youth Counselor

Youth Counselor
New Life Christian Center
Deborah Bearden
2005

Job Purpose

The purpose of this job is to lead the youth of the church into a higher level of spiritual development, help them with questions they may have along the way, and counsel them through any set backs or problems they may encounter weather spiritual or personal. It is required that any advise that is given to a young person or any member of this fellowship be biblically based. Furthermore, if any problem arises that affects the spiritual health of an individual the pastor is to be advised of the situation.

Job Qualifications

– Must be filled with the Holy Ghost
– Must have a prayer life
– Must be a member of the church
– Must life by the guide lines put forth by the pastor for those in ministries
– Must be loyal and respectful to the pastor
– Must have a love for youth
– Must have a burden for the youth
– Must have a knowledge of the biblical teaching
– Must have some form of formal teaching on counseling (secular or private schooling)
– Must be living a life the youth can emulate

Job Responsibility

It is the responsibility of the youth counselor as well as any other minister to lead the prayer of the church. The saints of the church will always look up to the ministers for their spiritual guidance.

– Must meet early before church for prayer
– Must be at most if not all prayer meetings

Any person put over an area in the church needs to devote some time for that ministry. In order for a ministry to be successful it needs some one who will put time toward it.

– Must have a time set aside to fellowship with youth
– Must take the time to get to know the youth
– The youth counselor is for all the youth that needs him/her, therefore they most be open to all the youth even those who seem not to want to talk. Usually it is the students that seem to be okay that really need a person to talk to.
– Must be open to all youth
– Do not over look some one because they look okay

Organizational Relationships

This department needs to work with the pastor, youth pastor and the parents extremely well. There are a few more departments that is needed as well such as, the out reach, music, alter workers, etc… The purpose of the church is to perfect the saints and win the lost, so that should be on everyone’s agenda.

Training and Development

It is the responsibility of this department head to stay up to date with all the new research on counseling, youth counseling, and the evens of today’s world. You cannot ever hope to help a person if you have no idea of the issues going on in their life.

Other Duties
It has already been stated that the purpose of the church is to;

1) Perfect the saints
2) Win the lost

Therefore this is what you need to be thinking about all the time. Before you are a counselor you are a soul winner and that is why the church was made.

Job Goals

Over the next year our goals are;

– Develop a strong youth group
– Develop a soul winning youth group
– Grow spiritually
– Develop a relationship with the youth that cannot be broken
– Grow in number
– We are not loosing any due to their problems
– The youth we have are bringing people

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Youth Activities Director

Youth Activities Director
Bro. Joshua O’Bannion
First United Pentecostal Church of Parma-2005

Job Purpose

To organize & oversee all the youth departments activities to provide entertainment, social, & spiritual growth to the youth. The focus of responsibility will on games, camps, rallies, conferences, planning, & organization of the youth calendar. You are the central unit for all the activities for the youth department.

Job Qualifications:

* Must be filled with the Holy Ghost.

* Must meet the qualifications of church membership.

*. Must be obedient to the pastor & his final say.

* Must be able to work with others.

* Must carry a burden for young people.

* Must have energy, excitement for their job.

* Must show forth character of a leader.

* Must be faithful & dependable when called upon.

Job Responsibilities:

* Shall organize & oversee all operations of activities ran through the youth department & approval of all outings & major functions through pastor.

1. Shall prepare & organize the youth calendar:

2. Must attend the annual planning meetings to make sure not to double book functions conflicting with other departments.

* Shall be example of leadership to the youth department.

* Must attend all sectional, district, & national youth events: Rallies, camps, conferences.

* Shall oversee director of promotions & make known to the church & community of youth involvement.

* Shall be apart of youth committee & also be apart of pastoral training/leadership seminar.

* Shall conduct youth social activities:
1. Camping trip
2. Valentines banquet
3. Christmas banquet
4. Hayfest
5. Back to school rally

*Shall conduct youth spiritual activities:
1. Youth congress
2. Youth prayer meeting
3. Youth revivals

*Shall be apart of Barnabas program:
NOTE: Big brother/sister to a younger youth

*Shall train & teach others of their job.

Other Duties

*Shall provide monthly reports & statements of progress. -Shall attend monthly meetings.

*Shall assist youth pastor in anyway he needs assistance. -Shall attend all youth meetings & activities. -Shall help raise funds for the youth department

*Shall establish private account strictly for the basis of youth outings & socials.

*Shall perform any other duties asked by pastor, just being dependable & reliable for help.

Organizational Relationships

The youth activities director is accountable to the youth pastor & pastor. Each year this job description will be reviewed in a meeting with pastor & if necessary the youth pastor as well to improve & update anything that needs changed. Accountability of this job will require monthly reports, a full calendar of events, monthly, & a yearly on that can be updated. The director will work director with the other functions of the youth department, and other departments in the church to not conflict with schedules. Evaluation of this job will be done by the pastor on a annual basis. The term of this office if for 1 year. At anytime if the guidelines of this job description are broken, you can & if necessary will be removed from office.

Training & Development

Read the following:
1. Youth activities books

2. “Youth workers manual” by David Hyles

3. “How to organize activities & groups” by Richard Biggles

4. Any additional books given by pastor-these books will be given to you by the pastor of no charge unless unread then you will reimburse the pastor.

*Attend national youth workers convention.

Goals For The Year of 2005

* Assist in coordinating a full youth activities agenda.

* Organization of youth department

* Keep the youth involved, & excited about their youth group.

* Beginning of youth outings & socials

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Assistant Youth Pastor

Assistant Youth Pastor
Brad Wilkinson
United Pentecostal Church – 2004

Job Purpose

To be a help to assist the youth pastor in any manner necessary relating to church and youth events. The major focus will be placed on scheduled youth events, and and helping out during youth services. With this being the focus we can achieve the necessary our goal of our youth group and our church.

Job Qualifications

1. Must be filled with the Holy Ghost

2. Must meet the qualifications for church membership

3. Must be loyal to leadership

4. Must have a desire to work with young people

5. Must have a God given passion for youth

6. Must be willing to learn and grow

7. Must love people

Job Responsibilities

* Will assume all operations of the Assistant Youth Pastor Ministry underneath the direction of the Pastor and also the Youth Pastor.

* Must fulfill this ministry with honesty, passion, love, faithfulness, and dedication.

* Shall insure that the basic steps of the Assistant Youth Pastor assistant position regularly.
a. Be outgoing, willing to get out of your shell
b. Write two cards a week to people in the youth group
c. Make hospital visits to young people as well as people in the church. Write a
devotional once a month for the youth group

* Shall get information on visitors before and after youth service
a. Make sure to get it in the hands of the youth pastor preferably the same night

* Shall have a running list of all of the information of every new young person

* Shall be at church at least 45 minutes early to greet people on the porch.

* Shall prepare for at least one youth service a month
a. The service will be in your hands
b. Get music together
c. You are preaching
d. Find M.C.
e. Prepare for altar call

* Must be ready to speak at one of the sessions of our annual youth retreat

* Shall be willing to make flyers for upcoming youth functions a. for district functions

* Shall be willing to go to district and state youth functions
a. Drive there and back
b. Wait at church until young people’s parents pick them up

* Prepare a Junior High Trip
a. Perhaps to an amusement park

* Prepare to teach a youth staff meeting once a every two months a. Have a hand out for us

Organizational Relationships

The position of Assistant Youth Pastor is directly responsible to first the pastor and second to the Youth Pastor. Each year, the pastor and the youth pastor will review this job description, and it will be updated and reviewed to improve the position as well as things to better the young people and the church itself. The term of this office will be for one year upon review.

Training and Development

* Read “Purpose Driven Youth Ministries” by Rick Warren

* Read “How- to Win Friends and influence People” by Dale Carnege

* Read ” The Next Generation Leader” by Andy Stanley

* Read “The Best Question Ever” by Andy Stanley

* Read any other books recommended by the Pastor or Youth Pastor
* Be willing to go to leadership training conferences

* Be willing to learn from pastor and youth pastor

* Must learn from your mistakes (try, try, try again)

Job Goals for the Year of 2004

* Begin and Perfect our youth group

* Make sure our focus is getting them to have a relationship

* Grow in your on skills, ministry and relationship with God

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Youth Praise and Worship Leader

Youth Praise and Worship Leader
Nathan Sexton
United Pentecostal Church of Auburn Hills -2004

Job Purpose

To administer, lead, and motivate the Praise and Worship teams of the Youth Music Department, in a manner that will encourage a spirit of liberty and freedom for the church and youth to participate in. There will be a major emphasis on Chorale, Special Groups, Special Songs, Instruments, and recording ministry. With an emphasis on these, you will also assist in accomplishing the main task of music, helping promote an atmosphere where God can move freely.

Job Qualifications

1. Must be filled with the Holy Ghost.

2. Must meet the qualifications for church membership.

3. Must be loyal to the Pastor and Youth Pastor.

4. Must work in one accord with other departments.

5. Must be able to instill fervor, excitement and energy.

6. Must be able to lead on and off platform and motivate.

7. Must have a desire for outreach and a passion for souls.

8. Must be faithful and dependable in all things.

9. Must have knowledge of the ministry provided.

10. Must desire to teach new material and stay on cutting edge.

Job Responsibilities

* Shall tend to and supervise all operations of the Youth Praise under the direction of the Youth Pastor and Youth Choir Director.

* Must approve all musicians and singers through the Youth Pastor to see if they reasonably comply with the Pastor’s policy on holiness.
* Must be reasonable in continuing to look for new material to develop the musical ability/talent in the Youth Department such as:

a. Soloist
b. Duets
c. Trios
d. Quartets
e. Chorale

* Shall schedule a separate practice time for each group-separating singers and musicians until ready to put them together.

* Must encourage participation among the church musicians and their performances. Must practice with them as needed.

* Must meet with Youth Pastor at least 20 minutes before beginning of Youth service to review the Praise and Worship song selection.

* Must plan, along with the Youth Pastor to support the Youth Praise night-talent amongst the youth of our church.

Chorale Responsibilities

* Must make sure that the Chorale is prepared to sing whenever possible.

* Must encourage faithfulness, enthusiasm, and full participation of members, purposing to develop a Chorale of quality.

* Must strive to utilize Youth talent: Soloists, musicians, groups.

* Must have a regularly scheduled chorale and Praise and Worship practice:
a. Director should be thirty minutes to one hour hour prior to practice to set up/prepare for practice.
b. Practice should start on time, whether or not all are present.
c. Always begin and end practice with prayer.
d. Make sure building is locked up/down with all requirements met.

* Must stress the vitality of spiritual preparation to each member before singing in any service. Ask that they spend time in prayer before service begins.

* Must plan involvement in all adult choir specials throughout the year: Christmas, Easter, and the summer special.

Special Singers & Groups

* Make sure that at least one special is arranged (even if not used) for every Youth service.
a. Produce a calendar one month in advance to allow time for adequate preparation- for singer and leaders.
b. Variety is a must! Be careful not to get in a rut or certain patterns.
c. Make certain that all participants of the service remain on the platform. This will reduce “dead time”, also making a positive appearance about the music of Youth service.
d. Inform all participants that just because they are on the schedule, things are subject to change-it is not there position.
e. Hand out a schedule of all tentative soloists and groups one month in advance-including practice times for each team and so on.
f. Pray for wisdom, knowledge, and guidance in service preparation and song selection.

Other Duties
* Shall work with Youth Pastor and Pastor to select an assistant to work with you in all phases of the ministry.

* Be cognoscente of Monday night (family night). We encourage this to be the “stay home” night.

* Must attend all Annual Planning retreats and monthly Youth Staff Planning Council meetings.

* Must be an example of faithfulness by attending all regular and youth church services and functions.

* Must be an example to the youth and adults in soul winning.

* Must meet with all members once a month for a motivation/leadership/prayer meeting.

Organizational Relationships

The Youth Praise and Worship leader is responsible to the Youth Pastor and Pastor. Each year, the Youth Pastor and Praise and Worship leader will review this job description, update and improve to make more applicable to the position. Accountability is key. The Praise and Worship leader is responsible for every member, singer and musician. The leader will work closely with all departments, but especially the Youth Choir director, Public Relations and Sunday School. Evaluation of performance of this position shall be performed by the Youth Pastor on an annual basis. The term of this office shall be for one year.

Training and Development

* Attend Music Fest in Indianapolis Indiana if possible.
* Read Let my People Grow by Tim Massengale
* Read books provided by Youth Pastor and Pastoral staff they deem necessary.

Job Goal for the Year of 2004

* Begin meeting with Youth Pastor 30 min. prior to service to review song selections.

* Help to improve and enlarge Youth Choir by working close with the director. Schedule time in your practice to run over choir repertoire.

* Produce a list of qualifications and responsibilities for Musicians, Singers, and Special groups.

* Explore possibilities of developing duets, trios and quartets. –Plan a summer Praise and Worship outing.

* Give all words to the multimedia department allowing material to be placed on the screens in service.

* Develop Job Descriptions for all interdepartmental positions.

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Youth Boosters Director

Youth Boosters Director
Alexis Vance
Christian Apostolic Church – 2004

Job Purpose

To administer and motivate the Youth Boosters Department in a manner that involves as many members of the church as possible. Major emphasis will be placed on fundraising, scholarships, youth function match-ups, and social involvement. In focusing on these areas you will help supply financial support to our thriving, hard working youth group. You will also provide an atmosphere for our youth and their family to grow closer to one another.

Job Qualifications

1. Must be filled with the Holy Ghost.

2. Must portray an upstanding Christian lifestyle.

3. Must meet the qualifications for church membership.

4. Must be loyal to the Pastor.

5. Must be willing to work in harmony with others.

6. Must carry a burden for our youth and their family.

7. Must be able to instill enthusiasm and excitement.

8. Must be able to lead and motivate people.

9. Must be a lover of the souls of youth and their parents

10. Must be faithful and dependable in accomplishing duties

11. Must have a knowledge of the operation/functions of the Youth Boosters Ministry.

Job Responsibilities

* Must oversee and supervise all operations of the Youth Boosters Ministry under the direction of the Pastor. Shall seek to implement this ministry with tact, zeal, dedication, respect, and love.

* Must take an active interest in planning and participating in:
a. The Fundraisers for the youth boosters- in order to aid them financially.
b. The Social events of the youth boosters- in order to unite the youth with their families.
c. The Scholarship committee of the youth boosters- in order to give financial aid to those continuing their education.

* Work diligently to involve as many people within the church in the youth boosters department.
a. Put out a monthly Youth Boosters News Letter

*You must coordinate at least one meeting a month where you will start off with prayer and then discuss the following issues at their appropriate time:

a. Fundraising Projects such as:
1. Sweet-Corn Festival
2. Car Show
3. Easter Candy
4. Christmas Breakfast/ Bazaar
5. Christmas Devotional
6. Knox County Fair
7. Valentine Cake Auction
8. Tour of Homes

b. Social Activities such as:
1. Cincinnati Reds Game
2. Wednesday Night Church Picnics
3. Columbus Zoo Festival of Lights
4. Church Skating Parties
5. Super Bowl Party

c. College Scholarship information such as:
1. Who is on the committee?
2. What information should be on the application?
3. Who is eligible to receive a scholarship?
4. Who has or is planning to fill out an application?
5. How much money is allotted for each scholarship?
6. How do you judge who gets a scholarship?
7. Finally, who will actually receive the scholarships?

d. Camp Registration Forms:
1. Who is going to camp?
2. Is their form in on time?
3. Are they a member of the church?
4. Finally, who will get sponsored to go to camp?

* Must assist the Pastor in appointing a Scholarship Committee, made up of 6 members (excluding yourself) to assist in the Scholarship reviewing process. The committee will need to be made up of an equal amount of men and women over the age of 30. They will be the ones who review the actual applications, and sit in on the interviews.

* Must be available to youth who have concerns about their financial situation.

* Work together with the Pastor and Youth Pastor to head up a secret sister/brother, or mentor program between the youth and those faithfully involved in youth boosters.

Other Duties

* You will not schedule any departmental activities on Monday night. Monday will be known as “Family Night” and all church members are encouraged to spend time with their families.

* Must be an example by attending all church services, prayer meetings, and other special church functions.

* Must attend all Annual Planning Retreats and Monthly Departmental Planning Councils.

* If unable to attend because of an emergency, it is asked that you inform the Pastor as soon as possible so you can have another person from your department at the meeting.

* Must hand in a monthly progress report at the Staff Council.

* Show excitement and enthusiasm while doing the Lords work.

* Be willing to work well with all departments to get the job done.

* Perform additional duties where required. Organizational Relationships

The Youth Boosters Director is responsible directly to the Pastor. Each year, the Pastor and Boosters Director will review this Job Description, update and improve it to make it more applicable to the upcoming year. The Director is responsible to oversee all interdepartmental staff such as the Scholarship Committee, and other delegated positions within the department. The director must work closely with all departments, but especially the Youth department. The Pastor will evaluate this position annually. The term of this office is for one year.

Training and Development

* Read “Let My People Grow” by Tim Massengale – Wonderful book! *Talk with other Youth Booster Directors in other churches to find what works for them.

 

Job Goals for the Year Of 2004

* Assist the Pastor in developing a Scholarship Committee.

* Begin Boosters Newsletter.

* Involve as many parents of our youth in this department.

* Explore the possibility of beginning a secret sister/brother program.

* Develop Job Description s for all interdepartmental positions.

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Youth Music Department Director

Youth Music Department Director
Sis. Lia Matthews
Christian Life Center
2004

Job Purpose

To administer and motivate the Youth Music Department in a manner that will create a spirit of worship for the youth participating. Major focuses will be placed on Youth Choir, Youth Ensemble, and Expression of Praise, and Youth Worship Teams. In focusing upon these, you will assist in accomplishing the main tasks of music, this being, to promote an atmosphere in which God can move.

Job Qualifications

Must be:

1. Filled with the Holy Ghost

2. Meeting the qualifications for church membership

3. Loyal to the Pastor

4. Willing to work in harmony with others

5. Carrying a burden for Youth Music Ministry

6. Able to instill enthusiasm and excitement

7. Able to lead and motivate Young people

8. A lover of the souls of young men and women

9. Faithful and dependable in accomplishing duties

10. A knowledge of the operation of the Music Ministry

Job Responsibilities

* Shall oversee and supervise all operations of the Youth Music Ministry under the direction of the Pastor, Youth Director, and Music Director.

* Shall seek to implement this ministry with tact, zeal, dedication, and love.

* Shall approve, through the Youth Director and Music Director, all musicians and singers to see if they reasonable comply with the Pastor’s policy on holiness.

(All new converts should have completed the Christian Development Course and signed their Covenant of Commitment form before being used in the music ministry, unless special permission has been obtained from the Pastor.)

* Shall be responsible to continually look for and develop the music talent in the youth such as:
1. Soloist
2. Small Groups
3. Choirs
4. Stick Drama

* Shall schedule a regular separate practice time for all youth choir, youth singing groups and scheduled youth soloists.

* Shall encourage participation in youth and church services and oversee their performances. Shall practice with them as needed.

* Shall direct or over see a dynamic you music program that is well equipped and well trained. The music should be:
1. Varied, as to different styles to minister to all backgrounds of all ages
2. Spiritual
3. Skilled
4. To the glory of God

* Shall see Music Minister 30 minutes before service to review choir and special song selections.

Choir Responsibilities

* Shall see that the Youth Choir is prepared to sing one Sunday night every month and on special occasions.

* Shall encourage faithfulness, enthusiasm, and participation of all youth choir members, endeavoring to build the choir in both quality and quantity.

* Shall endeavor to utilize youth talent (soloist, groups, and instruments) as much as possible in youth choir selections.

* Shall have scheduled youth choir practices:
1. The Director should arrive at least 15 min prior to practice to set up and prepare for practice.

2. The youth choir practice should start on time, whether full choir is there or not.

3. Always begin choir practice with time of prayer.

4. Work out special arrangements with musicians, soloists, etc., prior to the practice.

5. Shall insure that building is locked up, air/heat/lights/sound turned off after any choir practice on off church nights.

6. Sunday night youth choir practice MUST be through by 5:45pm sharp.

* Shall impress the importance of spiritual preparation to each youth choir member before singing in a service. Ask that they spend time in the prayer hall directly after practice before service begins.

* Shall keep choir sheets filed away neatly (pick up after service).

* Shall see that the standards of platform leaders are abided by.

* Shall pray that the youth choir will be an instrument to the glory of God.

Other Duties

* Shall work the Youth Director to select an assistant to work with you in all phases of the youth music ministry.

* Shall hand in an official monthly report to the Music Director to be reported at the Monthly Staff Council.

* Shall be an example to the youth in faithfulness by attending all church services, youth services, and functions.

* Shall be an example to the youth in soul winning by being continually involved in the Home Bible Study Ministry, or some other form of outreach ministry.

* Shall perform additional duties as required.

Organizational Relationships

The Youth Music Director is responsible to report directly to both the Music Director and Youth Director. Each year, the Music Director and Youth Music Director will review this Job Description, update and improve to make more applicable to the position. In turn, the Pastor must approve the revision of the Job Description. Accountability shall consist of a monthly report of all youth music activities and upcoming events. The director will work closely with all departments, but especially Youth Department and Music Department. The Pastor and Music Director on an annual basis shall perform evaluation of performance of the position. The term of this office shall be for one year.

Training and Development

* Attend at least two music seminars (Music Fest is required)

* Read book (s) provided from Music Director, Youth Director, and/or the Pastor

Job Goals for the Year of 2004

* Develop a Youth Worship Teams and Youth Ensemble. Improve and enlarge the Youth Choir (schedule practices and at least five additional youth).

* Develop a list of qualifications and responsibilities for the Youth Choir, Youth Musicians, and Youth Special Singers membership.

* Develop and begin using a Youth Worship Team every Thursday night for youth service.

* Place all songs on PowerPoint for each service.

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Assistant Youth Pastor

Assistant Youth Pastor
Britton Ouellette
2005

Job Purpose

Your purpose is to minister to the young people of New Life Assembly through social interaction and example as well as through preaching and teaching. You will be assisting the Youth Director by helping him plan fund raising ideas, social activities, youth services, and evangelism. Your assistance will not only give you the opportunity to minister to the young people directly, but indirectly the young people will benefit from the Youth Pastor’s ability to focus on direct ministry to them. Together, you will both work on accomplishing the central mission of the Youth Department – to grow the young people spiritually so that they can be stable Christians or even leaders for tomorrow.

Job Qualifications

1. Must be filled with the Holy Spirit.

2. Must be loyal to the Pastor.

3. Must be loyal to the Youth Pastor.

4. Must meet the qualifications for church membership.

5. Must be willing to work in harmony with others.

6. Must carry a burden for youth ministry.

7. Must be faithful in attendance to Youth Services.

8. Must be faithful in attendance to Youth Staff meetings.

9. Must be excited and vibrant about youth ministry within the church and able to motivate the young people.

10. Must have a knowledge of the operations of the Youth Department and ability to work under these operations.

Job Responsibilities
* Shall oversee the Youth Department under the direction of the Pastor and the Youth Pastor.

* Shall assist the Youth Pastor in the following areas:
a.Planning Youth Services on a Quarterly Plan -Planning Social Activities
b.Planning Fund-Raisers -Planning and Organizing Evangelism Efforts
c.Counseling Young People (Only on Appropriate Issues as Outline in the Youth Manual)

* Shall attend biweekly meetings with the Youth Pastor.

* Shall strive to meet goals set for the Youth Department.

* Shall develop a Leadership Training program for Young Leaders.

* Shall fill in for the Youth Pastor’s occasional absence.

* Shall inform the Youth Pastor of any upcoming absences in advance.

* Shall work with the Youth Pastor to organize the annual Youth Retreat.

* Shall motivate young people by good character and conduct.

* Shall teach during the annual “What in the Word Do You Believer’ doctrinal youth classes.

* Shall promote Sheaves for Christ participation by the Youth Department.

* Shall assist the Youth Pastor in transporting the Youth Group to District and Sectional Youth Events, such as Youth Camp, Youth Rallies, Social Events, etc..

* Shall attend ALL youth trips, and be a chaperone, unless extending circumstances warrant your absence from them.

* Shall be in charge of youth publications such as…
a. Monthly Youth Newsletter
b. Monthly Youth Calendars
c. Flyers for upcoming youth events

* Shall assist the Youth Pastor in the Bible Quizzing ministry.

* Shall work for the annual Back to School Jam evangelism outreach.

* Shall assist the Youth Pastor in appointing an empty seat on the Youth Staff.

* Shall also be required to attend College and Career Department outings or events, unless it would conflict with Youth activities.

* Shall consider suggestions and ideas posed from the Youth Staff.

* Shall inform the Pastor and parents of any emergency problems with a young person in a discreet and responsible manner.

NOTE: The Assistant Youth Pastor is not in position to tell either the Pastor or Youth Pastor what he is doing wrong or should be doing. It is his responsibility in assisting the Youth Pastor in achieving the task of the Youth Department and merely offering suggestions or ideas for improvement.
Other Duties

* Monday night is Church Family Night, and is devoted specifically for the church families to spend time together. Therefore, youth activities cannot be planned on this night.

* Shall be a faithful example to the young people by attending all church services and events.

* Shall pray for young people at the altars during altar call after service.

* Shall be an example to young people in evangelism by bringing people to church and working with the Outreach Department of New Life Assembly.

* Shall assist the Youth Pastor in writing an official monthly report to be handed in at the Monthly Church Staff Council.

* Shall be faithful in attending the Monthly Church Staff Council.

* Shall be an example to the young people in devotion by coming at least one half-hour before service for Youth Prayer.

* Shall perform any additional duties as required.

Organization Relationships

The Assistant Youth Pastor is responsible to both the Pastor and the Youth Pastor. He is responsible for assisting the Youth Pastor of New Life Assembly for reaching spiritual growth in the young people and numerical growth in the size of the Youth Department. The Job Description for the Assistant Youth Pastor will be updated every year at the Annual Church Leadership Retreat. Along with the Youth Pastor, the Assistant Youth Pastor will be held accountable to the Pastor by a 90-day review of the Job Description and the performance of the Youth Department at achieving the task. The Assistant Youth Pastor will work with all other departments, but significantly with the Outreach Department. This position is appointed for a one-year term.

Training and Development

1. Let My People Grow by T. W. Massengale

2. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

3. Working With Young People by Lloyd J. Russel

4. Called to Teach by William R.Yount

5. Leadership Fundamentals by Joseph Knalling

6. Connecting With Your Youth Group by Tim Meadows

* Read books assigned by Pastor

* Attend the UPC National Youth Workers Convention if possible

Job Goals for the Year of 2005

* Form a Leadership Training Program for young leaders in the Youth Group.

* See a stronger consistency in young people’s attendance to Youth Service.

* See a growth in the number of young people by at least 10%.

* See the Bible Quizzing team win District Finals.

* See a record attendance at the Back to School Jam evangelism effort.

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Job Description: Youth Committee Advisor

Job Description: Youth Committee Advisor

Job Purpose

To administer and motivate the Youth Committee in a manner that will result in the development of spiritual and social growth for the youth and individuals participating. Major focus will be placed on advising the committee in providing the youth with spiritual, social, outreach, and fund raising activities that will glorify God. In focusing upon these, you will assist in accomplishing the main task of the Youth Department, this being, to prepare the young people as spiritual leaders in the church of today, as well as tomorrow.

Job Qualifications

1. Must be filled with the Holy Ghost.
2. Must meet the qualifications for church membership.
3. Must be loyal to the Pastor.
4. Must be willing to work in harmony with others.
5. Must carry a burden for the Youth Ministry.
6. Must be able to instill enthusiasm and excitement.
7. Must be able to lead and motivate youth.
8. Must be a ]over of the souls of youth.
9. Must be faithful and dependable in accomplishing duties.
10. Must have a knowledge of the operation/functions of the Youth Ministry,

Job Responsibilities

– Shall oversee and supervise all operations of the Youth Committee under the direction of the Pastor. Shall seek to fulfill all responsibilities with tact, zeal, dedication, and love.

– Shall take an active interest in planning and participating in:
a. The social aspect of the youth – in order to unify them as a strong team and body.
b. The soulwinning Involvement of the youth – In order to see young people and others saved.
c. The fund raising goals of the youth – in order to help them gain financial responsibility.
d. The spiritual growth of the youth – in order to see them develop a stable walk with God.

– Shall serve as a catalyst to the entire Youth Program promoting and encouraging its success.
a. Shall keep abreast with all areas of the youth work from the national, district, and sectional level in order to implement needed programs locally.
b. Shall offer suggestions and give advice for the entire scope of the youth work, serving as the pastor’s representative.
c. Shall be an example to the youth by serving as a role model in worship and consecration.

– Shall work with the Sr., & Jr., Bible Quizzing Ministry each year, promoting and encouraging it’s success, You will assist the Bible Quizzing director in coordinating their activities with the church calendar,

– Shall coordinate and oversee the “J-JAMers” (Just Jesus And Me),Jr. Youth Club for boys and girls (ages 6- 1 2) which meets weekly, This will be a future consideration of the Youth Department and may be delegated to another.

– Shall coordinate and oversee the Scouting program for boys and girls which meets weekly. This will be a future consideration of the Youth Department and may be delegated to another.

– Shall attend all sectional youth fellowship meetings (when possible) and encourage youth to do the same.
a. Must oversee all transportation needs ( bus, vans, cars, etc.). If church vehicle is used, shall insure it is cleaned after use,

– Shall insure that the Youth Committee promotes ‘Sheaves for Christ’ and other fund raising events under Pastoral direction.

– Shall strongly encourage youth to attend all church prayer meetings, Including pre-service prayer.

– Shall assist the Youth Committee who shall take complete oversight of the youth at Wednesday youth services. The Youth Committee is to:
a. Arrange for pianist, organist, song leaders, specials, service leaders, speakers, etc. (Speakers must be cleared with the Pastor)
b. See that the church is opened, lights on, air / heat regulated.
c. Insure that church is locked and everything turned off following youth service.
d. Contact youth when absent. This is a must!
e. Make visitors feel welcome and see that they are followed-up on.

– Shall plan to utilize the “Youth Alive” style of youth services which focuses on a well balanced and varied youth program,
a, Month One – Spiritual Emphasis (preaching & prayer).
b. Month Two – Outreach emphasis (prayer before, outreach activity, social time after).
c. Month Three – Activity emphasis (games, social time, sports, parks, etc.).
d. Month Four – Outing Emphasis (youth service or devotion away from church).

– Shall promote and mist our youth in attending youth camps and conventions, coordinating all travel to and from, as well as executing all plans.

– Shall promote and encourage all national, district, and local youth activities, such as:
a. Youth Rallies e. Youth Retreats
b. S. F. C. Promotions f. Youth Conferences
c. Youth Week g. Youth Outreach Crusades
d. Youth Camp h. Annual Youth Trip

– Shall insure that proper adult supervision / chaperons are available for all youth activities, socials, or services.

– Shall serve as Advisor of the Youth Committee and will present their plans to the Pastor at the Monthly Departmental Council for addition to the church calendar. The purpose of this Youth Committee is to do the following:
a. They shall plan such fund raising projects as:
1 ) Car or Window Washes
2) ????-A-Thons
3) Christmas/Valentine Card Serv.
4) Slave/ Skills Auction
5) Recipe / Bake Sales
6) Mile-‘o-$$$
7) Dinners, breakfasts, or barbecues
8. Sports Tournaments

b. They shall plan and coordinate various socials activities such as:
1) Snow Trip
2) Sweetheart Banquet
3) Annual Youth Trip
4) Youth Harvest Party (Oct. 31)
5) Graduation Party
6) Back-to-School Revival
7) Youth Camp-out
8) Youth Christmas Party

c. They shall plan and implement outreach programs such as:
1 ) Overnight Youth Crusade
2) Campus ministry
3) Street Services
4) Tract Distribution (tract attacks/races)
5) Balloon or Kite Testimony
6) Youth Bus/Van Route

d. They shall plan the youth service, giving attention to variety and spirituality, such as:
1) Panel discussions
2) Evangelistic services
3) Plays or skits
4) Outreach services
5) Street meetings
6) Missions night
7) Consecrations services
8) Topical services
9) Outdoor services
10) Singspirations
11) Exchange services
12) Witnessing services
13) Film night
14) And Others. Variety is a must!

– Shall teach / speak when opportunities present themselves or as needed.

– Shall work diligently to involve all new convert youth In the youth program and activities. Make a special effort to invite them and make them belong.

– Shall coordinate and oversee the publishing of the bimonthly youth newsletter “The Youth R.I.O.T” (Revival In Our Town) sending it to all youth and past youth visitors. This will be a future goal of the Youth Department.

– Shall seek out the youth to befriend and encourage them as needed, referring appropriate cases to the Pastor.
a. It should be understood that all advice given to young ladies shall always be done in the presence of your wife.
b. All situations involving intimate behavior – DO NOT COUNSEL – refer to Pastor immediately.

Other Duties

– Shall endeavor to not schedule any departmental activities on Monday night. Monday will be known as “Family Night” and all church members are encouraged to stay home with their families on this night.

– Shall be an example to the youth in faithfulness by attending all church services and special functions.

– Shall be an example to the youth in soul winning by taking active involvement in the Home Bible Study Ministry, or some other form of outreach ministry.

– Shall be an example to the Youth in spiritual growth by coming at least one-half hour before each service to pray.

– Shall attend all Annual Planning Retreats and Monthly Departmental Planning Councils.

– If unable to attend because of an emergency, shall inform the Pastor in advance and endeavor to have a substitute (one of the youth council members) attend in your place,

– Shall hand in an official monthly report at the Monthly Staff Council.

– Shall perform additional duties as required.

Organizational Relationships

The Youth Director is responsible directly to the Pastor. Each year, the Pastor and Youth Director will review this Job Description, update and improve to make more applicable to the position. Accountability shall consist of a monthly report of all youth activities and upcoming events. The Director is responsible for all interdepartment staff and youth council / committee personnel. The director shall work closely with all departments, but especially with Outreach. Evaluation of performance of this position shall be performed by the Pastor on an annual basis. The term of this office shall be for one year.

Training and Development

– Read “The Youth Workers Manual” by David Hyles
– Read “Building Community in Youth Groups” by Denny Rydburg (Group Books)
– Read “Involving Youth In Youth Ministry” by Tom Schultz (Group Books)
– Read “Let My People Grow” by Tim Massengale (Revival Research)
– Read book(s) provided by Pastor
– Attend District Youth Convention if possible.
– Attend the National Youth Workers Seminar if possible.

Job Goals For The Year Of ____

– Assist the Pastor in developing a Youth Council and Committee.
– Begin using the four “Youth Alive” style of services.
– Begin the Youth Newsletter
– Explore the possibility of starting a monthly youth prayer meeting.
– Explore the possibility of beginning youth clubs for boys/girls 6-12.
– Develop Job Descriptions for all interdepartmental positions.

THE ABOVE MATERIAL WAS FROM A JOB DESCRIPTION FORM OF VICTORY TABERNACLE, 1990. THIS MATERIAL MAY BE USED FOR STUDY AND RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY.

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