Youth Ministries Assistant - Trinity UMC, Denver, Colorado

August 23, 2017

 Trinity United Methodist Church is seeking an energetic spiritual leader to help plan and facilitate/co-facilitate spiritual growth and service opportunities for youth. This part-time position involves spiritual formation, leading groups on retreats and service projects, planning/organizing youth events, engaging and involving parent and adult volunteers, and administrative work.

Trinity is a historic downtown church that desires to be intentionally intergenerational. With a congregation of approximately 1,500 members, we are passionate about sharing the love of Jesus in downtown Denver.

Program Ministry

  • Collaborate with Youth Director to plan and co-facilitate or facilitate Sunday School each week
  • Collaborate with Youth Director to plan and co-facilitate monthly Middle School Hang Time on Sunday afternoons (Sept. through May)
  • Collaborate with Youth Director to plan and co-facilitate monthly Senior High Gatherings on Sunday evenings (Sept. through May)
  • Collaborate with Youth Director to plan and co-facilitate fall and winter youth overnight retreats
  • Collaborate with Youth Director to plan and co-facilitate special events
  • Collaborate with other areas, as requested, for intergenerational programming opportunities
  • Invite and encourage youth in their spiritual journey through learning and leadership opportunities, service, etc. 
 
Relational Ministry
  • Establish a welcoming environment, encourage thinking, welcome questions, and foster discipleship among youth
  • Develop and maintain relationships with youth, parents/guardians, and volunteers
  • Collaborate with Youth Director to encourage and involve parents and adults volunteers
  • Attend youth events occasionally to meet youth in their environment (eg. school concerts, sporting events, areas they are involved in their community and school)
 
Organizational Ministry
  • Effectively and consistently promote and communicate activities to students, parents/guardians, and congregation (e.g., youth and parent Facebook pages, youth bulletin board, email, mailings, etc.)
  • Maintain youth database; youth registrations, paperwork, mailings, and payments for all events; volunteer sign-ups; youth room; etc.
  • Assist with youth fundraisers, as requested
 
Qualifications
  • Team-oriented and self-motivated
  • Approachable and welcoming
  • Strong time-management, organizational, and communication skills
  • High emotional intelligence and sense of humor
  • Genuine personal spiritual practice
  • Understand cultural pressures teens are facing and be able to respond with wisdom
  • Social media savvy
  • Appreciation for Wesleyan theology and the values of Trinity United Methodist Church
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Must be at least 23 years of age
  • Must complete a successful background check
 
Position Type
  • Part-time, non-exempt, average 20 hours per week
    • Sundays
      • Sundays w/o afternoon/evening activities, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
      • Sundays w/ afternoon/evening activities, 9:00 a.m.- 2p.m.; 4:00-7:00 p.m.
    • Weekdays
      • Office time: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (can be 2-3 of these days 10-17 hours in the office each week in relation to Sunday activities, weekend retreats, special events)
      • Occasional Evenings: youth events, special events
    • Retreats and Events
      • Fall Retreat, Friday late-afternoon to Sunday noon –mid fall
      • Spring Retreat, Friday late-afternoon to Sunday noon – First weekend in March
      • Other events, as scheduled
 
Direct Supervisor
  • Director of Youth Ministries
 
Compensation
  • $13/hour
 
Application Process
E-mail resume and cover letter, including experience to ddempewolf@trinityumc.org or send via postal mail to:
Trinity United Methodist Church
Attn: Rev. Dr. Donna Dempewolf
1820 Broadway
Denver, CO 80202
 

Contact: Dr. Donna Dempewolf

Address: 1820 Broadway Denver CO 80202

Phone: 303.839.1493

Email: ddempewolf@trinityumc.org