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Grace Chapel Middle School Director - Grace Chapel in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Role

We are looking for a positive, energetic individual to lead the Middle School Ministry at our Lexington Campus. If you love students, enjoy building community, can lead a dedicated volunteer team well, and have a desire to share Jesus with middle school kids, this could be the role for you!

This is a full-time role at the Lexington Campus reporting directly to the Campus Pastor.

Responsibilities

This position includes but is not limited to the following responsibilities:

Relationships: A significant portion of your time will be spent connecting students to the Lexington Student Ministry through relationships.

  • Meeting regularly with students outside of programs.

  • Modeling a relational youth ministry philosophy, and assisting in developing volunteer staff through training, empowering, and encouraging a portion of the volunteer team.

  • Partnering with parents to assist them in the discipleship process of their kids.

  • Leading one small group during the year.

    Programs: You will assist in developing and leading Middle School programming.

  • Serving as the point person for all aspects of Middle School Midweek program.

  • Serving as the point person for Middle School Sunday Morning Gathering and assisting in teaching, programming, and setup.

  • Assisting in planning and implementing retreats, events, mission trips and summer calendar.

    General: On a regular basis, you will have general duties, meetings, and responsibilities.

  • Lexington Student Ministry planning meeting (twice a month)

  • Lexington Staff planning meeting (twice a month)

  • Student Ministry Staff meetings (once a month)

  • Occasional Grace Chapel Staff Meetings

  • Office hours

    What You Bring

    You should have a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ and have a strong desire to be part of a local church ministry team. You should have a solid background working with middle school and/or high school students and be experienced in Student Ministry either as a long-term volunteer or paid staff member. A bachelor’s degree is preferred.

    Relational: You should connect well with middle school students, parents and volunteers.

    Creative and Fun: You can create excellent and engaging programming that reaches middle school kids. You can teach and communicate effectively with students and parents in multiple settings.

    Well-organized: You are a gifted and energetic team-builder and inspirational leader, who can effectively grow a healthy student ministry.

    Self-sufficient: You are proactive, and you can recruit, develop, and manage a team of volunteer leaders, rather than needing to be managed.

    Flexible: You are flexible, and able to adapt to last-minute developments typical of student ministry.

    Proficient: You have strong communication, problem solving and computer skills (MS Office, Adobe Products, database software).

    Team Player: You are energized by the unique opportunities afforded by serving on a large church staff and collaborating in a multi-campus environment with a multi-campus Student Ministry staff.

    Meet Grace Chapel

    Grace Chapel is a non-denominational, multicultural church that welcomes everyone, no matter what your faith background or where you are on your spiritual journey. Our mission is simple – discovering life with God for the good of the world. We are fully committed and passionate about helping people find and follow Jesus.

    We’ve been around for quite a while – since 1948 in fact, when four families in Lexington, Massachusetts met weekly in a home for a time of worship, Bible study, and prayer. These families had a heart and vision for reaching and serving people in the growing western suburbs of Boston. Since we incorporated in 1956, we’ve grown from a few dozen people in a rented space in Lexington to 4,000 people coming together for Sunday services and midweek programs across five campuses: Lexington, Wilmington, Watertown, East Lexington, and Foxboro. Our worship services are casual, contemporary, and upbeat and we offer great Sunday morning programs for kids and teens at all our locations. Learn more about Grace Chapel on our website at https://www.grace.org (https://www.grace.org.) .

    Grace Chapel is an equal opportunity employer. Grace Chapel does not discriminate in employment with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service or any other characteristic protected by law.

    Please read carefully before submitting your application:

    I understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for Grace Chapel to hire me. If I am hired, I understand that either Grace Chapel or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of Grace Chapel has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary.

    I attest that I have given to Grace Chapel true and complete information on this application. No requested information has been concealed. I authorize Grace Chapel to contact references provided for employment reference checks. If any information I have provided is untrue, or if I have concealed material information, I understand that this will constitute cause for the denial of employment or immediate dismissal.

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