Children Youth Ministry

at OCC: orillia community church (view profile)
Location orillia, on, Canada
Date Posted June 14, 2017
Category Pastor
Job Type Part-time


Start date: Fall 2017
Part time:  Planning for up to 30 hours / week

Education: Preferably some Bible college / seminary
Experience: n/a year

Competencies, Gifting and Qualifications

  • Loves children and youth and spending time with them
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team player (nurtures consensus and collaborates with others)
  • Excels at ministry innovation and implementation (events, initiatives, programs)
  • Skilled at nudging others from spiritual indifference to personal faith in Jesus

Primary Responsibilities

  • To minister to the children and youth of OCC, connecting with their families and friends:
  • to help them take the next steps on their spiritual journey: begin, belong and become;
  • to help children and youth realize their full identity and potential in Christ;
  • to mentor leaders and potential leaders toward the use of their gifts and abilities to serve God and others;
  • work with our existing volunteer leadership team, developing, resourcing and adding others;
  • passionate about and relate well to youth; understanding their culture and how to cultivate an atmosphere of inclusiveness;
  • provide opportunities for youth to explore and discover the best life possible in God;
  • provide connection points to help all youth within the influence of OCC to grow in faith and in community; and,
  • help to prepare youth as they transition into early adulthood.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Build relationships with children, youth and their parents.
  • Build and develop a passionate voluntary leadership team.
  • Enlist the prayer support and active involvement of parents when appropriate.
  • Encourage, communicate to and resource parents.
  • Minister to Youth to help them take the next step
    to begin the adventure of a relationship with Jesus Christ,
    to belong to an authentic community of faith, and,
    to become fully committed followers of Christ.
  • Provide opportunities for worship, discipleship, fellowship, service and mission..
  • Provide small group environments where youth can ask questions, share, learn and grow in their faith journey.
  • Resource and provide a biblically based and relevant curriculum of teaching for children and youth.
  • Organize fun environments and events where youth can be themselves, enjoy life together and learn to invite and include friends.
  • Help ensure transitions from the OCCKids Ministry to OCCYouth Ministry are as smooth as possible and that all are helped to take the next significant step.
  • Encourage children and youth to see themselves as part of the whole church family life and develop inter-generational connections.
  • Develop opportunities for children and youth to use their gifts and abilities to serve God.


  • Send your resume and any other beneficial information to
  • Please include the words “Children, Youth & Family Ministry” in the subject line. Thank you and God bless you as you prayerfully consider this ministry.

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