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1 NETwork Ministries Mail: PO Box 442; Chambersburg, PA Office: 10 Redwood Street; Chambersburg, PA Phone: Website: network-ministries.org To Whom It May Concern: June 2014 Job Profile NETwork Ministries is seeking a Teen Ministry Director to lead ministry with middle and high school teens. The director will be on staff with NETwork, and will report to the Executive Director. Equipping student leaders and volunteers to minister with teens is a crucial part of this position. Ministry Profile The Teen Ministry Director will oversee ministry with two groups of youth: middle school and high school. For middle school, the director will be responsible to lead the already established FLAVA after school ministry, three days a week. For high school, they ll be responsible to launch and lead a new high school ministry, two times a week. While we expect this new ministry focus to be partially shaped by the giftings of the Teen Ministry Director, this is the vision we are currently working toward: One night a week might be focused on reaching a large group of teens through a fun night of games, music, skits, and more. The other meeting time might be focused on discipling a smaller group of teens who want to grow in Jesus. We are open to alternative proposals for a high school ministry model. Organizational Profile NETwork is an urban youth ministry for kids and teens in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Since 1993, we've been committed to sharing in the love of Christ with those who are most vulnerable in our community. Our desire is to minister to the whole person with the gospel of Jesus. With this in mind, we especially seek to equip children and young adults with the skills necessary for these four areas of focus: spiritual growth, academic achievement, life management, and Christian leadership. Community Profile Chambersburg is a borough in south-central Pennsylvania, with a population of just over 50,000 people. Situated as the County Seat of Franklin County, Chambersburg is a growing, diverse community. While the borough maintains a small-town quality of life, Chambersburg also has many of the same benefits and challenges of larger cities, and many of the youth we serve at NETwork identify with urban culture. Applying for the Position Candidates who are interested in pursuing this job should review the job description and submit an application and résumé to NETwork. Additional information about the ministry may be found on our website or by contacting our office. Thank you, Benjamin Raber Executive Director NETwork Ministries, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and gifts are tax-deductible as charitable contributions. Our mission is to share in the love of Christ with those who are most vulnerable in our community. We especially seek to equip children and young adults with the skills necessary for spiritual growth, academic achievement, life management, and Christian leadership.

2 Teen Ministry Director Job Description NETwork Ministries; Chambersburg, PA Position Summary: Directly responsible for leading after-school ministry with middle school youth and for launching a new high school ministry with teens two days a week in Chambersburg, PA. Must provide direction, oversight, and facilitation of ministry with neighborhood teens, and lead a team of student leaders and volunteers in doing so. Status: Full-time (32-40 hrs/wk), Paid ($25,000/annually), with health insurance benefits Educational & Experience Requirements: A minimum of a bachelor s degree or equivalent experience preferred; experience with urban and/or at-risk teens preferred, youth ministry or education degrees are especially welcome General Requirements (required of all NETwork employees): Christ-Centered Journey: Love of God and desire to serve Him, knowledge of the saving grace of Jesus, willingness to demonstrate and communicate one s faith in Christ, desire to live by the Spirit and to grow in the fruit and gifts of the Spirit, participation in a local church Commitment: to NETwork Ministries mission statement and to incarnational ministry Character: Christ-like role model, positive attitude, teachable, dependable, and trustworthy Core Values: respect, integrity, compassion, excellence, service Interpersonal skills: team player; an initiator; willing to lead and serve; good communication skills; coaching/empowering; relationship-centered; able to work irregular, evening hours; organized Safety Awareness: core knowledge of first aid, emergency response, and child abuse reporting Job Specifics Summary: Responsibilities & Expectations with Youth Be passionate about pursuing and connecting with youth, both in and out of scheduled program times Encourage spiritual growth through creatively teaching truth from Scripture, sharing the gospel, praying with teens Equip students to excel academically by assisting with homework and by leading fun learning activities Teach youth practical life skills of respect, serving, exercise, nutrition, cooking, cleaning, organization Provide opportunities for teens to develop as leaders, learn responsibility, and to grow in character Connect with teens through activities they enjoy; e.g.: athletics, art, music, dance, baking Lead team building exercises and service projects together; debrief these Take fun and meaningful trips off campus with students to businesses, colleges, cities, etc. Mentor and disciple youth one-on-one in small group settings, possibly during school lunches Seek to understand the many cultures represented in our youth and their families Be able to use classroom management skills and discipline in love Other Key Responsibilities Plan daily schedule and discussion topics; maintain structure and guidelines for the program Develop positive relationships with neighbors, teens families, and the surrounding community Help mentor and train the high school student leaders (StreetLeaders) that serve in this ministry Recruit and provide ongoing training and support to the team of volunteer leaders Evaluate program effectiveness; have vision to improve, grow, and make changes as needed Assist with fundraising and promoting NETwork in churches, the community, and with other contacts Work Schedule: Weekly staff and prayer meeting After school ministry 3 times a week with middle school students and 2 times a week with high school students. Develop relationships with a core group. Grow from there by intentionally pursuing additional teens. Additional activities and special events focused on building significant relationships with teens The summer schedule includes camps, trips, gardening, and a variety of relational ministry opportunities Additional time should be spent planning, learning, training student leaders and volunteers, working with teens families, promoting the ministry, and helping with organizational needs The Teen Ministry Director may need to perform tasks not specifically mentioned in this job description.

3 Teen Ministry Director Application for Employment NETwork Ministries, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania 1. Personal Information. Name Address Cell Home Work Church 2. Share about your relationship with Jesus. How do you envision this impacting your work? 3. Share about your desire to spend time with vulnerable youth in an urban context. 4. How would you share the Gospel with youth? 5. Circle your experience level with the following: (1 = limited experience, 5 = very experienced) Serving in leadership roles Developing other leaders to serve alongside you Working with vulnerable children and teens Spending time with people from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds Sharing the gospel with teens, in formal and informal settings Overseeing groups of youth, using discipline and classroom management skills Pioneering new initiatives - ministries, programs, businesses, or other projects Working in a Christ-centered non-profit organization

4 6. Share about who you are as a leader. How would you describe your personality and leadership style? What are your strengths as a leader, and what are key areas where you want to grow? 7. What other gifts and skills do you have that help you connect and build relationships with youth? 8. With what age groups do you have the most experience? If you had to pick a particular group (middle school or high school) to devote more time to than others, which group would that be and why? 9. How familiar are you with NETwork Ministries, our mission, and the Chambersburg area? 10. Summarize any additional information that describes your vision or qualifications for this ministry. 11. Education. Please list high school through present. School Course of Study Degree/Certificate Dates

5 12. Employment. Please list your 3 most recent places of work. Employer Position/Duties Supervisor Dates 13. References. Please list 3 references that are not family members. Name Phone Relationship 14. Background Checks. Circle Yes or No, and if necessary, provide additional explanation. Have you had any traffic violations or accidents during the past 3 years? Yes. No. If so, how many? Have you ever been convicted of a crime? Yes. No. If so, please give details on a separate sheet of paper. Have you ever been formally accused of child abuse? Yes. No. If so, give details on a separate piece of paper. Do you agree to allow NETwork Ministries to do background checks? Yes. No. 15. Hiring. If hired, can you provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States? Yes. No. Salary or wages desired: Signature of Applicant Date Completing the Application: You may use additional paper if you need more space to adequately answer any of the questions, so long as you are concise. If you have questions as you are reviewing the job description or filling out the application, please contact our office at or Résumé: We request a current résumé along with submission of your application for this position. Submission: Please submit your completed application and résumé to or to Benjamin Raber at NETwork Ministries, 10 Redwood Street, Chambersburg, PA Deadline: NETwork Ministries will receive applications for the Teen Ministry Director until the position is filled.

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