Position title
Youth Evangelization and Discipleship Coordinator
Description

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church seeks qualified candidates for the position of Youth Evangelization and Discipleship Coordinator. As an integral leader in the mission of Our Lady of the Lake, the Youth Evangelization and Discipleship Coordinator creatively develops a culture of deep Christian friendships based around the pursuit of virtuous living and prayer. This culture begins by developing a model of relational accompaniment with volunteer team members, as well as with children and families. Special emphasis is given to coordinating regular events, excursions, pilgrimages, etc. for the youth (middle school to high school ages) in and outside the parish confines. Finally, this coordinator leads the youth in developing their devotional and liturgical formation by regularly creating opportunities for the youth to experience the presence of Christ in the sacraments and personal prayer.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Is present to the parish youth by visibly making efforts to interact and encounter the youth of the parish at Sunday masses and other parish events.
  • Establishes a respectful model of accompaniment with parents of the youth at Our Lady of the Lake.
  • Develops a strategy to evangelize students of the local high/middle schools on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Acts as the liaison between the parish and other youth apostolates hosted at our parish, such as Fraternus and Fidelis.
  • Creatively designs regular events for the youth, at times collaborating with other ministries withi.11 the parish.
  • Finds ways to encourage volunteers from within the parish community to assist with all planned events (chaperones, setup, teardown, cooking, driving, etc.).
  • Accompanies regular volunteers, core-team members, and youth leaders to develop deeper lives of prayer and discipleship.
  • Ensures that all adult volunteers are current on their Safe Environment qualifications through the parish Safe Environment Coordinator.
  • Assists the Director of Faith Formation in coordinating the families and youth preparing for Confirmation-especially retreat(s) and community building events.
  • Meets regularly (as directed) with Pastor.
  • Actively participates in pastoral staff meetings.
  • Creates a ministry plan to be approved by the pastor and provides regular updates to this plan as needed.
  • Creates a budget based upon their ministry plan, which will be approved by the pastor and business manager.
  • Maintains accurate office, travel, and program records in a timely manner.
  • Responsibly manages all funds pertaining to their budget.
  • Communicates with the parish at large in an efficient and reasonable manor regarding all youth ministry events/opportunities (bulletin announcements, mass announcements, social media, etc.).
  • Communicates regularly with the Diocesan offices of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, especially about SEARCH retreats and Youth 2000.
  • Seeks continued education in the field of youth ministry and evangelization, particularly opportunities provided by the Diocese of Nashville's office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.
  • Actively seeks to implement innovative approaches to youth evangelization.

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in theology, religious education, youth ministry, or related field.
  • Minimum of two years' experience in parish/college ministry or similar field.
  • Event planning/management experience.

Key Competencies:

Leadership, interpersonal communication, organization, problem solving, motivating others, written communication, vision/planning, creativity/innovation, conflict resolution, delegation.

For consideration, please email cover letter and resume to: Office@ololcconline.com

Date posted
March 16, 2021
Job Location
Nashville, TN
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For consideration, please email cover letter and resume to: Office@ololcconline.com

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