Youth Worker

Full-time £27000-£28500 / year

St John's Church Folkestone (Ct19 5BQ)

Date posted: 19th June 2023
Application ends: 10th July 2023

Lead and develop the discipleship and evangelism of our church children and youth. This is an opportunity for a pioneering self-starter to shape our vision for children and youth ministry and to grow young disciples.


To lead and develop the discipleship of our church children and youth by: - Training, equipping, and supporting parents in the discipleship of their own children. - Communicating an exciting vision for youth discipleship and evangelism to the church family. - Contributing to our Sunday morning 'kids slot' in the main service and taking a leadership role in implementing 'All together now' our monthly interactive family service. - Leading our 715 youth bible study group on Sunday nights. - Leading on an annual youth camp. - Visiting children and families in a pastoral capacity. To lead and develop our church evangelism to youth and children by: - Planning, leading, and developing our evangelistic youth group. - Planning and running annual seasonal evangelistic family events. - Pioneering new evangelistic opportunities in the church and community. To lead and develop our evangelistic work in our two secondary schools by: - Planning and leading regular biblical and evangelistic collective worship (assemblies) in the local schools. - Planning and leading occasional school services at the church, as well as school visits. - Exploring other opportunities as they arise with the schools such as after school and lunchtime clubs. - To identify, train, and equip other children's and youth leaders. Additional Responsibilities: - Performing the required administrative tasks for your role. - Provide a regular report to the PCC on children, youth, and schools activities. - Manage the youth budget and claim for relevant expenses. - Undertaking regular safeguarding training when necessary. - Other relevant tasks (including administrative tasks) required by the incumbent. - Occasional preaching and leading at Sunday services. - Attend ongoing training as required and financed by the church. - Be an engaged member of the leadership team

Required skills

IT competent, Google Suite and Microsoft Programs


A humble and teachable heart