Diocese of Austin Catholic Parishes
  • Belton, TX, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Job Brief: Seeking a passionate Catholic Youth Minister to use their creative energy and interpersonal skills to evangelize and disciple the students at Christ the King Catholic Church in line with our vision and mission statement.

Responsibilities: Work with a team of parent volunteers to build, develop, and coordinate ministries to youth in grades 6 - 12. This position will oversee weekly high school programming and will include some ministry to middle school students.

  • Outreach for high school students especially in the public schools and at social activities.
  • Oversee weekly programming for high school; the candidate should possess excellent leadership and organizational skills.
  • Train and empower adult volunteers.
  • Communicate professionally and clearly with high school parents and middle school parents
  • Plan and coordinate high school and confirmation retreats with others.
  • Assist with service projects and service days.
  • Encourage an atmosphere of family in the parish by engaging as a parishioner.
  • Proficiency with social media and technology are essential.
  • Must be highly motivated, energetic, and able to give and receive honest feedback and opinions to collaborate in a team environment with the parish staff and parish ministries.
  • Ability to play guitar and lead worship preferred.
  • Background in graphics and web design a plus.
  • Spanish language proficiency a plus.
  • Weekend work required as well as evenings.

Background: Christ the King is a parish of 1,500 families located in Belton, Texas. Our parish, as part of the Archdiocese of Austin, is composed of a broad mix of socioeconomic levels. The area has grown greatly in the past decade and our youth ministry has been enthusiastically developed to accommodate growth. We see anywhere from 40-80 high school students and middle school students at our weekly youth group meetings using the Life-Teen and Edge programs. We have a core team of 10 adults and high school students. The program is not just for the students, but with the help of the core team, it is for the benefit of the parents and families as well. We want someone who can work with a team to creatively and energetically grow a relational youth ministry program, form intentional disciples, and present the faith in a way that is innovative, dynamic, orthodox, and relevant to young people.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Youth Ministry, Theology, Catechetics, or Religious Education required. Candidate must be an active Catholic in good standing who is able to use their energy, joy, humor, charisma, and creative problem-solving skills to manage multiple projects. A prayerful and Spirit-let individual who desires to seek the Lord's will for our parish and this ministry. This position is currently open and reports to Director of Faith and Formation.

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