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Student & Young Adult Ministry Director (Elyria Campus)

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The Student & Young Adult Ministry Director provides leadership for all middle and high school student-related ministry activities, events, and relationships at the Elyria Campus. This person also oversees and supports all Young Adult ministry across all Open Door campuses.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Set an example for students by being devoted to Christ (cf. 1 Tim 4:12-13).
  • Disciple students and young adults to follow Jesus, learn from Jesus, and become like Jesus.
  • Shepherd students by leading and nurturing them. Follow up with new and inactive students. Pray for and meet with students and young adults regularly.
  • Engage, encourage, and equip student leaders and adult volunteers with the view to developing a Student Ministry Team.
  • Coordinate all student ministry programs and events on weekends and during the week (currently Sunday & Wednesday) in Elyria. Teach the Word often and make God’s Word the foundation of programming.
  • Conduct ministry and programming with the view of equipping parents or guardians to be the spiritual leaders of their families.
  • Increase communication with students and parents about upcoming events and ministry opportunities.
  • Help to plan, promote, and execute church-wide Student Ministry events (i.e. Winter Retreat, Mission Trips, etc.).
  • Develop and implement a strategy to better reach Young Adults. Engage and encourage leaders across campuses, providing quarterly programming to bring people together.
  • Advance partnership opportunities with local schools, including Elyria City Schools and Open Door Christian Schools. Be visible at student events on school campuses.  Partner with local colleges (Oberlin College, LCCC, etc.).
  • Assist with Open Door Students (Axios) social media presence.
  • Manage the student ministry budget and annual goals in Elyria.
  • Champion and promote Student & Young Adult ministry at the Elyria Campus.
  • Enforce security protocols to ensure the safety of students during hours of activities – including, but not limited to, proper volunteer requirements (background checks, etc.). Track attendance and engagement for review.



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