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Lenape Valley

Director of Youth and Young Adults

New Britain, PA

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Denomination: Presbyterian - PCUSA

Weekly Attendance:  325

Location: New Britain, PA

The Role: Director of Youth and Young Adults

Lenape Valley Church BuildingMeet Lenape Valley:

Founded in 1962, the Lenape Valley Church moved to its current location in 1965. Through many years of good pastoral leadership, outreach ministry, and the support of faithful people, the church membership continued to grow. 

In 2015, the Rev. Dr. Anita Bell was called by the congregation to be the next Senior Pastor. Before Rev. Bell’s arrival, the church had gone through significant decline. Under her leadership and the full support of the congregation and the staff,  LVC is once again a healthy, growing, thriving community of faith.  LVC is making a difference through local community ministries like the Church Has Left the Building, Vacation Bible School, Youth and Adult Mission trips, and a new blended worship service.  

Today, Lenape Valley Church is a growing, vibrant faith community in Bucks County just south of Doylestown, PA, and just one hour from Philadelphia. God has called Lenape Valley to Welcome, Inspire, Nurture, and Serve all to become followers of Jesus Christ.

About the Director of Youth and Young Adults:

Lenape Valley Church is seeking a dynamic and visionary individual to serve as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, with a specific focus on youth, young adults, and their families. This exciting opportunity calls for a passionate leader who is eager to build a vibrant ministry with our ministry team, fostering deep relationships and creating transformative experiences for the next generation.

Lenape Valley StudentsThe Director of Youth and Young Adults's Responsibilities Include: 

Visionary Leadership: Develop a comprehensive and innovative vision for the Youth and Young Adult ministry that aligns with the church's mission and values, with a special emphasis on youth and young adults.

Relationship Building: Cultivate authentic, meaningful relationships with youth and young adults, fostering an environment where they feel known, valued, and supported in their faith journey. Cultivate community within local schools, youth organizations, and support the relationship of our youth and young adults to the larger LVC faith community.

  • Develop relationships with EPIC(Everything Possible in Christ) students(4th-6th Grade) to help support transition from Children’s to youth ministry. Also working to build relationships with youth families to support parental support and minister to all youth families.

  • Sharing in the life of the faith community in worship, study, and service, both as an active member of the LVC staff and as a role model for our youth and young adults.

Ministry Development: Build the Youth and Young Adult ministry, creating engaging programs, events, and discipleship pathways that cater to the unique needs and interests of youth, young adults, and their families. Creating opportunities for youth to volunteer and support EPIC and Children’s ministry, college and young adults volunteering with youth ministry.

Collaboration: Collaborate with Elders, staff, parents, and team of volunteers to create a holistic approach to Youth and Young Adult ministry, ensuring unity and alignment with the church's overall vision. Collaborate specifically with the Director of Children’s Ministry to foster stronger transition from EPIC to Youth Ministry, from Youth to College, from College to Young Adult. Create interaction between groups (ie young adults and college students working with youth and youth working with EPIC).

Discipleship and Teaching: Provide Biblically-based teaching, mentorship, and spiritual guidance to youth and young adults, helping them grow in their relationship with Christ and understanding of their faith.  

Mission: Inspire and create opportunities for students to serve, both in local projects, as well as on mission trips, nationally and internationally. Being an active participant in the serving mission that is so important to the entire LVC faith community.

Outreach and Engagement: Develop strategies to effectively reach and engage youth and young adults within and beyond the church walls, including partnerships with schools and community organizations. Having an entrepreneurial approach to outreach to reach youth and young adults in our BuxMont community.

Event Planning: Organize and oversee relevant and impactful events, retreats, mission trips, service opportunities and gatherings that promote fellowship, growth, and spiritual development.

Personal Development: Stay current with trends in youth and young adult culture, ministry methodologies, and educational strategies to enhance the effectiveness of the Youth and Young Adult ministry. Grow and deepen in personal faith journey with continued education.

Budget Management: Responsible for budget planning and management for the Youth and Young Adult ministry, ensuring wise stewardship of resources.

Safety and Compliance: Implement and uphold child protection policies and procedures to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants.

Lenape Valley Student RetreatWhat You Bring: 

The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the  Director of Youth and Young Adults:

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree preferred

  • 3+ years preferred with proven experience in leadership roles within youth or young adult ministry 

Personal Characteristics & Qualifications

  • A vibrant and growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 

  • Demonstrated passion for youth and young adult ministry.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build meaningful relationships with youth, young adults, parents, and volunteers.

  • A creative and innovative approach to ministry, with the ability to develop engaging and relevant programs.

  • Excellent communication skills, both in teaching and connecting with diverse age groups.

  • Self-motivated and driven, with the ability to initiate and lead ministry initiatives from the ground up.

  • Familiarity with technology and social media platforms for ministry outreach and communication.

  • Commitment to adhere to child protection policies and ensure a safe environment for all participants.

  • Availability nights and weekends to meet ministry needs, as well as participate in the life of the ministry and LVC community.

Lenape Valley MissionsWhat it's Like to Live in New Britain, PA: 

New Britain, Pennsylvania is a small borough of about 2,700 people located in Bucks County, about 25 miles north of Philadelphia. It is known for its safe and quiet neighborhoods, excellent schools, and a strong sense of community. 

Right down the road from New Britain is Doylestown, Pennsylvania,  known for its top-notch school districts, strong local arts community, peaceful neighborhoods, and beautiful local parks including Peace Valley Park and Lake Galena.

Doylestown offers access to the culture and history of Philadelphia, as well as the cheesesteaks! Just an hour from the Poconos Mountains, an hour and a half to the New Jersey shore, and two hours to New York City, Doylestown is situated in the perfect place for culture, adventure, nature, with amazing ministry opportunities right at the doorstep.


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