Youth Associate – First, Torrance

First Lutheran Church and School in Torrance is seeking a Youth Associate for Middle School, High School, and young adult ministries. Responsibilities include leading MS and HS youth groups, participating in Confirmation and weekday school ministries for grades 6-8 in partnership with the Senior Pastor, maintaining liaison with youth ministry families and stakeholders, and coordinating plans for attending the ELCA Youth Gathering in June 2018.

The ideal candidates will be enthusiastic and committed to faith formation for adolescents and families. They will be able to navigate the balance between relating authentically with young people, and maintaining healthy relationships with youth and their families. They will be committed to connecting the worship life of the parish to the personal spirituality and creativity of young people, and to assisting youth in discovering and deepening their baptismal calling as servant leaders in congregation and daily life. They will possess a background and love for the creative arts, particularly in the areas of theatre, music, liturgy and visual arts. They will have a deep dedication to Lutheran theology, prayer, group process and Christian practices, both in their own lives and in their vision for the young people with whom they will serve.

More information about the position and application process is available here.

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