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YOUTH DIRECTOR: Pay; $30-40K/ year; Hours: Full-time; REF #3236136

Primary Responsibilities
• Responsible for creating opportunities for Biblical, Christ-centered teaching that is theologically in-line with the churches and our denomination
  • Plan, lead, and implement weekly youth group for middle school and high school students
  • Plan, lead, and implement regular “large” events/activities for middle school and high school
  • students
  • Plan, lead, and implement outreach to unbelieving youth in the community through events,
  • activities, partnerships with other youth ministries, etc.
  • Plan, lead, and implement youth mission trips and retreats
  • Meet with youth (one-on-one and/or in small groups)
  • Attend extra-curricular activities youth are involved in and be active in the Clay County
  • Community
  • Integrate youth into the life of the churches
  • Teach Confirmation Class every other year
  • Provide pastoral care for youth and their families
  • Recruit and train volunteer youth leaders
  • Communicate well with youth and their parents regarding the youth ministry
  • Be an active member and participant in the life of both congregations and attend both churches’
  • worship services
  • Secondary Responsibilities
  • • Work in partnership with the Christian Education Committee to select Sunday School curriculum
  • Work in partnership with the Children’s Ministry Director to plan, implement, and be a part of
  • Vacation Bible School
  • Partner with other youth programs and participate in the life of the community
  • Work with the Youth Fundraising Committee to help cover the cost of mission trips
  • Preach occasionally
  • Manage youth budget in partnership with treasurer and finance committee
  • Reports to Pastor and Sessions, and will have a yearly review
  • Job Requirements & Details
  • • Possess a strong commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
  • Education: Preferably, candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree, ideally with some formal
  • theological training at a Bible college, seminary, or other Christian institution
  • Candidate must be Evangelical and possess a passion
  • for Christ and His Gospel, a love for youth ministry, a humble spirit, and a vibrant prayer and
  • devotional life
  • Possess a strong knowledge of the Bible
  • Everyone in our churches who works with children/youth is required to pass a background
  • check
  • This is a full-time position offering benefits and a competitive salary
  • Skills
  • • Possess good oral and written communication skills• Able to plan, organize, and implement events well
  • • Musical abilities are a plus
About the Churches
The church has about 200 members and it's partner has about 65 members. The churches are separate, but have a strong partnership which includes sharing the Pastor, the Youth Director, and the Children’s Ministry Director. The churches enjoy fellowship events together throughout the year, and our youth form one youth group (25-30 students). About seven years ago, the churches joined the EPC, and are thrilled to be a part of a Biblically faithful, Christ-centered denomination. Both churches are friendly and caring, and strongly support the youth ministry. Currently, about 15 adults are involved leading different various aspects of the youth ministry.
About Our Community
Nestled on the edge of the Flint Hills, Clay Center, KS, is the county seat of Clay County. Clay Center’s population is about 4,000. The town of Idana is just 8 miles west of Clay Center and has about 100 residents. Clay County has a population of about 8,000. Our community is friendly, welcoming, and is a fantastic place to live. We are home to active churches and great schools, and there’s a vibrant community pride here. Our area is economically solid and main employers are Clay County Medical Center, the school system, manufacturing, small businesses, banks, city & county services, agricultural businesses, and farming and ranching. Our hospital has just undergone a multi-million dollar expansion to become a regional facility. Clay Center has recently rebuilt the town pool into an aquatic park, and The Rex, Clay Center’s movie theatre, was just restored to its 1920s glory. We have several large parks and a zoo that is currently being renovated. Manhattan (home of Kansas State University), Junction City, and Fort Riley are all about a 40 minute drive away.
Pay: $30-40K/year
Hours: Full-Time
Location: Clay Center, Kansas
REFERENCE #3236136

ADVENTURE EDUCATION INTERN: Pay; $600-900/ month; Hours: Full-time, August-May; REF #3269916

The Adventure Guide Internship is a leadership building program designed for college-aged students interested in pursuing a career in Christian camp ministry, outdoor education, or experiential education. This internship includes hands-on training, practical experience, personal reflective evaluation, and leadership training and development.
The Internship will take place at a multi-site Christian camp and retreat center in northeastern Oklahoma. It was founded in 1958 as “A valley set apart for the glory of God.” Our mission is to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ and equip believers for ministry. Our strategic vision revolves around launching Christlike leaders to change the world and we do this through summer camps, adventure education programs, weekend retreats, and a mentoring ministry in our local community’s school system. Interns will get to experience all aspects of a large camp ministry.
The Adventure Guide Internship is a nine-month program and the learning and experience will primarily be through the Adventure Education Department. Internship participants or “Adventure Guides” will be trained as instructors for schools that come to the camp to participate in Adventure Education programs while also completing college-level course work and readings centered on philosophy, theory, and practice of outdoor education and ministry. During this time Adventure Guides will work with the nearly 5,000 students that come for Adventure Education throughout the year.
When not working directly with Adventure Education programming Adventure Guides will have the opportunity to experience other critical aspects of camp ministry. Some of these are weekend retreats, housekeeping, food service, camp administration, building maintenance, grounds, summer programs, and the Colcord Launch Center.
Adventure Guides fulfill a vital role in fulfilling our mission. Our Adventure Education program is a fantastic way for new kids and families to get connected with our larger ministry. Adventure Guides are the secret (or not so secret) sauce that make this program successful.
If you’re accepted into this internship program you will get hands-on work experience, earn various professional certifications, and be intentionally discipled and developed during your nine-month tenure. We will provide room and partial board and a stipend of $800-$950/month.
General Qualifications:
Program Details
  •  Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, exhibiting evidence of a consistent, growing, daily walk.
  •  Be in agreement with the camp's purpose, statement of faith, and policies, and with the mission and vision statement of the Adventure Education program.
  •  Have strong leadership qualities and be a good Christian role model.
  • Present yourself professionally in regard to hygiene, dress, work ethic, and attitude.
Specific Qualifications:
  •  Desire to serve the Lord by teaching others about our Creator through His creation.
  • Possess patience and the ability to instruct various age groups, particularly children.
  • Have experience, education, training, and/or a willingness to learn to teach outdoor skills, science classes, team building, and ropes course adventures.
  •  Are a “people person” who enjoys and has a good rapport with people of various ages and can relate to them well.
  • Demonstrates good decision-making abilities.
Specific Responsibilities:
  •  Learn appropriate experiential teaching techniques as they are modeled.
  •  Participate in the training and orientation program regarding the program planning, curriculum, teaching, and leadership.
  • Prepare for and instruct learning labs, night programming, campfires, and other activities as scheduled.
  •  Become ACCT Level One Practitioner certified in order to facilitate high ropes and team building activities for AE groups.
  • Attend and participate in scheduled staff meetings.
  • Ensure safety in all activities and classes for the students and adults under your charge.
  •  Work with teachers to provide the best possible experience for students.
Timeframe:
  • The Adventure Guide Internship starts in the middle of August and concludes in the middle of May. Exact dates will vary year-to-year. Internship participants receive 5 paid vacation days, Thanksgiving and the day after, the week of Christmas, New Year’s Day, and Good Friday off.
Housing and Community:
  • Adventure Guides stay in a shared house, guys in one and girls in another. Furniture, kitchen supplies, and beds are provided. You are responsible for your own linens and personal clothing and gear. You will also participate in the same community events as all of our seasonal staff. Some of those events are dinners at full-time staff members’ homes, Bible Studies, having a one-on-one mentor, holiday parties, etc.
Included Training and/or Certifications:
  • ACCT Level 1 Challenge Course Facilitation
  •  Project Learning Tree
  • Project WILD
  • Project WET
  •  Leave No Trace Trainer
  • First Aid/CPR
  • USA Level 1 Archery Certification
  •  Christian Camp and Conference Association Ozark Sectional Conference
  • Overnight trip to the Buffalo National River
  • Your One Degree
  • Spiritual Facilitation
  • Adventure Education learning labs on outdoor sciences and skills
Commitment to Development:
  • This organization is committed to the development of employees, both full-time and seasonal. While you’re a part of this program you will walk through our custom-built leadership self-assessment and goal-setting process. This process is designed to help form you into a more Christlike leader personally and professionally.
Program Leadership:
  • The Adventure Guide Internship is under the direction of Jared McDaniel, Adventure Education Coordinator at the camp and Bethany Cook, Adventure Education Manager. Jared has worked in outdoor and camp ministry since 2008 and holds a Masters Degree in Education. Bethany has been at the camp since graduating from Southwest Baptist University with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology in 2011.
  • Daily job functions of Adventure Guides will be supervised by the Adventure Education Specialist, a Graduate Assistant pursuing a Master’s Degree at either John Brown University or Wheaton College. Adventure Guides will also work closely with and be trained by many other highly qualified and dedicated staff members.
Adventure Guide Schedule
August
  •  Complete two and a half weeks of training on Adventure Education curriculum and practices.
  • Basic facilitation
  • Adventure Education science curriculum
  • High ropes
  • Archery
  • Evening programming
  • Camp Procedures
  • Overnight trip to the Buffalo National River area to build team cohesion.
September - November
Fall season of Adventure Education
  • Instruct Learning Labs during the day (Monday - Friday)
  • Lead night games and activities for 2-3 evenings per week
  •  Monitor program supplies and ensure teaching locations and activity sites are ready to use.
  • Begin community Bible study.
  • Begin community family dinners.
  • Begin meeting with your mentor.
December - February
  • Advanced facilitation training
  • Project Learning Tree, Project WILD, Project WET trainings
  • Leave No Trace Trainer training
  • In-School programs begin
  •  Help host 3 weekend retreats with our Guest Services team
  • Assist the Colcord Launch Center (a camp ministry) with after school programs.
March - May
  • Spring Season of Adventure Education
  • Instruct Learning Labs during the day (Monday - Friday)
  • Lead night games and activities for 2-3 evenings per week
  • Monitor program supplies and ensure teaching locations and activity sites are ready to use.
  •  Complete your Learning Goals and prepare for what God has for you next (whether within or outside of NLR) 
Pay: $600-$900/month
Location: Colcord, Oklahoma
Hours: Full-time, August-May
REFERENCE #3269916
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