OverviewThe Youth Leader at FCC, Longmeadow will help middle and high school youth develop leadership, team building, personal and spiritual awareness through regular activities, mission trips, Christian education classes, current events discussions with a faith lens, and more. Your job will be, in partnership with the pastors and lay leaders, to sustain, advance, lead, and oversee experiential programs for middle- and high-schoolers, with safety, creativity and adaptive ability such as during COVID19 time.
Overall GoalsYou will be in charge of the programs for helping youth develop spiritually and socially, as part of a progressive Christian congregation. This will include:
- Experiential, healthy programs that emphasize fun and relationship-building within our community of faith;
- Mission work, both locally and further afield, to deepening a sense of discipleship, of living out the gospel teachings, with open affirmation of LGBTQ youth and families.
- Outreach and relationship-building with church families to grow sense of caring and engagement with our church programs
Spiritual formation and growth in United Church of Christ progressive Christian values
Integrating/inviting youth gifts in the life of the church
Building/mentoring leadership among youth
With youth (both inside and outside of scheduled church activities)
With pastors and staff
Intergenerational engagement (in partnership with the Family Ministries Director)
Other Activities to Include:
Scheduled youth-led involvement in Sunday morning worship
Scheduled youth-oriented worship outside of Sunday morning
Mission activities that put faith values into action
Christian Education classes, faith-building book groups for middle and high school students
Hours and Compensation
Approximately 15 hours per week, September through May. $20/hour.
First Church of Christ in Longmeadow is part of the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ https://www.sneucc.org/), a progressive Christian denomination (https://www.ucc.org/).
Our Mission Statement: “Embraced by the love of God in Christ, our mission is to love and serve our world. We seek to grow in Christ’s family through our journey inward towards faith and knowledge outward, toward love and justice, always rooted and nurtured in worship.”
We are an Open and Affirming Congregation: On September 18, 2011 members of First Church voted to become an Open and Affirming congregation by adopting the following welcome statement: “We, the First Church of Christ in Longmeadow, strive to live out our stated mission to seek love and justice in our world. We welcome persons of every age, race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, mental, physical, emotional, economic and social status, and circumstance of life into the full participation and ministry of our church.”
Find out more about our activities, watch a livestream worship:
Rev. Marisa Brown Ludwig, Associate Pastor
Church Office: 413-567-6287
Location: First Church of Christ in Longmeadow, UCC
Contact: Rev. Marisa Brown Ludwig
Address: 763 Longmeadow Street Longmeadow 01106