EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Children and Youth Ministry Position

July 2021

Mount Royal United Church is seeking an enterprising person to take on a leadership role with

our Christian Education (Sunday School & Youth) team, children, youth members and their

families. The position is currently approved for 10-13 hours a week, including Sunday mornings.

MRUC is an Affirming Congregation which is multi-generational and inter-cultural.

For more information or to express interest in the position please contact Mount Royal United Church by mail, phone, or by email at: 1800 boul. Graham, Mount Royal, QC, H3R 1G9, by phone at 514-739-7741, or by email at mruc514@gmail.com.

Children & Youth Ministry Skills Profile

The position is open to any lay person with the following skill set:

  • A person who has the appropriate background (theological training or equivalent would be helpful) and experience working with children & youth;

  • An interest in and the ability to resource Children & Youth Programming;

  • An ability to engage in faith based conversation;

  • Demonstrable Christian faith & spirituality;

  • An ability to support the Sunday School & Youth Group leaders both on Sundays & as required to prepare for the classes;

  • Ability to connect with young people and relate to their needs & desires;

  • Ability to use social media, including online platforms such as Zoom, to engage with young people;

  • Experience with the spiritual education needs of youth and the particular challenges associated with providing a safe and engaging environment for 12-18 year olds;

  • An understanding of the United Church of Canada ethos;

  • Sensitivity to diverse theological positions found at MRUC among its members of all ages;

  • Sensitivity and openness to a diverse group of young and old (language, cultural background, gender identification, lifestyle, etc.)

  • Strong leadership & effective communication skills;

  • A working knowledge of French;

  • Current Police Check (in place before the job offer is confirmed)

Duties & Responsibilities

Between 10-13 hours per week with the possibility of increasing hours in the future.

  • Organize and implement safe programs for children and youth up to 18 years of age that are fun, empowering, nurturing of faith development, and builds a sense of community; (primarily on Sunday morning, but occasionally for special programs/meetings during the week.)

  • Order Sunday School and Youth Group curriculum & other arts & crafts materials on a timely basis;

  • Support volunteer leaders; this may include leading/teaching Sunday School or Youth Group classes when necessary;

  • Organize and maintain a Youth Adult program for 18+ outside of Sunday morning on a periodic basis;

  • Foster connections with parents of children and regularly via email & social media

regarding MRUC events, meetings, church functions, and wider community youth

activities (e.g. other United Church / Presbytery youth events);

  • Participate in church activities each week and in the broader life of the church;

  • Prepare a monthly report to Council on Sunday School & Youth activities.