Central Presbyterian Church is a historic congregation on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. Over the past decade, the church has experienced a time of renewal and flourishing and is currently home toa culturally diverse body of seasoned leaders, many families, and a dynamic body of students, young professionals, and artists. Central’s vision is to be a church that experiences the transformative power of the gospel and responds in reliance upon the Holy Spirit by following Jesus Christ in his mission to make all things new at Central, in New York City, and throughout the world.
The Youth Director’s primary responsibility is to lead outreach efforts to new students who are not yet Christians or church attenders and to oversee the spiritual growth and pastoral care of the middle school and high school students within the Central community, under the direction of the Executive Pastor and the Senior Pastor. By cultivating meaningful relationships, modeling a life of Christian faithfulness, fostering biblical worship and teaching, and engaging in gospel mission, the Youth Director encourages students to grow in their knowledge and experience of Christ’s love and demonstrates how to live their lives in grateful response to his grace. The Youth Director prioritizes relationship-building and community-formation with middle and high school students; develops and executes age-appropriate programs, curricula, games, events, retreats, camp experiences, and service opportunities; provides support and care to students and their parents; identifies, recruits, trains, and evaluates volunteers; collaborates and communicates with parents, volunteer leaders, church staff, and ministry partners; and manages the youth ministry budget.