Moraga Valley Presbyterian Church in Moraga, California, is looking for a Director of Student Ministries to join their team. This person will be responsible for outreach to, for, and development of middle school students and high school students in what is commonly referred to as the “Lamorinda” area of Moraga, Lafayette, and Orinda.
The Director of Student Ministries will work directly with students, creating a welcoming environment that encourages the student’s spiritual and social development, as well as developing a team of adult volunteers that work alongside this individual to foster growth. MVPC is NOT requiring any prior full-time ministry experience for this role and would love to have the enthusiasm of someone ready to build and grow while being mentored by a 20+ year veteran Pastor of Families who wants to be involved as much as possible.
This person will be recruiting, training, and coordinating student leaders and adult leaders in conjunction with their boss; while developing and implementing new programs. This includes activities such as selecting curriculum, recruiting and training volunteer leaders and teachers, and being the point person for planning and leading Wednesday night Senior High and Thursday night Studio 68 (Junior High) ministries. You’ll have the opportunity to plan and lead retreats, camps, and events. This church takes several HUNDRED teens to Mexico every Spring Break!
Here’s what they’re looking for (hopefully, that’s you!). They want a vibrant, growing personal faith in Jesus Christ, and some academic preparation, with preference given to candidates who have completed an undergraduate degree or are close to completing it. They even could help with seminary tuition if you wanted to go that route. You must possess the ability to organize and supervise programs, the ability to communicate with a diverse student body and relate well to students. Ideally, you’d be creative, a go-getter, self-motivated, and have strong leadership skills and strong teaching skills.
Moraga is a suburb of the Oakland/San Francisco Bay Area with a population of 17,539. Moraga is in Contra Costa County and is one of the best places to live in California. Living in Moraga offers residents a sparse suburban feel, and most residents own their homes. In Moraga, there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live there, and residents tend to have moderate political views. Moraga is a great place to raise kids with outdoor recreation and highly rated public schools. You can be in San Francisco in twenty minutes without traffic or Tahoe in 2 hours if that’s more your speed.
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Dan Navarra has over fifteen years experience in vocational ministry out in sunny California. In addition to being a full-time pastor, Dan has expertise specializing in church finances, HR, and Youth Pastor compensation; having run the largest-ever national compensation survey of over 4,000 Youth Pastors to-date. His work with Youth Pastors has been featured at Church Law & Tax, the National Network of Youth Ministries, and he’s held coaching calls all over the country to help Youth Pastors turn their calling into a sustainable career. He and his family of five reside in the Central Valley of California where they can access the ocean, ski slopes, lake cabin, and desert all within a two-hour drive.