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Youth Director Resume

Maryland, CaliforniA

Purpose To serve as a faithful, hardworking and dedicated team member of an organization that offers responsibility and opportunities to contribute and further develop my skills.

Work Experience

Youth Director Confidential, California, Maryland. (March 2008-Present)

  • Developed and led an active, growing ministry as the first full time Youth Director.Developed and implemented a youth curriculum for High School and Middle School students.
  • Led weekly programs for middle school and high school students.
  • Provided presentations for youth groups on the basics of faith
  • Led volunteer youth group staff and developed a relevant youth ministry that experienced significant growth under my leadership.
  • Organized and led several outreach trips, events, and retreats. Including but not limited to:
    • "The Great Escape" for students ages 11 to 14.(August 2008, 2009 and June 2010, 2011)
    • "Fun In The Son" for students ages 14 to 18. (July 2008 - 2011)
    • Established and led both spring and fall retreatsfor students ages 11 to 18 from 2008 through 2011.
    • Established and coordinated fundraisers, service projects, and fun events for youth.
  • Researched, purchased and managed a complete relational data base of youth information and skills.
  • Served as a key member of the multimedia hardware and software group and the development and implementation for the church.

Youth Director Confidential, Manassas, Va.(May 2007-March 2008)

  • Led an active, growing high school ministry during the transition of moving into a new church building, after being without a building for two months.
  • Organized and established an active middle school ministry.
  • Led weekly programs for middle school and high school students
  • Led volunteer youth group staff and developed a relevant youth ministry that experienced significant growth following an absence of leadership.
  • Organized and led several outreach trips, events, and retreats. Including but not limited to:
    • Established and led a spring retreat for students ages 11 to 18 in 2007 and 2008.
    • High School Beach Week Retreat for students ages 14 to 18 in Wildwood, NJ (June 2007).
    • "The Great Escape" for students ages 11 to 14 (August 2007).
    • "30 Hour Famine" for students ages 11 to 18 (2008).
  • Served as a contributing member of an acclimation team while the church was moving locations.

Assistant Youth Directorfor Discipleship Ministries Confidential, Harrisonburg, Va. (February 2005-May 2007)

  • Led an active, growing ministry ofmore than 180 youth.
  • Led two weekly programs for middle school and high school kids
  • Provided presentations for youth groups on the basics of faith
  • Oversaw the growth of a small group ministry by recruiting leaders to disciple our members. In two years the ministry grew from three groups to thirteen groups.
  • Led several youth retreats:
    • "Fun in the Son" for students ages 14 to 18 (July 2006).
    • "The Great Escape" for students ages 11-14 (June 2005 and 2006).
    • "Disciple Now" A local fall retreat for 90 students' ages 11 to 18. (November 2004 - 2006).
    • "Breakaway" A local spring retreat for 70 students' ages 11 to 18. (April 2005 - 2007).

Other Interests

Real Estate Rentals and Remodeling Created a Real Estate LLC

  • Developed a business plan and initiated my privately owned business.
  • Developed technical skills to provide my own labor for renovations and maintenance.

Youth Volunteer Confidential, Harrisonburg, Va. (April 2004-February 2005)

  • Assisted on trips and with the weekly program until the position turned into the paid position I held.
  • Played bass guitar with worship band at the evening's contemporary service.

Mission Worker

  • Led three missions to the Gulf Coast to clean up in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. (Ocean Springs, Mississippi in December 2005 and Long Beach, Mississippi in March 2006 and June 2006)
  • Co-led a Son Servants Mission trip, a practically-based mission to serve, build and maintain a seminary in Merida, Mexico. I co-led a group of 40 youth and adults over this 10 day mission in July 2005.
  • Led two missions trips through an organization called YouthWorks. In July 2009 we served the community of Mahanoy City, PA and the surrounding area. In August 2010 we served the community of Swanquarter, NC and the surrounding area.

Bible Study Leader, Harrisonburg, VA, Manassas, VA, and California, MD (September 2005 to Present)

  • Lead two small groups of high-school boys at weekly and or bi-weekly meetings where we studied several books and emphasized accountability.
  • Started a College Bible Study at First Presbyterian Church, Harrisonburg, Va. A group of 15 to 20 met weekly during the 2006-07 school year. Ages 18-25
  • Started a weekly bible study in Manassas for all high school youth emphasizing specific bible study.

Domestic Abuse Counselor Youth Volunteer, Confidential, Harrisonburg, Va. (summer and fall 2003)

  • Worked with children whose families had been affected by domestic violence through an organized program of games, crafts and outdoor activities.

Education

  • A.A.S. General Studies/College Transfer (May 2005)
  • A.S.Internet Systems Security (working towards degree and certifications in 2012)

Skills Trained speaker/presenter Proficient with computers Fluent with Microsoft Windows 7 Fluent with Microsoft Office 2010 Suite. This includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher Able to creatively develop presentations and fliers using a variety of computer applications Experienced trip planner, for both short-term service projects, weekend retreats and week-long missions

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