Program Overview

The Youth and Family Ministry Program will support initiatives in the Youth and Family Ministry Vision, Strategy and Support Team (VSST) five year strategic plan by helping parishes more fully integrate children and youth into parish life and foster a culture of safety and caring for young people.  As well, this program aims to equip adults for effective ministry with children, youth and families and advocate for these ministries and communicate with the wider church.


Position Overview

The Youth and Family Ministry Coordinator (YFMC) will be a key individual primarily responsible for providing information, monitoring, communicating, recommending available resources, and meeting with youth and families within the Diocese.  The YFMC will work primarily in the area of Youth and Family Ministry with the goal of integrating youth and families into parish, regional and diocesan life.  They will develop the capacity of parishes and regions to recruit, train and evaluate volunteers to work with youth and families.  They will oversee program development and implementation in areas related to youth and families, including faith development, worship, service, mission, evangelism, fellowship and disciple making.  The individual will be responsible to organize and participate in youth weekend events, which introduces youth to the opportunities of the Anglican community.  They will communicate and cooperate with other groups in the Diocese and nationally, on appropriate aspects of Youth Programs, including such events as the Diocesan Youth Camp (DYC) and Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) weekends.


Applicants should be able to demonstrate the following:


  • Active Faith
  • An understanding of the realities of youth and families, in churches, and in the broader culture
  • Genuine Concern for and Empathy with the lives, needs, issues, challenges, etc., of youth and families and a Commitment to serving them and encouraging their faith development
  • Good Character
  • Mobility and Ability to Work in/out of Variety of Settings and on Flexible Schedule
  • Ability to Work Well with Youth, Families, Parishes, other individuals/organizations
  • Ability to Operationalize VSST Plan; Organization, Self-Discipline
  • Creativity, Resourcefulness; Initiative, Respect for Boundaries
  • Ability to Share Information/Ideas in Public Forums
  • Understanding of, comfort with, current culture and the use of IT, including Social Media


The competition is open to both clergy and laity:


For complete position description, please contact [email protected]


If you are interested in applying, please send a letter of application, resume, names of three references, a Criminal Records Check, Vulnerable Sector Check along with a Child Abuse Registry Check by May 1, 2015, to:


The Reverend Canon Gordon Redden

The Diocese of Nova Scotia & Prince Edward Island

1340 Martello Street

Halifax, NS  B3H 2Z1

E-mail: [email protected]

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