Ablaze Ministries

The mission of Ablaze Ministries is to implement the US Bishops’ vision of comprehensive youth ministry by engaging, nurturing, and empowering discipleship in young people, ministers, volunteers, and families.

Ablaze Ministries enables schools and parishes of all sizes to sustain professional, cost-effective, and enthusiastic ministry rooted in prayer, fellowship, and formation. Our ministry enables collaboration of community parishes, highlighting the true connectedness of the universal Church.

Ablaze Ministries provides youth ministers with spiritual formation, professional training, and theological teaching. Our team of missionaries work together in community, sharing each other’s gifts and holding each other accountable to meet the needs and the call of the Catholic Church.

Jan 07, 2020
Mission of Organization Ablaze is a ministry organization devoted to forming the young church. Our mission is to form youth ministers and develop youth ministries for parishes. We provide a 360 ̊approach to building disciples by serving youth, ministers, as well as parents.   Current Position Information Job Title: Development Officer Supervisor: Director of Development Position Type: Part-Time Location: Bryan, TX Salary: $15-$18/hour Description We’re seeking an energetic and committed professional—with proven experience, specifically in fundraising or sales—who’s on a mission to change the world. Our Development Officer will meet with individuals to cultivate relationships and ask for gifts and pledges to support the life-changing work we do here at Ablaze Ministries. They will cultivate, solicit, and steward new donors while managing relationships with existing donors. Working in this position offers: Meaningful work - This is your opportunity to have a powerful impact on the lives of people of all ages Culture and community of servant leaders who have a constant willingness to do what it takes to get the job done Competitive salary: we will aggressively compensate the right person for this position Duties and Responsibilities Support our donors in accomplishing their philanthropic goals and ambitions by cultivating a relationship and asking for recurring and annual fund gifts to grow the mission of Ablaze Ministries Schedule face-to-face meetings with donor prospects and make direct, face-to-face asks for donations Ensure existing donors feel confident about their generosity by sharing the incredible impact their resources and initiatives are having on the lives of the teens we work with Keep up with activity utilizing Breeze and DonorElf Work alongside Development team to reach team fundraising goals Assist Director of Development with appeals, events, and other tasks as assigned Expectations and Requirements To Apply This is a role in a Catholic organization. Thus, being a practicing Catholic is required.  Must be committed – Deeply passionate about the Mission of Ablaze Ministries and willing to act as a servant leader; able to demonstrate tenacity and willingness to go the distance to get something done Must be coachable – Let others share and seek to understand before trying to be understood; desire to become the-best-version-of-yourself even when it is uncomfortable and not expedient Must be aware – Earn and maintain trust and confidence from your team members and donor prospects; take initiative by bringing new ideas to the team Must exhibit culture advocacy – Someone who is passionate about improving and contributing to the culture they work in Must have an undergraduate degree and at least 1 year of relevant fundraising or sales experience and a proven ability to meet objectives Must be able to make and keep friends, establishing and maintaining good working relationships both inside and outside your organization Must have honed your persuasive speaking and writing skills Must be organized, prepared, detail-oriented, and will follow through on promises How To Apply Please submit a resume, cover letter, and three recommendations to work@ablaze.us.
Ablaze Ministries Bryan, TX, USA Part time
Dec 06, 2019
The mission of Ablaze Ministries is to implement the US Bishops’ vision of comprehensive youth ministry by engaging, nurturing, and empowering discipleship in young people, ministers and volunteers, as well as within families. For the youth: Ablaze Ministries enables schools and parishes of all sizes to sustain professional, cost-effective, and enthusiastic ministry rooted in prayer, fellowship, and formation. Our ministry enables collaboration of community parishes, highlighting the true connectedness of the universal Church. For the ministers: Ablaze Ministries provides youth ministers with spiritual formation, professional development, and theological training. Our team of missionaries work together in community, sharing each other’s gifts and holding each other accountable to meet the needs and the call of the Catholic Church. Position Information Job Title: Youth Minister Supervisor: Director of Youth Ministries, Pastor Position Type: Full-Time Location: Bryan, TX; Waco, TX Salary: Fundraised Ablaze Ministries is a non-profit organization working within Catholic parishes to provide effective youth ministry. The Youth Minister serves as a full time missionary with a two-year commitment. Ablaze Ministries provides summer training and time for fundraising before Youth Ministers enter into their assigned parish ministry. Ablaze Ministries also provides 1-on-1 mentorship for everyone on staff. The Youth Minister is needed to creatively and energetically grow a youth ministry program, form intentional disciples, and present the faith in a way that is relevant to young people. Our team is looking for someone who loves their Catholic faith, is passionate about youth ministry and the New Evangelization, and is willing to start each workday in prayer with the staff. The candidate must have excellent motivational leadership skills, be well organized, have superb verbal and written communication skills, and have the ability to collaborate with teams of adult volunteers. The candidate must exemplify our core values of high integrity, team oriented, committed to excellence, joy, humble service & passionate about youth. Major Duties and Responsibilities Each Youth Minister at Ablaze Ministries is expected to have a life of prayer and a continued effort to unite one’s heart to Christ. The Youth Minister is needed to develop and coordinate a high school or middle school comprehensive youth ministry program including implementation of catechesis, sacramental preparation, small groups, service experiences, retreats, prayer experiences, relational ministry, and teen-leadership formation. Responsibilities of the Youth Minister will also include: Provide vision and coordination for the parish’s efforts in ministry to young people in either middle school (7th – 8th grade) or high school (9th – 12th grade) Coordinate and lead weekly youth nights, monthly activities, catechesis, and retreats Support fellow Youth Ministers at Ablaze Ministries and their programs through collaboration and, if possible, participation in their events Participation in partner Youth Minister’s weekly youth nights Attend weekly Youth Minister meetings and occasional parish staff meetings Serve as the Ablaze Ministries liaison with the pastor, parish staff, and parish council Contribute to Ablaze Ministries’ online resources Provide support for larger events hosted by the parish and Ablaze Ministries Expectations and Requirements to Apply A Bachelor’s degree is preferred to apply for this position Citizenship of the United States is required Experience in youth ministry is preferred Proficiency in Spanish is preferred Proficiency in social media and technology Ability to work with Fundraising Coordinator to meet salary goals Willingness to abide by Personal Conduct Agreement and Spiritual Covenant Committed disciple of Christ reflected in a life of pervasive prayer, devotion to the Eucharist, and a life of holiness
Ablaze Ministries Bryan, TX, USA Full time
Dec 06, 2019
The mission of Ablaze Ministries is to implement the US Bishops’ vision of comprehensive youth ministry by engaging, nurturing, and empowering discipleship in young people, ministers and volunteers, as well as within families. For the youth: Ablaze Ministries enables schools and parishes of all sizes to sustain professional, cost-effective, and enthusiastic ministry rooted in prayer, fellowship, and formation. Our ministry enables collaboration of community parishes, highlighting the true connectedness of the universal Church. For the ministers: Ablaze Ministries provides youth ministers with spiritual formation, professional development, and theological training. Our team of missionaries work together in community, sharing each other’s gifts and holding each other accountable to meet the needs and the call of the Catholic Church. Position Information Job Title: Campus Minister Supervisor: Director of Youth Ministries, School Principal Position Type: Full-Time Location: Bryan, TX Salary: Fundraised Ablaze Ministries is a non-profit organization working within Catholic parishes to provide effective youth ministry. The Campus Minister serves as a full time missionary with a two-year commitment. They are needed to plan, develop and execute the ministry at the Catholic school they are assigned to including liturgies, retreats, days of reflection, leadership development & bible studies. Our team is looking for someone who loves their Catholic faith, is passionate about youth ministry, the New Evangelization, and is willing to start each workday in prayer with the staff. The candidate must have excellent motivational leadership skills, be well organized, have superb verbal and written communication skills, and have the ability to collaborate with teams of adult volunteers. The candidate must exemplify our core values of high integrity, team oriented, committed to excellence, joy, humble service & passionate about youth. Major Duties and Responsibilities Each Campus Minister at Ablaze Ministries is expected to have a life of prayer and a continued effort to unite one’s heart to Christ. The Campus Minister is needed to develop and coordinate campus ministry including implementation of a multifaceted program with small groups, service experiences, semester retreats, daily prayer experiences, relational ministry, and faculty spiritual formation. They are expected to serve as an extension of the youth minister and as a resource to the faculty of the campus. Responsibilities of the Campus Minister will also include: Provide vision and coordination for the campus’ efforts in ministry to young people in either middle school (6th – 8th grade) or high school (9th – 12th grade) Coordinate and lead ministry events, such as day retreats, discipleship groups, Bible studies, etc. Coordinate Liturgy for the campus Support fellow Youth Ministers and Campus Ministers at Ablaze Ministries collaboration and, if possible, participation in their events v Disciple students and maintain a consistent presence on campus Develop and lead student leadership team  Attend weekly staff meetings Serve as the Ablaze Ministries liaison with the campus Contribute to Ablaze Ministries’ online and printed resources  Provide support for larger events hosted by their parish and Ablaze Ministries Expectations and Requirements to Apply A Bachelor’s degree is required to apply for this position. A degree in Theology, Religious Studies, Youth Ministry, or a similar field is preferred.  Experience in youth ministry and/or a classroom setting is preferred. Ability to maintain a professionalism that is expected of an employee at a private school.  Proficiency in social media and technology. Citizenship of the United States is required. Ability to work with Fundraising Coordinator to meet salary goals. Willingness to abide by Personal Conduct Agreement and Spiritual Covenant. Committed disciple of Christ reflected in a life of pervasive prayer, devotion to the Eucharist, and a life of holiness.
Ablaze Ministries Bryan, TX, USA Full time