Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church Fountain Hills, AZ Posted: July 06, 2017
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, LCMC
Position Title: Youth and Family Pastor
Overview: The Youth and Family Pastor will provide pastoral assistance and shared duties with the Senior Pastor with a primary focus on children's, youth, young adult and family ministry.
Organizational Relationship: The Youth and Family Pastor will report to the Senior Pastor and will be solely responsible for providing leadership, recruitment and training of volunteers for children, youth and family activities. He or she will work with action team leaders, staff and volunteers to accomplish the mission of the respective teams. Executive council will meet with the Youth and Family pastor on a quarterly basis to discuss performance.
Grow numerically and spiritually the youth and family ministry of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
Position responsibilities and duties:
Primary -Sole duties and responsibilities
Provide leadership for youth and family ministry
Make and maintain connections with younger families
Equip parents/families to teach and model the Christian faith with their children
Develop programs that incorporate the youth of our church, youth in community and their families
Develop and implement strategies to introduce and invite non-member families to attend Shepherd of the Hills worship services
Recruit and train volunteer support staff for all youth programs and hold regular feedback meetings
Oversee and coordinate the following programs:
Sunday School Education - (Grades pre k through 8th) will utilize his/her skills to train staff, i.e., Sunday school teachers and youth ministry helpers
Vacation Bible School VBS - Spring and Fall. These are one week all day activities
Word on Wednesday night (WOW) - (3 years through 5th grade)
Junior High Youth meets weekly in evening
Senior High Youth meets weekly in evening
Special events- such as Bible camps, Easter egg hunt, Christmas programs
Be available at all outreach activities such as WOW and VBS to meet, greet and develop relationships with the parents of the children attending these programs
Outreach to youth in community through school activities, etc.
Inspire and motivate our youth to learn about God and live their lives for Jesus Christ
Communicate on a regular basis all youth and family activities to our congregation and our community
Secondary -Shared duties and responsibilities
Preaching at least once per month at all services
Administering sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion
Teaching Adult Education
Phoning and writing notes to perspective members
Supporting congregation in evangelism/outreach efforts to community
Teaching Confirmation classes
Officiating at Funerals and weddings as requested
Assisting Senior Pastor in crisis situations
High regard for the authority of God's word
Passion for evangelism/outreach to youth and young families
Demonstrate and model excellent communication skills (written, oral and visual).
Ability to convey to others the joy of being a Christian in daily life
Four Year college degree
Master of Divinity from a recognized seminary
Practice the habits of personal spiritual renewal
Self-starter, team developer and a team player that will continually develop, implement, lead and improve our children, youth and family programs
Willing to work in a variety of settings including office hours at church, schools (if permitted), non-church organizations, family homes and a variety of times which includes nights and weekends
Willing to attend staff meetings, provide regular communication to church council and congregation and attend various council and ministry meetings as required.
Be fully engaged and committed to the mission and vision of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
Reflects the love of Christ through warm, compassionate, interpersonal skills that demonstrate strong expectations of excellence and quality
Develop and implement a comprehensive plan for assimilation of newcomers and new believers where children and youth are involved
Act in a professional manner with all personnel, volunteers, congregation members and the community while maintaining confidentially at all times
Locate in Fountain Hills and be a member of Shepherd of the Hills
Minimum of two years' experience with children, youth and family ministry programs in a church
Supports Lutheran Cursillo and Tirosh Movement experience
Experience in making disciples
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