Oh Be Joyful Church Crested Butte, CO Posted: March 02, 2021
PURPOSE & ROLE
Oh Be Joyful Church (OBJC) seeks to fill a full-time position responsible for overseeing all aspects of student ministries. The candidate will be responsible for both middle and high school programs (Grade 6-12). While the role of the youth pastor is multi-faceted, the mission is always the same: to introduce the youth of Crested Butte to Jesus and help them mature spiritually.
An average week includes outreach, discipleship, adventure, and behind-the-scenes planning. Other aspects include building relationships within the youth community, creating healthy and safe spaces in which youth can grow; building, fostering, and discipling a team of volunteer leaders, and regular participation as a part of OBJC staff in engaging with the overall mission and efforts of the church. Our staff goes above and beyond for the good of the church and humbly seeks out creative ways to engage and improve the various ministries of Oh Be Joyful.
The youth pastor must have a love for God, a love for middle school and high school students, and a pastoral heart to see them grow in their relationship with Christ. In addition, the following are required:
At least 2 years of experience in youth ministry leadership
Commitment to a team approach to ministry including recruit, disciple, and sustain a volunteer leadership team
Strong teacher with a love for God's word
Pastoral philosophy of equipping and discipling
Relational style of leadership and ministry
Joyful spirit and good sense of humor
Proven ability to teach and equip youth and leaders in small and large setting
Proven ability to communicate well with church leaders and members and come alongside families, especially in times of crisis
Relate to the unique needs of teenagers in today's culture and specifically in Crested Butte
Ensure that the youth ministry is functioning in an effective, focused manner
Recruit, train, and mobilize a Youth Leadership Team for the youth ministry
Submit and effectively manage an annual budget
Oversee any fund-raising efforts for youth ministries
Develop comprehensive, well-balanced biblical instruction and programming for spiritual growth
Assume the role as primary teacher and provide teaching opportunities to other qualified volunteers
Plan, oversee, and execute special events and trips
Lead annual or bi-annual youth missions' trip, preferably in support of missionaries already supported by OBJC
Demonstrate organizational skills and written communication in implementation of ministry
Engage parents as vital partners
Develop a program designed to equip middle school and high school volunteers
Provide opportunities for the training and discipling of youth
Participate in staff meetings
Keep Elders and staff informed of emergent situations
Sunday morning participation
General pastoral responsibilities shared by the team and other duties as required
Keep yourself and your team accountable to the Vulnerable People Policy of OBJC and Character Covenant
Ability to maintain all social media platforms for the youth programs
OBJC STAFF CORE REQUIREMENTS
Personal Spiritual Disciplines
Regular, well planned disciplines for spiritual growth and health must be engaged
A Mentee Relationship
Meet regularly with a mentor who is trustworthy, willing to truly engage, and is outside the valley
A commitment to be accountable and transparent with the Elder team - trusting and submitting to
Upholding the Mission, DNA, and doctrine of the church
A common core of belief and mission is important
Commitment to Family
Maintain a healthy relationship with spouse, kids, and family and keep open communication about
Important family situations with elders and mentors
Proactively seek out opportunities to gain education, skill, and instruction in the field
Signed Character / Employment Contract
Commit to a lifestyle that is above reproach
General Staff Responsibilities
Participate in staff meetings, personal and team leadership development, various projects at church
Please visit our website, link below, for more information on the position and the application process.
Once you have reviewed our Youth Pastor page, please send your resume and cover letter to Jessica Thomas at Jessica@ohbejoyfulchurch.org. In your cover letter, please include why you desire to work at Oh Be Joyful Church and your mission for working with youth.
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