Family Church Zeeland, MI Posted: October 07, 2021
Family Church exists to lead people to love God, love people, and make disciples of Jesus (Matthew 28:19-20). Our vision is to reach as many people as possible with the Gospel and to help people become fully devoted followers of Jesus who also make disciples of Jesus. We are an inter-generational, multi-site, church with a rapidly growing student base and want to continue fostering the "family" feel.
Job Duties & Expectations  Regular tasks o Plan and execute weekend and mid-week youth & young adult ministries – including developing and leading a team of volunteers. o Infuse life, energy and vision into a College/Young Adult ministry – mentoring and leading young leaders to provide connection, community and growth. o Constantly have an eye on the first impression we are making with guests – have high expectations for consistently covering all possible connection points, creating an easy experience for a first-time guest. o Communicate regularly with volunteers to coordinate team coverage for each weekend and other ministry activities. o Organize activities, retreats, mission trips designed to engage & grow students. o Utilize appropriate & relevant curriculum for youth. (we use Orange Curriculum) o Teach as needed. o Create a digital ministry strategy to engage students & families (churched & unchurched) through social media. o Other job duties as assigned.
 People o Recruit, train and equip volunteers. o Identify and mentor key volunteer leaders – pour into them so they can grow in their ability to pour into others. o Effectively engage teens and young adults on-site & online. o Find ways to equip parents both virtually & in-person. o Exhibit great relational ability and compassion – the ministry is about people.
 Organizational o Provide input to and be conscious of the annual budget for ministry areas. o Actively participate in weekly staff meetings – not only representing this ministry area, but giving input to help the overall church continuously improve. o Participate on the church social media team.
Youth Ministry Goals We believe an effective youth ministry needs to engage students who are at different points in their spiritual journey – from not knowing Christ to growing as a follower of Christ to beginning to impact others for Christ. By the time students graduate from high school, our goal is for them to make their faith and Christian walk their own.
Our specific youth ministry goals are: For every student to be known and cared for in community. For each student to have a meaningful relationship with at least one Christian adult who positively impacts their faith and helps them wrestle with what it looks like to live out their faith in today's culture. That students will be encouraged to use their gifts to serve in the church and the community. That students will be given opportunities to lead and also have a voice through an active student leadership team. That difficult cultural topics will be tackled so that students can talk through, think about and develop a Christian worldview about how to engage culture. That the ministry will actively and appropriately engage students through social media and online tools. Going forward, the ministry should continue to evolve and remain flexible to engage students where they are and how they communicate. For parents to be equipped to help their students grow in faith and navigate the rapid changes they experience from middle school to high school to college and adulthood.
College/Young Adult Ministry Goals We are looking to create a College/Young Adult ministry where young people can continue to make the transition from school to adulthood – a community where they can continue to grow and engage with each other in meaningful relationships. The Pastor over this ministry will infuse life, energy and vision in order to gain traction and provide a continuum of ministry for those who have come through our church as well as those new to town for work or college.
Our specific College/Young Adult Ministry goals are: To balance the social aspect with a healthy environment to challenge and support one another to continue growing in Christ. To have a Groups element where young people can be vulnerable and transparent in an environment where accountability and encouragement are common. To raise up and equip leaders from within the ministry so that there is a strong element of self-leadership within the ministry.
The Opportunity Family Church desires to add a full-time Youth / Young Adult Pastor to our team. Currently, our team consists of 5 full-time pastors along with many other amazing staff members and even more core volunteer leaders. Our incredible volunteer culture currently has 63 volunteers to each full-time staff person!
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