Christ Community Church McMinnville, TN Posted: January 21, 2023
Christ Community Church is seeking a Full-time position responsible for overseeing all aspects of student ministries K-12. The candidate will be primarily responsible for Junior and Senior High programs (6-12) with secondary responsibilities regarding the K-5 programs.
Qualifications The youth pastor must have a love for God, a love for teenagers, and a pastoral heart to see them grow in their relationship with Christ. - Must be a born-again Christian - Meeting the 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, and 1 Peter 5 qualifications for church leaders - Commitment to CCC doctrine, vision, values, and beliefs - Pastoral philosophy of equipping and discipling - Commitment to a team approach to ministry - Strong teacher with love for God's word - Relational style of leadership and ministry - Joyful spirit and a good sense of humor - Able to work without direct supervision - General availability to Senior / Associate Pastor, parents, and youth workers of the church - Experience as a youth pastor in a church with a youth group preferred - GED or High School Diploma required. Continued education preferred
Specific Qualifications The youth pastor must have the ability and willingness to: -Manage a team of volunteer leaders - Engage parents as vital partners in children/youth program - Teach and preach to youth and leaders in small and large settings - Communicate well with parents and come alongside families, especially in times of crisis - Relate to the unique needs of teenagers -Work with other ministries within the church -Work with other like-minded churches in the community to further the Kingdom -Attend the church's day-to-day activities, including answering phones, printing ministry documents, ordering and stocking supplies, visiting, calendar planning, etc...
Responsibilities -Ensure that the children/youth ministry is functioning in a practical, focused manner -Recruit, train, and mobilize a ministry team of adults for the children/youth ministry -Work with Pastor to achieve the collectively articulated goals of the ministry -Follow through with the volunteer screening process to ensure a competent and qualified body of volunteer adults -Submit an annual budget -Oversee the expenditures of the budget allocated towards the children/youth ministries -Oversee fundraising efforts for children/youth ministries trips -Fill in for the pastor to preach when called upon -Serve on the Diaconate Team, working closely with a team of people to handle scheduling, policy, planning, and budgets that affect the overall children's/Youth program at CCC -Stay connected with the leaders in each ministry area (Sunday School, Nursery, and Vacation Bible School), serving as a resource and support person -Serve as the administrator over the entire youth department (K-12th) by planning events/fundraisers that align with the purpose and vision of the church -Must be able to delegate responsibility to appropriate children/youth workers and children/youth -Develop comprehensive, well-balanced biblical instruction and programming for growth opportunities -Assume the role of primary teacher/preacher and provide teaching opportunities to other qualified adults -Assume the responsibility for teaching Junior High & High School Sunday School -Provide periodic retreat opportunities for both Junior and Senior High students, including Vacation Bible School activities as appropriate -Ensure that competent adult leadership is available, not only to supervise but to build relationships at all youth events
Equipping -Work with Senior Pastor to develop a program designed to equip Junior and Senior High students and adult volunteers to do the work of the ministry -Provide opportunities for Junior and Senior High student ministry teams to form -Provide opportunities for the training and discipline of youth leaders. Children's Ministries -See that administrative policies such as the volunteer screening, background checks, ability to plan events, Wednesday Night Outreach budget, etc., are followed within all children's/Youth programs -Keep the Senior Pastor and staff informed of pertinent situations regarding Children/Youth.
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