Antioch Church Frankfort, IN Posted: August 24, 2023
Our Church: Antioch Church exists to be an instrument of God that spreads the hope, joy, and life found only in Jesus Christ. We seek to do this primarily through an emphasis on Bible-centered preaching and teaching, gospel-centered discipleship and community, and generous support for missions and local outreach. We are affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America (find the SOF here) and minister from a reformed-Baptist perspective. Our church is nestled in the beautiful farmland of central Indiana, about forty miles northwest of Indianapolis. We are strategically located south of Frankfort on State Road 39, making us easily accessible to other nearby towns and cities. Our new facility includes a gym, full kitchen, youth rooms, multiple Sunday School rooms, large foyer with seating area, and a sanctuary that can comfortably seat 200+. The building sits on a five-acre lot, with a pond, firepit, playground, and plenty of space for community activities. Our church is poised to grow, and key to that growth will be an influx of younger families. Our current weekly attendance is ~80, primarily consisting of people over the age of fifty.
Our Philosophy of Youth Ministry: The primary aim of youth ministry in the local church is to grow young believers into mature Christian men and women who love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. This is best achieved through a model of ministry that seeks to do at least three things: 1) integrate youth ministry into the larger life and worship of the local church; 2) assist Christian parents to be the primary disciplers in their children's lives; and 3) provide youth-centric events, teachings, and fellowship that complement the ministry of parenting. Because of this, in addition to being gifted with youth, a youth minister must be someone who is dedicated to the health of the local church and to helping parents raise children to the glory of God.
Overview of Position: - Part-time position (with the prospect of becoming full-time as the church grows) - Personally lead youth ministry working primarily with high school and middle school age kids - Work alongside a staff team in the day-to-day life and ministry of the church - Train members of the church for assistance in the work of the ministry - Primary focus on youth, with secondary time spent on other ministry duties
Primary Responsibilities: - Attend to the spiritual maturity of youth by teaching, equipping, and planning community-building events - Facilitate weekly Sunday School and evening meetings - Plan retreats, trips, and special events - Connect with youth and families throughout the week as needed/able - Regularly strategize with the pastor so as to ensure a ministry vision that coincides with the vision of the church - Assemble and train youth volunteers - Willingness to accept other church-related duties as needed/able
Qualifications: - A desire to minister to youth (ages ~13-17) and families - Previous youth experience preferred - 2–4-year degree in a related field or equivalent training preferred - Love for God, the Bible, theology, and the local church - Willingness/ability to help shape ministry vision and receive feedback from leadership and other involved members of the church - Unreserved agreement with the entirety of the EFCA Statement of Faith
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