The Youth and Young Adult Minister shall act as an assistant to the Senior Pastor as a pastoral presence specifically for the children, teens, young adults and those in service with youth and young adult ministries. As an Assistant Pastor, this individual must be committed to the calling of Jesus Christ demonstrated (modeling Christian characteristics) as he/she executes their daily responsibilities. The primary function is to disciple youth and young adults into a transforming relationship with Christ, development and supervision of a comprehensive diverse youth and young adult ministry department that includes community outreach. The individual is required to have strong interpersonal, communications, organizational and planning skills, as well as the ability to be a cooperative team member.

ACCOUNTABILITY: As a full-time employee, the Youth and Young Adult Minister is required to work closely with the Senior Pastor as a direct report.

QUALIFICATIONS: (Education, Certification, Skill Sets)

REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and Masters of Divinity or enrollment in Master of Divinity Program from an accredited Seminary or Divinity School.
  • Must be a Licensed Minister, Ordained or in Pursuit of Ordination.
  • 1 Year Experience in Youth Ministry.
  • Convey a Vocational Calling to Youth and Young Adult Ministry in local Church setting.
  • Proven Training, Education and Working Knowledge of Childhood / Adolescent Development & Psychology
  • Proven Leadership Ability / Skills
  • Demonstrated Organizational and Planning skills
  • Experience Teaching and Development of a Lesson Plan
  • Demonstrated Eagerness to Learn.

DESIRED

  • Computer Literate: MS Office for example

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS (Required)

The Youth and Young Adult Minister must be a person with the proven ability to serve, and in doing such foster a sense of empowerment. He/She must also be committed to working as a team member with other staff under the leadership of the Senior Pastor. He/She must be proficient in recruiting youth and young adult ministry volunteers. The Youth and Young Adult Minister must be able to make theologically based decisions and delegate responsibilities.



PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES (Required)

The Youth and Young Adult Minister must be able to clearly express their calling to the ministry of Jesus Christ in their daily interaction with all members of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens. He/She would need to possess a demeanor characterized by humility and other-centeredness. As a member of the ministerial leadership, this person must be flexible in case he/she is called upon to occupy other duties and responsibilities and deemed necessary by the Senior Pastor.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES, include but not limited to:

All Duties and Responsibilities of the Youth and Young Adult Minister are to be worked in Coordination with the Senior Pastor. It is the duty and responsibility of the Youth and Young Adult Minister to not only be concerned with the spiritual growth and development of the youth and young adults of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens but also their educational, emotional, mental and physical growth and development.

It is the duty and responsibility of the Youth and Young Adult Minister to Work in Coordination with the Senior Pastor –

  • In evaluating the current structure of the Youth and Young Adult Ministry identifying needs and develop a strategic plan for organizing, developing and implementing an infrastructure to meet the current need yet is foundationally sound for growth and flexibility in meeting potential need brought about by future societal changes.
  • Establish & Coordinate Youth and Young Adult Servant Leaders by recruiting volunteers through discernment according to their gifts, talents and desires.
  • Work with Ministers and Servant Leaders in recruiting volunteers through discernment in the areas of Sunday School, Bible Study and Children’s Church so that curriculum and classes are structured by age and age appropriateness.
  • Work with Ministers and Servant Leaders in creating and implementing a structured safe and protective environment.

It is the duty and responsibility of the Youth and Young Adult Minister to

  • Connect with unsaved youth outside of normal church functions.
  • Attend variety of Youth Functions held in our community
  • Plan and provide outreach events (opportunities for unsaved friends to come)
  • Make and maintain positive relationships with leaders in the community (e.g. school)
  • To make regular visits to youth at their schools.
  • To provide counseling as needed
  • To provide mentorship

It is the duty and responsibility of the Youth and Young Adult Minister to

  • Preach on the assigned Youth and Young Adult Sunday and as assigned by the Senior Pastor.
  • Nurture the youth and young adult in their relationship with Christ with both deliberate one on one discipleship as well as group discipleship within meetings and activities.
  • Work with Ministers and other Ministries to involve the youth and young adults local evangelistic outreach, Expose to opportunities to serve – fostering servant spirit by involvement in ministry and needs in church.
  • Train youth to serve in other events and ministries at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens.
  • Create and provide youth with opportunities to serve (Christian service and missions)
  • Regular local Christian service opportunities (e.g. – soup kitchen and rescue mission)
  • Encourage youth in the area of Christian vocational ministries

It is the duty and responsibility of the Youth and Young Adult Minister to

  • Develop a worship service for the youth and young adults –
    • Designed to minister to their specific need
    • That will lead to the promotion of a venue for full participation in worship service every Sunday
    • That will lead to the development of youth/young adult trustees, etc., full utilization Junior and Youth Usher Ministries and development of a Young Adult Usher Ministry.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (REQUIRED)

  • Pastoral Care, Clinical Development

COMPENSATION

  • Competitive Salary and Benefits

HOW TO APPLY

  • Submit Application, Resume and Salary Requirements to the Leon Largie at llargie@fbcsomerset.com