720 Emerson Drive NE, Palm Bay, FL 32907
Point of Contact: Executive Pastor (Jonathan Culley, email@example.com)
To apply for this position, go to https://www.covenantpalmbay.org/apply.
Direct the overall operation of our family ministries, which consists primarily of the High School and Middle School Ministries (grades 5 through 12) with the goals of (1) moving students progressively toward healthy discipleship in age-appropriate ways; (2) equipping parents to evangelize and disciple their own children and students; and (3) finding creative ways to reach out to visiting families and unchurched families in our surrounding community. In addition, oversee the part-time Children's Ministry staff.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Youth Ministry Programs (See www.covenantpalmbay.org/students)
a. Direct the planning, operation, and evaluation of the following programs:
Sun Night "EDGE" Big group for grades 9-12, includes worship, teaching, fun activity
Sun Night "Plugged In" Small groups for grades 9-12, led by volunteers
Wed Night "Encounter" Grades 5-6, includes short teaching time and small groups
Wed Night "Elevate" Grades 7-8, includes short teaching time and small groups
Teen Membership Class ("Reaffirm") Usually a weekend seminar once a year
Other official student ministry-related events
b. Oversee special student ministry programs such as retreats, summer camps, and/or mission trips.
2. Leadership and Team Development
a. Supervise, develop, and evaluate the following part-time staff workers:
Children's Ministry Coordinator (part-time)
Family Ministry Assistant (part-time)
b. Personally lead or appropriately delegate the leading of all student ministry activities.
c. Recruit helpers and leaders from across the congregation to assist in the overall operation of all aspects of the youth ministry. Ensure they are appropriately screened and qualified based on their level of exposure to students and their specific responsibilities.
d. Seek out potential future leaders and work to move them up into leadership positions within the youth ministry.
3. Relationships and Collaboration
a. Find ways to build intentional relationships with youth (and empower adult volunteers to do the same) with the goal of making disciples, not just "filling seats."
b. Oversee consistent communication with parents and provide the tools they need for spiritual leadership of their own children. Be especially sensitive and helpful to unbelieving parents, spiritually underdeveloped parents, single-parent homes, or dysfunctional situations that may require an extra touch of care.
c. Be on the lookout for new, visiting, or fringe families. Help new or fringe families connect to the various other ministries of our church. Ensure the values of intentional hospitality and "customer service" permeate the ethos of the entire student ministry team.
4. Personal and Professional Development
a. Have healthy rhythms of self-care, including nurturing your soul, mind, body, relationships, and emotional life. Effectively balance work, family, and personal aspects of life.
b. Actively seek to learn and sharpen your professional skills. Read books and obtain resources related to your calling and position. Pursue seminars, conferences, or similar professional development opportunities as much as possible.
Our VALUES describe what is most important to us as a church:
1. Living Authentically In a world of guilt and shame, we share together in the grace of God as we repent of our sins and heal from our wounds.
2. Praying Dependently In a world of self-reliance, we find power when we look to God rather than to ourselves.
3. Proclaiming Graciously In a world of hypocrisy, we declare the absolute truth of God's Word and its message of gospel grace with boldness and kindness.
4. Connecting Intentionally In a world of isolation and loneliness, we deliberately invite people to experience gospel community with us.
5. Caring Genuinely In a world of apathy and selfishness, we care for the deepest needs of people.
6. Multiplying Concentrically In a world of hopelessness, we share the good news of the gospel to see people come to know Jesus as Savior across the street, track, and ocean.
A college or seminary degree in youth ministry or Christian education is preferred, but not required. Experience in a medium-to-large church setting where a variety of approaches to youth ministry were consistently demonstrated. Involvement in a youth ministry that focused on growing young disciples (not just creating fun worship experiences) is highly preferred. Experience working with unchurched families or interacting with prospective families is desirable. Must be a Christian who supports our overall church vision. Must be or become a member of our church.