Trinity is embarking on a transformation and looking to innovate with our associate pastor position in how we minister to families. The pastor will have a passion for working with families and youth as they deal with issues they face in their lives and neighborhoods. This passion will be_noemailplemented by core strengths in building connections between youth and families and the life of the congregation and_noemailmunity in ways that help us all grow as followers of Jesus Christ. There is no template for this position, and the pastor will require a thirst for building and learning through innovation, collaboration, and relationship building.
Family and Youth Ministry
Create innovative, engaging, and thriving programs that cultivate a hunger in our youth for a
lifetime_noemailmitment to Jesus Christ.
Attract, motivate, and equip volunteers from our congregation who are eager to invest in and
significantly influence the spiritual lives of our youth.
Build connections that enable families and youth to feel valued and embraced as part of the Trinity
family and the broader church’s mission.
Develop opportunities with a focus on enabling parents to disciple their children through spiritual
formation for the family.
Cultivate a passion among our families and youth for consistent involvement in Bible study,
worship,_noemailmunity outreach, and other discipleship opportunities.
Work collaboratively to promote seamless transitions and high levels of retention among children,
middle school, high school, and young adult programs.
Supervise part-time youth interns.
Develop youth opportunities to build meaningful connections with our multigenerational church
Identify opportunities for youth to participate actively in worship and the larger ministry of the
Assist in worship preparation and service; preach as needed, with an expectation of about one time
Work collaboratively with the senior pastor and program staff to provide creative expressions of
Share responsibilities for pastoral care and counseling.
Lead or participate on ministry teams and groups—e.g., Connections, Youth—as needed.
Attend staff meetings, and provide support and resources as needed.
Act as head of staff for the senior pastor as required.
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES AND TRAITS
Understands current models of family-based ministry
Has a passion for working with younger generations and families
Is open to theological diversity
Is joy filled, personable, energetic,_noemailpassionate, and enthusiastic, and has a cooperative spirit and
a sense of humor
Is a visionary, is creative, and has innovative leadership abilities
Has the ability to collaborate effectively and partner with ministry teams, the congregation, staff,
volunteers, and parents
Has proven experience in recruiting, developing, leading, and retaining volunteers, with an ability to
delegate with poise
Has an authentic leadership style, with strong verbal and written_noemailmunications skills
Has integrity, is a self-starter, is efficient, and is detail-oriented while seeing the big picture
Is highly_noemailanized, and has the ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, assess results, and follow
Has a strong working knowledge of the social media, e.g., Facebook, Twitter, used by youth and
Is familiar with basic office software programs and media/sound technologies