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Pastor of Youth Ministries

Berean Baptist Church

Mansfield, OH

Category: Youth Pastor & Youth Ministry

Posted on: August 03, 2015

Job Description:

Church Mission: To transform hurting people into healthy, Spirit-empowered followers of Jesus Christ.

Statement of Purpose, Youth Ministry: The youth ministry efforts at Berean Baptist Church exist to encourage and enable students to establish and build a relationship with Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, and to be effective witnesses for Him in their world and among their peers.

A Glimpse of Our Current Youth Ministry: All of Berean's current youth ministry efforts are identified by the label SURGE. This identifier is an acronym that represents the current student ministry's central themes: Serve, Unite, Reach, Grow and Elevate. Every Wednesday throughout the school year we average 65-75 middle school students (grades 6-8), 85-90 high school students (grades 9-12), and 35-40 volunteer youth staff, who gather in the SURGE Center for various ministry activities. Most weeks a band,_noemailprised entirely of students, leads a time of worship in song. Then both the middle and high school students are taught simultaneously in two separate auditoriums. Every week, all students disperse to a small group room, a fireside area, or a mezzanine to end the evening in a time of small group discussion. Additionally, while Wednesday evenings have long been the cornerstone of SURGE's programming, it is far from all that we do. Each year we have facilitated fall retreats for both the middle and high school groups individually, as well as a winter retreat for high school students. We provide 1-2 opportunities for the middle school students to serve via various mission trips, and 2-3 opportunities for high school students as well. We are blessed to be able to take students on an international mission trip to Haiti for one of our trips. Of course, we also offer Sunday school classes for all ages, participate in a number of area-wide youth gatherings, and are constantly looking for opportunities to cultivate student leadership. SURGE's current programming efforts are relationally focused, small group driven and mission minded. We are excited about how an innovative and passionate leader might not only capitalize on current strengths, but will likely enlarge Berean's influence over youth in in our area.

Job Description
Qualifications: Our desire is to find a leader who...
Demonstrates maturity in their personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ
Consistently strives to know the Lord more, evidenced by increasing faith
Has an evident love for Jesus, the church, and hurting people everywhere
Relates well with people of all ages in both formal and informal settings
Has experience relating to the successful pastoring of youth, success with providing support and integration opportunities to the parents of youth, and success with equipping lay leaders to effectively minister to youth
Has both training and gifts that promote the ability to shepherd, lead and administrate a substantial ministry effort
Demonstrates a willingness to submit to authority and a strong desire for church unity
Has a passion for evangelism and discipleship related to youth
Possess a minimum of a bachelor's degree with a concentration that will contribute to an ability to be successful in this role

Shepherd (Soul Care)
Cast a clear vision for ministry to youth
Create an ethos of grace and godliness
Create a culture that values youth, their families and lay leaders

Provide strong Biblical and relevant teaching
Recruit and train lay leaders for youth
Strategically cultivate the spiritual development of youth through specific programming
Ensure successful counseling and visitation to youth
Participate in correction and church discipline
Ensure sound doctrine is employed in all areas of youth ministry

Elder (Spiritual Leadership)
Demonstrate a godly heart attitude, characterized by humility, repentance, submission, an eagerness to learn and service
Create and maintain scheduled times for listening to God
Be an example of a mature adult Christ follower who is prayerful, steadfast and reliant upon the Holy Spirit
Give wise guidance to youth and lay leaders (strive diligently to promote their success in service)
Cultivate and promote unity among leaders
Discover and develop youth ministry interns

Overseer (administration)
Attend weekly pastors meetings and monthly staff lunches
Chair Youth Leadership team and provide clear reporting to pastoral staff monthly
Oversee monies budget for youth ministry
Oversee administrative assistant for youth
Oversee and mentor Junior High Director and other youth ministry staff/interns
Additional administration according to church needs and unique personal gi 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Pastor of Youth Ministries
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Youth Pastor & Youth Ministry
Organization Type:
Baptist - Other
Worship Style:
Church Size:
750 - 1000

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
Berean Baptist Church
Contact Name:
Stacey Casey
2145 Middle Bellville Rd
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