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Youth Pastor

Maple City Chapel

Goshen, IN

Category: Youth Pastor & Youth Ministry

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Job Description:

Maple City Chapel was born out of outreach to young adults in gangs. It continues to have a heart for evangelism to this day. We have a modern worship style but are in the heart of an Amish and Mennonite_noemailmunity. Currently, we reside in a renovated Walmart building and average around 650-700 members. We are very family oriented and have a thriving youth ministry with hopes to see it expand. We are looking for the right person who fits our DNA. These four characteristics will be key:
1- Strong walk with Christ and a conservative theological perspective
2- Visionary outside of the box thinker- willing to try new things and not be locked into
old programs...creativity and big dreamer a major plus
3- Commitment to discipleship and evangelism
4- Team builder- not looking for a lone ranger approach to ministry
Primary responsibilities lay in Middle and High School youth ministries -teaching recruiting expanding and programming

Responsible To:
The Youth Pastor reports to the Family Pastor and works collaboratively with the Children's Pastor and other Staff.

Ministry Description:
The Youth Pastor position exists to equip young adults to be lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ who participate in Christ's mission at Maple City and throughout the world. As such, the Youth Pastor is responsible for the leadership and continued development of Maple City's youth ministry; this includes recruiting, encouraging, training, and walking alongside youth ministry volunteers (Coaches), student leaders, and parents/guardians of youth.
This includes:
Supervising, equipping and empowering youth to be active Christ followers
Planning the yearly calendar for middle and senior high ministries, in collaboration with other Staff
Recruiting, equipping, and empowering youth ministry coaches to be ministry partners in the discipleship of Maple City's youth
Coordinating and assuming the primary teaching role for High School youth ministries
Leading the middle school and high school youth groups. This includes recruiting, training, and empowering ministry coaches and student leaders
Planning,_noemailanizing, and leading youth retreats, special events, mission trips, and service projects
Engage in outreach and be a regular presence on school campuses.
Utilizing social media as appropriate
Equipping young adults to share the good news of Jesus Christ
Keeping in contact with and ministering parents of youth
Facilitating opportunities for fellowship, study, worship, and service
Integrating young adults into the wider life of the church, encouraging participation in Sunday morning worship, & facilitating meaningful connections between youth and faithful adults in the congregation
Equipping parents to be the primary discipler's of their children, and_noemailmunicating with parents about the activities of the youth ministry and the spiritual and personal growth of their youth
Overseeing the youth ministry budget
Attending weekly staff meetings, Family Ministry Team meetings, and other meetings as appropriate

Time Commitment:
This is a full-time (40 hrs/wk) exempt staff position, requiring flexibility to meet the programmatic and seasonal needs of youth ministry. The Youth Pastor is expected to take an active role in the life of Maple City Chapel and fully participate in all church functions.

Compensation and Benefits:
A_noemailpetitive salary package will be offered_noemailmensurate with educational background and experience.


Qualifications and Skills:
Bachelor's Degree, with a degree in Youth Ministry, Theology, Education or a related field of study preferred. Three or more years of experience working with youth in a Christian setting preferred.
The Youth Pastor must have a deep and growing relationship with Jesus Christ and possess spiritual maturity, a sound knowledge of Scripture, and a passion for sharing the Gospel with young people. This person should possess strong interpersonal skills; the ability to collaborate with staff and volunteers of various ages, abilities and backgrounds; organizational & administrative proficiency; and an awareness of his/her "growing edges." This person should be a self-starter, an imaginative leader, and display a positive attitude and good sense of humor. 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Youth Pastor
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Youth Pastor & Youth Ministry
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Worship Style:
Church Size:
500 - 750

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
Maple City Chapel
Contact Name:
Todd Miller
2015 Lincolnway East
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