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Assistant Pastor for Youth and Family Life

Templeton Presbyterian Church

Templeton, CA

Category: Associate Pastor

Posted on: May 02, 2018

Job Description:

This is a newly-developed position that grows out of what has been our Director of Student Ministries position, designed for someone ordained or pursuing ordination. The vision is that this position is primarily focused on youth (High School and Middle School), but with the intention that it will increasingly involve ministry to families as a natural extension of working with youth. Simultaneously, some areas of responsibility to youth would decrease through volunteer leadership, internships, or part-time directors. The Assistant Pastor would be a vital, creative presence in helping to formulate and implement the missional vision of reaching youth and families in our_noemailmunity.

Additionally, the Assistant Pastor would be involved in worship leadership, with opportunities to preach multiple times a year.

Templeton Presbyterian Church is a member of ECO (Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians) and_noemailmitted to ministry rooted in a Biblical, Reformed, evangelical understanding of the gospel. We are a multi-generational congregation with ages ranging from 6 months to 94. We have an active children's and youth ministry, Stephen Ministry, multiple small groups that meet during the week, and active involvement in_noemailmunity outreach with the ECHO Homeless Shelter, Front Porch campus ministry at Cal Poly, Vacation Bible School, our annual outdoor Living Nativity, and the like. Community groups such as AA, Parkinson's Support, the High School, and others regularly use our facility, and we share our worship space with a local Hispanic congregation. Our worship integrates both historical and contemporary elements, utilizing meaningful liturgy and broad musical_noemailponents (worship band, choir, hand bell choir, hymns, and modern worship songs).

Creating a counter-cultural_noemailmunity of young people who are learning to embody the redemptive activity of God within the body of Christ in both the congregation as a whole and in the subset of the youth group in particular and through which are learning to give witness to the activity of God in the world around them.

Loving and discipling students into devoted followers of Jesus through incarnational modeling and personal investment in the lives of young people, as well as intentional programming that corresponds with the spiritual, social, psychological, and intellectual developmental needs of youth.

Helping our youth to discern truth from falsehood in the midst of the dizzying array of choices before them, and to navigate a social landscape that offers a s_noemailasbord of distracting, disruptive, and destructive alternatives to what it means to live life fully as sons and daughters created in the image of God and being transformed into the image of Christ.

Nurturing a love for and sense of belonging to Christ's church its worship, formation, fellowship, service, and outreach that will grow into a life-long_noemailmitment to Christ's mission in the world.

Plan, lead, or coordinate regular gatherings of youth weekly mid-week meetings (for middle and high school) of fun, worship, teaching, and inter-personal sharing; smaller, volunteer-led discipleship groups; Sunday study classes; confirmation and baptism classes; and one-on-one relationships outside of programmed activities.

Plan and coordinate special avenues for growth, renewal, and service through retreats, camps, mission trips, and fundraising events, as well as local opportunities to serve in the church and_noemailmunity (e.g. Children's Ministry, local outreach, etc.)

Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers, and (potentially) paid part-time interns and/or staff.

Encourage a "sticky-faith" approach to ministry that involves the broader congregation in their baptismal_noemailmitment and responsibility to share in the raising of children toward full participation and_noemailmitment in the body of Christ.

Assist in worship as part of the worship leadership team rotation and preach occasionally.

Develop Family-Life ministry that interfaces with both Children and Adult ministry. This will be something that grows out from the youth ministry as new program leadership emerges, enabling the Assistant Pastor to invest more time in the larger context (families) in which children live. This would entail elements such as developing relationship with parents, encouraging small groups, generating classes to address specific family needs (e.g. parenting), and facilitating inter-generational relationships between youth and adults.

Send resume to Julie Bower admin@fpctempleton_noemail.
For a full job description and more information about the church, go to www.templetonpres_noemail. Our website is being_noemailpletely reconstructed, so please be patient with what we currently have!

Position Information:

Job Title:
Assistant Pastor for Youth and Family Life
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Associate Pastor
Organization Type:
Presbyterian - Other
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Church Size:
100 - 250

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
Templeton Presbyterian Church
Contact Name:
Julie Bower
610 S. Main St
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