The ideal candidate is committed to a life-giving relationship with Jesus. He or she embraces spiritual rhythms—such as prayer, study, solitude, community, and Sabbath—as a way of communing with God. As such, this person's life radiates the goodness that comes only from walking with the Holy Spirit. He or she exhibits virtue in interactions with students, congregants, and staff. Likewise, this person conducts ministry with humility, honesty, and integrity.
We seek a candidate that is deeply passionate about ministry. He or she brings energy to projects, initiatives, and people. This leader thrives on seeing youth and adults grow spiritually and is invested in the lives of key leaders. Also, he or she understands human limits and successfully builds teams who can lead others well while at the same time maintaining a positive and balanced "work-life balance". Spiritual formation, leadership development, and team building are central skills needed to be successful in this position. We seek a leader who loves these aspects of the job.
This candidate is also excited to be part of our staff. Several qualities define us as a team. First, we are collaborative. We all have our distinct roles, but we flourish best when we join efforts in shared ministry initiatives (e.g., outreach events or volunteer trainings). The ideal leader upholds commitments, meets deadlines, and communicates clearly, i.e., works well with a team. Second, we are formative. We believe staff must be spiritually healthy. To that end, we take spiritual retreats, days of rest, and practice vulnerability with one another. The right leader will thrive in this sort of intentional environment. Third, we are lighthearted. Ministry can be serious. It's important that this candidate also have a sense of humor!
Finally, the ideal leader embraces the culture and theology of CCCHURCH. Our doctrinal statement is found at https://www.ccchurch.org/beliefs. It is crucial that the candidate agree. In addition, we believe the Holy Spirit is alive, active, and working in lives today. You see this represented in our worship, which is expressive and Spirit-led. Likewise, we affirm the full range of spiritual gifts. They are relevant for today and duly represented in our church.
We are also a church with a rich history. We have seen many new attendees in the past months, but also celebrate those who have been here for decades. It is important that the candidate be eager to help honor the past, even as we look forward to the future. Finally, relationships are at the heart of our church. Visitors regularly remark how welcoming we are. The right leader is highly relational. He or she loves people and values building intergenerational relationships.
This position requires that the candidate confess faith in Jesus, be a member of a local church (in good standing) and exhibit a love for and understanding of the Bible. The candidate must agree with the CCCHURCH statement of faith and its vision/mission. In addition, we require that staff participate in a small group and tithe to CCCHURCH. We prefer (not require) that candidates have a bachelor's degree and several years' experience in youth or discipleship ministries.
Our mission is to befriend people with the love of God and walk with them in the way of Jesus so that all of Columbus can flourish. Each responsibility below contributes, in one way or another, to this shared purpose at CCCHURCH.
1) Provide vision and leadership for student ministry (middle and high school)
2) Identify, recruit and develop leaders and volunteers in student ministry
3) Plan regular creative events for students and serve as the primary teacher for Wednesday evening gatherings
4) Connect with students at local schools and other events to support our youth and reach new students
5) Communicate regularly with parents of students re: teachings, events, and equipping
6) Collaborate with the children's ministry team to develop a discipleship plan from infancy to graduation from student ministry
7) Collaborate with the Outreach Pastor on our annual Serve the City outreach
8) Collaborate with the Camp Director on our annual summer Impact Camp
9) Work with the Lead Pastor to develop our discipleship program, which includes the LTW website, relational disciple-making, and an annual conference
10) Provide pastoral assistance and other tasks as needed
11) Build personal relationships in the wider church