Middle School Director/ Minister

La Jolla Christian Fellowship

la jolla, CA 92037

Denomination: Baptist - American

Category: Youth Ministry

Posted on: August 10, 2021

Time Type: Part Time

Job Description:

Middle School Minister/Director
La Jolla Christian Fellowship churchatlajolla.org
Church size: 300-500 (weekly attendance)
Denomination: American Baptist https://missionnorthwest.org/
Position: Middle School Director & Minister/Pastor
Location: La Jolla, California

Oversight of middle school students and their spiritual development.
Create/implement Gospel centered curriculum.
Work closely with parents regarding their students, the program, and group activities.
Oversee all program details including Sundays, midweeks, camps, and events.
Create and develop volunteer leadership team.
This person should be committed to Christ and their own spiritual formation.
Neighborhood outreach. Growing in relationship in our community context, especially at the local middle school

Familiarity with working with students, especially middle school aged.
Has the ability to teach and counsel using the scripture.
Excels at managing and developing leaders.
Has pastoral and/or leadership experience, and credibility with parents.
Enjoys collaborative ministry and thrives in a team setting.
Experience selecting or creating curriculum and executing successful events.
Possesses administration and organization skills/experience.

We are looking for someone who can shepherd our middle school students, offer input and execution to the overall vision for student ministries at LJCF, and genuinely loves walking with students into deeper Christ likeness.

Selected candidate will be able to:
Focus on local outreach, especially in regard to Muirlands Middle School and other local schools.
Shepherd and develop their leadership/volunteer team.
Collaborate with our team to refine existing strategies.
Provide a consistent pastoral presence for students and families.
Be an example and an advocate for the core values at LJCF.
Bring fresh thinking to the area of student ministry.

Excellent Sunday Programming
Midweek engagement
Summer camps, winter camps, and other events/retreats.
Strong communication and relationship with parents.
Local outreach to community and schools.
Volunteer leadership equipping and development.

POSITION STRUCTURE: Part time: 15-20 hours a week.
Direct Reports to Student Ministries Pastor.
Indirect Reports to Lead Pastor and Operations Manager (for liabilities and budgeting).

BENEFITS & SALARY: Alfac offer. Six annual therapy sessions with MFT offered. Flexible schedule options. $15.50-$20.50 per hour D.O.E. and education

Candidates will be in line with the values and beliefs of LJCF to be considered for a pastoral role.
Please review our About Page at www.churchatlajolla.org and prayerfully consider the role.

Resumes will be accepted beginning Aug 1, 2021 will close when the correct candidate accepts a job offer.
Resumes must be accompanied by your Spiritual Gifts Test and StrengthsFinders results, a personalized cover letter, and a statement of faith. Letter of Recommendation or reference list also preferred.

To apply for this position, email requested items to: Andrea Gallegos andrea@ljcfemail.org

About La Jolla Christian Fellowship:

Church size: 300-500 Sunday Attendance Denomination: American Baptist: https://missionnorthwest.org/ Location: La Jolla, California Website: churchatlajolla.org We are a coastal community. We enjoy beautiful weather year-round. The most beautiful beaches in the world are just a few blocks from us- we even have an ocean view from the deck! We are a multi-generational church. Surfers, retired professionals, young families, college-age, and everyone in between- they all feel at home here! We have a wonderful community. We are in that sweet spot between 'small enough' to know everyone and 'big enough' to be able to impact the greater San Diego area with our vision for Kingdom growth. The staff and leadership work well together. We are a loyal group and want success for every single person on the team. We are currently in a season of church-growth and expansion. This is the perfect place to land if you want to be serving Christ and rooted in the San Diego area.  

Job Qualifications:

Must meet qualifications of 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1
Teaching and public speaking
Recruiting, training, and retaining volunteer leaders
Creating safe and fun environments for students and leaders
Strategic calendaring of all program and events.
Budget management, administration, database management

Experience working with children/students
Proven leadership and management skills
Strong presentation and teaching skills
Strong relational and team building skills
Organizational & Administration skills for growing, and maintaining an effective teams and programs
Strong written communication skills
Bachelor's Degree in Christian Education is a plus but not required.  

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Middle School Director/ Minister
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Part Time
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250 - 500

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Andrea Gallegos
627 Genter Street
la jolla
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