Pastor of Student and Family Life

Cochranton Community Church

COCHRANTON, PA 16314-5803

Denomination: United Brethren

Category: Youth Ministry

Church Size: 250 - 500

Salary: $30,000 - 40,000

Posted on: May 02, 2022

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

To build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to child and youth ministry (in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model. Fostering spiritual development for the entire family by providing resources and opportunities for parents to learn and excel in their ability to create a Christ-centered environment in the home.

Oversee and coordinate all aspects of the children's and student ministry (cradle through 12
Be an advocate for youth and educate the congregation about the hopes, concerns, and needs of youth in the local church and community
Work closely with current and future student leaders for training, equipping and encouragement
Provide opportunities for students to serve within the church and community
Create a presence in the community by building relationships with local middle school and high school leadership
Recruit and equip lay leaders for all areas of Family Ministries
Help plan, organize, and oversee our Sunday morning children's activities (Orange curriculum), and Sunday evening student activities
Recruit and train volunteers who work with youth in all aspects of youth ministry and ensure adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratios.
Lead meetings with volunteers and parents to increase communication and address any concerns
Support and guide the work of the Youth Commission and the Christian Education (CE) Commission in directing monthly planning sessions, prudently overseeing commission budgets and annually evaluating the achievements, vision, and goals of both ministries
Coordinate Sunday school curriculum for youth and recruit teachers in partnership with the Christian Education Commission chair
Make yourself available to youth in a variety of ways (i.e. Motzing Center, visitation, times of crisis, etc.)
Build relationships with parents for ongoing ministry opportunities
Be the "cheerleader" for the mission and values of the Church
Assist with the pastoral needs of the entire congregation (pastoral care, leadership, teaching, preaching etc.)
Overseeing and attending all Kamp 4 Kids meetings and activities


About Cochranton Community Church:

Cochranton Community Church is located in the beautiful hills of NW Pennsylvania, less than an hour south of Erie PA/Lake Erie, and about 1.5 hours north of Pittsburgh. The area is known for its amazing hunting, fishing, camping and hiking. Cochranton is a small, quiet, family-friendly boro with excellent schools, and is a great place to raise a family. Major shopping and restaurants are about 20 minutes away in Meadville. CCC also owns and operates The Motzing Center - home of Kovfino Coffee Shop and Iris Theater in town, as well as Sonlight Preschool on our premises. We are a contemporary, Bible-based, United Brethren in Christ church, focused on discipleship and community outreach. 

Job Qualifications:

Bachelor Degree in Ministry related subject or High school Diploma/GED along with at least 4 years of youth/ministry related experience 

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Pastor of Student and Family Life
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Full Time
$30,000 - 40,000
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250 - 500

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John Authenreith
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