Job Description: YOUTH & WORSHIP PASTOR
To lead effective ministries designed to meet the spiritual, social and emotional needs of students 6-12 grade and lead the congregation in corporate worship. To oversee and lead a team of leaders and volunteers who will implement the vision of these ministries.
True worshipper in private as well as public life.
Spiritually, relationally, and emotionally healthy.
Servant, team-oriented approach to leading others as a lead servant.
Be fully engaged and committed to the mission and vision of LifePoint Church
Contribute ideas & planning to Leadership Team
Participate in all meetings and church services as directed
Be actively involved in discipleship with a new or growing believer and/or developing leaders
Be available in the foyer and at the altar to connect and minister to people at church services
Provide all pastoral functions within credentials, including visitation, weddings & funerals
Perform other pastoral duties as determined essential by the Lead Pastor
Reports to the Lead Pastor
Cultivate a supernatural lifestyle of worship, evangelism and discipleship in students
Primary leader and communicator for entire student ministry (grades 6-12)
Align student ministry approach with the LifePoint Church vision
Recruit, equip and assist leaders in planning and conducting a comprehensive student ministry
Connect relationally with students, demonstrating Biblical love, compassion and concern
Be aggressive at addressing the real issues that today's youth face including current cultural topics
Be actively engaged within local public schools, helping to develop and foster relationships with unchurched students, faculty, and coaches
Oversee an initiative to develop and empower students to be campus missionaries in their schools
Encourage and engage students in Fine Arts opportunities
Integrate youth into the church-at-large; serving roles, outreaches, missions and special events
Provide a variety of ongoing after-school, evening, weekend and summer activities to further disciple and connect with current and unchurched students
Develop a strong presence on social media and other relevant digital platforms
Create and enforce policies and procedures to provide a safe and secure environment
Create healthy partnerships with parents to equip them to set a Godly example for their child
Promote and oversee parenting classes/seminars for raising Christian teenagers
(Additional areas of oversight and responsibility may be included based on experience and skillset)
The Worship Pastor will oversee and coordinate all worship team members including singers, musicians, and sound/media team.
Plan, prepare, and lead the music and other worship elements for Sunday services and other special services (Nights of Worship, Christmas Eve, Easter, etc.) in collaboration with the Lead Pastor.
Proactively develop new worship leaders.
Be proficient in Audio /Visual tech knowledge.
Provide pastoral care for the entire worship team at church, including proactive scheduling of one-on-one's with members.
Bachelor's degree preferred
3+ years experience in youth ministry preferred
Active Credentials with the Assemblies of God preferred, or currently pursuing them
Agree to the Constitution and By-Laws of LifePoint Church
Ability to cast vision, develop leadership and motivate youth to lead among peers
Must evidence the biblical pastoral qualifications (Titus 1:6-9; 1 Timothy3: 1-7) to care for teens
Evangelistic heart and burden for the lost, including passion, compassion and unconditional love
Demonstrated leadership and strategic planning skills
Possess good oral and written communication skills
Working knowledge of commonly used technologies
Excellent listening skills with the ability to recall important information
Able to multi-task and maintain composure under pressure
Begin and end projects within reasonable timeframe
Evidence of ability to recruit, equip and deploy volunteer teams
Works well with others and within a team
Energized by non-routine assignments
Creative and innovative
Work within budget parameters
Knowledgeable concerning relevant legal and ethical issues
SALARY & SCHEDULE
Full time, salary plus benefits
One weekday off per week, excluding special events and services
Multiple evenings a week will be necessary on a seasonal basis
Weekend Schedule: Attend and serve at all worship and special services, including whole-church events, outreach events, etc.
The church is in Front Royal, VA at the north end of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. It intersects with I-81 and I-66 west of Washington, DC. It is a rapidly growing community.