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Assistant Pastor for Youth and Family Life
Templeton Presbyterian Church
Category: Associate Pastor
Posted on: May 02, 2018
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 community.
Additionally, the Assistant Pastor would be involved in worship leadership, with opportunities to preach multiple times a year.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE CHURCH AND COMMUNITY
OUR YOUTH MINISTRY VISION
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 smorgasbord 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 commitment to Christ's mission in the world.
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 community (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 commitment and responsibility to share in the raising of children toward full participation and commitment 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.
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