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Youth Minister Search

 

Hillcrest Church is looking for a new Youth Minister with a passion to evangelize and disciple students in grades 7-12. Pursuing this passion will require a candidate who combines strong administrative skills with high interpersonal skills. We want someone who can serve as both a resource and an example to others in evangelizing and discipling students. We’re looking for someone with a minimum of 2 years in youth ministry. This experience can be gained by serving as a youth minister or interim youth minister. Position is designed for a college graduate enrolled in seminary or graduate school. 

Youth Minister Job Description


Job Classification: Ministerial Staff 

Position Reports to: The Pastor

Hours per Week: 32

Education Required: College Degree

Eligible for Benefits: Yes 

Position Type: Full-time

Qualifications/Experience Preferred: Minimum of 2 years in youth ministry. This experience can be gained by serving as a youth minister or interim youth minister. Preference is  someone who has served as intern under supervision of a full-time youth minister. Position is designed for a college graduate enrolled in seminary or graduate school.

Salary: Amount approved in budget. Additionally, health and retirement benefits provided.


 

The Youth Coordinator (YC) serves the mission of Hillcrest Church (www.hillcrest.church), specifically by evangelizing and discipling students in grades 7-12.

Objectives

Hillcrest Church uses the acronym “HILL” to summarize the four objectives of mature discipleship. The YC will personally demonstrate these objectives in his or her life, and will develop programming to mobilize students to fulfill these four objectives.

 

H: Honor the Lord of Life. (“Those who honor me I will honor.” 1 Samuel 2:30, NIV). Mature discipleship involves gathering weekly with other believers on the first day of the week for worship, faithful stewardship, and developing a prayer life. Students should be given the information, motivation, and opportunities to do these things.

 

I: Invite Your World to Life. (“Let us invite them to come and join us.” 1 Chronicles 13:2, NLT). Mature discipleship involves sharing one’s faith with others in our “Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). This means that students should know how to share their faith locally and how to support missionaries globally. For local faith-sharing, the YC will use the “INVITE Strategy” that is taught at Hillcrest. For global missions work, the YC will focus primarily but not exclusively on the work of the International Mission Board (IMB). Students should be given the information, motivation, and opportunities to do these things.

 

L: Love the Fellowship for Life. (“We love each other as a result of his loving us first.” 1 John 4:19, NLT). Mature discipleship involves building healthy relationships with other believers. Students need to be taught the value of church involvement, and upon graduation they need to know how to choose a church on their own. Students need to develop the skills of good relationships with their peers. Students also need to develop relationships across generational lines. Students should be given the information, motivation, and opportunities to do these things.

L: Live the Word in Life. (“Let me live by your word.” Psalm 119:37, NCV). Mature discipleship involves growing in biblical beliefs and practices. Students need to be taught the value of the Bible, the overarching story of the Bible, and the basic beliefs and ethical practices taught in the Bible. Students should be given the information, motivation, and opportunities to do these things.

 

Programming

“Do what God’s teaching says; when you only listen and do nothing, you are fooling yourselves”
James 1:22 (NCV)

The YC will work with the Pastor at developing programming to achieve the four objectives. Programming will include, but not be limited to, the following:

Weekly: Sunday morning worship and small-group gathering, leadership meetings, a midweek event, personal follow-up with prospects and absentees, and at least three visits to the middle school and high school campuses.

Monthly: One event designed either for fun or ministry.

Quarterly: One event per quarter designed to take the students out of their normal routine to enable them to better focus on one or several objectives of mature discipleship. Examples include an overnight Youth Evangelism Conference, an in-town DiscipleNow Weekend, a ski trip, a Spring Break Retreat, a youth choir trip, a mission trip, etc. This quarterly event can serve as the monthly event for the month it is scheduled in.

The YC will be responsible to arrange the volunteers, resources, and promotion for these events.

Position Evaluation

“It is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful” 1 Corinthians 4:2

The Pastor and YC will meet at the beginning of each year to agree on goals for the upcoming year. They will meet at least twice a month to review progress on agreed goals. The YM will keep records and provide reports on his/her performance in meeting position programming.


Date Position Approved: April 29, 2018

Date Position Posted: April 30, 2018

Send Resume To: Tom Goodman ( )

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