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Associate Pastor for Youth & Discipleship Job Description

Purpose:

To reach out and lead individuals to a saving faith in Jesus Christ, equipping and encouraging them to develop a personal and growing relationship with Him and to serve Him joyfully-with special emphasis on youth and families. This position will also include collaboration with Senior Pastor in worship, pastoral care, and areas of leadership.

Qualities:

Trust in and love for Jesus Christ; passion for others to come to Christ and grow as His disciples; leader who develops and mobilizes leaders; personal integrity; cooperative spirit; authentic; relatable to people of all ages and backgrounds; love for the church; compassionate heart and joyful in pastoral care and administration.

Primary Responsibility:

Lead in developing a short-term and long-term vision for implementation of youth and children’s ministries.

Youth

  • Provide primary leadership in planning, organizing and participating in youth ministry which includes weekly youth groups, mission trips and other youth activities
  • Identify and train leaders
  • Establish and maintain relationships with youth and their families to enrich and deepen their faith
  • Integrate youth into worship and serving the church
  • Provide pastoral care to youth and their families

Children’s Ministries

  • Serve as a resource person and mentor for children’s ministry leaders
  • Support Children’s ministries through participation as needed
  • Inspire and assist the transition of children into youth ministry and the life of the church

Discipleship

  • Be a resource and support for the work of the Discipleship Team
  • Oversee the development of Discipleship curriculum
  • Collaborate with Discipleship Team in the development of adult and young adult Bible studies
  • Support Discipleship Team Chairperson and attend Discipleship Team meetings

Other Areas of Pastoral Leadership:

Worship

  • Preach once a month
  • Collaborate with Senior Pastor and Music Director in planning and reviewing worship service
  • Assist in worship leadership

Support Senior Pastor in Pastoral Care

  • Provide pastoral care in crisis situations and hospital visitation
  • Perform baptisms, weddings, funerals as needed

Officer Leadership

  • Provide primary pastoral support for the Board of Deacons and their ministries
  • Attend Deacon and Session meetings
  • Participate in officer training planning and events
  • Serve on Session task forces as needed

Other

  • Attend staff meetings
  • Act as Head of Staff or Session Moderator when Senior Pastor is away
  • Represent Bethany in the community and beyond, including attending meetings of the Presbytery
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Session and/or Senior Pastor

 

Educational & Ecclesiastical Requirements:

  • Master of Divinity
  • Ordained or approved for ordination in the Presbyterian Church-USA

Relationship:

  • Will report to the Senior Pastor and work in cooperation with the Session, Session Teams and Chairs (particularly Discipleship), Deacon Board and Moderator, staff and other lay leaders.

Additional Benefits:

To Apply:

  • Go to the PC(USA) Church Leadership Connection website and submit your Personal Information Form (PIF) for a Self-Referral.
  • When prompted for the Ministry Information Form ID, enter MIF#08134.AC1 for Bethany Presbyterian Church.
  • Click here for additional instructions for entering a PIF and submitting a Self-Referral.

† Sunday, August 19th, 2018 - Worship and Congregational Meeting at 9:30am (No 6:00pm Worship) †