Family Church - Young Adult Minister

  • NextGen
  • West Monroe, United States

Family Church - Young Adult Minister

Job description

HISTORY & CURRENT STATUS

Family Church is a dynamic community of believers that embraces its mission and vision to "Pursue God, Make Disciples, and Strengthen Families." They believe that a vibrant, Holy Spirit-led relationship with Jesus Christ develops as a person pursues God. As this happens, they aspire to lead people toward Biblical maturity and becoming fully-devoted disciples of Jesus Christ. They also believe that average marriages can become extraordinary marriages, casual parenting can become intentional parenting, and lack of personal growth can become exponential growth. They understand that the Bible speaks clearly of how to be strengthened in these areas, and they want each person who attends Family Church to be all that God has called them to be!

Birthed as Claiborne Church of God in the 1970s, Family Church has continued to grow and reach families as they've transitioned into a new ministry season under the leadership of their new Lead Pastor, Dr. Terry Taylor. Dr. Taylor has served Family Church for 35 years in various roles, including Student Pastor, Executive Pastor, and Head of School, before taking on the Lead Pastor role almost two years ago. His depth of investment and relationship with this church's people have contributed to his immediate effectiveness in leadership.

Family Church is a place of solid Biblical teaching where relationships and young families are valued highly. They are devoted to providing resources that help parents raise godly children. In keeping with this, the church founded a Christian school in 1982 and, today, the school enrolls over 525 infants through high school students each year. Claiborne Christian has become the leading Christian school in the area and is voted as the top-rated preschool in the community each year. Claiborne Christian has become one of Family Church's hallmarks and extends its influence throughout Ouachita Parish.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Family Church saw an average of 650 people attend their services each weekend. Today, the church is healthy and growing, financially strong, and enjoys a renewed sense of unity and vision. They have beautiful facilities that span ample acreage and remain entirely free of debt. The average church member is 35 years old. All of these things position the church for years of fruitful ministry into the future.

Family Church is part of the Church of God, Cleveland, TN. For a more in-depth explanation of their doctrine, please view their statement of beliefs.


YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY APPROACH

There is a great opportunity to reach the students of the University of Louisiana at Monroe because of its proximity to Family Church. Many of the current young adults are ULM students and desire to see a ministry presence on their school campus. This can easily be facilitated by the young adult ministry providing spiritual oversite to the students in their process of creating a Registered Student Organization. Additionally, campus outreaches, Bible studies, and community events are all strongly encouraged.

Requirements

Full-Time Position: Young Adult Minister

Vision: To pursue God, make disciples, and strengthen families

Position Summary

The Young Adult Minister shall work to develop fully devoted disciples of Christ in the next generation of leaders and ignite a passion for seeking the Lord. They will aim to prepare young adults for the upcoming seasons of life such as career choices, dating, finances, apologetics, marriage, sex/sexuality, and parenting.

Position Responsibilities

Description of Duties:

· Maintaining personal spiritual development through Bible reading, prayer, regular worship service attendance and Christian community.

· Creating and planning a weekly young adult service

· Organizing a monthly calendar to include small groups and group activities

· Recruiting and retaining a willing and enthusiastic staff of young adult volunteers whose lives and families provide a godly example for young adults to follow.

· Developing and shepherding the teams of volunteers within your department by providing on-going training and support.

· Submitting a Young Adults Ministry budget to the Family Ministry Director each year.

· Implementing and managing the Young Adults Ministry budget.

· Submitting summer improvements to the Family Ministry Director.

· Encouraging young adults to find their gifts, serve within Family Church, and participate in worship services and service projects.

· Developing young adult small groups and small group leaders

· Building relationships with the young adults at Family Church by actively seeking them out

· Maintaining a database of church members who fall in this age bracket in order to pray for them and assure that measures are being taken to include them in all communications concerning ongoing activities

· Managing a current database of members who attend on a regular basis

· Developing consistent communication concerning the ministry with the young adults

· Organizing an annual retreat or trip

· Finding outreach opportunities for the group to participate in

· Implementation of the Family Ministry plan (Students, parents, what your leading, preparing students for our families)

· Working with Family Ministry team to suggest changes and improvements to overall Family Ministry

· Completing weekly and monthly church-wide pastoral visits assigned by the Director of Pastoral Care.

· Other duties as assigned

Time Requirements:

· While the time required will depend on the activities of the church, the time required generally includes working Monday through Thursday, 40 to 45 hours a week, including young adult services and Sunday morning from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Visits with young adults may include evening or weekend time outside of office hours. Faithful attendance at all church services.

Qualifications, Skills, & Gifts:

· A strong and growing personal commitment to Jesus.

· A solid family that stands as a godly example for workers and children to emulate. (if married: strong marriage, obedient, not perfect, children who are serving God)

· A heart, passion, and love for the family.

· A heart, passion and love for young adults in this particular age group.

· Committed to values and vision of the Family Church.

· Teaching, organizational, creative, and administrative skills.

· Communication and interpersonal skills - a “people” person.

· Ability to enable and empower others to carry out work of the department’s ministry and be supportive of their efforts.

· Self-starter – able to motivate self to carry on sometimes difficult or thankless tasks.

· An active member of Family Church, fully embracing the church's vision, values, and Statement of Faith.

· Ability to relate well to young adults ages 18-30.

Personal Responsibilities

Uphold Biblical priorities in life, in the order outlined below:

· A strong and growing personal commitment to Jesus.

· Strong interest and belief in the value of the family and Christian training for young adults.

· A heart, passion, and love for students, particularly those in the age group the ministry serves.

· Committed to values and vision of the church and of the larger overall ministry.

· Teaching, organizational, creative, and administrative skills.

· Communication and interpersonal skills—a “people” person.

· Ability to enable and empower others to carry out the work of the ministry and be supportive of their efforts.

· Self-starter—able to motivate self to carry on sometimes difficult or thankless tasks.

· An active member of Family Church, fully embracing the church's vision, values, and Statement of Faith.

· Ability to relate well to young adults & ministry volunteers.