ASSOCIATE MINISTER

Job Description:

Position Summary:  This position provides ministry leadership for individuals of the junior high, senior high, college, and other younger adult ages of the church.  The Associate Minister is responsible for recruiting and developing an engaged team of volunteer leaders, infusing passion and vision for the ministries.  The Associate Minister also organizes and oversees all related curriculum, programs, and activities, growing the reach of the ministry beyond the church walls.  As an important part of the job, the Associate Minister fosters strong connections with the young people for mentoring and discipleship while maintaining effective communication with parents and church leadership.

Position Responsibilities:

Team Development

  • Recruit and train a team of adult leaders to help develop strategies and activities, interact directly with students and young adults, and contribute to the spiritual growth and development of the individuals.

  • Identify leadership potential in the young people and provide opportunities for leadership training.

  • Create and encourage a welcoming, inclusive, and caring atmosphere for everyone from the church and the community.

  • Foster a team spirit with other church staff and parents as applicable.

Program Development

  • Plan, organize, and oversee overall programming to ensure a balance of development in spirit, mind, body, character, and social fun.

  • Develop, lead, and oversee creative, intentional Sunday morning curriculum for junior high and high school class.

  • Develop, lead, and oversee fun yet challenging Wednesday evening youth programs.

  • Provide leadership resources and oversee the college and young adult groups.

  • Develop and oversee ministry on FAMU, FSU and TCC campuses.

  • Plan and lead the groups in both spiritual and social outreach functions in the community.

  • As needed, plan and lead special activities such as retreats and mission trips.

Mentoring and Discipleship

  • Actively foster an environment of age-appropriate mentoring, discipleship, and biblical study through both small group and large group interactions.

  • Develop a mentoring program linking interested and promising individuals with strong Christian leaders for discipleship training, biblical study, prayer, and life coaching.

  • Meet and counsel individuals as needed.

  • Maintain ongoing contact with the young people through social media

  • Have a consistent presence in the lives of junior high and high school students at schools, sporting activities, and other events as much as possible.

Administrative Management

  • Participate in the budget process with intent and intelligence.

  • Operate programs within acceptable budget parameters.

  • Coordinate with the Office Administrator as needed for ongoing and ad-hoc communication needs.

  • Attend weekly staff meetings.

  • Fully use tools on the church’s web site, software, and other social media for group communications.

  • Develop ways to help reach out, track, and communicate with newcomers.

  • Learn and adhere to operational and financial policies, procedures, and practices.  

 Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • Minimum 5 years of youth and young adult ministry experience.

  • Outstanding people skills.

  • Strong leadership and staff development skills.

  • Demonstrated giftedness in youth and young adult relations.

  • Ability to teach scripture and biblical concepts within an age-appropriate setting.

  • Strong organizational ability.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and activities while meeting deadlines.

  • Personal initiative; creativity; and innovative thinking.

  • Skills in developing and implementing ministry strategies for the personal growth and development of young people.

  • Wisdom to know how and when to set boundaries to protect individuals and the integrity of programs and Christ Church.

Personal Qualifications:

  • Christian character that reflects and embodies Christian values

  • Service-oriented attitude of assisting and serving others

  • Professional and pleasant attitude

  • Teachable nature and humility balanced with confidence and assertiveness

  • Ability to pass background checks

 Education or Formal Training:

  • Minimum Bachelors Degree in ministry related field; Masters Degree or pursuit of Masters Degree preferred.

 Work Environment/Physical Activities:  Church environment the majority of time; a plethora of outdoor activities throughout the year.