Description of the Position, "Minister to Youth"
First Southern Baptist Church, Clarksville, IN
The part-time youth minister at FSBC is a team player with a heartbeat for evangelism and discipleship who can work with the pastor and the other church leadership to help build, oversee, and develop a strong youth program.
Serving in consultation with and under the leadership of the senior pastor:
Major Task: To seek to reach middle school and high school youth for Christ, and for Christian discipleship within the church and to re-establish a youth ministry in FSBC
Develop and oversee a comprehensive youth ministry including such things as youth Sunday school, youth discipleship, youth evangelism, and special events and ministries that encourage youth evangelism, discipleship, and Christian education consistent with the church's mission and goals.
Establish and nurture discipling relationships with youth, parents of youth and older children, and with leaders of youth and children
Enlist and train volunteers to work with youth.
Together with the pastor and other church workers, be available to serve the pastoral needs of the congregation and to participate and lead in community outreach ministries through visits, contacts, counseling, and other forms of ministry.
Serve on the Leadership Team of the church. Serve as a “Staff Advisor” to at least one of the church’s Vision Teams as assigned by the pastor
Use his spiritual giftedness to serve and edify the church body
To follow the church’s “Ministry Safe” and child security guidelines in all interactions with youth and children; to insure observance of these policies on the part of any volunteer youth and children’s workers and leaders.
The Minister to Youth and Families is responsible to the congregation through the oversight of the senior pastor and personnel team. The pastor is responsible for the daily oversight of the Minister to Youth
- The salary to be determined by the church upon recommendation of the Personnel Team.
- Two weeks paid vacation annually – the first week after at least six months of service; both weeks after one year.
- Hourly commitment is a minimum of fifteen hours weekly excluding regular church services
There will be a general assessment after six months of service. The ministry assignments will be reviewed after 18 months or periodically to assess any needs for adjustments in light of growth or other changes in the ministry.
Our Vision: Glorifying God by making and growing disciples of Jesus Christ in Southern Indiana and around the world.
The Mission of First Southern Baptist Church: To worship God in spirit and truth; To lead others at home and around the world to faith in Christ; To help believers develop into mature and obedient disciples; To serve people's needs in the name of Jesus
Born again salvation testimony
Sense of calling and God's leadership to this position
Commitment to and faithfulness to the local church
Ability to affirm with a clear conscience and with conviction the "Baptist Faith and Message Statement, 2000"
Willingness to work under the leadership of the senior pastor
Not perfection, but commitment to and growing in these important areas of Christian character:
Consistent Christian lifestyle and Christian maturity as admonished in such passages as 1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4; etc.
Ability to relate well to students and their parents and families
Practical grasp of biblical teachings and basic theological truths
Ability to teach the Bible, primarily to students
Ability to explain the gospel to others so they might understand and receive Christ
A Teachable spirit