I don’t like layoffs.
We had a sweet thing going – a great guy and his wife who were loving, teaching, and leading our junior highers. But then he got laid-off. And the only job he could find was 3 hours away. So they moved.
We have an energetic group of junior highers. A team of volunteer helpers. A bunch of Jesus-loving and encouraging parents of junior highers. And money to bless a junior high leader on a part-time basis.
But we don’t have a leader. Which is why I’m putting this ad here.
We are the Mercy Hill Church (http://www.TheMercyHillChurch.org). We have around 140 people including kids. We meet Sundays at Allen-at-Steinbeck Middle School (820 Steinbeck Drive, San Jose
We are Christ-centered and Word-based. We value expository preaching, the biblical pursuit of spiritual gifts, loving and praying for each other, and a participatory worship gathering (you’ll need to visit to see how all this comes together).
Our church community is built around home groups, which are communities of 6 to 15 people who gather weekly to bear each other’s burdens, study God’s Word, pray for each other, and encourage each other to share the Gospel and make disciples.
The junior highers meet one night a week as a home group, and also as a class during the sermon Sunday mornings. We have a team of teachers who lead the Sunday class on a rotating basis. The junior highers also have regular activities to build connections
and reach out to friends.
More about us: we are passionate about training every member to grow in making disciples who make disciples for the glory of Jesus Christ. We are part of Acts 29, which is a church-planting network. We have helped plant two churches, and long to plant
more. (Click here to see the doctrinal distinctives of Acts 29 churches -- http://www.acts29network.org/about/.)
You would be responsible to love and disciple our junior high kids, communicate with their parents, work with and raise up volunteer staff, lead the weekly home group, oversee the teachers and teaching of the Sunday morning class, and plan activities for
fun and evangelism.
In terms of pay we are looking at a range of $500 to $1000 a month depending on experience and time commitment. (This position could be combined with our part-time worship leader position -- check here -- http://www.churchstaffing.com/job/158071/.)
So if you have a passion for Jesus Christ, a love of junior highers, and might be in a place where God would call you to become part of our church family, shoot me an email.
We can talk, I will give you more details, and we can see if God is causing our paths to cross – for the glory of Jesus Christ.
Steve Fuller, Lead Pastor
Mercy Hill Church