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Elizabethtown Brethren In Christ Church

Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted:
Young Adult Pastor - Youth Pastor
Church Size:
351 to 500
Job Type:
Elizabethtown Brethren In Christ Church
Job Description:

Are you someone with vision, energy, a deep faith in Christ and a passion for ministry? Are you excited to reach high school students and young adults for Christ? Do you have a commitment to disciple them and empower others to do the same? Does the vision to Love God, Share Christ and Serve the World resonate with your heart for ministry? Do you enjoy working with an energetic team, training leaders and casting vision? If so we would like to hear from you. Elizabethtown BIC Church seeks a person with love of Jesus and for ministry to senior high students & young adults.


About the Ministry

The senior high ministry consists of activities such as Monday night youth group, retreats, lock-ins, service projects, mission trips, discipleship groups, outreach events, Sunday school, Bible studies, etc. The young adult ministry is less programmatic but also involves significant ministry commitment. Both ministries offer tremendous opportunities to fulfill our vision as we seek to point people to Jesus and encourage deeper discipleship. In recent years these ministries have grown under solid, healthy volunteer and staff leadership, and we look forward to the bright future before us. As part of the overall staff team there will be opportunities for the pastor of senior high & young adult ministry to contribute to various other ministry areas as well. The exact ministry areas will depend on the gifting and abilities of the candidate.


About the Church & the Ministry

Elizabethtown BIC is a multi-staff congregation with an attendance of ~500 on Sunday mornings. The church offers active ministries to children, middle school students, youth, young adults, adult discipleship, English as a second language and much more. Both evangelism and discipleship are important to the church, and it is affiliated with the BIC denomination: www.bic-church.org.


Who Should Apply?

First and foremost the successful candidate will have a vibrant faith and be someone who believes Jesus is the only way of salvation. While we will notice the type of college or seminary degree candidates may have, we are equally as interested in ministry strengths and abilities. Ministry experience is helpful, yet we are open to those in the early stages of ministry. Some key characteristics of the successful candidate will be that they:


  • Relate well with high school students and young adults.
  • Work well with volunteer leaders and serve as a positive presence in the staff team.
  • Stay organized & communicate well since this is an active, multi-faceted ministry.
  • Work well with others and support the overall ministry of the church.
  • Bring other strengths to the broader church ministry (such as outreach, discipleship, teaching, etc.)
  • Affirm the following core values: http://www.bic-church.org/about/values/.


About Elizabethtown

Elizabethtown is a growing community and is known as the home of Elizabethtown College and M&M Mars. It is a town of about 12,000 residents close to Hershey, Harrisburg and Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Because of its proximity to these places, many people call Elizabethtown home and commute to these nearby cities.  Elizabethtown is also within a couple hours travel of larger cities such as Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.


About the Position

The Pastor of Sr. High & Young Adult Ministry is a full-time position with salary and benefits (health insurance, continuing education & retirement). Please send a resume and cover letter to: resumes@etownbic.org and note “Sr. High & Young Adult search” in the subject line. All applicants will receive an acknowledgement of their application, and select candidates will be asked to provide further information. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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Elizabethtown Brethren In Christ Church

Our congregation was organized in 1910, and met for many years at 600 South Hanover Street, at what is now the Elizabethtown Borough Office. In the 1970s, the congregation built and moved to the present facility at 996 East High Street. We are here to grow-to grow spiritually so we can increasingly understand & obey the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and to grow in number with others who are looking for meaning in life. More...