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Grace Church

Junior High Ministry

Grace Church
Mahomet, Illinois, United States


Date Posted: 05/26/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Grace Church of Mahomet (www.gracemahomet.org)

GSM: Youth Ministry Associate

 

Reports to: Family Life Pastor

 

Job Type: Full Time

 

Description: GSM Ministry Associate will oversee Junior High under the leadership and vision of the FLP.  Will help FLP begin to create a sustainable ministry to college aged students.  This ministry staff member will also assist with Senior High and participate in all “campus wide events” such as VBS, Back to School Nights, Family Fun Nights, Work Days, etc. 

 

Breakdown: Hours are estimates, as workload in specific areas will change from week to week depending on season and ministry goals and/or events.    

 

Relationships (12-19 hours)

  • Have lunch or grab a coke with students at least 3 days/week during school (1 with each Jr. High class (6-8). (1 ½ hours/week)
  • Spend 2 days each week with students after school. This will not simply be turning on video games and let them entertain themselves, but investing in them. (6 hours/week)
  • Evening activities with students attending 2-3 school events each week when activities are going on (sports, choir, shows, if nothing is going on at the schools then get together and go to the movies or hang out somewhere). (9 hours/week)
  • You will invest in your sponsors by calling them, or having lunch with them, but you are also responsible for training them this should be about (1 ½ hours/week)
  • Be in a mentoring relationship (1 hour/week)

Administration/Planning (5-12 hours)

  • Planning of future events (1 hour)
  • Planning various GSM Group Lessons. (3 hours)
  • Planning Sunday School. (1 hour)
  • Sending out weekly communications to the parents and students (1 hour)
  • Miscellaneous Administrative Task (2 hours)
  • Staff Meeting (2 hours)

Church Activities (9-15 hours)

  • Final prep (1 hour)
  • Jr. High Youth Group (2-3 hours)
  • Sunday Morning (4 ½ hours)
  • Miscellaneous Errands (2 hours)

Overall Purpose: Work with and for the FLP to create an intentional and holistic ministry to students, birth through college.   GSM Ministry Associate will thrive within an atmosphere of autonomy and accountability that increases our ability to encounter, encourage, enfold and educate students at various ages and stages. 

Requirements:

  • Administration & planning: Be good at planning of normal operations and trips as well as help oversee “day to day” admin/operations needs.  This can include set up, maintaining games, snack bar, etc.  As well as helping with trips and events both on and off campus.
  • Communication/Accountability: Develop a consistent plan and system for regularly communicating with FLP.  Overall, this position is designed to help GSM run smoothly as to effectively create a Christ-centered student culture that loves God, loves people, reaches the lost and makes disciples.
  • Details: Must be a details person.  Thus, he/she will have strong administrative skills to help GSM maintain ministry deadlines and goals.
  • Relationships: Must be a relational person with the ability to disciple students and yet work with adult leaders.
  • Teaching: Will help teach, preach and/or lead small groups as assigned by FLP. 
  • Counseling: As needed, must have the ability to meet privately with students and/or their parents to assist with family/student issues or address situations at GSM.  Must also clearly communicate any appointments with FLP and seek counsel before and after appointment to maintain appropriate communication as well as assure best plan of action for student and/or family was presented. 

Expectations:

  1. Will own GSM Junior High and regularly attend GSM events on Sunday nights.
  2. Will work with FLP to guard the vision of GSM. 
  3. Will coordinate/oversee GSM events and/or duties as assigned by FLP.
  4. Will help build, oversee and help train a competent and committed team of leaders and workers to assist in student ministries.
  5. Align with Grace’s statement of faith, leadership model and fully support the mission and core competencies. 
  6. Will have a regular and consistent personal Bible study and prayer time apart from lesson or activity planning.
  7. Will regularly attend and eagerly participate in GSM services and Sunday Morning Worship Services.
  8. Will model an exemplary Christian life to the best of his/her ability. 
  9. Will be active in shepherding students. 
  10. Will assist with youth evangelism and discipleship of GSM students. 
  11. Servant leader who loves big and jumps into to all situations for the advancement of God’s Kingdom. 

Spiritual Expectations:

  1. Align with Grace’s statement of faith, leadership model and fully support the mission and core competencies. 
  2. Will have a regular and consistent personal Bible study and prayer time apart from lesson or activity planning.
  3. Will regularly attend and eagerly participate in GSM services and Sunday Morning Worship Services.
  4. Will model an exemplary Christian life to the best of his/her ability. 
  5. Will be active in shepherding students. 
  6. Will assist with youth evangelism and discipleship of GSM students. 
  7. Servant leader who loves big and jumps into to all situations for the advancement of God’s Kingdom. 

Statement of Faith:

 

When we speak of our Statement of Faith, we are saying that this list highlights our “like minded” beliefs at Grace Church.  We want to be very clear and open about what we believe and why we believe it.  So, our Statement of Faith encapsulates the major points of Doctrine here at Grace Church.  A Statement of Faith is valuable because it allows our Church to be unified:

 

Acts 4:32 (ESV) Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.

 

1 Corinthians 1:10 (ESV) I appeal to you, brothers, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and the same judgment.

 

Statement of Faith: 

 

The Trinity

We believe in one God, Creator and Sustainer of all things, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit; that these three are all equally and fully God, and carry out distinct but harmonious functions in the work of creation, providence and salvation. (Genesis 1:1; Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14; Jude 20, 21)

 

God, The Father

We believe in God the Father, an infinite, personal Spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. He is omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent, without beginning or end. We believe He has revealed Himself through His creation, His Word, and His Son Jesus Christ. He still involves Himself in the everyday affairs of people and the earth, hears and answers prayer, and saves from sin and eternal death all those who come to Him by personally receiving Jesus Christ as payment for their sin through His sacrificial death and resurrection. (Exodus 3:14; Leviticus 11:44, 45; I Kings 8:27; Isaiah 43:10, 13; Isaiah 44:6-8; Malachi 3:6; John 4:24; James 1:17; I John 4:8)

 

God, The Son, Jesus Christ

We believe Jesus Christ is God's eternal Son, and has exactly the same nature, attributes and perfections as God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. We also believe that He is not only fully God, but fully man, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. We also believe in His sinless life, His substitutionary atonement, His bodily resurrection from the dead, His ascension into Heaven, His high priestly intercession on behalf of His people, and His personal, visible return from Heaven with the saints to rule on earth for one thousand years prior to spending eternity in Heaven. (Isaiah 7:14; 9:6; 53: 4-6, 11-12; John 1:14; 5: 22-33; 8: 58, 10:30; Romans 5: 8; Colossians 1: 15, 17, 19; Hebrews 1: 8; Revelation 20: 1-3)

 

God, The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit, His personality, and His work in creation, inspiration of the Scriptures, and in our regeneration, sanctification, and our preservation. We believe at the time of salvation each believer is baptized by Christ through the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ, sealed for eternity, and changed into a new person. We believe the Holy Spirit's ministry is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, illumine and teach those who read God's Word, implement Christ's work of saving the lost through the conviction of sin, and empower believers with spiritual gifts for godly living and service. (Genesis 1:1; Luke 3:16; John 3:5-6, 14:26, 16: 13, 14; Acts 1:5; 5:3; Romans 8:14, 26; 12: 6-8; I Corinthians 12:4-7, 13; II Thessalonians 2:13; II Peter 1: 21)

 

The Bible

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original writings, complete as the revelation of God's plan for salvation and the final authority for Christian faith and practice. (Ephesians 3:5; II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:21)

 

Man

We believe God created man, male and female, with a body, soul/spirit in the image of God and free from sin. We also believe man is a sinner by nature and choice and is therefore spiritually dead until he repents of his sin, trusts Christ personally as his Savior and is regenerated by the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26-27; 9:6; Romans 3:10, 23; Ephesians 2:1-5; 4:18; Colossians 2: 13-14)

 

Salvation

We believe a person is saved by grace through personal faith in Jesus Christ. We also believe this salvation lasts forever and is based upon the sovereign grace of God, was purchased by the shed blood of Christ on the cross, and must be received individually through faith in Christ apart from any human merit, works or rituals. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved and the lost and eternal existence of all people either in Heaven or Hell. We further believe salvation will, through the process of spiritual nourishment, growth and discipleship, result in a changed life, righteous living, good works, a passionate love for others and an overall yielding of oneself to the Lordship of Christ. (John 1:12; 3:16 20:31; Romans 8:29, 11: 29 ; II Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:3-6; 2: 8,9; 4:15; Titus 3: 5; I Peter 2:24; 3:18; I John 5:11-13; Revelation 20: 11-15)

 

The Church

We believe the universal Church is a spiritual body of which Christ is the Head. We believe the true Church is composed of all persons who through personal faith in Jesus Christ have been made spiritually alive by the Holy Spirit and been forgiven of their sin. We believe Christ will one day come and take the Church, also known as His bride, to Heaven, apart from the wrath of God to be spilled on the earth, to celebrate the marriage supper of the Lamb, and to reign with Him on earth for one thousand years, prior to spending eternity with God in Heaven. We further believe in the priesthood of believers and that each child of God may come boldly and freely to God with requests, thanksgivings, confessions and petitions. We also believe that this spiritual body expresses itself in local autonomous assemblies whose members have made personal confessions of faith in Christ and have associated themselves together for worship, instruction, the making of disciples and service. Believers are to mutually submit to one another while also submitting to the godly leaders established in the church. (Acts 2:42; I Corinthians 12: 13; Ephesians 1: 22-23; 4:4; Colossians 1: 18; Hebrews 4: 15, 16; 13: 17; I Peter 2: 9; Revelation 19: 7, 8)

 

Obedience and Christian Conduct

We believe God's Word is to be the Christian's guide for thoughts, actions and attitudes and that God is the only true source for our ultimate satisfaction and personal happiness. We believe every human is ultimately responsible to God and is free to worship according to the guidelines of God's Word, with one's personal preferences or tastes, without interference from any ecclesiastical or political authority. We believe Christ instituted two specific ordinances that are outward symbols of an inward spiritual truth or experience, which all believers are to carry out in obedience to Him. These two ordinances are: Believers' Baptism and Communion (or the Lord's Supper). Baptism is a one-time action to be administered to believers only. Water baptism does not save or cleanse from sin, but is an act that symbolizes an inward truth. The communion table is open to all believers irrespective of denomination who have received Christ as Savior, and should be celebrated regularly. (Psalm 63: 1-3; John 4:24; Acts 2:38; Acts 8:12,13; I Corinthians 11: 23-30; II Corinthians 3: 17; Galatians 5: 1, 13)

 

The Family

We believe God ordained the family as the foundational institution for the physical, spiritual, and emotional growth of individuals, the church and the society. It is to be ideally led by a godly father and mother joined together in holy marriage. We believe God intended for a man and woman to leave their parents and to become husband and wife, intimate in body, soul/spirit, forming a sacred and lifelong commitment to each other. We believe God commands: 1) a husband to be the servant leader of the family, loving his wife as Christ loves the church; 2) a wife to be her husband's helper providing him love, respect and support; 3) both husbands and wives to mutually submit to one another under Christ's divine headship, treating each other as equals before God and sacrificing self for the well-being and spiritual nurturing of the family. We believe children are commanded to obey and honor their parents. (Genesis 2: 24; Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 6: 4-9; Matthew 19: 3-9; I Corinthians 7: 1-5; Ephesians 5:21-33; 6: 1-4; Colossians 3: 18-21)