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First Baptist Benicia

Youth and Children's Pastor

First Baptist Benicia
Benicia, California, United States


Date Posted: 05/31/2017
Categories: Associate Pastor - Children's Pastor - Family Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 101 to 150
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Youth and Family Associate Pastor- FBC Benicia

Ministry Description

 

Position Summary: To lead the Youth and Children’s Ministry of First Baptist Church (FBC) so that families are transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ and our emerging generations are prepared to faithfully follow Jesus throughout their lives. The Youth and Family Pastor (YFP) must be committed to holistic family ministry, seeing parents as the primary disciple-makers in their children’s lives and church leadership as support. 

 

Qualifications:


1. Character and Heart

  • Has trusted in Jesus as Lord and Savior and faithfully follows him
  • Models for youth, children and families what it means to love God and others
  • Exhibits a love for youth and children
  • In agreement with the Doctrinal Statement of FBC and committed to abide by the Constitution of FBC
  • In line with the mission, vision, and values of FBC

 

2. Academic

  • Has a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • Preferably has relevant theological education in addition

 

3. Skills:

  • Able to effectively teach and communicate the Bible
  • Skilled in administration and strategic leadership (planning, equipping others)
  • Physically able to engage in activities with youth and children
  • Able to motivate and grow a team
  • Relationally gifted: A connector, team player, draws people in.

 

Essential Duties- Youth Ministry

 

Teaching and Shepherding

  • Be the primary Bible teacher for our weekly combined Jr. High/HS youth group
  • Design a small group structure for youth group so students can interact and discuss the Bible/weekly teaching
  • Make sure that students are being reached out to by either you or your team weekly through text/social media
  • Help students take next steps to grow in areas of worship, fellowship, and mission
  • This includes reading their Bibles, coming to group, sharing their faith, serving the community, etc

Recruiting and Team Building

  • Pray for the FBC Youth Ministry leaders and their families
  • Recruit and screen leaders for weekly youth ministry
  • Organize training/team building for leaders regularly and as needed
  • Stay in regular contact with leaders for care and support
  • Provide leadership to team, setting the tone for ministry, being available for concerns, issues, changes, and feedback
  • Provide signs of appreciation to leaders on a periodic basis

Strategic Planning

  • Plan and communicate special events, church-wide announcements, and updates.
  • Establish yearly goals for Youth Ministry
  • Develop yearly calendar

Family Care

  • Pray for the families of FBC
  • Prepare parents and families (through appropriate means) to disciple their children in the home throughout the week, reinforcing weekly lessons
  • Communicate vision, goals and Youth Ministry procedures to parents
  • Track attendance for youth to provide appropriate care

Sunday AM Responsibilities

  • Be present and involved on Sunday mornings
  • Be involved in the service as appropriate in planning with Sr. Pastor
  • Encourage and invite youth to attend the Sunday AM worship service

Staff Responsibilities

  • Attend and participate in regular staff meetings
  • Keep the pastor and board appraised of life in Youth Ministry
  • Work in conjunction with the Sr. Pastor and board to adjust policy and strategy as needed.

 

Essential Duties- Children ages 4 through 5th grade


Recruiting and Team Building

  • Pray for the FBC Children’s Ministry volunteers and their families
  • Recruit and screen leaders for Sunday AM Children’s ministry
  • Bolster our teaching rotation with adequate teachers and subs
  • Keep updated list of volunteers with contact information
  • Organize and execute training for volunteers regularly and as needed
  • Coordinate ministry teams/scheduling for various age groups, ensuring at least 2 adults present at all times
  • Stay in regular contact with teachers for care and support
  • Provide leadership to team, setting the tone for ministry, being available for concerns, issues, changes, and feedback
  • Provide signs of appreciation to teachers on a periodic basis

Curriculum and Preparation

  • Organize, focus, and distribute curriculum and necessary materials to each teaching team/classroom weekly
  • Ensure supplies for classrooms are stocked and ready

Strategic Planning

  • Implement key growth structures for Children’s Ministry including an effective check-in system, timing and flow on Sundays, pick up expectations, follow up, and norms for classes.
  • Plan and communicate special events, church-wide announcements, and updates.
  • Establish yearly goals for Children’s Ministry
  • Develop yearly calendar

Family Care

  • Pray for the families of FBC
  • Prepare parents and families (through appropriate means) to disciple their children in the home throughout the week, reinforcing Sunday lessons
  • Communicate vision, goals and Children’s Ministry procedures to parents
  • Track attendance for children and families to provide appropriate care

Sunday AM Responsibilities

  • Be the point person for Sunday AM ministry
  • Ensure Sunday AM check-in experience is warm, welcoming, and clear for all families (especially new ones)
  • Ensure children and parents are clear on where to go, when to go there, and feel safe and excited to do so
  • Ensure teachers are present and engaged on time
  • Teach in High Voltage as regular part of rotation

Staff Responsibilities

  • Attend and participate in regular staff meetings
  • Keep the pastor and board appraised of life in Children’s Ministry
  • Work in conjunction with the Pastor and board to adjust policy and strategy as needed.

Future

  • Oversee the creation and execution of a mid-week children’s club program
  • Coordinate Summer VBS, 5 day clubs, or sports camp

 

Nursery Duties -

  • Oversee the Sunday Morning Nursery Program
  • Recruit nursery workers
  • Screen nursery workers using a background check to keep our nursery safe
  • Institute (if not already done) a child safety policy
  • Train nursery workers on policy, procedures, and safety
  • Arrange nursery worker rotations and scheduling
  • Maintain a list of substitute nursery workers. Stay in communication with the nursery workers and help support them. If a nursery worker can’t make it, have them follow the procedure to make sure that they have a substitute.
  • Make sure that the nursery is being taken care of in a loving and sanitary manner.
  • Regularly check in on nursery. Any instance of abuse that you observe or is reported to you is to immediately be reported to the Pastor and Board.

 

About FBC:  We are an established evangelical church in beautiful Benicia, CA. This year we are celebrating 75 years of ministry! Average Sunday attendance is about 120 adults currently. As a church we are committed to worship, fellowship, growth, and mission. All of this is in hopes to glorify God and see lives transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ! It is a new era in the life of the church as we have recently hired our new Sr. Pastor, Matt Skrabec. We're looking to build the right team for the future. We're excited to see growth and lives transformed here in Benicia and beyond! See more at: beniciafirstbaptist.com 

 

 

Further Details

  • This position is full time.
  • Compensation TBD (based on experience, education, etc.)
To Apply:
 
Email resume and cover letter to Pastor Matt at matthew.skrabec@gmail.com