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Pastor of Youth & Young Adults
Trailview Alliance Church
Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada
Date Posted: 05/21/2009
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Christian Missionary Alliance
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time
Trailview Alliance Church is looking for a Pastor of Youth and Young Adults to help lead us through an exciting time of growth and change. Currently our boomer-centric worship service is absolutely packed and we have no room for further growth. Rather than simply duplicate what we have now, we have decided to launch a more Millennial centric service to more effectively reach the emerging generations. As Pastor of Youth and Young Adults, you will be one of the key architects in making this happen.
As far as our teens are concerned, we have three major expectations of our Youth Pastor. First, is to have a coherent plan of discipleship so that every teen that has been active in our church has had the opportunity to grow into a fully developed and mature Christian. This involves not only knowing the basic Christian truths and applying these to their lives, but also in developing the leadership and disciple-making skills they will need as adults. Second, is that we want our teens to be equipped to be able to share their faith with their peers and then be able to disciple them. Third, is that since many of our teens will graduate and attend a secular university, we want them to be intellectually equipped to face the hostile worldviews that they will have to deal with. In a nutshell, we don’t want to graduate 18 year old children who are going out as lambs to the slaughter; we want to graduate 18 year old men and women of God who are going out to live lives of true Christian significance.
Regarding our young adults, this has been an area where we as a church have been dropping the ball. While quite recently we have gained some ground with young marrieds and young families, we have provided very little spiritual care for those between 18 and 25. While this is something we have overlooked in the past, it is one of our top priorities now. We will be looking to our Pastor of Young Adults to develop a sense of community among this segment of our congregation so that they too are being developed into fruitful disciples.
Trailview Alliance Church has about 500-600 regular attenders and is located in the city of Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Swift Current is a growing city of about 20 thousand with a very strong economy, plenty of sunshine, and is a typical “good place to raise a family” kind of town. We offer a salary between 50-70k (depending on education and experience) plus full health and pension benefits.