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St. John's Evangelical Protestant Church
Cullman, Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 08/18/2010
Categories: Family Pastor - Youth Pastor
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time
• Envision, implement, and oversee the youth ministry at St. John’s, working with the staff, parents, and congregation to ensure fruitfulness.
• Disciple the youth of the church and encourage parental involvement in their children’s spiritual formation.
• Develop relationships with youth and families of the church, serving as mentor, role model, friend, and minister.
• Work within existing programming, including Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings, as well as innovatively exploring and creating other opportunities for youth discipleship, fellowship, service, and worship.
• Work with our youth to assist them in reaching out to un-churched friends and classmates.
• Report to the Senior Pastor (or equivalent) and provide updates for the church council. Work with personnel committee as requested.
• Faith: A mature commitment to Christ demonstrated through life and testimony; a demonstrable passion for and calling to youth ministry; an understanding of the personality and call of St. John’s.
• Skills: Organizational and communication skills, along with leadership (delegation, facilitation, and recruiting) and teaching abilities.
• Personal: Pro-active, creative, goal-oriented, patient, kind, encouraging, and positive, “knowing how to be a kid and when to be an adult.”
• Experience: Some experience with youth and/or church ministry preferred.
• Education: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree required. Formal ministry training preferred.
Who We Are—St. John’s
St. John’s Evangelical Protestant Church is Cullman’s oldest church, celebrating its rich history, while also seeking to minister in the name of the Lord Jesus to contemporary needs. Belonging to the Evangelical Association of Reformed and Congregational Christian Churches (www.evangelicalassociation.org), St. John’s practices congregational polity and affirms the authority of Scripture for Christian faith and practice. The congregation is ecumenically minded in the context of its Reformation and liturgical heritage. Likewise, there is an openness to implement ancient and traditional practices in contemporary ways. St. John’s is welcoming of those seeking to deepen their relationship with our Lord regardless of their past, understanding the human need for grace.
A spiritual home for many community leaders, St. John’s has much talent to be harnessed for Kingdom work. The membership of St. John’s hails from all parts of the community, though they tend to be middle to upper-middle class. Many serve in the community as doctors, lawyers, teachers, and in our several civic organizations.
Who We Are—Cullman, AL
An hour north of Birmingham and an hour south of Huntsville, Cullman, is a growing community that cherishes its small-town atmosphere. Historically an agricultural community, there is a strong and growing industrial sector. In this context economic variations of wealth and poverty can be found. The city boasts of a wonderful school system, while several opportunities for Christian education exist as well. Home to Wallace State Community College, several universities and Beeson Divinity School are also within commuting distance. Opportunities for lovers of the arts and athletics abound. Generally speaking, the residents of Cullman have a high regard for their community and want to see it grow in a way that fits with its identity of a small but progressive town.