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Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church

Contemporary Worship Leader and Youth Leader

Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church
Excelsior Springs, Missouri, United States

Date Posted: 02/08/2011
Categories: Worship Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Presbyterian
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
We are looking to fill the needs of these two postions..."Contemporary Worship Leader and Youth Leader" and create one job.

Primary Purpose of the Contemporary Worship Leader Position:
To provide spiritual leadership for BMPC’s contemporary service through the gift of music and prayer, sharing the Word of God and the Good News of Jesus Christ through the use of song, multimedia, visual and non-visual performances, to help the congregation and community understand and experience the love of Christ and develop a strong foundation in faith.

Job Requirements:
• Must have a growing relationship with Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.
• Must provide a statement of faith.
• Must have a heart for music ministry.
• Must have the skill sets required to plan, coordinate, direct, and participate in the contemporary music ministry of the church.
• Must support the overall mission and ministries of the Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church with time, talent, and treasures.

1.) Oversee the contemporary evening weekend worship service music ministry.
• Provide regular rehearsals for music volunteer servants.
• Encourage participation and growth within the music ministry.
• Develop media in conjunction with the pastor and the A-V/media design personnel to be used during Contemporary worship service.
• Lead God’s people into worship through contemporary music by planning and comprehensive music ministry; including choirs, vocal and/or instrumental ensembles.
• Weekly/Monthly work with the Pastor, and ‘Praise and Worship” Team in developing and refining the contemporary service with clear communication to the congregation and community.

Supporting Goals:
1.) To develop special events and ministries which reach out to others and provide spiritual growth and positive community impact.
• In conjunction with appropriate (Worship, Youth, Outreach, Music…) ministries may meet and work with VBS team, Children’s Christmas and Easter programs or other special events, to effectively communicate, plan, coordinate and develop ministry plans.
• In conjunction with the respective teams prayerfully recruit praise band members, volunteers, and/or special music guests for the contemporary weekend evening worship service and special events.

2.) To provide administrative oversight and coordination of the Contemporary service ministry programs and regularly communicate with congregation, church leaders and volunteer servants by:
• Communicating at least monthly to provide updates on upcoming plans and events.
• Overseeing ordering of needed supplies, curriculum, and ministry materials, and maintaining necessary supply inventory for media and or music needs.
• Overseeing bulletin boards and other promotional display materials.
• Providing regular updates for website postings.
• Coordinating and communicating all calendar events with the administration office.
• Submitting monthly, appropriate and accurate expense/ reimbursement and time reports.
• Planning and submitting music budget proposals to the Session and stewardship committee in accordance with the policies of the church.
• Communicating effectively with Session pertinent information on ministry status.
• Maintaining an average of 15-20 hours per week.

Personal Growth:
• Annually establish 3-5 key ministry goals that align with vision and mission.
• Regularly pray for the ministry and volunteer servants for who they are responsible.
• Develop own personal spiritual growth plan.
• Maintain a ministry plan for this position by developing specific ministry goals.

Primary Purpose of the Youth Leader Position:
1.) Prerequisites
• Faith: Profess a personal faith and reveal a growing, living Christian relationship with Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord to others.
• Family: Home life is to be conducive to and supportive of this position in ministry.

2.) Foundational Issues
• Evangelical: Must be sound in the faith, standing without reservation for the tenets of
evangelical faith (John 3:16), yet free to minister in a broad fellowship where individuals from many denominations are accepted with varied views on end times, baptism, spiritual gifts, political issues, and gender roles.
• Church Fellowship: Must have a philosophy and style of ministry compatible with BMPC’s own church emphasis on relationships, informality, local, national, and international missions, disciple-making, worship, Elder leadership, and freedom in Christ.

3.) Priority Characteristic (A people builder)
• Philosophy: People are the priority with Christ as the focal point. Youth ministry means primarily reaching and discipling youth, and only secondarily the teaching of material or the development of programs.
• Ability: Ability not only to be a leader and not only to organize future youth leaders in programs, but the ability to DEVELOP, TRAIN, and EQUIP people to serve as teachers and youth leaders and other related ministries.
• Experience: Over time, to display a clear record of specific youth who have progressed spiritually in their faith, commitment, and leadership as disciples of Christ. (ALL OTHER REQUIREMENTS,

4.) Education:
College degree is desirable but not required if past recommendations from prior employment or experience reveals qualifications to be adequate. Continuing and future biblical, theological, or church related training on an undergraduate or graduate level would be a plus. There must be a solid knowledge of the Bible and a regular practice of personal Bible study.

5.) Other traits:
• Strong people skills with a strong love for youth.
• A good understanding of youth culture and needs of today.
• Ministry skills: Bible-teacher; worship leader; capable of identifying, enlisting, developing, communicating with, and encouraging volunteers (especially parents) to plan and execute future events and programs; familiar and capable of evaluating timely resources for the development of a foundational curriculum that is fluid and dynamic with the changing times.
• Witness: heart for outreach; able to lead someone to faith.
• Missions. is mission minded and desires to instill that love in others.
• Teamwork: able to enjoy cooperating in a staff team environment.

1.) To win, to teach the Bible to, to counsel, to disciple, to laugh and cry with, and, above all to love teenagers.
• Both within the fellowship of believers at BMPC and within the community at large.
• To be hands-on youth leader and not an administrator in the office, so as to be available to the teens, their activities, their lifestyles, and to youth meetings.
• Aimed primarily at youth in grades 6 – 12.

2.) To recruit and train “lay” leaders to do the same>.
• The fellowship of BMPC must not expect the youth leader to be the star that centers all youth on himself or herself.
• Recruitment includes making needs known to the congregation and to the Session by working with those maturing into ministry through the adult discipleship programs, scouting the potential among church newcomers, enlisting people personally, and screening all volunteers in accordance with BMPC standards.
• Training must include not only initial training for new volunteers, but also ongoing training and encouragement for “teen” youth leaders and adult volunteers as they continue.
• Youth leader must continually be available to teen “youth leaders” who need pastoral support.
• Included in this recruiting and training responsibility are all those who work with teens: Sunday school teachers, youth group leaders, Bible study leaders, mission trip leaders, retreat chaperones, service project helpers, and all other volunteers who help support youth ministry.

3.) To develop an overall integrated strategy for making disciples among teenagers:
• This includes attracting youth; winning them to faith in Christ; assimilating them into meaningful Christian fellowship; building their walk with God through spiritual disciplines; developing a heart for worship; laying a strong life foundation of Bible knowledge and obedience; equippingfor evangelizing and other ministry skills; counseling for relational & life issues; and involving in experiences of ministry and missions.

4.) To oversee teenage youth program at BMPC:
• Current programs include Sunday school classes, Middle School and Senior High Youth Groups, regular service projects and retreats, and occasional Bible study groups and mission trips.
• Oversight of these programs should not be in the sense of merely maintaining and administering, but in the sense of enriching them, integrating them, and deepening their value to teens.
• Spiritual oversight of these programs is required to insure that youth ministry remains Christ-centered, not program-centered.
• To develop such means as may prove helpful in enhancing and resolving parent-teen relationships and church-teen relationships, including teen involvement in church ministries.

Other Pastoral Responsibilities:
• Regular Professional Development to enhance ministry skills and spiritual walk, including seminars, courses, conferences, and mentoring from pastor and/or other senior mentors. Approved (by Session) training opportunities will receive funding by church.
• Assist the pastor as needed in the total ministry of the church. This may possibly include preaching, teaching, counseling or hospital visitation: especially, at vacation times or times of staff vacancy. There will be great flexibility in such assignments, according to gifts and past experiences of the youth leader, and always with caution not to undermine the primary responsibilities of the youth leader.

Building Relationships
• CHURCH: Must be a loyal member of BMPC, enthusiastically supportive of its doctrine, purpose, and programs, including regular attendance at Sunday Services. Must be an example of godly character, including desire to maintain standards of 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9.
• PASTOR: Youth leader will be directly responsible to the Pastor. The Pastor will mentor the youth leader and will provide annual written review of Youth Pastor’s performance.
• ELDERS: Regular written reports will be provided for Session’s review on a monthly basis by the youth leader. Youth leader will personally report to the Session on a quarterly basis. Pastor will communicate the youth leader’s performance review to the Session before annual salary review.
• STAFF. Youth leader must work together with other members of the professional staff as part of a ministering team, and willing to coordinate programs, goals, and recruiting, with loyalty, openness, and readiness to resolve all differences quickly in a godly manner.

If interested please contact Pastor Dan Clark:,/b>