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Fort Shaw Bible Church
Fort Shaw, Montana, United States
Date Posted: 09/14/2011
Categories: Youth Pastor
Church Size: 50 to 100
Job Type: Full-Time
Our Youth Ministry:
This church has a vision to reach children, teens and families with the gospel of Jesus Christ. It has demonstrated this vision by building a gymnasium and being the first church in this valley to call a full time youth pastor.
Although this youth ministry is fully supported by Fort Shaw Bible Church, it is attended by youth from various small churches up and down the Sun River Valley.
We desire to build a youth ministry that is well balanced between developing healthy human relationships through fun activities, and developing strong spiritual leaders for tomorrow through ministry. At this point in time, we need to connect our ministry with the unchurched families living in our valley.
Our ultimate goal is that our youth would have an ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ, as well as a good understanding of the Bible as they enter their adult years.
Candidate must have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and a desire to do His work. We seek a loving, caring youth pastor who will encourage spiritual growth and be a positive Christian influence for our teens, families and community. The one we are praying for is a humble shepherd, a model of Godly character, who loves God, God’s Word, and has an enthusiasm for working with youth. Candidate must comply with our doctrinal statement of faith. His calling will require a background check.
This is a full-time youth pastor position with a scheduled 40+ hour work week with at least one full scheduled day off per week. Duties would include:
-Oversee all youth ministry related activities for Jr. and Sr. High teens
-Regular time spent in prayer for youth and church ministries
-Teach High School Sunday School class
-Teach Jr./Sr. High Youth Group on Sunday Evenings
-Teach AWANA Jr./Sr. High on Wednesday Evenings during school year
-Counseling teens (and possibly young adults)
-Oversee and coordinate youth volunteers
-Organize transportation needs for youth events
-Visitation of teens and families in homes, hospitals
-Lead and equip teens to take leadership roles in AWANA, VBS and other church related ministries
-Organize youth outings, retreats and Christian events
-Meet weekly for prayer, accountability and to coordinate with the senior pastor
-Attendance at monthly board meetings
-Monthly reports, oral and written, to the Church Board of activities and duties
-The participation of spouse (if married) in church ministry is expected
-Attend community youth events (ball games, concerts)
-Some involvement in the Sunday morning worship service, as personal gifts allow
-Occasional pulpit supply in the Sr. Pastor’s absence
-Involvement in the following adult ministries, as time allows
-Sunday evening service
-Thursday night prayer meeting
-Once a month service at the Great Falls Rescue Mission
-Other special services on occasion include funerals, weddings and baptisms, as gifts allow
-A negotiable $2000 monthly base salary for a couple/family based on qualifications and experience
-Plus the described parsonage is provided
-$2400 annual expense account for car/ministry expenses
-$4300 Annual Youth budget
The Fort Shaw Bible Church is an independent Bible believing church that will celebrate its 100 year anniversary next summer, by God’s grace. We are an evangelical church that has a congregational-rule form of government. An eight-member board of deacons meets monthly and quarterly business meetings are held where congregation members vote on issues brought before the assembly.
We operate on a debt free basis. The facility itself has undergone three additions/remodels in the past 20 years. The complex includes the following: a sanctuary that seats 180, 7-classrooms, a gymnasium, kitchen, nursery, library, office, restrooms, and several additional small rooms.
The church property includes a 4-bedroom parsonage with study, partial basement, shop, storage area, and one car garage, located one block from the church building. We hold title to a 38-passenger bus and 15-passenger van.
The people are a unified group, but have many demographic differences. Average weekly worship service attendance is 100-120. Sunday School attendance ranges from 65-90. Weekly Youth Group attendance ranges from 10- 30. We regularly support 15 missionaries at an average of approximately $400 per quarter, plus additional missionaries, bringing the amount of our missions giving over 25% of the church offerings.
The Fort Shaw Bible Church is located in Fort Shaw, MT in the Sun River Valley, 25 miles west of Great Falls (pop 60,000). The Sun River flows out of the Rocky Mountains, which can be seen rising from the plains some 60 miles to the west. The area consists of both irrigated and dry land farms and ranch land. There are approximately 1500 residences up and down the valley between the small towns of Vaughn, Sun River, Fort Shaw, and Simms, all within 15 miles of the Fort Shaw Bible Church.
If you are interested in serving God in the Fort Shaw Bible Church and the Sun River Valley, please send a resume, a picture of yourself and/or your family, and any other pertinent information to the P.O. or email address listed below. With further consideration, an audio or video of a recent youth lesson or sermon will be requested. Please call or email if you have any questions concerning the process or the position. You are welcome to contact our senior pastor, Kirby Jones, at the church office (406) 264-5559 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mailing address: Search Committee
P. O. Box 66
Fort Shaw, MT 59443
Or E-mail: email@example.com
(If using email, please send resume info as attachments)
Contact person – Pastor Kirby Jones