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New Hope Fellowship

Student Ministries/Missions Pastor

New Hope Fellowship
Stuart, Florida, United States

Date Posted: 04/20/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Church of the Nazarene
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

New Hope Fellowship

Palm City, Florida 34990

Student Ministries/Missions Pastor

Full Time


Living 10 minutes from the South Florida island beaches sound good? Working at a passionate church committed to Jesus, God’s Word, and transforming the community sound like you? Would being a team member with 12 other staff members who are all dedicated to serving the King and His Kingdom and pulling together to impact people for Christ fit your passion and concepts of Body-life ministry?

We are New Hope Fellowship in Palm City, FL and we need God’s person to lead our students and help create a culture of healthy families. We are looking for someone who relates incredibly well to students and their parents, who is comfortable with kids all over the socioeconomic and cultural map, who is PASSIONATE about the Gospel, who can rock their ADHD and still get a 12 month calendar and board report done (and 9 times out of 10 bring all of the MS’ers back home from camp), and MOST importantly who values prayer and intimacy with Christ over busyness.

We are a church that is coming out of a large building campaign in development of our 21-acre campus and to be honest we have slipped too far into maintenance mode during this time of focus on the campus. As we emerge from putting our energies into the new buildings God is making it clear that now is the time to focus on the hearts of our people and the people of our community. We have been a Church family fully committed to being a missional church that creates missional people. And we are intent on being so again. A big part of this is the re-establishing of our student ministry, which has historically been one of our strongest ministries.

What does the right fit look like? We will lean on God for that. But here are a few particulars:

First, we are a Wesleyan-Armenian Church in doctrine. We believe in the grace-empowered freedom for everyone to come to Christ yet, no one is predetermined. (We don’t define God’s Sovereignty in a simplistic manner where the world in reality would become a world without meaning or the risk or possibility of love—which can’t exist without being freely chosen). We believe in a God whose Sovereignty is complex and comes to fulfillment through decreeing grace-empowered freedom for His creation and the world of meaning and purpose He sustains them within.

Second, we believe Christ’s death and resurrection is for the whole world. We do not believe that the death of the infinitely valuable Son of God only paid for some few chosen. We follow the Apostle Paul when he says, “that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them,” (2 Corinthians 5:19) and the Apostle John when he declares of Jesus , “He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world,” (1 John 2:2) . We love our Calvinist friends, but if you are hard-core Calvinist you would be grumpy at New Hope and life is too short for that.

Third, valuing prayer has to be more than words. It has to be a current reality for you. Our area of the nation was named one of the 50 most godless areas of the USA and therefore fancy, nifty and new aren’t enough here. There is a war raging for our kid’s souls and we believe prayer is an essential weapon.

Fourth, we are a Church with a strong teaching Pastor and several of our staff are also gifted teachers. The Word of God is our rule of faith and practice and we preach and teach it without compromise or apology. A large portion of our Church growth has been due to the strong Bible teaching at New Hope Fellowship. You would need to have good communication skills with youth and your teaching would need to be Biblically sound even while being attractive to today’s culture.

Fifth, New Hope is a Church drawn together from people of many different kinds of Church and cultural backgrounds. So we major in the majors not in the minors. Our common love for Jesus Christ, His Gospel, living a life of Divine-Love toward God and others, the life of love-generated holiness out of a passion to please God and to conform to our Lord, Jesus Christ, a life of mission and service and a culture of servant leadership for all who lead are the essentials around which we become one. While we are under authority to a denomination for continued doctrinal purity and accountability (we are Nazarene), as well as supporting the missionary work of our denomination both locally and worldwide, we operate otherwise as a community Church with serving our community being our overriding mission.

Sixth, we are a Church of passionate worship. We have services dedicated to very contemporary worship and one to a more blended culture, which we call the Mosaic Worship Service. It is not unusual for us to be on our feet with hands in the air and outbursts of “Amen” and “Praise God” or “Hallelujah” to fill the air as tears rim over our eyes. If that would throw you off, you will get grumpy quickly at New Hope.

Staff meetings are weekly and are 3 hours long. They start with praying for our people’s request, then a time of Bible study and teaching from our Lead Pastor and then the reports of the staff followed by planning and coordination of ministries and events. If you are someone with ink splotches in your Bible, you would fit well.

Just being real here . . . our student ministries need to be rebuilt from the ground up. We’d want you to start by reaching out to our church families and creating environments and connection points for the middle & high schoolers who already exist within our congregation. This will mean working closely with our Family Life Pastor and Children’s Pastor to ensure philosophical continuity between our children and youth ministries, and to build a core group of students who can then begin impacting their peers.

The title Student Ministries/Missions Pastor is not a typo. We believe that missions outreach is a vital part of discipleship, and we are looking for someone who will deliberately build bridges between our students and missions (local and global). We would like to see this role mature into creating churchwide missions opportunities for adults, too, but the initial emphasis will be to engage our students in missions.

The responsibilities entail about 20 hours a week of necessary office time depending on your organizational strengths. The rest needs to be on your knees and in interaction with students, parents, and volunteers, and in leading youth and missions events. Musical ability would be a great plus, but is not a requirement. NHF is a church that will rally around the right leader and wants to support you and see what cool things God does.

Pray, check out our website and sermons, pray again, and if you feel led please send a cover letter telling us a bit about yourself, a resume, and we would request some teaching audio/video if you have them. If you think it would help us, link us to your FB, Instagram, (we really aren’t hip enough to Snapchat) or Twitter account; that would be cool too. God bless you whoever you are reading this and we will be praying God’s best for you and us too.

The base salary for this position is $43,000 plus insurance benefits, and may be negotiated dependent on experience.


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