Associate Pastor / Youth Ministry

Website Albert City Evangelical Free Church

Position Requirements:

  • One who exhibits a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ, a teachable spirit, and a healthy family life.
  • One who is capable of creating and executing a long-term vision for the youth ministry.
  • One who is gifted and is called to youth ministry, loves young people, and has a passion for evangelism and outreach, both personally and at the ministry level.
  • An engaging teacher, with a strong biblical background able to preach from the pulpit.
  • A self-motivated leader, capable of casting and imparting vision for ministry, possessing  relational skills with students, parents, and staff.
  • Strong leader that is personable and will go above and beyond for the cause of Jesus  Christ.
  • Responsibly split time between youth ministry and all other ministry duties (60/40 goal) Responsibilities:
  • Lead and organize effective youth programs (7th-12th grades) implementing fellowship, worship, biblical teaching, discipleship, and evangelism, as well as ministry and mission  opportunities.
  • Recruit, train and shepherd volunteer youth staff with diverse gifts and personalities. Provide counseling and spiritual direction to youth on an individual basis.
  • Maintain contact with students and parents, keeping them informed of ongoing  activities. Keep parents updated on ministry strategies and plans in a way that  encourages partnership and involvement.
  • Support parents in effectively fulfilling their Christian parenting roles, in concert with  other pastoral staff.
  • Assist in the development and oversight of the youth ministry budget; also manage  student fees for events and trips; a member on the Christian Education (CE) Board
  • Participate as needed or requested in the evaluation and development of the overall church ministry.
  • Preach in the Sunday morning services 1 to 2 times a quarter as directed by the Senior Pastor.
  • Participate with the Senior Pastor and Elders in the congregational care of ACEFC members and attenders.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as needed to support the overall ministry; reporting  directly to the Senior Pastor.

Qualifications and Skills

  • An individual who exhibits a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ.  Maintains a teachable Spirit and has a personal life in line with the biblical description of  a leader.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biblical studies or related field required.
  • Minimum 2-5 years of experience in a pastoral or ministry leadership role.
  • Experienced, engaging teacher/preacher with a strong biblical background, who agrees  with ACEFC’s Statement of Faith.
  • The successful individual will be a self-starter, not requiring a great deal of supervision,  with a solid work ethic and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done.
  • Licensed or ordained or willing to go through the ordination process and/or seminary. Submit to all required background and criminal history checks.

Possessing the following qualities would be a plus:

  • Experience leading and executing vision for church ministries.
  • Experience with digital media and/or website design.
  • Experience in establishing and monitoring ministry budgets.
  • Has a heart to serve the rural Iowa demographic.

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