Youth & Family Pastor

Website Metolius Friends Community Church

Metolius Friends Community Church is receiving resumes for a full time Youth & Family Pastor. The selected candidate will be invited to work with the Church to identify a start date which would tentatively be set somewhere between October 1 – Nov. 1, 2022. To apply, please send a resume and a statement of faith to Pastor Jadon Ross at jadonross@metoliusfriends.church by August 28, 2022. Please include three character/professional references with your resume.

The purpose of this position is to serve the Church by providing leadership to the youth and family ministries of Metolius Friends Community Church, equipping our young people to know and follow Christ, to integrate into the life of the Church, and to find places of effective service and community outreach. They are responsible to the local Church through the Lead Pastor for all their work and leadership, and concerning all Church policies and matters of doctrine. They will agree to mentoring as the Church deems helpful. The Youth and Family Pastor is expected to serve 40 work hours per week. They will log and report all ministry related hours as requested by the Lead Pastor. Specific duties include the following:
a)     Provide leadership for weekly junior and senior high youth meetings and activities including youth groups and potential small group meetings. In addition to teaching and worship leading with the youth, this shall also include, in cooperation with the Christian Education Ministry Team, the selection of curriculum and the development of the vision and purposes of these events.
b)    Train youths on how to be future faith-filled leaders and set up programs to facilitate spiritual growth.
c)     Identify, equip, train, come alongside and empower a team of adults who will partner with the Youth and Family Pastor in directly ministering to, teaching and leading the youth. This may include delegating responsibilities for activities including, Bible Quizzing, camps and other special events.
d)    Seek creative opportunities to reach out to the unchurched junior and senior high youth in our community including involvement with the schools and other parachurch organizations (IE Young Life) as possible. This can also include developing and maintaining effective relationships with various leaders in the community for purposes of swift outreach programs.
e)     In addition to weekly youth group meetings, the Youth and Family Pastor is expected to plan at least nine additional event/gatherings per year for junior and senior high youth (example: for fun, outreach, fellowship and/or service).
f)     Initiate regular contact with parents of youth in order to develop and maintain good communication and a natural and confident working relationship.
g)    Develop one-on-one relationships with MFCC youth and their families through personal visits and regular communication. Look for teachable times and remain sensitive to the personal and spiritual needs of the youth and their families.
h)    In partnership with the Lead Pastor initiate improvement and innovation to MFCC’s online presence (website/social media) and connection with the community. MFCC views this work as a vital bridge to and with our youth and families.
i)      Assist in organizing and compiling of Children’s church & VBS curriculum and scheduling volunteers.
j)      Preach on Sunday mornings as a help to the Lead Pastor; depending upon need as well as gifting. This is also a chance to grow in this area of ministry.

To apply for this job email your details to jadonross@metoliusfriends.church