Youth PastorPosted by: Kevin Hardy
Posted date: Jun-24-2020
OK Church is looking for a dynamic leader to reach the next generation for Jesus Christ. This leader must have a BA in Religion/Youth Ministry or some experience as a Youth Pastor. This positiion will oversee 6th - 12 Grade. This poistion will also serve as the Chaplain of the Middle School at Olive Knolls Christian School. Currently, the church has over 100 students involved in Youth Ministry. Candidates should send a resume to email@example.com with a testimony, philosophy of ministry and a photo.
Mission Statement and Core Values Mission: To lead students into a deeper relationship with Jesus.
1. Reach Wide
We not only want to reach the students that God has blessed us with, but we also want to reach out to the lost students in our community.
Matthew 28:19-20 (NLT)
19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations,[a] baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
2. Teach Deep
We want to creatively, interactively, and experientially teach students how to become true followers of Jesus who are actively maturing and growing in their faith. We want them to understand the truths of God’s word and to own their faith for themselves.
Colossians 1:28 (NIV)
He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.
Matthew 4:19 (NASB)
He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will teach you to be you fishers of men.”
3. Unleash Compassion
We want to teach students to be compassionate and serve others the way Jesus did. We will give them opportunities to serve selflessly in their church, local community, and overseas.
Matthew 20:28 (NLT)
28 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
4. Connect in Community
We want to enable students to experience healthy relationships with each other, their church, our staff, and their families.
Acts 2:42-47 (NLT)
42 All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals (including the Lord’s Supper[a]), and to prayer.
43 A deep sense of awe came over them all, and the apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders. 44 And all the believers met together in one place and shared everything they had. 45 They sold their property and possessions and shared the money with those in need. 46 They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity— 47 all the while praising God and enjoying the goodwill of all the people. And each day the Lord added to their fellowship those who were being saved.
5. Worship Authentically
We want to teach students how to really worship God with their whole lives. Their everyday living and breathing, going to work and school, playing sports, dating, online, texting, social media AND singing lives.
Romans 12:1-2 (NLT)
12 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. 2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleas- ing and perfect.