Youth and Young Adult Minister

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Posting Dates: 
Sunday, December 9, 2012 to Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Job Description: 

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church (“FMBC”) is a faith community committed to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ via love and service. As such, FMBC is a safe space where people are welcomed, accepted, appreciated and empowered. FMBC’s commitment to loving and serving others is not just a catch phrase; it is a clarion call
to action. At FMBC we do not seek members but disciples! We break limits with a lifestyle guided by our Lord’s love and liberation!

FMBC is a multigenerational family church. We embrace and respect the wisdom our grandparents have to share. We appreciate the leadership of adults who share their expertise and knowledge. We embrace young adults and college students whose transformative energy challenges us to seek innovation in our spiritual approach. We celebrate teens whose excitement and changing abilities teach us new
ways to praise God. And, we adore our children and babies whose inspiring presence requires us to build more, grow stronger and love harder that they might know and experience God for generations to come!  It is our goal to provide a place where people can have a life-changing experience with God. Our hearts and our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. What people usually notice first about us is the warm and loving nature of our ministry. We want to infuse life
and God’s love into the lives of people through engaging, powerful worship experiences that offer biblical truth in relevant and practical ways.

FMBC is more than just a weekend church. We are engaged in services, bible study and a plethora of ministries throughout the week. As the ethic of love is at the heart of our ministry, we offer opportunities for the development of authentic and enduring relationships with others.  Together we’re striving to become the kind of church described in the scriptures, where there’s relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer and compassionate care for those in need. In short, we’d like to have the kind of contagious enthusiasm and joy that can influence and encourage the entire community, one life at a time. And as our Senior Pastor, the Reverend Danté R. Quick, always says “FMBC is the place to be!”

JOB DESCRIPTION:
(Essential Function)
The Youth and Young Adult Minister shall act as an Assistant to the Senior Pastor as a pastoral presence specifically for the children, teens, young adults and those in service with youth and young adult ministries. As an Assistant Pastor, this individual must be committed to the calling of Jesus Christ demonstrated (modeling Christian characteristics) as he/she executes their daily responsibilities that includes community outreach, as well as preaching and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. The primary function is to disciple youth and young adults into a transforming relationship with Christ, development and supervision of a comprehensive diverse youth and young adult ministry department that includes community outreach. The individual is required to have strong inter-personal skills, written and oral communication skills, organizational and planning skills, ability to be flexible and a team member. The individual should display willingness to serve 3 to 5 years minimum as the Youth and Young Adult Minister.

ACCOUNTABILITY:
As a full-time employee, the Youth and Young Adult Minister is required to work closely with the Senior Pastor as a direct report.

QUALIFICATIONS:(Education, Certification, Skill Sets)
REQUIRED:
- Bachelor Degree and Masters of Divinity or enrollment in Master of Divinity Program from an accredited Seminary or Divinity School.
- Must be a Licensed Minister, Ordained or in Pursuit of Ordination.
- 2 Years’ Experience in Youth Ministry in the Urban Context.
- Convey a Vocational Calling to Youth and Young Adult Ministry in local Church setting.
- Proven Training, Education and Working Knowledge of Childhood / Adolescent Development & Psychology
- Proven Leadership Ability / Skills
- Demonstrated Organizational and Planning skills
- Experience Teaching and Development of a Lesson Plan
- Demonstrated Eagerness to Learn.

DESIRED
Computer Literate: MS Office , Facebook, Twitter, etc.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS (Required)
The Youth and Young Adult Minister must be a person with the proven ability to serve, and in doing such foster a sense of empowerment. He/She must also be committed to working as a team member with other staff under the leadership of the Senior Pastor. He/She must be proficient in recruiting youth and young adult ministry volunteers. The Youth and Young Adult Minister must be able to make theologically based decisions and delegate responsibilities.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES (Required)
The Youth and Young Adult Minister must be able to clearly express their calling to the ministry of Jesus Christ in their daily interaction with all members of the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church community. He/She would need to possess a demeanor characterized by humility and other-centeredness. As a member of the ministerial leadership, this person must be flexible in case he/she is called upon to occupy other duties and responsibilities and deemed necessary by the Senior Pastor.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES (Include But Not Limited To):
All Duties and Responsibilities of the Youth and Young Adult Minister are to be Worked in Coordination with the Senior Pastor.
It is the duty and responsibility of the Youth and Young Adult Minister to not only be concerned with the spiritual growth and development of the youth and young adults of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church but also their educational, emotional, mental and physical growth and development.
It is the duty and responsibility of the Youth and Young Adult Minister to Work in Coordination with the Senior Pastor –
- In evaluating the current structure of the Youth and Young Adult Ministry identifying needs and develop a strategic plan for organizing, developing and implementing an infrastructure to meet the current need yet is foundationally sound for growth and flexibility in meeting potential need brought about by future societal changes.
- Establish & Coordinate Youth and Young Adult Servant Leaders by recruiting volunteers through discernment according to their gifts, talents and desires.
- Work with Ministers and Servant Leaders in recruiting volunteers through discernment in the areas of Sunday School, Bible Study and Children’s Church so that curriculum and classes are structured by age and age appropriateness.
- Work with Ministers and Servant Leaders in creating and implementing a structured safe and protective environment.
It is the duty and responsibility of the Youth and Young Adult Minister to
- Connect with unsaved youth outside of normal church functions.
- Attend variety of youth functions held in our community
- Plan and provide outreach events (opportunities for unsaved friends to come)
- Make and maintain positive relationships with leaders in the community (e.g. school)
- To make regular visits to youth at their schools.
- To provide counseling as needed
- To provide mentorship
It is the duty and responsibility of the Youth and Young Adult Minister to
- Preach on the assigned Youth and Young Adult Sunday and as assigned by the Senior Pastor.
- Nurture the youth and young adults in their relationship with Christ with both deliberate one on one discipleship as well as group discipleship within meetings and activities.
- Work with Ministers and other Ministries to --
o Involve the youth and young adults in local evangelistic outreach.
o Expose to opportunities to serve – fostering servant spirit by involvement in ministry and needs in church.
o Train youth to serve in other events and ministries at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
o Create and provide youth with opportunities to serve (Christian service and missions)
o Regular local Christian service opportunities (e.g. - soup kitchen and rescue mission)
o Encourage youth in the area of Christian vocational ministries
It is the duty and responsibility of the Youth and Young Adult Minister to
- Develop a worship service for the youth and young adults –
o Designed to minister to their specific need
o That will lead to the promotion of a venue for full participation in worship service every Sunday
o That will lead to the development of youth/young adult trustees, etc., full utilization Junior and Youth Usher Ministries and development of a Young Adult Usher Ministry.
It is the duty and responsibility of the Youth and Young Adult Minister to continue his/her Professional Development.
Professional Development (Required)
Pastoral Care, Clinical Development

COMPENSATION
Competitive Salary and Benefits
How to Apply
Submit –
- Application
- Resume
- DVD Preaching Sample
- Three (3) References

ADDRESS:
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
1904 Carolina Street
Vallejo, CA. 94590

Job Type: 
Full time
Job Category: 
Church, Ministry
Organization: 
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
City: 
Valejo
State: 
CA
Country: 
USA
Contact Name: 
Nichelle Miller- Church Administrator
Contact Phone: 
(707) 648-2005
Contact Email: 
nichelle@fmbcvallejo.org