Minister of Youth/Students

Selma Baptist Church

PRINCIPLE FUNCTION: To proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by developing, implementing and promoting a comprehensive, God-honoring ministry to youth/students 6th-12th grades and College and Career members for Selma Baptist Church/Dothan in order to assist parents in the training and nurturing of their children according to Biblical principles.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Senior Pastor.
1. Study the Word and be faithful in prayer.
2. Preach/teach the Word and be active in evangelism.
3. Be a Christian witness/example in word and deed at all times which includes, but is not limited to: (refer to 1 Timothy 3)
a. Biblical stewardship/tithing.
b. Biblical management of household.
c. Just and holy behavior.
d. Given to hospitality.
4. Establish and maintain a Youth/Student Ministry Committee.
5. Develop and administer an overall Youth/Student/College and Career discipleship process that is consistent with the Scriptures to provide a balanced, comprehensive Christian education to Youth/Students. This discipleship process should:
a. Reflect a clear vision for the overall Youth/Student ministry.
b. Be a progressive process that includes Youth/Students 6th-12th grades and College and Career members.
c. Be well prepared and organized.
d. Be easily articulated by the Youth Minister to volunteer leaders in the Youth/Student/College and Career program.
6. Preach and teach the Word to youth/students/College and Career members in such a way that is:
a. First and foremost consistent with the Scriptures.
b. Fun, exciting, challenging, motivating and uplifting.
7. Coordinate and oversee weekly Youth/Student/College and Career education programs to ensure personal worship and parise through preaching, teaching and musical activities and events.
8. Work with the pastor and any applicable committee(s) to:
a. Provide oversight and direction for Youth/Students/College and Career Connect Group curriculum, leaders and weekly sessions.
b. Develop and implement an overall Youth/Student/College and Career evangelism strategy.
c. Create opportunities for Youth/Students/College and Career members to be directly involved in missions, both local and foreign.
d. Determine and administer an annual Youth/Student/College and Career ministry budget as approved by the Budget/Finance Committee.
e. Identify/establish Youth/Student/College and Career ministry goals, organization, leadership, facilities, finances and administration process for the ministries
f. Motivate/engage adults to serve in Youth/Student/College and Career ministry.
9. Manage and maintain a neat and organized Youth/Student center; involve Youth/students in taking care of the facilities.
10. Provide pastoral ministry to Youth/Students/College and Careers and their family members; coordinate and provide training to others (i.e., youth leaders and youth ministry volunteers) to do likewise.
11. Identify/provide events, programs and activities for parents of Youth/Students that directly relate to their Biblically mandated role as parents.
12. In cooperation with appropriate church staff and/or committees, seek out opportunities for Youth/Students/College and Career members to become involved in the overall ministry of the Church such as, but not limited to:
a. Youth/College and Career-focused worship services
b. Youth/Student choir and /or Praise teams
c. Vocal/instrumental ensembles
d. Drama presentations
e. Homebound ministry
f. Special focused mission events (Lottie Moon, Annie Armstrong)
g. Fund-raising events
13. Network with other evangelical youth ministers/leaders in the community to support youth/students in starting and strengthening school campus ministries.
14. Maintain a consistent program of self-improvement and keep abreast of current youth-related teaching methods, materi8als, promotion and administration.
15. Support other members of the Church staff in order to promote a unified and strong leadership for the members of Selma Baptist Church.
16. Attend regular weekly staff meetings.
17. Abide by established guidelines of office hours/time/attendance/vacation/sick time/holidays/financial accountability, etc. as outlined by the Senior Pastor and appropriate committees.

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