Position Type: Associate Minister for Students and Digital Discipleship
Status: Full Time, 35 + hours per week
Supervisor: Senior Pastor
Scope of the Position:
- Students: Cultivate a vibrant ministry with youth (entering 6th grade to completed 12th grade) that connects the following areas: faith formation, spiritual growth, mission opportunities, community and worship.
- Digital Discipleship: Connect Greystone to existing church members and members of our (global) community we are yet to meet through the development of a digital and social media strategy to share the Gospel and create opportunities for online faith development.
Program Area Responsibilities for Students (70-75%):
- Collaborate with the Student Ministry Leadership Committee to create an annual calendar of events including retreats, mission opportunities, and fellowship events that build relationships within the youth group and adult volunteers. (This should include Sunday School, Sunday evening Youth Fellowship, Wednesday evening youth group, retreats, camps, etc.)
- Develop annual faith formation goals for the year with clear learning objectives.
- Build relationships with youth by attending non-church related events that are significant “life events” for individual youth (i.e. graduation, sports events, school play, etc.).
- Work alongside parents to empower them as spiritual guides and mentors for their own children. Equip them with the tools they need and relationships of support, so they can walk alongside their children, helping them thrive in adolescence.
- Maintain and nurture relationships with recent high school graduates and college students.
- Learn, teach, improve, and uphold the Children and Youth Protection Policy. Ensure that all volunteers who work with youth have been trained on the policy and have passed a background check.
- Provide pastoral care to youth and their families as needed. Communicate pastoral care needs to the ministerial staff team as appropriate.
- Communicate weekly with parents and youth via text, apps, email, social media, and phone calls.
Program Area Responsibilities for Digital Discipleship (25-30%):
- Expand, and grow Greystone’s online presence by:
- Managing the church’s social media platforms
- Spearheading the coordination and execution of our podcast The Living Stone
- Assist with defining and implementing measurable strategies and campaigns to meet our digital presence objectives through social media plans and content calendars.
- Make updates to GBC website as needed. Build a group of lay leaders who have interest and expertise in this area to help maintain and grow this ministry.
- Educate the congregation about trends in digital discipleship, helping us all to understand online opportunities.
- Collaborate with the ministerial staff team to incorporate digital media into our worship, fellowship, and missions.
General Ministerial Responsibilities:
- Collaborate with the Ministerial Staff team to create meaningful worship experiences on Sunday mornings at 8:45 and 11am.
- Lead in worship alongside the other ministers and lay leaders.
- Expand opportunities for collaboration between different ministry areas, always thinking about how youth can contribute to the work of other Committees, Teams, and Ministries.
- Assist with hospital visitation, on-call weekends (on rotation), and pastoral care for the congregation.
- Hours: 35 + Hours per week
- Work Week:
- Sundays: 8:45 and 11:00 worship, 9:45 – 10:45 Sunday School, Sunday evening Youth Fellowship and Dinner
- Wednesdays: Wednesday night dinner (5:30 – 6:15pm) , Wednesday night youth programming (6:15 – 7:30)
- Additional Regular Commitments:
- Weekly Staff Meeting
- 2x/month one-on-one with Chrissy
- Regular meetings with Student Ministry Leadership Committee
- Preparation for youth events
- Summer meet-up events
- Ongoing communication responsibilities
- Additional As-Needed Commitments:
- Occasional youth trips and retreats
- Mission Trip in the summer
- Unidiversity Camp in the summer
- Bachelor’s degree required. Master of Divinity coursework completed or in process.
- 1 – 3 years experience with youth. Experience in youth ministry is strongly preferred.
- Social media management proficiency.
- Website development and knowledge of WordPress not required, but strongly preferred.
- Previous church experience strongly preferred.
- Ability to work and interact with a collaborative team as a leader, a listener, and discerning guide.
- Commitment to full engagement with the church and its broader vision (as it emerges).
To apply, email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2021.