Family Minister Full Time

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    Job Description

    About the Family Life Pastor:

    The Family Life Pastor will provide the leadership of the family ministry of The Vine. This includes pastoral care, program supervision, leadership development, and overseeing all spiritual instruction of children from birth through 12th grade. We currently have a part time children’s pastor that focuses on birth through 5th grade. That pastor will stay on as part time and work under the supervision of the youth pastor. This position will eventually be split into two ministries as the church continues to grow. It will eventually be birth through 5th grade and 6th grade through 12th grade with an additional staff position being changed to full time. We have a children’s wing with large classrooms, youth minister’s office and a large area for kid’s worship, and a playground.

    The Youth Pastor Will:

    Lead and/or oversee Family Ministry Teams (Students, Children, Preschool, Nursery).
    Create and implement a long-term ministry path for students and families that inspires them towards a lasting relationship with Christ.
    Work closely with volunteer and part time leaders to give children a safe environment at our church campus.
    Lead and plan Sunday night youth services, and lead our volunteer student team of adults.
    Train and equip children/youth volunteers for Sunday services.
    Make personal connections with families, not only through our church events but also through the area schools the students attend.
    Plan and organize camps, retreats, & coordinate with part time children’s pastor and volunteers for Vacation Bible School events.
    Competent and self-motivated in administrative duties for youth ministry.

    What You Bring: 

    Education Requirements

    The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in Youth ministry from an accredited bible college.

    Years and Type of Experience Required

    We would prefer that the ideal candidate have a minimum of five years of full-time ministry experience but would consider a candidate with less experience.

    Personal Characteristics

    First and foremost, we require a candidate that has a strong relationship with Jesus Christ. We consider this position a calling not a job. Therefore, we desire a candidate that is in love with the Lord and spends time with Him every day.
    We are looking for a person with a passion for equipping parents to shepherd their own children in their own homes and spread the gospel in everyday life.
    The candidate must have the ability to connect with families.
    Agrees with the mission, vision and beliefs of The Vine Church.
    Is a highly motivated leader committed to helping others grow as disciples.
    Has a passion for developing leaders and helping members find a ministry that matches their personal gifts.
    Ability to organize, inspire, and mobilize a ministry team.
    Is a strong communicator.
    Has a passion to incorporate a strong worship music program into Children’s and youth services by leading or coordinating volunteers for worship.
    Would be open to being on a team to filling in for the senior pastor if he is unavailable for a Sunday morning adult service.

     Facts about Crawfordsville, Indiana and the surrounding areas:

    30 minutes South of Lafayette, Indiana. Home of Purdue University.
    50 minutes west of Indianapolis, Indiana. The largest city in Indiana and the home of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Indy 500), Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers and Indy Fuel professional Hockey team. Indianapolis has a zoo, museums, and also many great restaurants.
    Crawfordsville is also a great location if you love the outdoors and like camping and hiking. We are about 20 minutes from Turkey Run State park, Shades State Park and 30 minutes from Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area.

    Crawfordsville has a very popular Creek (Sugar Creek) running through it that many people use to canoe, kayak and tube. Sugar Creek runs through our church property and we have creating and area for camping and church events on that part of our property. We also have a very nice shelter house built in that area for adult and youth events.

    Application closes: May 31, 2024

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