The primary calling of the Associate Pastor of Youth and Education is to enhance the spiritual growth of youth in our Appalachian Community, grades 6-12.
The secondary focus of the Associate Pastor of Youth and Education is to oversee the educational endeavors of all ages in the church.
The primary responsibilities of the Associate Pastor of Youth and Education include, but are not limited to:
I. Youth Ministries and Mission Projects
A. Coordinate and implement all Youth Ministries (grades six through twelve). i.e Planning with, training, and assisting youth workers. Youth groups would meet every Sunday night.
B. Plan special activities each year for the Youth Ministry participants. i.e. mission projects, retreats, camps, etc.
C. Provide counsel for youth and their families as needed.
D. Meet with Youth Committee quarterly, or more if needed, for support and planning of special events.
E. Create and maintain a presence in the local school community by attending activities/events.
II. Religious Education
A. Will be involved with AWANA and Trek, being a resource and contact person for the AWANA director and involved with the direction of the Trek program.
B. Support and assist the Sunday school director in selecting materials and training Sunday school teachers.
III. Pastoral Responsibilities
A. Visitation, in conjunction with the Senior Pastor, of families with youth aged children.
B. Attend Church Council Meetings as an active, voting member.
C. Attend Deacon’s Meetings as an ex officio member.
D. Attend Stewardship Meetings as an active, voting member.
Education in Youth Ministry, Biblical Studies, or related field, Bachelor’s Degree with Master’s Degree preferred.