Thank you for your interest in the full-time Youth Pastor position at Calvary Church. After reading the overview of our church and the job description below, if you are interested in applying for the position, please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the website https://theshepherdsstaff.com/jobs/search. If you have questions about the position, please email us at email@example.com. Our team will get back to you within 48 hours of receiving your email.
Who We Are
Calvary is a place for people to find an authentic, relevant worship experience and practical Biblical teaching. It is a "come as you are" church where people are welcome to dress up or dress down. Worship at Calvary is centered on Christ. Safe, fun, and Christ-centered programming is offered to kids on Sunday mornings. Teams of volunteers are available to help new families check into their classes. Calvary currently offers two Sunday morning service times with concurrent children’s ministry at 9 am & 10:20 am. Volunteers and staff are expected to attend one service in addition to the ministry where they serve each Sunday. Our normal children's ministry attendance on a Sunday runs about 130.
Where We Are Located
Calvary Church is located in northwestern West Lafayette, Indiana, in Tippecanoe County. West Lafayette is bordered on its eastern side by I-65, and is about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis and 120 miles southeast of Chicago. The school systems are consistently ranked among the top in the state. Purdue University, with an enrollment of around 40,000 students, is also located in West Lafayette and has one of the highest percentage enrollments of international students of public universities in the U.S. The area is economically diverse and includes farming, heavy industry (Subaru, Caterpillar, Wabash National, Arconic, Tate and Lyle, Nanshan America, and others), as well as higher education (Purdue and Ivy Tech Community College).
Calvary Church Mission Statement
Our mission is to make followers who make followers of Jesus. A follower is someone who understands their need for Jesus, has surrendered their life to Him, and is taking steps to look more like Him. We have four simple followers statements. These statements help us discern if our discipleship pathway is equipping individuals to grow in their knowledge of Jesus and their understanding of discipleship.
1. Followers Follow Jesus.
Our desire is to think like Jesus, act like Jesus, and love like Jesus.
2. Followers Share What They Know.
We do not have to know everything to be able to tell someone about Jesus or to invite them into community. As we learn more, we can share more, but every follower has something to share.
3. Followers Serve God and Others.
Every follower of Jesus has gifts and is an important part of the church. We want to use those gifts to honor God and to serve in the church, in our community, and around our world.
4. Followers Give Sacrificially.
As followers, we want to give our time, money, resources, and talents to build up the Kingdom of God.
The Ideal Candidate
A bachelor's degree is required.
Experience working with middle and/or high school students is required. Three years of experience with these age groups is preferred in a church or parachurch setting.
Love for Jesus and a desire to grow in their discipleship to Him.
Competency in and a growing knowledge of Christian doctrine.
Understanding of how to present the Gospel message to students of all ages as well as an understanding of how students of various ages are capable of responding.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Strong delegation skills
Oversee all elements of youth ministry (middle and high school) including but not limited to Sunday morning and evening ministries, student discipleship, church-wide events and special student events.
Teach the Word of God to students in a way that challenges them to follow the Lord and to grow in the knowledge and wisdom of Him.
Develop a strong, loving, fun, accepting and caring relationship with students.
Identify, develop, utilize and nurture student leaders.
Recruit, schedule, prepare, oversee, encourage and train student ministry adult volunteers.
Develop a spiritual formation process that builds maturity and helps students become lifelong followers of Jesus and servants in the Church.
Provide mission opportunities for students to serve with others and use their individual gifts and passions.
Encourage and meet regularly with parents nurturing their ability to disciple their kids as they mature in their faith.
Develop annual ministry plan and budget for youth ministry.
Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.