Tuesday, May 23, 2006

What a job description


Church (I took off the name of the church) is currently seeking the right man to serve on our staff team as the Pastor of Student Ministries. The ideal candidate will be an ordained pastor with at least five years of proven leadership and growth on staff in a large church (800+).

Lifestyle / Character:

A lifestyle of integrity, commitment, and maturity.
Spiritually growing with a vital faith in Christ.
Internally motivated self-starter.
Demonstrated high degree of confidentiality.
Sense of humor, fun loving, spontaneous, etc.
Essential Spiritual Gifts, Skills, and Abilities:
Outstanding people skills.
Detail oriented and organizationally gifted.
Ability to manage multiple projects well.
Ability to work closely with peers as part of a cohesive ministry team.
Ability to implement a specific ministry philosophy, such as, Sonlife, Purpose Driven, etc.
Engage in students' lives outside of typical youth ministry functions, such as, football games, lunch at schools, etc.
Specific Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Develop a comprehensive ministry that provides for the spiritual and personal formation of students from 6th grade through college.
Recruiting, leading, and training a dynamic team of volunteers who are committed to students.
Oversee all activities and events in the Student ministry.
Leading Student ministry with a strong priority on Sunday Mornings.
Supervising appropriate staff in the Student Ministry.
A willingness to assume other ministries or responsibilities as needed to lead the church to be all God intends her to be.
Develop and manage the Student ministry budget.
Serve as a member of the church's Executive Team and as a member of the Elder Board and meet the qualifications for an Elder as defined in 1 Tim 3 and Titus 1.
Other Information
Qualified applicants will complete a personality profile as part of the interview process.
We are looking for someone with a BA or BS degree who is committed to long term youth ministry (5+ years).
Salary will be based upon experience.

Wow, what a description. My first thought was, this is really long, really long. My second thought was, is an 800 + church considered large? My third thought was, maybe it's good to be this descriptive. My fourth thought was, would I want to be a part of the Elder board...nah. My fifth thought was, should salary be based upon experience?

All interesting.

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