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Emmanuel Baptist Church is looking for an Associate Pastor to lead in the areas of youth and worship. This qualified candidate should have a strong and growing personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ, have a passion for engaging younger generations to place their affections on the glory of God, and has a passion for leading a congregation in rich, theologically saturated music. He must be college educated, preferably seminary trained or experienced in the related fields. He will display an ability to relate well with all populations and cultures represented at Emmanuel and the community of Mora, an ability to communicate and relate well with the
Children, Youth, and Families (65%)
Develop and implement a long range plan for children & youth
Disciple and train youth volunteers
Lead weekly youth meetings (Junior & Senior High)
Teach a youth Sunday School class (Junior or Senior High)
Coordinate and attend mission trips, retreats, camps, outings, etc.
Develop potential student leaders
Work with parents of youth to train and teach about biblical and cultural issues
Beginning of each Summer: Curriculum review and selection for children’s Sunday School (birth - 6th grade)
Prior to fall Sunday School launch: Train and equip elementary Sunday School teachers in their curriculum
Prayerfully prepare order of worship for weekly services around the themes of the gospel: Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Consummation
Develop and schedule worship teams who are united in heart around the purpose of glorifying God in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit by combining God’s Word with music to help the gathered church to relive, cherish, and proclaim the gospel and to encourage each other to live for the glory of God.
Recruit new artistic talent for the worship team
Identify and disciple potential lay worship leaders
Help the congregation to “sing a new song” by periodically introducing new music while maintaining an appropriately sized repertoire
On Sundays when not leading worship (preaching, youth camps, vacations, etc.), coordinate a worship leader as a substitute
Oversee all technology, audio/video needs
Other Pastoral Duties (10%)
Preach up to 6-8 times per year
Keep regular office hours as appropriate with other duties
Serve with other spiritual gifts not listed in this description
Reports to the Senior Pastor
Works with various individuals and groups detailed above to encourage, train, and nurture authentic disciples for Jesus Christ
Will build a personal support team for prayer, encouragement, accountability, and guidance in leading the specific ministries outlined above.