LEFC is looking for a full time Youth & Worship Associate Pastor! To learn more, read the job description below. To apply, send a cover letter and resume` to Pastor Dan (see email directory in the left hand sidebar) or mail it to the church.
Job Title: Associate Pastor of Youth and Worship
Reports To: Directly to Senior Pastor, indirectly to the Elder Board
Overview of Position
This person will be responsible to promote, develop, coordinate, oversee and staff the following ministries:
a. Youth: 30-35 hours per week. Develop strategies and programs that facilitate spiritual growth in the youth of LEFC & outreach to area youth.
b. Worship: 10-15 hours per week. Oversee the worship ministry at all LEFC regular and special services.
o Regularly and fervently pray on behalf of himself, his family and his church ministry.
o Be Spirit-led, creative and Christ-centered in all areas of responsibility.
o Recruit, train and equip all volunteer leadership for each area of ministry.
§ Provide ongoing training for leaders, teachers & facilitators.
§ Provide general spiritual, emotional and relational care to the volunteer leadership in the ministries of responsibility.
§ Train & provide opportunities for God’s people to do the work of the ministry. (Ephesians 4:12)
o Oversee, coordinate & develop all existing youth and worship ministries at LEFC in conjunction with appropriate pastors and committees.
§ For youth this includes but is not limited to the mid-week youth program,Sunday School classes, retreats, community building & outreach events.
§ Implement a total education and ministry experience with the focus being the spiritual maturity of the believer.
§ Ensure that education goals and curriculum are consistent and compliment the goals & vision of LEFC.
§ Ongoing communication, availability and training for families.
§ Oversee Youth worship teams.
§ Provide biblical, age appropriate counseling to youth & their families.
§ Regularly consult with Senior Pastor on plans and procedures.
§ For worship this includes but is not limited to all music, video and tech for regular and special worship services.
§ Provide regular opportunities for worship team members to lead LEFC in vocal worship.
Additional related responsibilities:
o Regular attendance/participation in Sunday services.
o Preach as opportunities become available.
o Be available to the congregation before and after services as other duties allow.
o Additional assignments as directed by Senior Pastor or Elder Board.
o Attendance at staff meetings, as requested
o Maintain flexible working hours as determined by the needs of his ministries.
o Provide biblical counseling to church members regarding spiritual matters.
o Submit reports to the church boards and congregation, as requested.
o Personal testimony of salvation with a present abiding, passionate walk with Christ.
§ Disciplined life of regular fellowship with God in prayer and Bible study.
§ An example to the believers in personal godliness. (I Tim 4:12)
o Maintains a proper Christian home. (I Timothy 3:1-7). Keeps appropriate biblical priorities, keeping in mind the primacy of his
family responsibilities over his ministerial responsibilities.
o Must evidence biblical pastoral qualifications. (Titus 1:6-9; I Timothy 3:1-13)
§ A sense of God’s call and a history of success serving in these specific ministries. (Eph. 4:11-13)
o Agree with LEFC’s Constitution, By-Laws, Statement of Faith and vision.
o LEFC desires a BA/BS from a Christian college, but not required.
§ The educational preference could be waived if the individual has a minimum of five years of full-time pastoral experience in these areas.
o Desires a coordinated approach to ministries that build up rather than fragment the family.
o Proficient in communication, administration, people skills and teaching.
o Competent in organization, time management and interpersonal relationships.
o Ability to work efficiently and effectively in team situations, as well as the ability to work independently.
§ Has the ability to reach out and work with believers and unbelievers.
§ Ability to identify, develop and equip leaders.
Suggested Compensation Package
o Salary: commensurate with experience but not to exceed associate pastor level.
o Full-time 45-50 hours per week
o Professional Expense: $2400/year
o Medical Assistance: not to exceed $12,000/year
o Vacation: 2 weeks & one week added per 5 year service at LEFC.