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Youth & Worship Pastor Position

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.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES 
    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.

Qualifications
    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.

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