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Associate Pastor-Emphasis on Youth and Christian Education
Alliance Bible Church-Anchorage
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Date Posted: 07/20/2007
Job Type: Full-Time
GENERAL SUMMARY: This full-time salaried position requires a confessed believer in Jesus Christ that can support and exemplify the mission statement of Alliance Bible Church. Responsible for the administration of youth ministries (grades 7-12) in all aspects of recruitment, staffing, scheduling, implementation, and promotion of above ministry. Also will be responsible for the oversight of Christian Education (Birth-6th grade) in providing support to lay coordinators, and assisting with staffing, recruitment, and training of leaders and volunteers. There will be opportunity for preaching, teaching of adults, and counseling opportunities as the individuals desires and giftedness are ascertained and developed. There will be a sharing of the general workload of the church and other ministry opportunities that may be assigned by the Senior Pastor.
Exemplify a Christian lifestyle as a role model to youth through personal testimony
Schedule, prepare curriculum/activities and participate in midweek youth program
Recruit, supervise and lead volunteer youth workers
Develop youth activities that will encourage discipleship, mentoring and the spiritual growth of teens
Communicate with teens and their parents with integrity and grace
Evangelize and minister to the lost through outreach activities for the glory of God and His kingdom
Counsel youth with wisdom and discernment
Promote and grow youth program with informed and defined calendar of events
Work within the budgeted guidelines set forth by the leadership
Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings and prayer opportunities
Christian Education Director:
Exemplify a Christian lifestyle as a role model to children through personal testimony
Coordinate leaders in cooperating with one another to meet the larger vision of ABC by leading the Childrens Ministry department
Train and develop ministry coordinators, over each area of childrens ministry
Assist in the recruiting, supervision and leadership of volunteer childrens workers, and promotion of childrens ministries
Develop events that are outreach oriented to both encourage the children of the church to reach out, and provide opportunities for unchurched kids to connect with Christ and the body here at ABC
Organize and chair the regular meeting of the CE Committee
Assist lay leaders in working within their budget as set by the leadership
Promote childrens ministries within the church body, and developing relationships between the ministries and the families of the children they serve
THE POSITION REQUIRES
A four-year degree in a pastoral related field (candidates without such training need two years of related experience) and demonstrated experience in either a paid or a volunteer position.
The pursuit of licensing and ordination with the Christian and Missionary Alliance.
Valid drivers license. Candidate must be willing to obtain a CDL to utilize church "bus" in order to transport others.
Candidate must submit to a criminal background check.
Good working skills in the area of general office equipment, computer terminals, and general business software programs. Also requires a thorough knowledge of managing, planning and organizing the type of activities directly related to childrens and youth activities.