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Sr. High Youth Pastor Job Description

Job title: Sr. High Youth Pastor

Reports to: Rector (Rev. Clancy Nixon)

Status: Part Time, salaried (16-20 hours/wk.) (more hours possible combined with other job titles)

Pay: Competitive for area. Total compensation based on experience, education and skill set.  Depending on skill set, other staff positions -e.g., Communications Coordinator- may be combined with this one to create a higher salary.

Benefits: Vacation Pay; outreach pay; travel reimbursement; training/study expense reimbursement; may participate in 403(b) plan with voluntary contributions

Location: Applicant must either live in Loudoun County or relocate here.

Date of Posting: March 20, 2018

To Apply:  Submit a resume to our Church Administrator, Bart Murnion, at Bart@HolySpiritLeesburg.org.  Once we have your resume, and have reviewed it, we will ask selected candidates to complete a questionnaire.

Overview of position:  A leader/shepherd for Sr. High Youth.  Build disciples of Jesus Christ by gathering youth, developing and implementing teaching, motivation and programs for youth in Loudoun County, centered on Leesburg.  Serve as a spiritual leader, mentor, pastor and role model that the youth of CHS can emulate and trust.  Recruit, train, and develop a volunteer adult team, both men and women, for this ministry.  Equip students to understand and defend their faith in a hostile culture.  Help them to develop a lively personal trust in Jesus.  Help youth to understand their gifts and serve using them.  Minister to the families of youth. Spend time in a local high school building relationships with unchurched youth. Communicate well with both parents and youth. Manage your budget well.  Be a team player on staff, helping where needed, and attending all staff functions, including the weekly staff meeting.

Description of setting and ministry: Church of the Holy Spirit is a relatively young (17 years), medium size church, led by the founding Rector.  Average Sunday Attendance in 2017 was 177 in two services. We have over 20 small groups and many ministries. We have 2 full-time, and 12 part-time staff.  We are Anglican, and we honor and uphold the evangelical, charismatic and sacramental streams of the church. Leesburg, Virginia is our home.  This is a prosperous suburban setting on the western edge of the Washington DC Metroplex, not far from Dulles Airport.  Leesburg has been named one of the most livable towns in America by Money magazine.

At CHS, we are Bible believing, openly charismatic, and serious about evangelism, discipleship and holiness.  We also place a strong emphasis on fellowship and prayer.  Many who visit remark that we are one of the friendliest churches that they have ever attended. We are a multi-ethnic congregation.  Our Mission statement is “We invite nations and generations to experience God’s love and power.”  See our Vision Statement below.

The Sr. high youth ministry at CHS serves young people in grades 9 through 12.  Senior high meets weekly on Sunday evenings for discipleship, at which we emphasize Bible study and fellowship. We also meet every other Sunday morning for Sunday school during the worship service. A few of our teens are being mentored by adults in the congregation.

Along with our weekly meetings, we do occasional service projects, and we serve and evangelize in the summer by participating in REACH workcamps, and joining with the adults in our Haiti and Uganda mission trips. We run a teen confirmation class every other year.  We would like to develop more fun outings, such as movie nights, mini golf, bowling, etc.

Currently, we have about 10 students in our high school ministry and another 12 middle schoolers. The pool of students connected to our ministry is larger.

We seek a part-time pastor, lay or ordained, who will work 16-20 hours per week with our high school youth and their families.

cHS Vision Statement: We see God creating an Acts 2 Church: a vital Christian community, where we live the life of the first church in Jerusalem.  E.g., we “devote ourselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles…”

A vision is a picture of a desired future.  We see:

  • Worship that honors God and welcomes His Presence among us.
  • A community that seeks, loves, and wins people who are far from God.
  • A community where absolutely anyone can find healing, deliverance, deep friendships, and purpose for life through Christ.
  • A community where people grow deeper in Christ through: Biblical teaching; small groups; healing prayer; mentoring and accountability relationships; and spiritual retreats.
  • A community that multiplies itself at every level – multiplying disciples, small groups, ministries, and congregations.
  • A community where each person can discover their God-given gifts and passion for ministry, and find a satisfying and effective place of service. and
  • A community where people pray and seek holiness until God comes in transforming revival and changes our county.

Pastoral priorities for CHS Youth:  -Lordship: that they become born again, making Jesus the Lord of their entire lives, living for his glory.

Holy Spirit empowerment: that they be filled with the Holy Spirit; learn to operate in their spiritual gifts, including supernatural ones; and seek the Lord’s presence always in their lives.

Evangelistic compassion and empowerment: that they develop a heart for lost peers, and be equipped to build relationships with other youth and be bold witnesses for Jesus to them.

Fellowship and friends: that they make great friends in the church, which they will keep for a lifetime.

Love and respect: That they know our church culture as one where everyone, no matter their capacity, background, or ethnicity, is loved, respected, and honored.

Essential duties and responsibilities: – The Primary function of the Sr. High Youth Pastor will be to lead the Sr. High ministry, consistent with the vision of CHS.

– Developing, casting vision for, implementing and overseeing ministry strategies and programming for High School students. Develop an outreach plan.

– Recruiting, training and shepherding an adult volunteer team, both men and women.

– Living life together with students and families. Making yourself available for visitation, times of crisis, school events, etc.

– Teaching regularly, but not exclusively, within the ministry.

– Must submit lesson plans to Rector for approval and oversight

-Provide mentoring opportunities for both male and female youth.

– Developing and managing the student ministries budget and expenses.

– Communicating reliably with the youth prayer team.

– Equipping parents to raise godly students, and communicate well with both

parents and youth, using social network, electronic and personal means

-Participate in personal training and development opportunities.

-Complying with CHS Employee Manual and Child Protection policies.

Qualifications and Competencies:

-Must have a passion for youth ministry.

-Must be in alignment with CHS and ANCA (Anglican Church of North America) theology and practice.

-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent ministry experience/training strongly preferred.

-Must have significant experience in youth ministry.

-This person must also show a motivated desire to model a life of continual learning, growth, repentance, and being a faithful follower of Christ by the grace of God.

-Must have vision and demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement ministry to youth and young adults.

-Must have excellent communications and computer skills.

-Must live within Loudoun County, or move here for this job.

-Must speak fluent English.

-Must be humble, teachable, and able to follow direction; must be a self-starter

-Must become a member of CHS.

-Must meet the character qualifications of a Deacon in God’s church set forth in 1 Timothy 3:8-12.