Amity Bible Church’s vision is to become the church as Christ intended it to be. Our intent is to be intentionally diverse, passionately committed to loving God, compassionately committed to serving others and unashamedly obsessed with sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Our mission is to know God and to make Him known.
Amity Bible Church (ABC) is looking to hire an exemplary Children and Youth pastor to lead and guide our church's children, middle and high school students. The Pastor of Children and Youth will strive to make all students understand the journey of our souls, encourage students in the knowledge and understanding of Jesus Christ, and support them to develop their love for Him and others. This position will attend student functions at schools and home school events, grow relationships with the education community, and provide students and their families with biblical counsel and support.
To be successful in this position, you will need to provide students with a place to belong that gives them the courage to be Christ like and resilient to unhealthy peer pressure. Ideal candidates should have a proficient understanding of the challenges young people face and are compassionate.
Children and Youth Pastor Responsibilities:
Responsible for all aspects of ensuring the spiritual growth and development of students, kindergarten through 12th grade. This includes preparing and preaching the Sunday Youth Services, leadership of weekly programs and periodic special events (camps, conferences, trips, service projects, etc.)
Attending and participating in staff meetings
Lead a staff of two Directors: Children and Youth
Overseeing, growing, and coordinating the church's children and youth ministries
Designing, overseeing, and examining curriculum for all programs, events, and classes
Leading middle and high school students to encourage their spiritual growth
Interacting with students during Sunday services
Developing positive relationships with students and their parents
Sharing program plans through social media
Displaying a Christ-like approach and lifestyle, and praying regularly for young people in the church and community
Incorporating children and youth into various church ministries for His use
Growing students who are interested in the knowledge of God and His Word
Develop student and adult children and youth leaders
Model strong and relational Christian leadership to the children and youth of the church
Create and lead ministry programs that resonate with children and youth of the church
The Pastor of Children and Youth will work in cooperation with the Associate Pastor/Senior Director of Equipping in ministering to the student’s family as we strive to build within our church family strong marriages, parent-child relationships and families who love God
Responsible for the preparation and supervision of the Children and Youth Ministry budget
The Pastor of Children and Youth will also lead the creative use and proactive upkeep of Children and Youth Ministry facilities
Children and Youth Pastor Requirements:
A driving passion for leading children, youth, and families into a fully devoted evident relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ
Fully believes and supports the entire Bible as God’s Word
Passionately embody God’s Word through daily living, exhibiting a good moral character and practicing regular Spiritual disciplines
Proficient understanding of challenges and needs of young people
Proficiency with social media
Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to lead by example
Available to work extended hours, evenings, weekends, and holidays, and on short notice
Minimum Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree in theology, biblical studies, Christian or children and youth ministry
One - two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
1 year of supervisory experience
Must be able to recognize and maintain confidentiality
Strong attention to detail and accuracy
Must possess strong computer skills, including proficiency with spreadsheets, databases, and word processing software and Windows based software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Attributes for the position include:
A positive, outgoing personality who enjoys building and leading teams
An effective multi-tasker with a self-motivated work style
A solid track record of consistently planning, communicating, and follow-through
Prayerful in disposition and gentle and humble in character
Able to organize and coordinate services and events
All employees are expected to commit to Christ and to the philosophy, ministry, vision, and mission of ABC and to help the church meet the spiritual, social, emotional, and physical needs of the church family.
Members are asked to commit to:
Consciously pursuing spiritual growth by participating in the vital experience of the church
Equipping, Fellowship, Mission and Outreach, and Worship
Faithfully give at least 10% of their income to the ministry of ABC
Faithfully serve in one of the ministries of the church in a volunteer capacity
Agree to lead and function under the guidelines and authority of the Church By-Laws
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit
The employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision
The work environment characteristic described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
About Amity Bible Church:
Founded in 2017, our vision is to become the church as Christ intended it to be. Our intent is to be intentionally diverse, passionately committed to loving God, compassionately committed to serving others, and unashamedly obsessed with sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. The church is led by Senior Pastor Dr. Leslie W. Smith who is an accomplished Christian speaker, teacher, and evangelist. Dr. Smith received his undergraduate degree from Grambling State University, completed additional graduate level study at George Washington University, earned a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) and completed the Doctor of Ministry program at DTS.
Pastor Smith’s ministry focus continues to be on building strong marriages, strengthening families, and developing fully devoted followers of Christ. Through precept and example, Pastor Smith constantly endeavors to motivate the congregation to become a “new community” built on a “new commandment”. Pastor Smith and his wife Glenna have been married for almost 50 years.