Middle School Pastor

ABOUT ENGEDI

Engedi Church is a young, passionate and missional community of around 1900 people who are committed to loving and serving God, our neighbors and the world. We preach the gospel, and we do our best to live it out.  Since our inception in 2005, Engedi’s mission has been to advance the Kingdom revolution of Jesus worldwide. We have identified five core values we believe mark the advance of Jesus’ Kingdom in our midst. These values serve as guidelines for a way of life that best helps us live in and share the kingdom of God (see engedichurch.com).   

We believe God’s original dream for creation was to create a community of people who experience complete wholeness of mind, body, emotions and soul in Him, and deep, meaningful and diverse relationships with each other. Jesus began His ministry by announcing He had come to bring good news to the poor, to release the oppressed and to free the imprisoned. He called the experience of these realities living in the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is an ever-expanding reality of those who are experiencing the restoration of what was lost at the Fall – harmony with God, within ourselves and within our relationships – all through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. While full restoration will not occur until His return, Jesus invites us to both experience and extend restoration in the now. This is why Engedi exists.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

To provide direction and oversight of Engedi’s Middle School ministry, students in grades 6th-8th, including the leadership and pastoral care of its volunteer leaders, students and parents.

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

  • Deeply committed follower of Jesus
  • Affirms Engedi’s core beliefs, mission, and life practices by word and example
  • Effective administrative skills – including the ability to set goals, facilitate advance planning and effectively manage ministry and personal schedules
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Gifted teacher
  • Strong gift of leadership and proven experience developing leaders
  • Ability to recruit, develop and communicate with volunteers
  • Aligns with Engedi’s vision to connect with people of varying ethnic and economic backgrounds
  • Team player – humble, willing to defer to others, can lead under direction
  • Is a partner of Engedi or is willing to become one upon joining staff
  • Tithes
  • Is in a CABLE (small) group or is willing to become a part of one upon joining staff

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Recruit, train, and develop interns, LifeGroup Leaders, and LifeGroup Coaches
  • Equip and empower volunteer leaders to lead in various ways within the ministry
  • Oversee and develop LifeGroups, creating relational subgroups for students and leaders to connect on a deeper level
  • Develop relevant curriculum that engages the head, heart, and hands of students
  • Work with the High School Pastor to coach and develop the Students Administrative Assistant
  • Work with the Students Admin to manage all forms of communication to students and parents including the church website, social media and email/newsletters
  • Empower and equip parents in their roles as the spiritual leaders of their families
  • Oversee and cultivate a culture of leadership development within Engedi Middle School
  • Create and oversee annual goals and budget for Engedi Middle School
  • Ensure the cultural relevance of the weekly programming and other events for students
  • Develop a network of relationships with local schools, other churches and various people and organizations within our community
  • Collaborate with the Kids Pastor and High School Pastor in engaging and equipping families, children and students
  • Seek out opportunities for collaboration with other Engedi ministries
  • Carry out all the above mentioned duties and responsibilities, as well as those not stated above, that would be necessary to ensure the success of the Engedi staff team and the flourishing of the Engedi family as it relates to the Middle School ministry

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Participate in twice a month staff meetings (1st and 3rd Mondays of the month)
  • Participate in weekly Students team meetings
  • Attend staff retreats (two times a year)

OTHER DETAILS:

  • Full-time position (45 hours) with benefits including healthcare, vacation days, personal days, cell phone reimbursement, and matching 401k contributions
  • Reports to the Engedi Kids Pastor

Denomination:

Congregation Size: 
1,000 - 5,000
Phone: 
6168347786

Employment Type:

Job Type:

Contact Name: 
Amber Bosman (please apply at http://www.engedichurch.com/jobs/middle-school-pastor/)
Street: 
710 Chicago Drive
Street 2: 
Suite 100
City: 
Holland

State:

Zip: 
49423
Email Address: 
How to Apply: 
Please apply online at http://www.engedichurch.com/jobs/middle-school-pastor/