Avoca Christian Church
Independent Christian Church
|Church/Organization Employee||Average Attendance||Location|
|6||320||Bristol, TN United States|
Bristol, TN 37620
|Position Category||Position Title||Position Type||Weekly Hours|
|Jr/Sr High||Student Pastor||Paid Full-Time||30-40+|
To lead a student ministry that goes a long with the new vision of Avoca of ‘helping people take their next step toward Jesus.’ Avoca is a church that is transitioning to a focus of reaching lost people and from traditional/1992 era to modern and current. This position is replacing a retiring student minister and will be building a program from scratch in many ways, so there is a blank slate to work with, however, all of our ministries work together to reach those in our community who are far from God. This position will be to work with 7th - 12th grade students in an area that is starving for Jesus and for an effective student ministry. Some of the expectations would be regular nights to meet, small groups, conferences like CIY or SITS, etc, a job description will be available to you. There is a very high potential as Bristol/Eastern Sullivan county has a much higher rate of unchurched people than most areas in the south. We view student ministry as having 3 areas of importance: 1) students, 2) relationship with parents, and 3) growth and training of volunteers. This position will have the freedom and encouragement to lead, but with healthy accountability as well, as all staff and elders are in covenant with one another. We are looking for someone who makes disciples who make disciples who make disciples as we believe Jesus did not call us to BE disciples, He called us to MAKE disciples. To be upfront, there are some challenges and we will be open and honest with you from the very beginning of the process. Also, there will be multiple opportunities to preach Sunday mornings as well for someone who wants to develop preaching skills.
Submit resume with cover letter by email to Justin Gillespie. The process will be multi-stepped including in person or Skype interview with Pastor and 1 or 2 others, fulfillment of questionnaire, in person visit to Bristol for meeting with focus group of parents and students, and full interview with elders and Lead Pastor.