Vermont Christian Church

The Vermont Christian Church is not comprised of perfect people. We are imperfect people being made perfect through the Lord Jesus Christ! We do our best to care for, minister to, encourage and love in the name of Christ. We believe the Bible to be the absolute authority for issues pertaining to speech, life, love, faith and purity. Salvation is given through the work of Jesus Christ. There is One God, one faith, one baptism, one Father of all. We believe Jesus is Lord, the Son of God. By His body, His blood, His burial, and His resurrection we have been saved from sin and sanctified for Kingdom service. We are a family that lives life together, cries together, laughs together, can at times frustrate each other, which is what family does, but our love for one another, by the example followed in Christ, has always held together.

Church Information

Church/Organization Employee Average Attendance Location
1-5 26-100 , Illinois

Contact Information

Rob Stevenson
phone   309-784-5621

100 W. 3rd
Vermont, IL 61484

Position Information

Position Category Position Title Position Type Weekly Hours
Associate (Support Staff) Associate Minister Youth Paid Full-Time 30-40

Job Summary

Set an Example, Make A Difference. Vermont, Illinois – The Vermont Christian Church is currently accepting resumes for a Full-Time Associate Minister position with a focus on young adult and youth ministries. The young adults and youth of today will be the leaders of tomorrow. That is why the Vermont Christian Church is seeking an individual who is willing to invest, encourage, inspire these young people today! The general purpose of the Associate Minister position is to raise up young disciples for Christ. To do this, it is encouraged that the applicant has a passion to develop and implement a Christ like approach to this while serving as a spiritual leader and mentor/role model. POSITION DESCRIPTION: Associate Minister STATUS: Full Time, salaried General Purpose of Position: Focus on young adult and youth ministry by building a safe Christian support system and implementing an inclusive ministry for this age group. This ministry would include but not limited to worship, discipleship, missions, community outreach and helping to form solid Christian bonds within the church, while serving as spiritual leader and mentor/role model. Relationship and Supervision: The Associate Minister reports to the Senior Pastor, and Elder’s, for spiritual and ministry guidance. The Senior Pastor, in cooperation with the Elder’s, Board and Youth Ministry Team provide an annual evaluation of the Ministers performance. The Minister will be expected to serve and minister according to VCC policy and doctrine: The Bible is the final authority. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of All. Jesus Christ is Lord. Salvation is through Him only. By His body, His blood, His burial, and His resurrection we have been saved from sin and sanctified for Kingdom service. The Primary Task: There shall be a comprehensive approach to the development and implementation of the ministry. This comprehensive approach is based on the understanding of the primary task of young adult and youth ministry to: love youth where they are: 1 John 4:7-8; use the Bible to train in righteousness: 2 Timothy 3:16-17; encourage youth in developing their relationship to God: 1 Thessalonians 5:11; provide them with opportunities for nurture and growth: Matthew 5:16; challenge them to respond to God’s call to serve in the community and the world: Hebrews 10:23-25. Responsibilities: 1. Be an advocate for young adults and youth and educate the congregation about the hopes, concerns and their needs in the local church and community. 2.Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced young adult and youth ministry in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach. 3. Support and guide the work of the Youth Ministry Team in an annual process of evaluating the vision and goals of the young adult and youth ministry and directing monthly planning sessions. 4. Mentor young adults and youth in developing their leadership skills. 5. Be aware of resources for developing the young adult and youth ministry programming and participate in continuing education events and training opportunities. 6. Recruit and train volunteers who work with young adult and youth in all aspects of this ministry and ensure adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratios. 7. Be a liaison between the church and other community organizations, people, and resources that relate to this ministry area. 8. Coordinate Sunday school for Jr. & Sr. High School and young adult classes; recruit teachers in partnership with the Youth Ministry Team. 9. Work in partnership with all committees to effectively reach young adult and youth in the community and develop a ministry outreach plan. 10. Keep records of young adult and youth participation and manage the ministry budget. 11. Communicate in a timely manner and as effectively as possible using all available resources (email, website, social media, bulletin, newsletter, bulletin board, etc.). Ensure communication with church staff and leadership, parents, and the congregation as a whole. 12. Make yourself available to young adults and youth in a variety of ways (i.e. lunch at school, attendance at extracurricular activities, visitation, times of crisis, etc.) 13. Work in concert with the gifts and talents of other staff members and maintain a teamwork mentality. 14. Attendance at the following is expected (unless communicated you will not be able to attend): Weekly Family Worship, Weekly Young Adult and Youth Meetings, and Scheduled Board Meetings and any emergency sessions.

Applicant Requirements

Qualifications and Abilities: 1. Must embrace Christian discipline and recognize the Bible to be the absolute authority for speech, life, love faith and purity. 2. Previous experience in Young Adult and Youth Ministry is desired. 3. Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement a young adult and youth ministry here at VCC. 4. Must have written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, and computer skills. 5. Must posses a proven ability to work effectively with youth, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers. 6. Be willing to learn from others. A leader leads well when he/she is willing to be lead. 7. It is important that there be a desire to always seek personal and spiritual growth. Contact: Rob Stevenson 309-784-5621