DESCRIPTION OF STUDENT MINISTRIES:
The Student Ministry Associate position is a full-time, paid position. A college degree with biblical coursework and ministry experience is strongly preferred. The primary responsibility of this position is to lead Junior High Ministry, with oversight from our Student Ministries Pastor. This is a two-year position that provides opportunity to learn and do youth ministry while discerning and affirming a vocational call. We ask the Student Ministry Associate to make a two-year commitment to this position, giving their heart and soul to God’s kingdom work while discerning gifts and calling in vocational ministry.
Student Ministries at Modesto Covenant Church is led by Caleb Byron – our Student Ministries Pastor. Caleb provides overall direction to Student Ministries while focusing on High School Ministry. Our Student Ministries Associate leads our Junior High ministry, with oversight from Caleb. The Junior High Youth Group at Modesto Covenant Church has about 30 students each week, with about 60 students on the roster. The Junior High ministry also has a team of 8 young adults who lead the ministry with the Student Ministry Associate.
Modesto Covenant Student Ministries exist through the power of the Holy Spirit to lead students to become fully devoted, lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. Our core values (around which we shape all ministry) are: Mission, Christ, Community.
PERSONAL COMMITMENTS & GIFTS:
Modesto Covenant Church is looking for someone who is:
Passionate in their relationship with Jesus Christ and growing in faith through the study of God’s Word,
prayer, accountability, and fellowship
Desiring to use God-given gifts to love and disciple students
Discerning a call to vocational ministry
Outgoing, energetic, teachable, self-motivated
Able to clearly and creatively communicate biblical principles
Desiring to see young people come to know and experience Jesus so that they are growing in their faith and being used by God in their world
Capable of organizing and delivering weekly programmatic content as well as monthly events that combine fun, relationship-building and relevant Biblical content.
The primary responsibility of the Student Ministry Associate will be to assist the Student Ministries Pastor in the following areas of ministry.
Teach weekly at Jr. High Youth Group and biweekly Sunday School (Confirmation)
Assist in developing quality volunteer leaders for Jr. High School ministry
Assist in developing and training student leaders
Develop Discipleship Ministries
Initiate, plan, supervise and delegate discipleship ministries according to the MCC core values of Mission, Christ, Community for Junior High School students, including:
Midweek youth group meetings
Sunday School (Confirmation)
Mission trips and local mission experiences
Any other events or activities
Actively involved in discipleship of students and leaders
Outreach and Evangelism
Coordinate and lead local outreach and mission experiences
Plan outreach events and reaching out to students outside the church
Be intentional in developing and maintaining relationships with students, and to provide consistently sound, Biblical counsel to students
Database: print out attendance sheets, input attendance, maintain database
Events: purchase supplies, recruit drivers, maintain driver paperwork (according to MCC Transportation Policy), acquire medical release information for students
Process check requests
Weekly Meetings: prepare slides for announcements and message
Assist in maximizing our teaching curriculum resources, making the most of graphic content, social media recommendations, and parent communication tools
Communications and Publicity
Update and maintain social media accounts/remind app
Assist in creating flyers/communications for events
Communicate a calendar of events to church and parents through bulletin and email
Communicate regularly to parents through weekly emails and monthly parent team meetings
Personal and Professional Development
Meet weekly with the SM Pastor
Be a part of weekly pastoral staff meetings
Cultivate a growing relationship with God
Ministry involvements outside of Student Ministries
Participate in and support young adult ministry
Attend twice-a-month young adult group meetings
Support young adult leaders when possible
Intentionally connect with 6th graders coming into Jr. High Ministry
Attend Wednesday Night Club events in spring to meet 6th graders
Salary and Benefits
Base Salary: $18.17/hour for 36 hours/week, totaling $34,000/year (as a non-exempt employee, overtime pay is given for weekend retreats or events with prior authorization of SM Pastor)
Health Benefits: Individual medical, dental, vision, and disability (Premiums paid in full by Modesto Covenant Church. No employee contribution required other than co-pays or deductibles)
Or, a stipend of $100 per pay period in lieu of medical insurance
Ministry Expenses: To be reimbursed according to Student Ministries Budget
Seminary Classes: IGNITE PROGRAM – The church will provide $1500/year for seminary classes through the Ignite Program (half of the program cost), plus $600 in related costs. The SM Associate would be responsible for the other half of the tuition costs plus additional expenses not covered. The Ignite Program allows participants to earn an MA degree in three or four years through North Park Seminary, taking four classes a year in a cohort through an extension program in the Pacific Southwest Conference http://pswc.org/ignite/. It is not required that the SM Associate be involved with Ignite.
Vacation / Days Off
Annual paid vacation of ten workdays per year (2 weeks).
Six days of sick leave allowed per year
Reimbursement up to $1,000 for expenses to move to Modesto, to include transportation of personal belongings and travel expenses to Modesto. Receipts must be submitted.
Modesto Covenant Church is a great place to do ministry! We are in a new season of ministry at our church having just finished a Sanctuary remodel with the addition of a new Front Room and Café. We have a solid group of volunteer youth leaders and very supportive parents. Our numbers have been growing steadily over the past year and we are excited to be offering new programs and growth opportunities for students.
Our ministries to students – junior high, high school, and college – are vital to our church. Through our core values of Mission, Christ, and Community we seek to lead students to become fully devoted, lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. These core values are reflected in the weekly meetings, events, discipleship groups, and relational time spent with students.
Currently our High School Youth Group averages 40 students each week and our Junior High Youth Group averages 30 students. There are also about 15-20 college students that meet together regularly during the school year, more during the summer. The primary focus of our Student Ministries Associate is to lead Junior High ministry and participate relationally within the young adults ministry. The Student Ministries Associate position is supervised by our Student Ministries Pastor. This is a full-time, two-year position that leads Junior High Ministry. Our young adults ministry is currently led by a group of volunteers.
Modesto Covenant Church is a 60 -year old church with an average Sunday morning worship attendance of about 450. We have two identical, multigenerational worship services on Sunday morning at 8:30 and 11:00 AM with a Sunday School hour in between the worship services. The worship services are led each week by a band, vocal teams, and on occasion our worship also includes a praise choir, orchestra, and hand bells.
Modesto is located in the Central Valley of California with a population of 210,000. While having many attactions of a larger city, Modesto maintains a small town feel. Modesto is centrally located within a two-hour drive of the ocean (Santa Cruz, San Francisco) and mountains (including Yosemite National Park). Modesto is also in the heart of one of the nation’s greatest agricultural areas, with dairy products, nuts, fruits, wine grapes, poultry products, and other products.
Persons interested in being considered for this position:
Email a cover letter and resume to Caleb Byron, Student Ministries Pastor at Modesto Covenant Church – firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, if possible, include a video or audio link of you teaching in your email.