This is a newly-developed position that grows out of what has been our College & Youth Ministries position, designed for someone who is called to work with young people in order to raise up the church’s next generation of leaders. The vision is that this position is primarily focused on youth (High School and Middle School), but with the intention that it will increasingly involve ministry to families as a natural extension of working with youth. The Assistant Pastor would be a vital, creative presence in helping to formulate and implement the missional vision of reaching youth and families in our community.
Additionally, the Assistant Pastor would be involved in leading worship, with opportunities to preach multiple times a year.
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE CHURCH AND COMMUNITY
HighPoint Community Church of Orange Park is a warm friendly beacon in the north Florida
community. We are a multi-generational congregation with ages ranging from infants to 90. We have an active children’s and youth ministry, multiple small groups that meet during the week, and active involvement in community outreach with our Heart For Homes ministry, Vacation Bible School, our annual outdoor Fall Festival, and the like. Community groups such as Young Lives, Via de Cristo & Emmaus Communities and others regularly use our facility. Our campus is host to HighPoint Christian Academy during the school year as a ministry of our church. We serve grades 6th through 12th in providing a caring, creative learning environment to prepare students for college, life and ministry. The Academy provides our pastoral staff with a variety of opportunities for interaction with the student body and involvement with their education experience. Our worship integrates both traditional and contemporary elements, utilizing the entire Bible as the inspired Word of God and broad musical components (worship band, choir, hymns, and modern worship songs).
OUR YOUTH MINISTRY VISION
Loving and discipling students into devoted followers of Jesus through personal investment in the lives of young people, as well as intentional programming that corresponds with the spiritual, social, psychological, and intellectual developmental needs of youth.
Nurturing a love for and sense of belonging to Christ’s church – its worship, formation, fellowship, service, and outreach – that will grow into a life-long commitment to Christ’s mission in the world.
Plan, lead, or coordinate regular gatherings of youth – weekly mid-week meetings (for middle and high school) of fun, worship, teaching, and inter-personal sharing; Sunday morning study classes; Sunday evening gatherings; and one-on-one relationships outside of programmed activities.
Plan and coordinate special avenues for growth, renewal, and service through retreats, camps, mission trips, and fundraising events, as well as local opportunities to serve in the church and community (e.g. Children’s Ministry, local outreach, etc.).
Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers, and (potentially) paid part-time interns and/or staff.
Assist in worship as part of the worship leadership team rotation and preach occasionally.