Overview

Island life awaits! Summer Street Church is looking for a qualified person to fill the position of Youth and Children’s Pastor. This position offers the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of areas, with a focus on youth and children. This person is expected to be a mature Christian with an education relevant to this field. They will have the opportunity to teach children of all ages, from toddlers through high school, therefore, they should be creative and forward thinking with a strong passion for youth and children. They should be excited to study the Bible and communicate God’s love to His people. This person should be flexible, easy-going and willing to try new things.

The Youth and Children’s Pastor should be comfortable connecting with people of all ages, and be willing to step in when something needs to get done. An ability to work with people is essential, and a positive, joyful attitude is expected. Discipleship is key to this position, and the candidate must be a person who is willing to train and equip others to do ministry. Humility is also a key component of this position, therefore; this person should be committed to serving in a way that always points back to God.

The Youth and Children’s Pastor will have the opportunity to develop skills in a variety of ministries. The Senior Pastor is committed to mentoring and training this person to reach their full potential for the Kingdom of God. Knowledge of social media, and general graphic arts is a positive, however training will be offered when necessary. At the very least, the person who fills this position must be willing to learn. This is a fantastic opportunity to get plugged in to a church that is looking for fresh and exciting ways to build the Kingdom of God!

 

CHILDREN’S RESPONSIBILITIES

Identify and Train Sunday School Teachers

Work with Sunday School leaders to find and implement fresh curriculum

Plan and host regular outreach events

Organize and lead annual Vacation Bible School

Work with Senior Pastor to incorporate children into the worship service

Organize and host annual “Building Blocks” class

Implement creative solutions for reaching families on the island

Promote Children’s Ministry events on the island

Build meaningful relationships with the families of Nantucket

Attend extracurricular functions (sporting events, theatre productions etc.)

 

YOUTH RESPONSIBILITIES

Host engaging weekly youth groups for both Middle and High School groups

Teach effective, relevant messages at youth group

Find, train and empower adult leaders to serve at youth group.

Plan at least one annual retreat

Organize mission trips, in conjunction with the Senior Pastor

Host quarterly outreach events

Connect regularly with the parents of SSC youth in a meaningful way

Lead a weekly Bible Study for High School students

Manage a weekly online social media presence

Contact and communicate with parents about news and upcoming events

Attend extracurricular functions (sporting events, theatre productions etc.)

Volunteer in the community as an SSC presence (coach a sports team, volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club etc.)

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Preach as needed

Lead components of Sunday morning worship

Submit ministry report annually

Manage relevant financial budgets

Attend weekly staff meetings

Lead youth and children leadership meetings

Maintain regular office hours

Produce relevant and fresh promotional material (flyers, signs, social media material etc.)

Perform visitation when needed

Be available to support the Senior Pastor when unexpected needs arise

Fluent in Spanish or Portuguese a plus

Ability to lead worship at Youth Group a plus

 

PAY PACKAGE

$50,00-65,000 Commensurate with experience.

Housing- None will be provided, however the church will help to find an available house/apartment.

 

EDUCATION

Related college degree required

Seminary degree preferred

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About Summer Street Church

We are a historic church on the beautiful island of Nantucket!