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Antioch Christian Church in Watkinsville, GA is seeking a Youth Minister to join their Pastoral Team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIESAND DUTIES

The Youth Pastor of Antioch Christian Churchwilllead the middle school and high school ministries,and oversee and develop the college-age ministry. Theyshould have a heart for gospel-focused, family-based ministry that disciples studentstoward spiritual maturity. They will work toward a unified focus for student ministries in cooperation with our children’s ministry team to address the spiritual needs of the next generation. The goal of student ministry is to lead young people in becoming fully devoted, lifetime followers of Jesus Christ while comingalong side and equipping parents as the primary spiritual leaders of the family. In accordance with the Elders andthe Senior Pastor, the Youth Pastorshall carefully watch over and guide the spiritual lifeof the youth of Antioch, and perform the dutiesinherent to the spiritual gifting of a youth pastor, whichinclude,butarenot limited to,the following:

1)Maintain personal and spiritual growth to insure ongoing passion for ministry, personal and family stability, and good physical health.

2)Provide overall leadership to student ministry volunteers by enlisting, empowering and equipping them for their specific areas of ministry.

3)Give oversight and direction to ensure that student worship is doctrinally sound, God-focused and life-transforming.

4)Provideshepherding and counseling to students and families in conjunction with the Senior Pastor, making referral to professional counselors when needed.

5)Work in cooperation withthe children’s ministry team to ensure unified curriculum flow and a smooth transition of students from elementary age into middle school ministries.

6)Manage and/or provide oversight of administrative needs of student ministries (i.e. scheduling, budget, event coordination, etc.)

7)Cultivatethe development of spiritual gifts of theyouth of thecongregation.

8)Develop and oversee policies and procedures for a “safe” and effective student ministry (will be a member of the Child Safety Committee).

9)Attract and nurturenew youth members to the church.

10)Functioneffectively with the pastoral team and staff with a spirit of mutual respect and providing spiritual wisdom with and for one another.

11)Participatein key events at Antioch throughout the year, including but not limited to, church-sponsored meals, holiday events, fundraisers, and local travel to and with key constituents and small groups.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

The Youth Pastor should haveformal education with a degree in Biblical Studies and/or Youth Ministry strongly preferred from an accredited seminary, or similar education.  Prior experience on a ministry staff  with a record of leading student ministries isstronglypreferred, but not required.  Ideal candidates will have a belief system and principles that align with the Antioch Christian Church doctrine and By-Laws (available uponrequest).

Antioch Christian Church    YOUTH PASTOR    Position Description

ANTIOCH CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Antioch Christian Churchis a warm and loving congregation that is committed to being the presence of Jesus in south Oconee County and the surrounding area.From its’ beginning, the church has been associated with the Restoration Movement that swept across America at the turn of the 19thcentury.  The congregation traces its roots to the first American settlers in this area who in 1807 constructed a small logstructure called “OldRepublican” as a meeting house and place of worship.  Asecond church was constructed on thehill in the trees above Rose Creek in 1820.  The third and present church was erected in 1885.

The purpose of Antioch ChristianChurch is to…

1)Love God with all of our heart, soul, and mind; being filled with the knowledge of His will, walking in a manner worthy of the Lord and being strengthened with power through His Spirit.

2)Love one another and our neighbors with the same self-sacrificing love that Jesus demonstrated.

3)Go and make disciples of all nations by taking the message that God is reconciling the world to himself in Christ, to the communities of Oconee County and beyond, even to the very ends of the earth.

We take our commitment to make disciples of the next generation very seriously. We are very intentional about the programs that we provide for our children and teens.Whether you enter the doors of Antioch for Kid’s Connect on Wednesday evening or for a worship service on Sunday morning you will be warmly welcomed by the Antioch church family.We are a family church and truly represent a cross-section of our community. You will discover that we are a multi-generational church where kids and parents are sitting next to their grandparents. Whether you are married, single,or single again you will find people who are just like you.On Sunday mornings, some of us will be dressed in suits and dresses and others will be dressed in jeans and polo shirts.We love to sing the great hymns of the past and blend in some of the best new music of the Church. We take time each week in our service to celebrate Holy Communion together and we listen intently to what God will say to us through his word, the Bible.

Antioch has many wonderful traditions that havedeveloped over the course of approximately210 years.  Late summerRevival followed by a Pork Barbeque, Chicken Barbequeevery March, Family Night Suppers, Chicken Mull Dinners, FifthSunday Breakfasts…fellowship around food is big at Antioch.

As an act of loving gratitude for God’s love and as an act of obedience to our Lord, Antioch strives to diligently allocate it’s time, talents, and resources to the cause of advancing God’s kingdom throughout our community and world through an active involvement with missions.

The life of Antioch is exciting, loving and warm. Our congregation, filled with vibrant youth and enthusiastic adults, continuesto grow. Everyone is welcome to join us in the worship of Jesus Christ our Savior.

CURRENT STAFF POSITIONS

Pastors

Senior Pastor –responsible, with the Elders, to carefully watch over and guide the Spiritual life of the Antioch.

Worship/Music Minister –responsible for developing and promoting the music ministry of the church

Youth Pastor –currently seeking God’s direction for the next person God has selected for Antioch.

Ministry Leaders and Support

Children’s Ministry Director –responsible for ministry programs for Pre-K (age 3) through 5thgrade.

Office Administrator –responsible for day-to-dayoffice duties, bulletins, bookkeeping, scheduling, etc.

Church Custodian –responsible for cleaning the church, fellowship hall (except the nursery) and youth house.

Nursery Coordinator and Custodian –responsible for managing the nursery (ages under three years old) on Sunday mornings & evenings, Wednesday evenings and other times as needed, as well as cleaning the nursery.

** We have many volunteers who faithfully serve to fulfill the ministries of Antioch. We have volunteers that help with Nursery, Pre-K, Elementary, Middle and High School Youth, as well as a facility manager, pianist, and organist.

Antioch Christian Church is governed by a Board of Deacons and Elders in concert with by-laws administering the operation of the church.

OUR COMMUNITY

Antioch Christian Church is located about 10 miles south of Watkinsville, Georgia, the county seat of Oconee County.  Oconee County is located about 60 miles east of Atlanta, and just south of Athens, homeof the University of Georgia, the nation’s oldest state-chartered university.

Oconee County’s legacy is seen every day in family farms, art studios, small business, job producers and the classrooms of 10 public schools, three private schools and the University of North Georgia Oconee campus.

Oconee County is comprised of four cities: Bishop, Bogart, North High Shoals, and the county seat of Watkinsville. Watkinsville was incorporated on November 24, 1806. Watkinsville is a major regional hub for artists and creative entrepreneurs. Exhibits and galleries area huge regional draw.

Oconee’s biggest crop is poultry, but it is also one of the leading green-industrygrowers of ornamental plants. Crops and livestock farmers are a rich part of the county’s heritage.

The county has seen tremendous growth in recent decades. The expansion and proximity to the University of Georgia in neighboring Athens-Clarke County is appealing.  Even Atlanta, 60miles to the west, has influenced the county.

Oconee Schools (private and public) continue to lead the way in academic excellence. An outstanding level of student achievement is evident in a graduation rate of 93.6. The school system has attained the No. 2 spot in the state for SAT and ACT scores.

More information on Oconee County can be found at www.oconeecounty.com or http://www.oconeechamber.org/

References:

Website: www.antiochchristianchurch.net

Lavender, B. A Pioneer Church in Oconee Territory

INTERESTED CANDIDATES?

Applicant screening will begin immediately. Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible; however, screening will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of application including résumé and statement of faithto the mailing address or e-mail address below. Please include names and contact information of four references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant).A background check will be performed for any candidatebefore employment begins.

Antioch Christian Church

Attn: YouthPastor Search Committee

PO Box 1273

Watkinsville, GA 30677

E-mail: antiochchristianchurch@gmail.com

Antioch Christian Church

Contact:
Youth Pastor Church Committee
antiochchristianchurch@gmail.com
706-769-6884

Physical Address:
1100 Antioch Church Rd
Watkinsville , GA 30677