First Church of Christ, Owosso MI, is searching for the right man to lead in ministry and outreach to Jr High and High School students and their families. He would join a well-established student ministry which is influential in the community and has been effectively reaching students for many years. An effective team of youth leaders are working with the students and will continue to do so during and after this transition. Former Youth Minister, Thadd Sparrow, did a wonderful job for the last eight years and left with the church’s blessing for a new ministry opportunity closer to family. This is a wonderful opportunity for the right person who has a passion for teens, a demonstrated leadership ability, and a burning desire to be used for God’s purposes in this generation. The Youth Minister would join a church staff consisting of a full time Sr. Minister, full time Children’s Minister, full time Secretary, part time Custodian, and a part time volunteer office helper.
First Church of Christ is a congregation affiliated with the instrumental Independent Christian Churches/Churches of Christ and has a rich history in the Owosso community. But, more importantly, the church is focused on a vision of future ministry to our community and world. Currently a church of 225-250 active members and participants, FCoC recently has embarked on an ambitious campaign to build a multipurpose facility for ministry and outreach. The church welcomes many visitors and new members on a regular basis, many of which are families with children and teens. The church is also
located directly adjacent to Owosso High School which presents many opportunities for outreach and ministry. This loving congregation is comprised of people of all ages and backgrounds. The Owosso area contains a population of 25,000 people though the church draws people from several surrounding areas as well. The Owosso/Corunna community is a tight-knit one which places a high value on kids and families.
The ideal candidate for this position is a male with at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible or ministry and who has been (or is working toward being) ordained into Christian Ministry. He must be solid in doctrine and teaching and fulfill the basic qualities for ministry leadership outlined in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1&2. A minimum of 2-5 years in located ministry experience is preferred. A positive attitude, a servant’s heart, a strong work ethic, leadership ability, and a positive Christian witness are essential. In addition to leading in the ministry to youth, the position also involves assisting the Sr. Minister with occasional preaching and pastoral work at the discretion of the Sr. Minister and the elders. The Youth Minister would report directly to the Sr. Minister and ultimately to the elders.
Salary and benefits for the qualified individual are very competitive and commensurate with education, experience, and ministry history. For more information about First Church of Christ please visit our website www.firstchurchofchrist.org. Resumes and inquiries can be directed to Larry Buckner and Youth Ministry Search Team: YMsearch@firstchurchofchrist.org