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Job Opportunity at Bethany Baptist Church, Newark, NJ

Pastor of Youth and Children at Bethany Baptist Church, Newark, NJ

Download this Job Opportunity as a PDF HERE.

Reports to: Senior Pastor
Status: Full Time
Qualifications and Position Requirements:

  • A calling to youth and youth ministry, with a passion for seeing young people and children grow into disciples of Christ.
  • An ability to imagine a long-term vision for Bethany Baptist Church’s youth ministry and be able to execute this vision.
  • An engaging teacher, with a strong biblical and theological background, who is in agreement with Bethany’s Statement of Faith and who possessing the ability to reach our young people at their level.
  • A relational leader who is self-motivated.
  • Masters of Divinity or equivalent degree. Consideration will also be given to applicants who are working towards their MDIV that are still able to work full-time.
  • 1-3 years of experience working with youth and children and efficiency in Social Media

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and organize an effective and Biblical based Youth Ministry and Children’s Ministry that includes fellowship, worship, teaching, discipleship, and evangelism, as well as ministry and mission opportunities.
  • Recruit, train and shepherd volunteer staff with diverse gifts and personalities.
  • Provide counseling and spiritual direction to youth on an individual basis.
  • Maintain contact with students and parents, keeping them informed of ongoing activities. Keep them updated on ministry strategies and plans, and encouraging partnership.
  • Assist in the development and oversight of the youth ministry budget; also manage student fees for events and trips in a timely fashion.
  • Organize all of the youth ministry opportunities at Bethany under their leadership.
  • Work with the Senior Pastor and Deacon Board to integrate youth into all phases of church life to create a culture that is intentionally intergenerational.

Please email Cover Letter, Resume, and 3 Letters of Reference (2 related to ministry work and 1 personal) to Alice Turner at or mail to:

Bethany Baptist Church
Attn: Alice Turner, Administrative Assistant to the Pastor
275 West Market Street
Newark, New Jersey 07103

Deadline for Submissions: July 7th, 2017

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