If you are a born-again Christian, who lives a spirit-led life and has a desire and the skills necessary to provide leadership, and disciple leaders involved in student ministries, then we would love to talk with you.
Just to be clear, we are looking for someone that has a big heart for young lives. We need a leader who takes a bigger picture view of how children come into the church and the systems and programs that will help them develop a meaningful relationship with Christ through their various development stages. We have great volunteers who are the ‘feet on the street’ and who have a love for the activities they are involved with…but we want to dream bigger for what we can do for Christ. We would like to have a clearer vision, a coordinated plan and support for those leaders actively engaged with kids, youth and college & careers activities.
Reporting to the Lead Pastor and in accordance with Eagle Ridge Bible Fellowship (ERBF) statement of faith, governing policies, and in harmony with other church ministries, the role sets the vision for and oversees ministries that impact the spiritual formation and development of students through to their career stage at ERBF. Working with various ministry leaders and volunteers (Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry & College & Career Ministry), the role will support those working with students to develop a solid relationship with Jesus Christ that will extend into adulthood. The role will also establish a vision and plan through the designated ministries to build greater community engagement and outreach programs.
At the start we would envision about 50% of the position’s time spent with Youth Ministry, 15-20% of time spent meeting with Children’s Volunteer Director and volunteers, and the remaining time considering how to initiate a College & Career group and support ERBF with community outreach.
A committed Christian who has or is seeking ERBF membership, a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in theology, leadership, or a related field, a minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience and love for youth ministry and/or college & career age ministry, and/or children’s ministry, or an equivalent combination of recent education and experience related to church or not for profit leadership and children, youth, and college & career development.
Current British Columbia Mennonite Brethren pastoral credentialing or commitment to the credentialing process within two years of being hired into the position ( https://bcmb.org/credentialing).
A valid Criminal Records Check.
Skills & Abilities
•Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire action in others.
•Strong planning, organizational and administrative skills.
•Ability to communicate in a manner that is Christ-like.
•Ability to teach biblical principles and concepts in keeping with the audience.
•Ability to train, cultivate and equip volunteers.
•Ability and commitment to collaborate with staff and volunteers and build supportive relationships with all church ministries.
•Mature, balanced, trustworthy, and able to show compassion and empathy when working with others.
•Demonstrated ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality in handling sensitive church related matters.
•Effective communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal).
Please email [email protected] for a candidate information package. We would be happy to share more about who we are to help you determine whether this role might be a good fit for you.