Associate Pastor of Youth & Worship

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Bethel Baptist Church

Greeley, Colorado

Why is this role for you?
• You have been called by God to serve in both youth and worship ministries, and your natural and spiritual gifts demonstrate that calling
• You are excited to shepherd existing volunteer ministry teams and develop new leaders
• You are obsessed with God’s Word and His Gospel
• You are a builder at heart, and desperately long to see God build His Kingdom through the ministry of the local church
• You are looking for a challenging, exciting opportunity to serve in a growing ministry, where you will grow, too. You don’t want easy; you want the good kind of hard
• You thrive in a team-based ministry environment where ministry leaders build one another up
• The administrative side to ministry is part of where you thrive, but your heart beats for building up people

What you bring to the Bethel Baptist Church team:
• The character, calling, and commitment of an elder, in accordance with 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, 1 Peter 5, etc.
• A clear understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, a comprehensive understanding of the Old and New Testaments and a demonstrated ability to apply that knowledge to a local congregation
• Strong, demonstrated gifting in relational, team-based ministry and music team leadership
• For married candidates, a spouse in full support of your ministry calling, who will serve in the church in the way that suits her own gifts
• BA and/or a Master’s Degree in a music- and/or ministry-related field (MDiv preferred), or commitment to pursue further education
• 5+ years in pastoral ministry, with experience in both youth and worship ministry
• Complete agreement with Bethel’s Statement of Faith
• Ability to develop and manage a ministry budget
• Strong vocal and instrumental leadership skill required

Key Accountabilities – Youth:
• Shepherds and equips the youth of the church (grades 6-12) in partnership with parents and youth team, and engages unchurched students with the Gospel
• Recruits, trains, and oversees teams of volunteers and student leaders, and enthusiastically includes and invites parents in ministry
• Creates an exciting, welcoming program that encourages inclusion and the building up of the Body of Christ
• Strives in prayer for the students of Bethel and their unsaved peers
• Plans and oversees student Missions Trips in the US and abroad, as well as other projects
• Oversees the processing of Applications and Background Checks for children & youth volunteers

Key Accountabilities – Worship:
• Develops a comprehensive vision for worship and music that incorporates Scripture, theologically-rich music from a variety of styles, and God-centered prayer
• Oversees all service planning in collaboration with the Senior Pastor and ministry leaders, including selection of songs, scheduling of musicians, and leading rehearsals
• Leads the congregation in worship regularly, in rotation with other music team leaders
• Recruits, trains, and oversees existing teams of musicians, music team leaders, and the A/V team
• Oversees the church’s use of technology for worship, including worship and music databases (SongSelect, Planning Center etc.), sound & projection software and hardware
• Oversees equipment and instrument maintenance and purchases

Key Accountabilities – General:
• Provides Gospel-centered, Word-saturated leadership to the worship ministry and all ministries to youth in grades 6-12, plus shepherding oversight of other ministries as assigned
• Participates in staff prayer and planning meetings, and collaborates with the Senior Pastor in the development of preaching and worship schedules
• Keeps consistent office hours and participates on Sundays unless sick, on vacation, or on assignment for the church
• Participates with the Elders in the shepherding of the congregation, including teaching and preaching, visitation, counseling, and other pastoral duties as needed
• Works closely with, and reports to, the Senior Pastor

Bethel Baptist Church, established in 1901, is a growing, multi-generational congregation, committed to the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ here in Northern Colorado and throughout the world. Located on a hilltop directly across the street from the University of Northern Colorado, Bethel is poised to see significant growth in the next few years. Bethel is a member of Converge, a movement of churches working to help people meet, know and follow Jesus.

To apply, send your resume to [email protected]