American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware

Part-Time Minister of Children & Youth
FBC Norristown

 

Part-Time Minister of Children & Youth 

We are a church on a mission of shepherding broken and messy people on life’s journey with our Savior and Healer. We are an established suburban and growing American Baptist fellowship with average attendance of 80 people of all ages. Currently our all-volunteer teams offer Sunday School and Junior Church weekly, as well as a junior youth group dubbed Kids’ Journey that meets twice a month. They also sponsor seasonal outreach events such as the Easter EGGstravaganza and Breakfast with Saint Nick. Our Christian Education subgroup also coordinates a fantastic Vacation Bible School with average attendance nearing 100. Recognizing that God situated us across the street from the local high school and seeing our number of children in elementary and middle school increase, the LORD has made clear He is preparing to call a minister of children and youth. We are praying for a gifted individual with a love for Jesus who is anxious to join us by taking the lead in shepherding our children and youth to Christ. To apply please submit your updated resume with references to Rev. Kelly Legg at fbcnorr@verizon.net.  

Qualifications 

  • Love for Jesus evident in commitment to prayer, His Word, and His people
  • Evidence of call to shepherd children and youth into life-long relationship with Jesus
  • Experience building relationships with children, youth and families
  • Experience collaborating with volunteers and staff
  • Some knowledge of utilizing social media and web presence to effectively communicate
  • Committed to the vision, values, and beliefs of the church
  • Competent biblical knowledge and ability to apply to curriculum selection and development
  • Associates Degree preferred, but not required 

Responsibilities 

  • Shepherd children and youth on their Journey with Christ
  • Explore ministry connections with Norristown Area High School
  • Resource and shepherd the Kids’ Journey staff
  • Select and adapt biblically-based, age-appropriate curriculum for Sunday School, Junior Church, and Kids’ Journey
  • Resource and schedule teams of volunteers for weekly Junior Church and Sunday School classes
  • Plan and execute special outreach/fellowship events for children and youth
  • Serve as director of summer Vacation Bible School; recruit and equip congregational volunteers; train crew leaders
  • Meet twice a month with Pastor to collaboratively plan Christian Education for children and youth; meet every other month with the Christian Education subgroup
  • Establish and maintain social media webpage communications with families
  • Develop and balance Christian Education budget with Christian Education subgroup
  • Maintain volunteers’ child safety clearances and training 

Accountability 

  • Accountable to Christian Education subgroup; reviewed annually 

Compensation 

  • Vacation: 4 Sundays annually
  • 15-20 hours/week, varying due to needs of the week
  • Salary range of $14,000-16,000 commensurate with experience

 

445 Burnside Ave. Norristown, PA 19403 | 610-539-7075 | fbcnorr@verizon.net www.fbcnorristown.org