First Baptist Church of Venice and The Lakefront Church
Current Opening July 2022
Purpose of Position: The Youth/Sports Minister will, in the spirit of Ephesians 4:12, equip the flock to live the gospel out in their homes and interactions throughout the week. This is ministry, aimed not at young people alone, but aimed at helping strengthen marriages, parenting, and family discipleship to include sports and home groups.
The ministry will promote the unity of one church in multiple locations by developing Sports ministry across First Baptist Church Venice that align with the organization’s vision, mission, and values including agreement with “The Baptist Faith and Message” as adopted by the Southern Baptist Convention on June 14, 2000. This is a full time position to lead and shepherd Students, their parents and young adults and families to become healthy, balanced, lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. To develop a spirit of fellowship and a heart of service to our Lord and the community to include vibrant small (home) group activity. To equip and encourage families. Working in tandem with the Family Ministry creating a seamless approach for generational inclusiveness. This person will be high energy with the ability to energize, empower, and educate others and execute the deliverables of the position.
Responsible for: Strengthening First Baptist Church Venice and The Lakefront Church with a strong Youth/Sports Ministry. Pouring into families with emphasis on discipleship, parenting, and structuring ministry to fortify the family unit by looking at the “larger story” involving students and parents together in activities with prominence toward building the family unit, by presenting God’s Word in a creative, compelling, relative, appropriate manner and creating environments that will lead them to know the truth of God and His Word. To grow together in community, and go out to serve in the church and community. This position must not only minister to students and their parents, but also to lead adult volunteers and equip them for the work of the ministry. Youth/Sports Ministry will be prominent in developing small home group ministry. Development of the calendar and budget for all Student Ministry at the church that requires collaboration.
Oversees: All Student and Sports Ministry programs, serving with, summer and winter activities, mission trips, outreach, parent meetings, adult volunteer training, equipping, serving, counseling for parents, and small home group activities.
Reports to: Senior Pastor, and supports him in the accomplishment of the church’s vision and mission for the glory of God
Peers with: Family Minister; other pastors and staff.
Character: Elder qualified as per 1 Timothy: 3 and Titus 1; vital growing relationship with Christ; Shows a genuine love for the students and families of First Baptist and The Lakefront Church; has a passion for reaching more families for Christ in the surrounding area of Venice; loyalty to Pastor and staff (not one to cause division); shows love for all people of the church, not just specific area of ministry, is a pastor to the church first and has a specific area of ministry second.
Chemistry: Biblical philosophy of ministry in sync with the vision and model of First Baptist Church Venice; agreement with “The Southern Baptist Statement of Faith and Message” able to function well with senior pastor; seeks wisdom, counsel and advice from those around, pastors, deacons, leadership team, staff, adult volunteers; takes suggestions well; takes feedback well. This is a highly relational ministry and thus priority must be placed on building healthy relationships with students, their parents, and volunteers.
Competence Required: This position requires experience as a staff member in youth/sports ministry or a related field. Bachelor degree in Biblical studies, or related field. Strong leader with solid work ethic, self-starter with a passion for teaching and leading others ability to administrate and operate as a department head. Working knowledge of contemporary creative programing, technically sound and up to date with systems beneficial to the church. Able to use God’s Word in everyday life and give students and families a workable, visual plan for growth towards a relationship with their parents and with Jesus Christ; able to cast vision, recruit, equip volunteer workers and leaders (a leader of leaders); proven discipler/spiritual mentor of others; lifelong learner; effective oral and written communicator, demonstrated administrative skills; ability to preach to full congregation as scheduled or needed. Ability to lead worship a Plus.
Communicated Desire: Must sense a call by God to the position; have a desire and passion to fulfill position requirements.
Position Requires: A passionate heart, strategic mind, and driving force behind the discipleship of FBC Venice’s students, and families. In collaboration with the Senior Pastor, Family Minister, staff, and key volunteers, the youth/sports minister will be responsible for developing, implementing, leading, and refining a comprehensive discipleship strategy for our Students and families. Membership to First Baptist Church Venice; a commitment to tithe at First Baptist Church Venice. This is a full time position.
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3. Collaborate with the Family Ministry
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5 Local Outreach
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