The servant in this position is to be an enhancement to the ministry of South Baptist Church by building, developing, and leading both the youth and worship ministries of the church. He shall seek to assist this body of Christ in expressing our love for God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength in corporate worship. He will also assist this ministry by instructing and training the youth to understand and implement the Word of God in their lives.
- He will have a self-awareness of receiving a call from the Lord for pastoral ministry.
- He will have to adhere to the constitution of South Baptist Church.
- He will have to meet the same spiritual requirements as the Lead Pastor, as outlined in I Timothy 3 and Titus 1.
- He will have a “team worker” mindset, in that he desires to work alongside the Lead Pastor and other ministry staff for the benefit of the ministry.
- He will have an understanding of and commitment to biblically-based Worship and Youth Ministry.
Worship: Our worship is an energetic worship style, employing the use of many different instruments and a rotating praise team. Leadership in this area will require:
- Planning the corporate worship experiences for the church with prayer, conceptual forethought, theological sensitivity, music appropriateness, and in consultation with the Lead Pastor.
- Overseeing the development, coordination and scheduling of all singers and instrumentalists for the weekly worship services.
- Helping to assimilate new members with vocal and/or musical talent into the overall music ministry of the church.
- Directing the musicians and singers of the praise team each Sunday morning (in rehearsal and during the service).
- Overseeing the development, coordination and scheduling of all those working with the lighting, video, and sound technology.
Youth: Our youth are the future of the church. Therefore, leadership in this area will require:
- Tender and wise pastoring of the youth of the church. (Grades 6 through 12)
- Providing consistent weekly opportunities for the youth of the church to learn from the Word of God.
- Overseeing a weekly youth service that is worshipful, fun, relevant, and effective in instructing, training, and nurturing.
- Being readily available to counsel youth and/or their parents regarding youth and parenting issues.
- Designing effective programs and activities where the youth can use their abilities, talents, and spiritual gifts to minister to others as service unto the Lord.
- Seeking out lay-leadership and effectively training them to work with the youth and others as part of a ministry team.
- Coordinating youth-oriented outings, retreats, and other activities.
Other opportunities of ministry: These are commonly understood to be a function, or related to pastoral ministry, or are supportive to the overall ministry goals of the church, and may be extended from time to time at the discretion and request of the Lead Pastor. These may include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Preaching and/or teaching before either the entire congregation, or designated groups within or without the church.
- Assisting with various matters related to worship services and special events.
- Assisting with various matters related to other ministries within the church.
- Attending committee meetings, according to the suggestion or approval of the Lead Pastor.
- Providing leadership for specified short-term projects.
- Assisting the Lead Pastor in visitation, funerals, weddings, baptism, and communion.
- He will conduct himself in such a way that his behavior, speech and attitudes represent a high standard of holiness. He will strive to live in such a way as to bring utmost respect to the office of Pastor.
- He will demonstrate a strong sense of loyalty to the Lead Pastor and other members of the church’s staff and leadership team, endeavoring to be cooperative in the carrying out of his ministry tasks.
- He will keep the Lead Pastor and/or secretary apprised of his whereabouts at all times during those days he is considered to be “on duty”.
- He will keep regular working hours, as approved by the Lead Pastor.
- He will keep the Lead Pastor fully informed of what is going on in his area of ministry. This will primarily take place during a staff meeting with the pastoral staff, scheduled at the same time each week.
- He is primarily responsible to the Lord, performing ministry and leadership with enthusiasm and seeking to please Him.
- He is secondarily accountable to the Lead Pastor, who will have direct authority and supervision over him, and to whom he will report to directly.
- He is accountable to our church constitution, and as already stated, must be willing to adhere to what is contained in it.
- He is accountable to the church. Thus he will provide an annual written report of his ministry.
- He will have adequate office space and secretarial support.
- He will have opportunity to initiate new ministries within the church, under the guidance of the Lead Pastor.
- He will be paid an annual salary, along with benefits, determined at the annual business meeting, based on the recommendations of the Personnel and Budget Committees.
- He will be given a set amount of paid vacation each year, which will be determined at the annual business meeting, based on the recommendations of the Personnel Committee. This will be scheduled with the approval of the Lead Pastor. He will also have one day off during the week to be utilized for personal and family purposes.
- He and his wife will be invited to attend all the Michigan state conferences at the church’s expense.
- Each year he may request attendance at one seminar/conference that would provide training and inspiration relative to the development of his ministry, as it relates to the ministry of the church.
- If requested to do so, and with the approval of the Lead Pastor, he may accept leadership responsibility on a board or committee related to his area of ministry.