Valley View Church, Louisville, KY
Student Minister (High School)
Located in southern Louisville, Kentucky, Valley View Baptist Church (VVC) was organized on September 13, 1940. On September 21, 1940, a small, white-frame building was completed, and the first services were held. Today Valley View Church sits on a debt-free 35-acre campus and has an auditorium that accommodates 1,400. The current average attendance for services on Sundays is 2,200. The facilities include classrooms, fellowship hall, offices, gymnasium, parking, and ball fields. Valley View Church has a passion for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with people that are hurting and in need of a Savior. Evangelism, missions, and discipleship have been and continue to be the priorities of Valley View Church to this day.
Valley View Church offers a wide spectrum of ministry opportunities for all ages, designed to both build up the believer and to reach out to the community. The Student Ministry area at Valley View is called United and has three main components: N-da-makin’ is the ministry for middle school students; Refuge is the ministry designed for high school students; and The House is a ministry for young adults in their 20’s. All three offer large group meetings, as well as small groups. N-da-makin’ and Refuge meet on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. The House meets at the church one Sunday evening a month, and in small groups in homes on the other Sunday evenings.
The Student Minister (High School) will have the primary focus and responsibility for ministry to high school students at VVC. This person will be expected to develop the growth of students in both numbers and depth in a way that reflects the overall vision of Valley View Church. The successful candidate will maintain relationships with students, parents, volunteers, and ministry colleagues. Valley View is seeking a relational person who loves high school students and will model a growing relationship with Jesus to them. This person will lead Refuge, the high school ministry of VVC, and will be part of the United team (Middle School, High School, and Young Adult ministries). In addition, he will champion high school students both inside and beyond the walls of VVC. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to love and relate to a wide diversity of students. It is desired that this person make a long-term commitment to ministry at VVC.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record of working in a church setting with students. Five years of student ministry experience, with large-church experience is preferred. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of discipling students through a small group strategy. This person will have an ability to identify the culture and use the culture to reach the culture. Proven experience in communication and leadership skills is a must. The successful candidate will also possess follow-through and organizational aptitude. The candidate should meet the qualifications of an elder as described in the New Testament and the VVC documents.
Perhaps best known as the home of the Kentucky Derby, the first of three races that make up the Triple Crown of horse racing, Louisville is the largest city in Kentucky, and the 27th largest city in the U.S. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city was 741,096. The Louisville metro area includes some counties of southern Indiana. With its strategic location on the Ohio River, Louisville’s economy has been tied from the early days to the shipping and cargo industries. That trend continues today, as Louisville is the center of United Parcel Service air shipping for the world. The Kentucky Center in downtown Louisville is home to plays, concerts, and the Louisville Orchestra. The University of Louisville is the major institution of higher education in the city, but there are a number of colleges and graduate schools in the area. It is home to Southern Theological Seminary (Southern Baptist).