Denomination: Christian Church (Restoration Movement)
Weekly Attendance: 325
Location: Batesville, Indiana
The role: The primary purpose of the Youth Pastor (middle school to college age) will be to equip, empower, and encourage parents to disciple their children as well as raising up and equipping others in the congregation to serve as spiritual mentors of the next generation.
Meet Batesville Christian Church
Batesville Christian Church began on October 4, 1970, as the Batesville Church of Christ. We were planted by the Whitewater Christian Evangelizing Fellowship (W.C.E.F.), a group of locally established churches wanting to start new churches. The first worship service met at the Batesville Memorial building, with five attendees.
In 2007 the church changed the name from Batesville Church of Christ to Batesville Christian Church (BCC). In 2014, construction was started on a $1.6 million-dollar classroom addition and general building upgrade.
We have supported missions in Haiti and Barbados, and area missions, Mission Batesville and Mission Indy. We are active in the local food pantry, Batesville Area Ministerial Association, summer food program, Safe Passage, Celebrate Recovery, and Mahoning Valley Christian Camp. The attendance has increased from five in 1970 to over 300 in 2018.
As of July 2018 we have two Sunday morning worship services, four adult classes, six classes for children ages birth through high school, eight small adult groups, and five small youth groups, all administered by two full-time and two part-time church staff members.
About the Youth Pastor
Develop a vision for youth, young adults, and family offerings for BCC.
Work with the Lead Pastor to provide outreach/on-ramps/involvement.
Create and organize programming that provides on-ramps to establish and grow their relationships with Christ.
Plan and implement special activities including service projects (youth and/or family), fun/amp events, mission trips, retreats, etc., for middle school through college age.
Develop the strategies to disciple and train volunteers and mentors involved in ministry.
What you bring:
Education & Experience
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a ministry related field. Although not required, a seminary degree is a great bonus.
The ideal candidate will have one to five years of ministry leadership experience, with a history of building/growing a ministry. Prior experience in a church setting is a great bonus but not required.
Because Batesville has a significant number of practicing and non-practicing Catholics, experience with Catholicism is a plus for candidates.
Has a Christian attitude and trustworthy character.
Has an understanding of, passion for, and commitment to the mission and vision of the Church in general and Batesville Christian Church in specific.
Has a strong team spirit, respect, and support for the other members of the ministerial staff.
Has a proper level of confidentiality in all matters of the church, employees, and/or church members.
Has had a personal encounter and has a daily walk with Christ.
Fulfills the requirements for and maintenance of membership in Batesville Christian Church.
Is spiritually mature and has a positive work attitude.
Has an attitude of professionalism, patience, organization, respect, compassion, and grace.
Feels a duty to follow biblical, Christian principles in their roles and refrains from any conduct that is contrary to those principles and Church statements of faith.
Has a passion for youth, young adults, and families to grow in Christ.
Has a passion for learning more about youth, young adult, and family culture.
Has a drive to equip families and mentors to lead youth and young adults spiritually.
What it's like to live in Batesville, Indiana :
Batesville is in the heart of southeastern Indiana, within a short drive of numerous metropolitan areas. Located on I-74, it is on the direct path between Cincinnati, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. Batesville is located on the border of Ripley and Franklin counties, an area rich in scenic beauty and Hoosier hospitality. Batesville itself combines the prosperity of economic growth through industry with small-town charm. Founded in 1852, and snuggled in the hills of Southeastern Indiana, it has grown to a community of 6,500 friendly, family-oriented, and forward-thinking citizens. There are two large publicly traded companies headquartered in Batesville. There are also smaller manufacturing companies in Batesville, as well as a telecommunications company that serves several surrounding towns and cities like Greensburg.
Batesville has one public school corporation, Batesville Community Schools, which consists of Batesville Primary, Batesville Intermediate, Batesville Middle, and Batesville High School. Batesville Community School Corporation (BCSC) is currently ranked #14 out of the nearly 300 Indiana school districts evaluated and ranked #6 on the site’s list of “Best Teachers in Indiana.” When compared to other school districts with fewer than 2500 students, Batesville ranked #2 in the state. The only private school, St. Louis Catholic School, enrolls about 420 students in its kindergarten through eighth grade program at St. Louis Parish and 50 students at St. Louis Catholic Preschool. Ivy Tech Community College has a campus at Batesville, a branch of Ivy Tech Southeast.
While maintaining rural charm, Batesville is fortunate to provide the community with a variety of amenities. Some of these advantages include exceptional public and private school systems, business and industry based companies, top-notch park facilities, and world-class healthcare that far surpass what one would expect from a rural community.
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