Theology: Presbyterian Church in America
Weekly Attendance: 1,200
Neighborhood: Naples, Florida
The role: The Youth Pastor is responsible for the shepherding and leadership of Covenant’s student ministry which includes teaching, discipleship, organization and leadership of our students, interns and adult ministry team.
Meet Covenant Church of Naples:
Established in 1966, Covenant Church of Naples is a gospel centered Reformed church that appeals to people from a wide variety of denominational and generational origins. The church is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America, which has more than 1,450 churches and missions throughout the regions of U.S. and Canada.
Vision: A loving family, dependent on the Holy Spirit, committed to the Word, growing in grace, reaching out in mercy.
Mission: We will develop and deploy fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ to disciple our family, community, and world.
About the Youth Pastor:
The Youth Pastor will develop and oversee a student ministry that champions the gospel as the core of effective discipleship of students.
Teach students through expositional messages that apply the gospel to all of life.
Intentionally disciple students in smaller relational venues where life is shared and sound Word ministry occurs.
Create a community where all students feel connected and others are welcomed.
The Youth Pastor will
Develop and oversee a leadership team that carries out the work of the ministry.
Oversee the Discipleship Director and ministry intern.
Train, equip, and disciple adult leaders and student leaders to serve in the middle and high school ministry.
Build a strong network of parents to support and contribute to the success of the ministry.
What you bring:
The ideal candidate will have a Student Ministry degree with a M.Div preferred or commensurate student ministry experience.
The ideal candidate will have theology consistent with Reformed faith, PCA doctrine, and Covenant's culture. They will have a minimum of one to three years of staff or volunteer student ministry experience.
Team player: willing to work with other leaders to collaborate and integrate student ministry into the life of the church.
Passionate: committed to students and student ministry with a visible passion for discipleship in the context of relationship.
Administrator: ability to organize and execute programs, events, and communications.
Mature: ability to develop meaningful relationships and communicate across the generations with love and respect.
What it's like to live in Naples, Florida:
Nestled on the sun-drenched beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, Naples is the crown jewel of Southwest Florida. Perched on the coast of the region, Naples is well known for its high-end shopping, world-class culture, and sophisticated dining. It's also an affordable family destination that appeals to nature lovers and beach aficionados. Fifth Avenue South and Third Street South are the focal points for Naples shopping in the historic downtown area, with numerous art galleries, chic clothing boutiques, exquisite home decor shops, and dining, complete with beach-fronts and water views. The north side of Naples where Covenant is located has been growing rapidly and boasts the Mercato shopping and dining area which increasingly rivals the popularity of downtown.
Naples has been listed as one of the top 10 happiest seaside towns in the US (Coastal Living), one of the top 10 beaches in Florida and as having some of the top beaches in the world (U.S. News & World Report: Travel). It was also recently named one of the top 20 small towns in America by Smithsonian Magazine.
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