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Job at New Hope

We are looking for a person who loves God and loves youth because of their experience of the love of God in their lives.

Job Description

New Hope is excited to announce that the search for a new Fusion Youth Director is underway, and the search committee is now accepting applications. Completed applications should include the following: resume, name and phone number of 5 references (one of which must be youth, one a mentor, and one a church leader) and cover letter. Cover letter should address the following: personal walk with God, personal philosophy for youth ministry, and explanation of passion for youth ministry in regards to key responsibilities as outlined in job description below. Interested applicants should read the job description prior to completing application materials.
Please submit all materials to [email protected] no later than March 31st. Feel free to email with any further questions.

Part-Time Director Position
Fusion Youth Ministry (7th to 12th grade)
Spring 2018
We are looking for a person who loves God and loves youth because of their experience of the love of God in their lives. This person should be committed to the vision of advancing the Gospel by multiplying disciples who are committed to doing life together. This is designed to be a salaried, part-time position with 10 days paid time off. We anticipate the director working approximately 30 hours per week on average throughout the year. The individual serving in this role will work in cooperation with the Fusion Leadership Team (FuLe), and will be supervised by a staff supervisor who is also invested in Fusion. This role will include the following responsibilities, and both the role and the employee will be formally evaluated on an annual basis.

Key Responsibilities

Relational Ministry. First priority of youth director is to ensure that relationships between adult volunteers and youth are being built.
Youth director knows youth and parents by being present and engaged at Fusion and New Hope events.
Fosters a deep spiritual connection and community with and also between Fusion youth.
Participates regularly in community and/or school events involving youth connected with Fusion.
Engages in “spontaneous” events not only involving Fusion youth, but also youth from the community and marginalized youth.

Programs – The Youth Director ensures that all details of youth programs and special events are taken care of so an atmosphere of belonging and fellowship is created, in which emerging spiritual and leadership skills can be developed.
Oversees teaching of Fusion including Fusion Central, small groups, and other events with teachings that engage students of varying spiritual maturity, ages, and backgrounds on a deeper heart level.
Coordinates leaders and helps prepare any needed materials for weekly or special programs.
Communicates scheduling needs with FHCS or other facilities as needed.
Organizes, plans, and executes special events including but not limited to youth retreats, Super Summer, mission trips, special fellowship & equipping events.
Outreach and/or service opportunities

Volunteers – Youth director coordinates and supervises all volunteers within Fusion
Recruits, trains, & equips FuLe members to build relationships with students and grow in their faith and ministry.
Recruits, trains, & equips student leaders to disciple other students.
Delegates responsibilities as needed.
Holds regular meetings, in which support, training, and encouragement are provided to the FuLe and student leadership teams.
Equips volunteers to build an inclusive community where everyone is welcome (James 2:1-13).

Communications – Youth director coordinates communications with Fusion youth, parents, staff and volunteers.
Provides regular updates on events and activities to Fusion parents.
Conduct regular forums to collaborate with and inform Fusion parents of needs in Fusion.
Update staff, supervisor, and elders on Fusion happenings and culture.
Attend NH staff meeting weekly
Keep New Hope informed of Fusion activities and events through various means such as CG Program, NH Listserve, social media, articles, etc.
Manage Fusion social media related communications

Leader. Compassionate. Patient. Teacher. Sense of humor. Energetic. Fun-loving. Humble. Galatians 5:22-23.

Connect well with youth, staff, parents, and volunteers. Effective written and oral communicator. Balance multiple tasks. Authentic and transparent with personal faith. Comfortable managing conflict. Loves the least of these (as modeled by Christ). Effectively manage Fusion budget in cooperation with supervisor.

New Hope

New Hope’s motto is to pursue relationships that change the world.

communicates that we are to be actively involved in what God is doing in the lives of people. Being a follower of Christ requires responsible actions on our part; we cannot take a passive role in this process. We are to diligently and persistently seek a relationship with God, with each other, and with the people that God has placed in our sphere of influence.

demonstrates our commitment to what lasts forever - God and people. Jesus said that his teachings could be summed up in two commands—love God and love others as yourself. Each person we encounter has inherent value as they bear the image of God and yet are in need of redemption as they are broken by the fall. Therefore, we bring curiosity about what the Spirit of God is doing in each relationship we pursue. (Matt. 22:34-40; Mark 12:28-31)

that change...
demonstrates that we believe God changes hearts. We do not possess the ability in ourselves to change anyone. But God initiates a process of change with those who trust in His Son, Jesus. (John 1:12; 14:15; Rom. 6:1-4) Through this change we are made alive to God and are enabled to grow up in relationship with Him and others. The Word of God and prayer are vital elements to bring about change. (Eph. 2:4-5; Rom. 8:29; 1 Pet. 2:2)

the world...
indicates the direction that God continues to move us. (John 3:16) God loves people and desires that they turn and trust in Jesus Christ and experience forgiveness and life forever with Him. (1 Tim. 2:4) Though Jesus’ teaching makes it clear that not everyone will receive Him, His message is to be communicated and opportunity given to all peoples of the world. (Matt. 22:14; 24:14; 28:19; Acts 1:8)

Our Values
We value the primacy of the gospel. The gospel not only saves us from the penalty of sin but also frees us from the power of sin as we apply it to our lives. (Titus 2:11-14)
We value groups that are small enough to know and be known yet large enough that a range of spiritual gifts are present and where the ‘one another commands’ can be lived out. (Gal. 5:13-14; Heb. 10:24-25; Rom. 12:3-10)
Disciplemaking is a healthy expectation for all believers. (Matt. 28:18-20)
The primary function of leaders is to equip, encourage and enable the saints for the work of ministry so that the body of Christ may be built up in love. (Eph. 4:11-16)
Team leadership is vital in all contexts of ministry for the health of leaders and those they seek to lead. (Eph. 4:11; 1 Tim. 3)
God created us as emotional, physical, and relational beings and we value engaging people’s minds, hearts, and emotions as essential in helping them to ground their faith in truth and mature as followers of Christ. (Rom. 12:2)
Our Structure
New Hope is an independent, self-governing, self-supporting local church that is affiliated with the Kansas Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists. There is no human authority structure beyond this local church that dictates what we must believe or do. A team of elders lead the church by sharing the responsibility for overseeing our church’s teaching, life and ministry.