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Youth Minister - Full Time

We are currently looking for someone to join us as a full-time Youth & Family Minister. We have a large and dynamic youth group, especially for a congregation of our size (we have an average Sunday morning attendance just under two hundred-and growing). Over the past three years, we have established a youth ministry that is growing and full of life. We are looking for someone to help us continue on that trajectory.

We are looking for someone who has a passion for youth and for sharing the good news of Jesus Christ both with our youth and the youth of the community. 

We are currently receiving applications. We have some basic qualifications, they are:

- A Christian of good character
- Bachelor's degree or comparable in Bible or Ministry preferred
- A willingness to work with the congregation's leadership in pursuit of a common vision and mission.

That's all the requirements to apply. We are wanting to find the right person, the person God will work through to bless this congregation and community, and in return be blessed themselves. So we are trying not to paint the perfect picture of the perfect applicant, instead, we want to let the Spirit reveal that to us as the process unfolds. 

As a congregation, we have a lot to offer someone interested in this ministry. We are a young congregation on average, with a large number of youth and young families. We are also very involved with and deeply tied to our community and our schools. One of the benefits of small-town life is the ability to know many in the community and to be involved in more ways than would be possible in a larger city. Besides our regular youth, we have many teens throughout the community that consider us to be their home congregation, even if they are not actively involved at the moment and many more who just like to visit. One of the goals our youth ministry has is to connect with those on the fringe.

We have a very active group of young families that have aided our current youth minister, as well as 5 youth deacons. They form an excellent support team for our new minister to aid in the ministry and serve as good resources for the ministry. We already have some organizational structures and programs in place that can serve as a good starting point for whoever is ultimately brought to work with us. 

As a congregation, we have several big events that are youth-focused. Our VBS each summer is the biggest in town. Not only do we have a lot of children attend, but a large number of our members help to pull it off each year. Our largest event each year is our annual Fall Family Fun Night, a fall festival we host every Halloween. Each year we provide free food, inflatables, and games for the community, as a safe alternative to trick-or-treating and a no-cost fun family event that families can enjoy together. We also participate in LTC in the Dallas Anatole. Many members who are parents, grandparents or just want to coach teams help pull it all together to make it a memorable Christ centered growing experience for the kids of our church. 

Besides the big congregational events like VBS, our fall festival, and LTC our youth attend summer camps, have several retreats each year, including a trip to Winterfest, enjoy weekly devotionals, and participate in service projects each year.

The congregation has a good relationship with the community, allowing the schools and community groups to use our facilities when needed without cost. 

Stockdale is your classic small Texas town, full of a lot of friendly people, and a few old crabs. Living here you get to enjoy the benefits of rural life, but at the same time, we are only forty-five minutes from downtown San Antonio, with two other larger towns only twenty minutes away. So you can say we get the best of both worlds. In addition, we are only two hours from the gulf coast and an hour and a half from downtown Austin. So in short, there's no shortage of social or cultural opportunities to be taken advantage of here.

We are offering a competitive compensation package which includes a 4 bedroom house, all utilities as well as broadband provided in addition to the cash salary. Our leadership team includes a full-time preaching minister, four shepherds, and 12 deacons. In addition, we have many other ministry leaders and active members who work to expand the kingdom here in Stockdale.

We are actively praying for the person who will eventually join us in our mission of Stockdale. We are wrapping this search in prayer and looking to the Spirit to guide us to the right candidate. If you think you might be that person, please send a resume, a brief overview of your ministry philosophy, and any other materials you would like for us to consider to Attention: Dan Martinez -Youth Minister Position (in subject line) - Please refer any other questions to that same address.

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