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Church Name: Third and Central Church of Christ

Position: Youth and Family Minister
Type of Ministry: Youth and Famliy
Type of Job: Full-time

Job Description: The Third and Central Church of Christ in Lovington, NM, is in search of a youth and family minister. He will work under the leadership of our five elders and alongside three youth deacons, a full-time senior minister, a full-time Hispanic community minister, and an office assistant. The youth and family minister will work with teens and their families through teaching and personal relationships to help guide them into a growing relationship with Jesus. Main weekly responsibilities will include teaching and managing teachers for youth (6th-12th grade) classes on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, being involved in teaching parents, making efforts to be involved with families outside of Church functions, and maintaining flexible, yet appropriate office hours for lesson preparation and ministry planning. The youth and family minister will occasionally be asked to preach on Sunday mornings and to lead singing (if he is able to), allowing the congregation as a whole to get to know him better. The minister will be expected to attend (not to lead, but simply to be involved in) one of our many inter-generational Family Care Groups which meet in members' homes at various times on Sunday afternoon and evening. These groups have replaced our Sunday evening services. Qualifications: Must have a passion for the Church and its growth. Must desire families and teens to grow in their faith. A married man is preferred. The following qualifications are also preferred by the congregation, but we do not want them to hinder God sending us the right person: Completed two-year Bible school training with emphases on youth and family or four-year bachelors work in youth and family ministry. Full-time ministry and/or internship experience is a plus. Sunday morning worship attendance ranges between 130 and 160. Youth group attendance is between 18 and 25 on Wednesday night. We have about 35 teens that have been involved with our youth group in the past 2 years. The minister will be provided with a compensation package that includes a 3 bed, 2 bath parsonage, a fair salary, health benefits, and a cell phone for ministry connections. A sizable youth budget is also available for curriculum purchase and/or development, events, trips, ministry relationships, and continuing education for the minister. Lovington is a community of just over 10,000 people located just 20 minutes from Hobbs, NM (Pop. 45,000) and 90 miles from Lubbock, TX. The beautiful mountains of Ruidoso, NM are only 3 hours West of Lovington and are where our teens attend Bible camp and retreats at Mountain View Christian Camp. Lovington has one high school, one middle school (7th and 8th grades), and one 6th grade academy. All schools openly encourage church involvement and welcome ministers on campus. A highlight is the weekly FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) lunch meeting at the high school gymnasium. We are looking to fill this position by May, 2013. All interested candidates must submit an electronic application packet including a resume with references, a stated theology of ministry, family picture and information, and a link to a video or audio recording of a recent lesson. Interested candidates must submit all information to:

Street Address: 110 N. 3rd Street
City: Lovington
State: NM
Zip Code: 88260
Phone Number: 575-396-5359
Contact Name: Search Team
Phone: 575-631-6516