Citylight High Director
Job type: Full-time
Category: High School/College Ministry
Location: Omaha, NE Post Date: April 14, 2017
Who are we?
Citylight exist to multiply disciples of Jesus and churches. In 2012, Citylight was planted by a small core team that wanted to see Jesus do a new work in Omaha. Over the past four years God has shown tremendous grace to our church family. Citylight has grown from a handful of people praying in a living room to a spiritual family of more than 1900 people. Additionally, hundreds have met Jesus and been baptized. We are a gospel centered church, meaning we allow the good news of Jesus Christ to shape ever area of our ministry, message and methods. For affirm the gospel coalition statement of faith, as well as the Christian Missionary Alliance Statement of faith.
Why Citylight High?
Students matter. We want to help create space for students wrestle with their faith, ask questions, confess sin, find community and grow in their love for Jesus. Additionally, we want Citylight High to be a missional focused community. We desire to not simply help existing Christians mature, but we want to intentionally pursue students who don't yet know Jesus.
Who we are looking for?
The Citylight High Director must posses.
1. Christ-like Character.
We believe you will reproduce what you are. We want the Citylight High Director to posses a deep love for Jesus and a lifestyle that is in obedience to Jesus's commands and Lordship.
We are not looking for someone who simply wants a job working with students. We are looking for an individual who has a strong calling and desire to leverage their life for gospel proclamation and demonstration. We want some who is passionate about Jesus, students and the local church.
We are looking for an individual who has the ability to communicate and preach in mid-sized and large group settings. We are looking for a leader, who can identify and develop volunteers and small group leaders. We are looking for someone who can communicate both up and down in the organization. Additionally, we are looking for someone who naturally creates a fun, warm, safe culture for students to belong to.
Salary and Benefits:
- $43,000 – $58,000 based on experience and education
- Health care (will cover full family)
- Retirement funding
- Tuition Assistance
- Able to raise additional funds for CLHigh Budget
- Paid time off/vacation days and sick days
Direct Report will be Family and Student Ministry Pastor, Phil Robinson
Be the vision keeper and pace setter for ministry among high school aged students.
1. Lead Interns and Staff.
- Hold regular staff meetings with Interns to pray, plan, celebrate God's work and give feedback.
- Create a staff culture that is rooted in discipleship, and not simply execution of tasks or completion of events.
- Provide opportunities to develop skills such as, small group leadership, evangelism, one one one discipleship, vision casting, program planning etc.
- Identity future staff candidates, interview, hire and help them raise financial support.
2. Lead Volunteers and Parents.
- Recruit small group leaders and individuals who will help invest spiritually in students
- Empower and train small group leaders and parents to help support the ministry via, hospitality, event support, transportation and small group leadership.
- Communicate weekly with your volunteer team and with parents to ensure people know whats happening and why it matters.
- Hold bi-weekly or monthly gathering for leaders. Spend time praying, casting vision, celebrating, eating, and equipping.
- Ensure all volunteers working with students have back ground checks and have the character needed to be in spiritual leadership positions.
3. Invest in Students
- Regularly teach/ preach gospel centered messages to students. Spend time prepping so that students can clearly understand scripture and grow in their love for Jesus.
- Model time with students out-side of "programed events". This may mean attending sporting events at public schools, connecting over coffee or simply inviting students to play frisbee golf with you.
- Plan ministry events that help create space for discipleship. This may include summer camps, mission trips, local student conferences etc.
- Communicate with students via social media and email etc.
4. Lead Your Self
- Cultivate your relationship with Jesus.
- Set and example for the flock in word and deed.
How to apply