Student Pastor, Bethalto, Ill.

Bethalto Church of God is currently in search of a fulltime person or couple to lead our youth department.

We currently have an active youth group and we are actively looking for the right person to join us in ministry to take this group to the next level.

The candidate should be a visionary with a passion to reach the unchurched, the seeker, and those in the church, by leading our youth department. This person must have experience preaching the word of God with Pentecostal style, led by the Holy Spirit. They should have organizational skills necessary to engage ministry leaders and should work well in an environment with a diverse staff. Preferably this candidate will have previous experience working with youth within a large church setting. This candidate will be a credentialed minister with the Church of God Cleveland.

Other Responsibilities:
Fulfill other church pastoral needs, including but not limited to, weekend pastoral duties, event assignments, hospital visitation and other duties as assigned by the Lead and or Executive Pastor
Recruit, develop and deploy: leadership teams, volunteers, and a discipleship process for youth ministry in partnership with the pastoral staff 

Partner with the Children’s Pastor facilitating the transportation ministry to ensure youth in the community are given an opportunity to attend church 

Work well with parents, including parents in the process of building the youth ministry 

Coordinate ongoing successful fund-raising events for the youth department
Manage spending within the annual youth budget 

Fully participate in all church wide events and outreach programs 

Adhere to Church of God minutes and local policies set forth in Bethalto Church of God’s resource manual 

If interested, please email your resume with at least three references, one of who holds a current pastoral position with the Church of God, a cover letter explaining your interest and reasons for applying for this position, and links to sermons preached to