Clovercrest Baptist Church is a contemporary, evangelical, multi generational church in Adelaide’s north east. We seek a 0.8 (4 days a week) Youth & Young Adults Pastor who is passionate about seeing the next generation equipped and empowered for a life of dedicated discipleship. A capable and engaging preacher/teacher/leader/pastor. A self starter who is well organised and a team player.
The candidate would ideally have an educational degree/diploma in a related field (completed or in progress) and demonstrate an ability to lead teams and pastor people. This position will report to the‘Next Gen’ Pastor and join a wider staff team of 12 people.
Salary and conditions will be tied to Baptist Churches of SA recommendations.
Interviews will be on the afternoon of Sunday July 2.
Friday 6th - Friday 13th October 2017
For Youth Pastors and Key Leaders
The National Youth Ministry Conference (NYMC) is a gathering of the tribe, church leaders, chaplains, school workers, university missionaries, community workers, teachers, pastors and parents - NYMC exists for you.
With 40+ sessions from some of the best of the nation, you are guaranteed to be equipped, inspired and encouraged as you seek to serve and lead the next generation.
Bethlehem Baptist Church, Tauranga
If you have the skills of leadership, coupled with good organisational and management capabilities, can provide quality preaching and up front skills, have a passion for the future to lead the next generation, along with some Theological training, then we would be keen to speak with you.
Bethlehem Baptist Church has a large, vibrant and growing Youth Ministry. In our pursuit of good succession planning, we are seeking an Associate Pastor overseeing our Youth Ministry to take on the future aspirations of this vibrant department.
The size of our ministry requires; a leader of leaders, a great communicator and a manager/organizer who can orchestrate a small but dedicated staff team, plus influence a large team of willing and committed volunteers, someone who is focused on leading people, who is willing to oversee, to plan, to manage and to build the critical relationships required to achieve delivery through others.
To succeed in this challenge, a passion for the future and how the youth of today can shape the future of tomorrow is required, the ability to lead a large team of capable and willing leaders and to connect with youth and adults alike is essential.
Applications close on Tuesday 23rd May.
Friday 2nd - Monday 5th June
QB17 is being held in Rotorua, Living Wells Church.
Living Wells enables us to house the QB program under one roof, seminars, children’s program and main sessions (the facilities are awesome), the church also has an outdoor field and an indoor Basketball Court so bring your sports gear and challenge another youth group.
We are still using Keswick Camp, those staying there will have accommodation and food, we are also using Rotorua Thermal Campsite where you will need to provide your own food.
There’s a couple of exciting changes to the program:
We at BYM are looking forward to serving your leadership teams over the weekend and are praying for God’s provision and blessing for you. See you soon Friday 2rd June in Rotovegas!
Engaging young people with scripture needs to begin with the end in mind, and that happens best when you ask good questions in your planning. Article by Adrian Blenkinsop on biblesociety.org.nz
Id just finished speaking to a group of youth leaders about what’s shaping and influencing young people, and how to engage them with scripture, when a young leader approached me with a mix of concern and expectation written across his face. ‘That was really good’, he said, ‘but can you tell me what people are doing that’s working out there – what’s the really cool thing that’s getting kids into the Bible’.
I disappointed him.
‘Mate, I’m sorry, but there’s no ‘one brilliant idea’ that I can honestly say is working for everyone – its not as easy as that’ I replied. ‘But – you must have something that you can tell me to do with my kids!’ he implored....
What Joseph of the Old Testament can teach teens about purity. Article by Greg Stier on churchleaders.com
“Now Joseph was well-built and handsome, and after a while his master’s wife took notice of Joseph and said, ‘Come to bed with me!’ But he refused.” —Genesis 39:7,8
When Joseph was sold into slavery as a 17-year-old teenager he had no idea what awaited him. Sure he would serve time as a slave and as a prisoner, but he would also be relentlessly tempted by a beautiful older woman who wanted to have sex with him.
Joseph just said no … again and again. And his refusals would eventually lead to a chain of events that would save his family, the future nation of Israel, from starvation.
Joseph’s three keys can help keep both us and our teenagers pure from sexual sin:
1. Get buff!
From the Genesis account we know that “Joseph was well-built and handsome!” He was the type of guy whose abs got noticed on the beach and would win most arm wrestling contests. Put simply, he was ripped.
But this is not the kind of “buff” I’m talking about. As physically fit as Joseph was, he was even more spiritually fit. We know from verses like Genesis 39:2 that “the Lord was with Joseph so that he prospered.”......
Looking at the new pressures and difficulties faced by today’s teenagers. Article by Jeremy Zach from Church Leaders.com
The world is changing.
Teenage culture is always changing.
And what today’s teens are struggling with will always be changing.
It’s tough being a teen these days.
Here’s a list of a few new realities today’s teens are facing.... Read the full article here
The main source for worship music in Baptist churches around New Zealand is music that has been written overseas by other denominations. Today, we have hundreds of talented song writers, poets and musicians in our churches and youth groups.
The Baptist Worship Project has been set up to provide a place where local, New Zealand, Christian, Baptist-artists can be heard and to offer an opportunity for them to have their music (poetry, spoken-word, etc) recorded and released.
The project is this; we want to gather together all of the amazing songs from local artists that represent Baptist values and theology. To do that we want you to submit them to us via this website.* Then once we have accumulated enough quality songs, a select and diverse group of musicians, pastors and theologians will sit down to select, five or ten or fifteen (or more) songs to be professionally recorded and distributed thought out New Zealand and beyond.
The songs will be selected on how they work musically and how they represent our New Zealand Baptist theology. For a complete outline of Baptist worship theology, please click here (*ill get this to you shortly)
At this point we do not know exactly how we will record and produce each song, but we will be in contact with each person who submits a song to reflect back to them about their songs.
One idea is to have a group of professional Christian musicians record the songs. This will produce a higher quality album with a lower cost. Or the artists themselves may play/sing on their tracks, however this is logistically difficult and costly. Again, no plans at this stage have be set and we will only proceed once we have your express permission. It is important to note that we will not use, release or perform anything you submit without your express permission that we will get from you when we contact you after you have submitted your song. You are submitting your songs for consideration and by submitting a song you are not transferring the rights to your music.
Our goal is to produce an album of worship music, written and recorded by New Zealand Christians from New Zealand churches, for New Zealand Baptist churches.
However, worship is more than just music, so we also want you to submit artwork that could be on the albums cover or inlays, spoken word, poems, electronic music and so on. Maybe your gifting in worship is animation or video editing and making. Great, we also want these to accompany the songs on the albums as we realise music videos to accompany some of the tracks.
This is what we will need from you
- The lyrics (on either a word document or a pdf)
- The chords or sheet music to accompany the lyrics (on either a word document or a pdf)
- A recording of your song – this can be done by almost any phone and then uploaded to the site. If you have access to more recording equipment, then please use what you have available. You probably have a very capable sound-person in your church, so ask them about how to get a decent quality recording to submit. It does not have the be a great recording, we just need it to get the feel of the song.
Once you have submitted your piece, we will make contact with you to discuss where to from here.
More information and ability to submit is coming soon