Associate Pastor – Youth

First Presbyterian Church Marietta - Marietta, Georgia 30060

Job Type: Full-Time   Posted: 1 year ago   Denomination: Presbyterian (PCUSA)

Church Description:

Please refer to the Job Description above.

Average Attendance: 435  No. of Active Youth: 34

Job Description:

CLC Approval of MIF #22314.AJ0

Church Leadership Connection The Call System for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Mif #: 22314.AI0 Ministry General Information

Ministry Number TBD

Ministry Name First Presbyterian Church Marietta Mailing Address 189 Church Street

Marietta, GA 30060 Phone 770-427-0293

Fax 770-427-6295

E-Mail WWW Address Ministry Size 1001 – 1500 members Ethnic

Asian <1%

Black or African American (African Native, Caribbean) <1%

Hispanic Latino/Latina, Spanish <1%

White 99%

Average Worship Attendance 435

Church School Attendance 448

Curriculum Children: “Growing in Grace and Gratitude”, “252 Basics”, “Walk With Me”, “Faith Alive”;
Confirmation Class: Session course; Adult: Session approved

Certified as eligible for participation in the Seminary Debt Assistance Program: False

Yoked False


Community Type Suburban Information about the position Position: Associate Pastor (Youth)
Experience Required: 2 to 5 Years

Specific Title: Associate Pastor for Youth

Employment Status: Full-time Language Requirements: English

Other Language:

Statement of Faith Required: True Clergy Couples: No

Training/Certificate Requirements: Other Training:

Brief Church Mission Statement?

God has been at work in First Presbyterian Church of Marietta (FPC) since its inception in 1835. We
believe God’s mission for our congregation is to transform lives with faith, hope, and love. Our
landmark church, two blocks from the Marietta Square, is steeped in tradition and at the same time,
looks to the future with joyful anticipation. Our Senior Pastor leads our church’s vision and
mission, and our congregation responds with great enthusiasm.

We are servants of the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave us this commission:

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all
nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching
them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo I am with you always, to the close of the
age.” Matthew 28:18-20.

We understand this to mean that we are called to: praise and listen to God in worship and prayer,
proclaim God’s grace in mission and in outreach, offer our fellowship to all, serve the needs of
the people, and nurture ourselves and others in Christ through the teachings of the Bible.

What is the congregation’s or organization’s vision for ministry?

Our vision is to be a community, traditional, and multi-generational church.

We feel called to live as Christians, sharing the good news of Christ, which motivates us to keep
our doors, hearts, and His table open to all. We spread the message of Jesus Christ by sharing in
meaningful corporate worship. Our relationship with Christ starts as a child and thrives through
active involvement in worship. The youth participate in corporate worship through music, liturgy,
leading prayer, and serving as acolytes.

With gratefulness to God, we are inspired to action by His words. We value maximizing the
transformative power of God within one person at a time, versus maximizing our number of members.
Our vision is built upon these values with a focus on our congregation, community, and world:

1. Build on our reformed traditions

2. Focus on ministries that will provide the most impact

3. Grow our young family ministry

4. Reach out to the community

God continues to work out His purpose at FPC. We pray for unity rather than uniformity. We ask for
the Holy Spirit’s guidance in finding the Associate Pastor who will strive with us to make our
vision a reality.

How do you feel called to reach out to address the emerging needs of your community or

For many years, FPC has provided Marietta and Cobb County with a successful youth ministry serving
children from FPC, other churches, and those with no church.

As our youth mature in age and faith, our ministry evolves to meet their needs. Development is
enhanced within each age group during Sunday evening activities as well as missions and retreats
which include:

• Ventures: (4th/5th grade), short, local retreats to start building their disciple-making

• Middle School: An annual trip to locations within the U.S. putting their discipleship skills
to work in community projects.

High School: Local, regional, and international missions are available. A summer trip to Mexico
allows them to work together with our partner church to build homes in a different culture. Over
spring break, upperclassmen may travel abroad to God’s mission field in such places as Cuba,
Central America, and Europe.


• MS and HS: An annual retreat with other area churches fosters growth within the body of
Christ; an annual retreat for FPC allows the youth a chance to reflect on their personal faith
walk; and regular summer activities bolster community.

FPC is taking a systems approach to youth ministry. Our adult and youth leadership are currently
forming a Youth Council and creating an infrastructure, vision, and culture to prepare the way. The
Associate Pastor will step into this supportive system to minister to our youth while our Youth
Council provides logistical and operational support.

How will this position help you to reach your vision and mission goals?

The Associate Pastor will have a key role at this exciting time in our church, working together
with the Senior Pastor, Associate Pastor(s), Director of Music, staff, youth and other councils and
committees. God guides the growth in our youth ministry. The pastor will bring passion and the
creative vision to our youth ministry, while working in a sustainable framework supported by
faithful adults.

Our vision for youth complements that of our church. FPC is looking for a pastor who guides the
youth ministry team to encourage:

• Middle schoolers to know that they are beautifully and wonderfully made because they bear the
image of their Creator.

• High schoolers to value a tradition rooted in the good news of the biblical narrative while
growing into new, young leaders who embody the transformative love of Christ.

FPC’s Youth culture embraces a climate where transformation can take place, patience for process is
embraced, the smallest successes are celebrated, and the stories of the youth and our church are
captured and made known. The Associate Pastor will play a pivotal role in continuing this

Supportive infrastructures for this position include:

1. Directories of youth, volunteer leaders, and visitors

2. Annual events calendar

3. Job descriptions for each volunteer leader role

4. Master recruiting list for volunteer leaders

5. Curriculum template


Provide a description of the characteristics needed by the person who is open to being called to
this congregation and or organization.

The person called by this congregation to be Associate Pastor is expected to be of the highest
integrity and to walk humbly with God. The pastor must walk alongside our Senior Pastor and
Associate Pastor(s) to serve as a Christian role model and embrace the vision of our church. They
will need to be agile, adaptive, and flexible. They must be able to: see the “big picture”, recruit
/ train / mentor adult leaders, facilitate team building, and delegate effectively.

The person called to serve as Associate Pastor at FPC must be an ordained Presbyterian minister (or
eligible for ordination) in the PCUSA. The individual must demonstrate the ability to deal
collegially and effectively with the Senior Pastor, ministerial co-workers, staff, officers, and
congregation. Prior experience working with youth is required. The individual must joyfully
inspire, work with, and relate to adult leaders and youth both in a group and one-on-one.

What specific tasks, assignments, and program areas will this person have responsibility?

The Associate Pastor will operate within the youth ministry structure to organize and conduct
regular weekly youth meetings, retreats and mission trips, and facilitate youth support of other
activities within the church.

The Associate Pastor will be responsible for recruiting, training and supporting the adult
advisors. Together, they will provide creative and motivational leadership and oversight for the
Youth Council. In addition, they will strengthen and enhance the traditions, structure, and
organization of the youth ministries.

Specific tasks include:

• Goal setting and strategic planning

• Getting (and keeping) parents, senior pastor & church leaders on your team

• Keeping students connected

• Developing a discipleship plan for each youth in the ministry

• Engaging youth in the life of the church

• Deliberateness and intentionality in matters of safety and discernment

• Establishing a campus presence

Additional duties include: regularly assisting with administering the Sacraments, leading Worship,
providing pastoral care, and prayerfully selecting scripture and preparing inspiring sermons a few
times per year.

This position requires a non-traditional work schedule including hours outside of normal business
hours including multiple overnight mission trips and retreats, as well as sharing “call hours” with
the other FPC pastors.

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Leadership Competencies:

Compassionate Spiritual Maturity Teacher Communicator Advisor

Interpersonal Engagement Motivator

Strategy and vision Organizational Agility Preaching and Worship

Compensation and Housing: Cost of Living Calculator Minimum Effective Salary: $47,000 – 55,000

Housing Type: Housing Allowance


Name Address Phone Numbers Relation Email Rev. Fritz Bogar xxx 404-822-5250 Presbytery

Liaison to APNC

Has the Pastor Nominating Committee and Search committee affirmed its intention to follow the Form
Of Government in this regard? Yes

Version Track Info: This final version MIF was last updated on 6-23-19

Self-referral Contact Information PNC: Terry Barton Daytime Phone Cell 404-550-8808


Rev. Joan Gray xxx Cell 404-403-8745 Home Recent Interim Head of Staff



Dr. Brennan Breed xxx 609-306-8283 Theologian-


Address 1201 Winborn Terrace NW, Kennesaw, Georgia 30152

Office Phone Home 678-290-0727

Salary Range: $47,000 - $55,000

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