Student ministry opportunity

We're looking to hire a full-time student minister! View the Job Description, details about Carmi, and apply below!

First Christian

First Christian Carmi began in 1851 with twelve charter members who envisioned a church of Jesus Christ dedicated to simple New Testament Christianity. The church continues to thrive today thanks to generations of dedicated men and women who served and sacrificed for the cause of Christ. Today, the church continues on with the mission of living like Jesus to the glory of God. 
Our Core Values:
  • We value the authority of the inspired Word of God, both in practice and proclamation.
  • We value doing life together in the context of a spiritual life community.
  • We value ministry for everyone based on individual giftedness and passion.
  • We value prayer in all that we do.
  • We value the training of children and youth, beginning with the family.

life in carmi

Carmi is a town of a little over 5,000 warm and welcoming people! Located only an hour from Evansville, Indiana and two hours from St. Louis, MO and Louisville, KY, Carmi boasts small-town charm while being close to the opportunities and resources of a metropolitan area. Carmi is a great place to raise a family!

Student Ministry Opportunity

We know  we have more to offer than just a job, but rather an opportunity for the right person to live out their God-given calling to serve students! When the talents of an individual intersect with the needs of a congregation, good things can happen! We're after someone who is dedicated to our church body and our students. Therefore, this person should:
  • Love for Jesus with all their heart
  • Adore and value their family
  • Exhibit a life of integrity that flows from a vibrant walk with Jesus
  • Champion Student Ministry and the building of strong families
  • Connect relationally with students & parents, and the congregation
  • Engage with the community through participation in local events
  • Think critically about culture with a biblical worldview
  • Possess a strong work ethic and demonstrate initiative
  • Live humbly, exhibit a teachable spirit, and freely admit their shortcomings
Students enjoy dinner at Lambert's Café in Sikeston, MO.

Job Description

Lead students into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ that partners with parents to implement a ministry for students and families that advances the Kingdom of God.
The Student Minister provides vision and overall leadership for church’s ministry to students, 6th to 12th grade, and their families. The success of the Student Minister will depend on his/her ability to manage and empower a team of lay leaders as they work in their own duties and service.
  • Development, execution and maintenance of student discipleship.
    • Work with the Senior Minister to develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive
      student ministry that works within the overall vision of the church.
    • Oversee all programming for students from 6th to 12th grade: group meetings, church
      camp, retreats and conferences, service projects, mission trips, and student activities.
    • Write and maintain a Student Ministry budget.
    • Provide volunteers with resources necessary to lead effectively.
    • Provide regular training for Student Ministry volunteers.
    • Equip and train parents to be the spiritual leaders of their students.
  • Communication
    • Communicate regularly with students through all forms of media.
    • Keep parents informed of student ministry events through all means available.
    • Provide all critical information to senior minister, secretary, elders, and sponsors.
  • Supervisory
    • Recruit volunteer staff.
    • Screen new volunteers to ensure a safe and high standard for Student Ministry.
  • Other Responsibilities
    • Engage the students through community involvement.
    • Be available for general pastoral care within the congregation.
    • Be available to preach when called upon.
    • Be available to respond to the daily needs of the office and congregation.
  1. Must be a graduate of a Bible college or Christian university with a degree in ministry.
  2. Must have a heart and passion for Student Ministry and building strong families.
  3. Must become a member of First Christian Church as soon as possible.
  4. Must maintain a vital and growing relationship with the Lord.
  5. Must possess the characteristics of a leader as listed in 1 Timothy 3.
  6. Must possess the ability to communicate with multiple people through various forms.
  7. Must have good organizational skills.
  8. Must be able to meet deadlines.
  9. Must have the ability to handle conflict.
• Reports to Senior Minister and Elders

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