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We are currently searching for the following positions. Please email your resume to admin@forestparkfirst.com.

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Associate Pastor/Student Minister - Full Time

Job Description 

The Youth Minister is expected to have the ability and personality to disciple the Middle and High School Students at FBC Forest Park. This position is directly responsible to the pastor and overseen by the Personnel Committee. 


Schedule 

We recently relaunched our full schedule after the Covid Pandemic. We start our Sunday mornings with Sunday School at 9:30, and worship at 10:45. Wednesday nights are focused on Kid's and Student ministry. We start with a simple meal at 6:00 and continue with bible study and games until 7:45. We are also working toward launching a contemporary service on Sunday nights in the chapel.



The ideal candidate will...


Personal Expectations 

  • Maintain and continually develop a personal and ongoing relationship with the Lord through personal Bible study, prayer, corporate worship, and community service. 
  • Be sensitive to ministering to all people seeking to be friendly, warm and caring to everyone in your sphere of influence. 
  • Edify the Kingdom of God and uphold our reputation through affirmation, compliments, and encouragement. Seeking to be positive and focus on blessings rather than shortcomings. Avoiding divisive talk both in-person and online. 


General Responsibilities

  • Uphold a biblical lifestyle in all arenas. 
  • Seek to maintain and improve the gifts and talents given to you and those under your care. 
  • Arrive early and be prepared prior to the beginning of each service or event. 
  • Be neat in appearance. 
  • Be ever mindful that our service is to The Lord and we represent Him in all we do. 
  • Be generally supportive of all church functions and activities. 
  • Work with other staff members and volunteers in planning, preparing, and implementing youth ministry events and other church events as needed. 


Specific Responsibilities 

  • Fully buy into and implement our "Love God, Love People, Make Disciples" ministry strategy in the church as a whole and in your individual area of responsibility.
  • Oversee all youth programs of the church.
  • Find creative and effective ways to engage our local schools and community.
  • Use the gym to its full potential.
  • Implement an effective Bible Study curriculum tailored to our students on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights.
  • Plan, prepare, and implement youth events as needed.
  • Maintain the youth room, classrooms and other facilities in an orderly fashion. 
  • Maintain church owned equipment including basketball goals, soccer goals, TVs, sound equipment, and other items related to the Youth Department. . 
  • Steward the annual youth budget in a responsible manner. 
  • Always be mindful of your role as a “minister first;” making special effort to serve those under your care. 


Ministerial Responsibilities

  • The Youth Minister is expected to assist the pastor in ministerial capacities when its appropriate.
  • Personal visits.
  • Hospital visits.
  • Funerals.
  • Weddings.
  • Discipleship.
  • etc.


Additional Skills

  • A self-starter. Able to cast a vision and motivate people to work toward that goal. 
  • A team player. Able to work in a collaborative way with staff and volunteers.
  • An understanding of technology including audio, video, lighting, on-screen media, and live streaming is a plus.

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Music Minister - Part Time

Job Description 

The Music Minister is expected to have the ability and personality to lead the congregation in a variety of worship experiences. In addition the Music Minister should be consistently prepared to lead organized and efficient rehearsals. This position is directly responsible to the pastor and overseen by the Personnel Committee. 


Schedule 

We recently relaunched our full schedule after the Covid Pandemic. We start our Sunday mornings with Sunday School at 9:30, worship at 10:45, and choir rehearsals on Sunday evenings. We are also working toward launching a contemporary service on Sunday nights in the chapel. 



The ideal candidate will...


Personal Expectations 

  • Maintain and continually develop a personal and ongoing relationship with the Lord through personal Bible study, prayer, corporate worship, and community service. 
  • Be sensitive to ministering to all people seeking to be friendly, warm and caring to everyone in your sphere of influence. 
  • Edify the Kingdom of God and uphold our reputation through affirmation, compliments, and encouragement. Seeking to be positive and focus on blessings rather than shortcomings. Avoiding divisive talk both in-person and online. 


General Responsibilities

  • Uphold a biblical lifestyle in all arenas. 
  • Seek to maintain and improve the gifts and talents given to you and those under your care. 
  • Arrive early and be prepared prior to the beginning of each service, rehearsal, or event. 
  • Be neat in appearance. 
  • Be ever mindful that our service is to The Lord and we represent Him in all we do. 
  • Be generally supportive of all church functions and activities. 
  • Work with other staff members and volunteers in planning, preparing, and implementing worship services and other church events as needed. 


Specific Responsibilities 

  • Fully buy into and implement our "Love God, Love People, Make Disciples" ministry strategy in the church as a whole and in your individual area of responsibility.
  • Oversee all music programs of the church.
  • Plan, prepare, and implement each worship service and special events as needed.
  • Rehearse all instrumentalists and musicians, doing all that is required to ensure each individual is ready to bring their best to every event. 
  • Coordinate with media team, sound personnel, and production crew ensuring they have everything they need for each event. 
  • Order music as needed. 
  • Maintain the church music library and storage in an orderly fashion. 
  • Steward the annual music budget in a responsible manner. 
  • Always be mindful of your role as a “minister first;” making special effort to serve those under your care. 


Ministerial Responsibilities

  • The Minister of Music is expected to "Love People" and "Make Disciples" by serving those under your care.


Additional Skills

  • An understanding of technology including audio, video, lighting, on-screen media, and live streaming is a plus.
  • A self-starter. Able to cast a vision and motivate people to work toward that goal. 
  • A team player. Able to work in a collaborative way with staff and volunteers.