Youth Pastor Job at Cornerstone Church in Bowie, Maryland

Cornerstone Church

Bowie, Maryland 

Overview:
The Youth Pastor at Cornerstone Church will oversee the youth ministry’s daily operations, with creativity, passion, and care. The aim is to lead by example and help our students develop a strong relationship with the Lord that will continue throughout their lives. In Youth Ministry, the desire of Cornerstone Church is for students to engage in a life-giving connection with their Creator and be part of a godly community. The ministry serves students in 6th through 12th grade through weekly meetings, regular events, and yearly trips, facilitated by a network of committed, enthusiastic servant leaders. Cornerstone is a church that celebrates diversity in its members, and this diversity is reflected in the youth group. While the primary area of responsibility will be youth discipleship, general church tasks will also be handled as necessary.

THE STORY OF CORNERSTONE CHURCH

Pastor Mark Lehmann has served as the Lead Pastor of Cornerstone
Church for twenty-eight years. His heart is to build a church that looks like
and acts like Heaven. From the humble beginnings of around 100 people, the
Lord has blessed them in incredible ways, creating a diverse and outward-focused congregation representing some 75 nations. Now approximately 3000 people call Cornerstone their church home. Through God’s amazing
faithfulness, Cornerstone is becoming the body of believers He designed them to be.
The phrase “One Church Can Change the World” is a vision that the entire
Cornerstone family has embraced. That Kingdom-minded emphasis has
people from all over the region joining together to send and support more
than 300 missionaries in 110 nations. Whether it’s local outreaches, campus ministry, trafficking intervention or international feeding programs Cornerstone is engaged and committed to giving away at least 35% of its income each year.
Of course, none of this is possible without devoted prayer. Each year
Cornerstone starts the first three weeks with a time of prayer and fasting. It
sets the tone for the rest of the year. For over twenty-five years, Saturday
night prayer has been a concentrated time of worship and calling out to God
for the needs of the world. The continued growth of this ministry is impossible…without prayer.
The culture in our nation is divided by many things but Cornerstone keeps
the focus on being Christ-Centered, prayer-focused, and outreach-driven.
Moving forward they see God’s preparation for a new season of impact and
growth as local families are looking for answers and hope. Their heart is to
equip the Cornerstone family to be an “Authentic Community, Lifting up
Jesus, Growing in Him, and Touching our World”, through weekend
experiences (services), discipleship & growth groups, serving teams, and
outreaches both locally and globally.

CORNERSTONE CHURCH CORE VALUES

We Are A:

  • House of Prayer
  • House of His Presence and Obedience to His Voice
  • House Dedicated to Holiness and a Hunger for God
  • House of Serving
  • House of Generosity
  • House of Unity and Harmony
  • House of Hospitality for all Nations and All People
  • House of Healing and Harvest

CORNERSTONE CHURCH MISSION

Building an authentic community, lifting up Jesus, growing in Him
and touching our world.

CORNERSTONE CHURCH VISION

One church can change the world.

JOB SUMMARY

The Youth Pastor at Cornerstone Church will oversee the youth ministry’s
daily operations, with creativity, passion, and care. The aim is to lead by
example and help our students develop a strong relationship with the Lord
that will continue throughout their lives. In Youth Ministry, the desire of
Cornerstone Church is for students to engage in a life-giving connection with
their Creator and be part of a godly community. The ministry serves students
in 6th through 12th grade through weekly meetings, regular events, and
yearly trips, facilitated by a network of committed, enthusiastic servant
leaders. Cornerstone is a church that celebrates diversity in its members, and
this diversity is reflected in the youth group. While the primary area of
responsibility will be youth discipleship, general church tasks will also be
handled as necessary.

KEY SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Lead by example
  • Able to multi-task
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing
  • Excellent organizational ability, to set priorities, organize workload, handle
    multiple responsibilities, and meet deadlines
  • Create efficient ministry teams and demonstrate the ability to train others
    and delegate when necessary.
  • Must be able to handle multiple interruptions and adjustments to priorities throughout the day
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with diverse individuals and handle calmly and efficiently situations ranging from routine to emergency
  • Must possess an advanced understanding and application of Biblical
    principles, standards and concepts as it applies to adults
  • College bachelor’s degree desired
  • Ministry Credentials with Assemblies of God desired, or willingness to work
    toward

PERSONAL PROFILE

  • Passion and gifting towards the spiritual development of youth,
    administration and leadership
  • Born-Again, Christ Centered, Spirit-Filled Christian who is a member or
    becomes a member of Cornerstone Church upon hiring
  • Maintains membership in good standing through tithing, corporate prayer
    attendance and serving
  • Be willing to help wherever and whenever necessary in the church’s
    administration with an attitude of cooperation and unity for the building up
    of the church body. Following the example of Hebrews 10:24
  • Maintain a spiritual and loyal relationship with the Lead Pastor, Staff Pastors
    and all staff
  • Cultivate and build relationships with the assembly and Youth Ministry
    Servant Ministers
  • Cooperation – All staff members are expected to engage in mutual and
    cooperative actions in relationship, with other staff members and all
    members of the leadership team.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Organize, direct and oversee the youth program of the church, which shall
    include worship, discipleship, leadership training, outreach, evangelism,
    prayer, follow-up, visitation, pastoral care, counseling, recreation, special
    activities, projects, necessary promotions, and music
  • Mentor and engage students outside of regular ministry times
  • Partner and interact with parents
  • Attend all services of the church as directed by the Lead Pastor
  • Keep along with the trends in youth ministries
  • Maintain a personal prayer and devotional program for daily spiritual
    progress
  • Assist the Lead Pastor, where there is need, in preaching, teaching, and
    caring for the flock
  • Counsel with workers, members and the unchurched and be on rotation as
    Pastor of The Day

CANDIDATE PROFILE

  • Servant’s heart
  • Leadership gifted
  • Loyal to the vision of the Lead Pastor
  • Self-motivated
  • Enjoys working in a team environment
  • Upbeat and encouraging
  • Able to keep confidences
  • Team player

BOWIE, MARYLAND

Bowie enjoys a rich and diverse historic and cultural heritage. This
historic City traces its roots to 1870, when land developers subdivided the
area into more than 500 residential building lots, creating a large town at a
major junction of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad. Since incorporation
in 1874 as Huntington, the city has changed its name (in honor of local
resident Governor Oden Bowie) and has become a dynamic community,
rivaling the most prosperous cities in the region.
Bowie and the surrounding area is the perfect location for anyone
looking for a new place to call home and to serve in an exciting, diverse,
and world-changing place. Washington D.C. is only 30 minutes away as well
as Annapolis, the state capital, is just a twenty-minute drive. If you want a
change of scenery, you can travel two hours to the beach or two hours to
the mountains. Besides the influence and the history, the best part of the
area is its people. They have come from different backgrounds, nations, and
histories, but have all chosen to come together to this vicinity to live, to
grow, and to find hope in Jesus. There really isn’t anything else like it
around–the diversity of ethnicity and age you see is also well reflected
inside the walls of Cornerstone Church.