Brief Explanation of our Expectations for the Youth Pastor Position:
Actively train youth in what it means to have a relationship with Jesus and how to develop a Biblical worldview.
Equip our youth with the Biblical knowledge and skills to critically consider and challenge worldviews contrary to the Bible.
In partnership with the elder board, establish and execute a vision for the High School and Middle School ministry that is consistent with the church’s vision.
Utilize our churches resources to create a sense of belonging and social gathering for the youth of our community.
Establish and maintain a youth discipleship program.
Be responsible for youth ministry volunteers.
Plan special events for youth.
Report monthly to the elder board.
Be present at weekend services for prayer and counsel when not engaged in other aspects of ministry.
Be available for counsel and prayer with youth and families throughout the week.
Create a High School Student Leadership team.
About Eagle Point Community Bible Church
Eagle Point Community Bible Church has a rich history in the community. The roots of the church reach back to 1893 when it began with a Sunday school and itinerate ministers coming in to hold services. In 1906, the church building was erected in the location it exists now. Various denominations held services over the years, including Baptist, Christian Missionary Alliance, and Presbyterian. In 1944 the church re-organized as a non-denominational body and eventually, in 1956, formally incorporated as the Eagle Point Community Bible Church.
As the rural community of Eagle Point has steadily grown, so has the church. Today, a typical Sunday morning attendance is approximately 200. Adult Bible studies and small groups meet throughout the week and there is rarely an evening that our facility is not being used to advance the Gospel. Examples include men’s and women’s Bible studies, Mom-to-Mom, Awana, middle and high school groups, and Vacation Bible School. Currently we are holding vision meetings each month where the body is invited to gather and pray for the Lord’s direction in how He wants our church to grow and adjust to the current culture without compromising the Truth of His Word. It is out of these meetings that we have been led to hire a youth pastor to continue the advancement of the Good News of Jesus Christ to our middle and high school aged young people.
EPCBC youth groups currently average around 80 AWANA kids, 35 middle schoolers, and 12 high schoolers. The attendees vary from “church” kids who have grown up in our congregation, to young people from highly dysfunctional homes who often would be considered homeless. We have kids with special needs and those who attend private schools, public schools, or are home schooled. Interests vary from athletics, to music, to the arts or video games. We also have those cherished kids who are so broken they lack much of a personal identity. To say our current youth group is diverse would be an understatement. We trust that one common feature among them would be that they feel loved when they show up at our church.
Dick Bull, our head pastor, came to the church in 1978. His desire is to shepherd the flock of God and teach God’s Word. Aiding him is the assistant to the pastor, Mike Bull, who also serves as the current high school youth leader. Administrative and office support staff include church administrator Marvin Schaefer; executive assistant Tim O’Neill, bookkeeper and receptionist Gillian Fimple, secretary Trish Linder, worship leader Chris Alden, children’s director Kim Shaffer, and maintenance technician Will Arias.
Eagle Point Community Bible Church is a loving, family friendly church, with a reputation in our city for loving God and loving people. It is a praying and Bible-believing people with a good balance of age groups. Our current body is lightest in the 18-25-year-old crowd and heaviest in the young family demographic and retirees.
Eagle Point is located in the beautiful Rogue Valley and is surrounded by mountains, lakes, and rivers. The ocean is two hours to the west and the Cascade mountain range is thirty minutes to the east. It is a wonderful place to live, especially if you enjoy outdoor activities. The City of Medford is roughly 20 minutes to the south and is the largest City in our region.
The pastor and elders of the church have unanimously agreed to hire a youth pastor. We are excited about the opportunity to both train and learn from the person God leads into this position. Our body is earnestly praying for the individual that God has for this position.