Employment Opportunities

 

To express your interest in a position, please email your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to info@zcf.org.

 

 

Youth Pastor

Youth Pastor

Reports To:  Lead Pastor 

Department: Youth Ministry   

Job Type: Full-time 

 

Job Description:

The youth pastor is committed to the mission of Zoe Christian Fellowship (ZCF) in helping people live for God’s purpose. The mission is accomplished as the youth pastor seeks God, serves people, solves problems and shares the gospel in love and truth. 

 

More specifically, the youth pastor is responsible for biblical teaching, pastoral care, discipleship, evangelism and programming for Synergy Next Level, Zoe’s ministry to middle and high school teens. The youth pastor also works with the senior pastor to transition teens into the larger adult Christian community.   

 

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  1. Oversees and leads youth with a special view of furthering ZCF’svision and goals in the areas of prayer, worship, discipleship and evangelism: 

a. Provides, teaches and encourages Christ-centered Worship;

b. Communicates the message of faith in and healing through Jesus Christ to youth with a goal of seeing people restored to God;

c. Disciples youth and young adults through personal connection, small group ministries, Bible Study and large group meetings;

d. Models, teaches and provides opportunities for prayer;

e. Fosters belonging and fellowship amongst youth so that relationships develop which are conducive to spiritual growth;

f. Creates opportunities for and encourages youth to serve;

g. Cultivates healthy relationships between youth and youth leaders. 

  1. Provides leadership by planning, preparing and implementing youth-based programing and ministry goals:

a. Assesses the needs;

b. Using the Never Stop Growing Up Youth Ministry curriculum by Wheatstone Ministries;

c. Recruits, trains, develops and regularly evaluates youth leaders;

d. Schedules a weekly meeting time for Synergy Next Level, plus supplementary meetings for student leaders, and arranges special events for these group as needed;

e. Provides opportunities for youth to develop their giftedness and ministry skills;

f. Submits an annual operating budget and stewards the approved budget;

g. Ensures that Zoe guidelines and all legal and safety requirements of the State of California are followed.

h. Conducts a comprehensive annual evaluation of the program. 

 

  1. Assist Lead Pastor with pastoral congregational leadership.  
  2. Works interdependently with other ministry leaders and staff, participating in weekly staff meetings.
  3. Communicates clearly with parents.
  4. Keeps informed of youth-related ministry needs within the community.
  5. Represents the needs of the youth to the lead pastor.
  6. Performs other miscellaneous ministry duties, as may be required.  
 
Qualifications: 

The youth pastor has strong people skills to positively influence students, adult leaders, and parents. The youth pastor also has a proven ministry skill to implement a discipleship ministry with middle school and high school students. 

 

 

Experience and Age: 

Previous experience in student ministry is required, with staff experience as a youth pastor preferred. The candidate must have a proven record in connecting with students, communicating with parents, and equipping adult leaders for ministry. Age is not as important as maturity, but generally we are looking for someone in their 20-30s. 

  

 

Educational Background: 

It is preferred that the candidate have at least a bachelor’s degree with some formal Bible training from a Bible college or seminary. 

  

 

Characteristics: 

The candidate should be a mature Christian who loves Christ and loves people. If married, the candidate’s spouse must be willing to become a member and an active part of the church.

 

When working with people, the candidate should be more oriented towards the spirit of the law over the letter of the law. 

 

The candidate should be a strong, energetic leader with a vision for reaching and discipling students. The candidate should also be a supportive team player, encouraging team builder, and enthusiastic cheerleader for students to follow Jesus Christ. 

 

 

Doctrine: 
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. 
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, and His bodily resurrection. 
  • We believe all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God, and are in need of salvation. 
  • We believe salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ has been provided for all people. 
  • We believe healing is provided in the redemptive work of Christ, and is available to every believer. 
  • We believe that the Spirit-filled life makes available the gift of speaking in tongues to believers individually as a resource for prayer, praise, and worship. 
  • We believe in water baptism, and observance of the Lord’s Supper. 
  • We believe the Old and New Testaments are God’s infallible and divinely inspired words. 
  • We believe the Church consists of all those who have received Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. 
  • We believe in the personal, visible, imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ and the bodily resurrection of both the just and unjust. 

 

Ministry and Professional Skills: 

The candidate should be 

  •  duplicatable, equipping other adult leaders and students for ministry. 
  • able to teach the Bible with illustrations and life application. 
  • a good communicator who is clear, easy to follow, and able to connect with students.  
  • someone who enjoys visiting, counseling, and talking with students. 
  • able to work equally well with adult leaders, parents, and students to accomplish tasks. 
  • able to delegate, empower and hold others accountable, and able to build an effective team. 
  • able and willing to work creatively in cooperation with our entire leadership to accomplish the mission and purposes of ZCF. 

 

Ministry Emphasis: 

The candidate should 

  • be able to provide spiritual leadership, disciple student and adult leaders, and organize student ministry programs to accomplish the purposes for student ministry. 
  • desire to see students grow in their faith and be able to disciple them. 
  • desire to reach out evangelistically to the students and equip them to reach others. 
  • be a person of prayer and able to encourage others to do so. 

 

Personal and Character Traits: 

The candidate should 

  • have excellent interpersonal skills 
  • be stable and dependable. 
  • be more relational than task-oriented, but also effectively execute the administrative requirements for the position. 
  • be balanced, open and accessible, not insecure. 
  • be committed to long-term student ministry.  
  • desire to genuinely become a member and part of ministry at ZCF and our church family. 
  • be loyal, a servant leader, and have a shepherd’s heart for students, adult leaders, and parents. 

 

 

To express your interest in this position, please email your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to info@zcf.org.

 

Lead Sound Engineer

Lead Sound Engineer

Job Type: Part-time

Salary Range: $30,000.00 – $36,000.00 per year

 

Church Demographics:

Zoe Christian Fellowship is in Whittier, CA, which is part of the Los Angeles County. Zoe is a non-denomination church, yet progressive with a family cultured atmosphere. Zoe’s mission is “Helping people live for God’s purpose”. Our vision is rooted in Exalting the Savior, Prayer, Making Disciples, and Evangelizing the Sinner. Zoe Christian Fellowship of Whittier was established in 1989 and has a rich history and a heartfelt passion for touching and impacting lives. Zoe has over 800 people from the Counties of Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside attending our worship services.

 

 

Role Description:

The Sound Engineer will manage and coordinate all aspects of sound and a/v support for the weekend worship experience and other sound-related projects for Zoe Christian Fellowship of Whittier. This includes execution of all live productions and oversight of the audio team, including recruiting, training, scheduling, and management of the team. The Sound Engineer work closely with the Service Production Coordinator and assume primary responsibility of the management and operation of the Sound consoles in the main sanctuary and the venues during all weekly services and special events. The Sound Engineer plays a significant role in the technical management and support of the Sound equipment that includes the upgrading, installation, maintenance, organization, and repair of all equipment. To play a significant role in the preparation of live events both on and off campus. To serve as a general-purpose member of the production staff.

 
Essential Responsibilities & Duties
  • Act as Sound Engineer understanding the definition of desired levels and sound mix, as directed by the Service Production Coordinator, and working closely with the other members of the Live Production team and Lead Pastor.
  • Assume primary management of the audio production equipment at Zoe Christian Fellowship of Whittier Church.
  • Operate the monitor console, front of house (FOH) console, or live stream console for services and events, as scheduled.
  • Help with the inventory of equipment in use and in the coordination of gathering equipment for outreaches and special events by church departments.
  • Enthusiastically lead, recruit, and train the audio volunteer team and staff with an in executing live sound for weekend services and special events; in recording, mixing audio tracks (instruments, vocals etc.), editing, and recording various types of media using professional and creative audio skills to enhance sound effects to recording.
  • Coordinate audio set-up and teardown for Zoe Christian Fellowship of Whittier Church events on campus and off-site.
  • Develop and implement an infrastructure of all standard operating systems, cultural expectations, and volunteer leadership for the audio department.
  • Collaborate with the Worship Team to produce creative and engaging worship services and events.
  • Attend rehearsals and meetings, as required.
  • Understand basic concepts including, but not limited to, electrical safety, soundboards, cabling, circuits, and music equipment.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
Job Requirements:
  • Possess a thorough understanding of ministry through sound engineering in the local church demonstrated by 3-5 years’ experience.
  • Any equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Understanding of sound quality.
  • Experience working with DiGiCo SD Sound consoles or similar complex equipment.
  • DiGiCo SD Sound certification is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of large-scale productions and understand the planning and implementation processes of setting up a stage for live and recorded events.
  • Possess general knowledge of industry standard information of Sound for broadcast and live events.
  • Enthusiastic agreement with the church’s organizational statements of faith, mission, and purpose.
  • Balanced but energetic lifestyle in keeping with the values of Zoe Christian Fellowship of Whittier Church.
  • Highly participative relational and communication style, with a team member attitude.
    Issue clear and concise oral and written instructions and follow same as required.
  • Good personal computer skills for administration of email and correspondence.
  • Able to make independent decisions.
  • Receptive to change and be willing to promote new ideas and techniques and take courses to improve the overall operation of the department.

 

Code of Conduct & Character:

Zoe Christian Fellowship of Whittier Church is Pastor-led, and staff driven with board oversight. Zoe Christian Fellowship staff are considered leaders and ministers of the gospel and therefore agree to the following:

  • Develop and maintain a close personal walk with the Lord.
  • Daily devotional time with Lord.
  • Daily dependence on the empowerment of the Spirit.
  • Commitment to Ministry
Current Worship Time:
  • Sundays 10:30 a.m.

Media Director

Media Director

Job Type: Part-time Position

 

Church Demographics:

Zoe Christian Fellowship is in Whittier, CA, which is part of the Los Angeles County. Zoe is a non-denomination church, yet progressive with a family cultured atmosphere. Zoe’s mission is “Helping People Live for God’s Purpose”. Our vision is rooted in Exalting the Savior, Prayer, Making Disciples, and Evangelizing the Sinner. Zoe Christian Fellowship of Whittier was established in 1989 and has a rich history and a heartfelt passion for touching and impacting lives. Zoe has over 800 people from the Counties of Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside attending our worship services.

 

 

Role Description:

The Media Director will lead the video team that oversees the creative and functional use of live video within Zoe Christian Fellowship of Whittier. The live video feed serves the in-room experience as well as being sent to the online congregation. The Media Director will manage and coordinate all aspects of video feed to support for the weekend worship experience and other video related projects for Zoe Christian Fellowship of Whittier. This includes execution of all live productions and oversight of the video team, including recruiting, training, scheduling, and management of the team. The Media Director work closely with the Service Production Coordinator and production team. The Media Director plays a significant role in the technical management and support of the video equipment that includes the upgrading, installation, maintenance, and repair of all equipment.

 
Essential Responsibilities & Duties:
  • Partner with the Service Production Coordinator and Production Team Leads, to design and create live video applications beneficial to all programming happening within the Zoe Christian Fellowship of Whittier venues.
  • Direct and manage all aspects of live and broadcast video involved in weekend services and events.
  • Manage all live video assets and video spaces within Zoe Christian Fellowship.
  • Lead, recruit, equip, train, schedule and encourage, the Zoe Christian Fellowship video team which includes staff, contractors, and volunteers.
  • Responsible for training media volunteers including cameras, lighting, multi-media, video wall and ProPresenter.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of special events, creative concepts and set designs.
  • Oversee and direct video shoots such as: promo, b-roll, and other special videos.
  • Responsible for technical components of programming including sound, screens, lights, video, and broadcast.
  • Responsible for vendor and equipment management for repairs, updates, installs, and upgrades of creative systems.
  • Maintain media inventory list.
  • Attend meetings and special rehearsals, as required, and needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements:
  • Possess a thorough understanding of ministry through video production in the local church demonstrated by 3-5 years of experience.
  • Experience in leadership roles in either a medium or large church environment is a plus.
  • Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience.
  • Competency in live video production and HD/SDI video systems, switchers, cameras, matrix routers, recording gear and various digital video equipment.
  • Knowledge of how audio, lighting and staging integrates with live and broadcast video.
  • Understanding pre/postproduction as it crosses over into live production.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut, ProPresenter and various video applications
  • Ability to problem-solve, make independent decisions, and clearly communicate solutions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong leadership abilities especially when it comes to developing and equipping contract/volunteer leaders of differing skill levels.
  • Must be passionate about creating excellent experiences including a willingness and enthusiasm to partner with ministries in executing events outside of the weekend experience.
  • Enthusiastic agreement with the church’s organizational statements of faith, mission, and purpose.
  • Balanced but energetic lifestyle in keeping with the values of Zoe Christian Fellowship.
  • Good personal computer skills for administration of email and correspondence.

 

Code of Conduct & Character:

Zoe Christian Fellowship of Whittier Church is Pastor-led, and staff driven with board oversight. Zoe Christian Fellowship staff are considered leaders and ministers of the gospel and therefore agree to the following:

  • Develop and maintain a close personal walk with the Lord.
  • Daily devotional time with the Lord.
  • Daily dependence on the empowerment of the Spirit.
  • Commitment to Ministry

 

Current Worship Time:
  • Sundays 10:30 a.m.