Southern Baptist Convention

Part-Time Director Position
Fusion Youth (7th to 12th) Ministry
Spring 2018
We are looking for a person who loves God and loves youth because of their experience of the love of God in their lives. This person should be committed to the vision of advancing the Gospel by multiplying disciples who are committed to doing life together. This is designed to be a salaried, part-time position with 10 days paid time off. We anticipate the director working approximately 30 hours per week on average throughout the year. The individual serving in this role will work in cooperation with the Fusion Leadership Team (FuLe), and will be supervised by a staff supervisor who is also invested in Fusion. This role will include the following responsibilities, and both the role and the employee will be formally evaluated on an annual basis.

Key Responsibilities

Relational Ministry. First priority of youth director is to ensure that relationships between adult volunteers and youth are being built.
- Youth director knows youth and parents by being present and engaged at Fusion and New Hope events.
- Fosters a deep spiritual connection and community with and also between Fusion youth.
- Participates regularly in community and/or school events involving youth connected with Fusion.
- Engages in “spontaneous” events not only involving Fusion youth, but also youth from the community and marginalized youth.

Programs – The Youth Director ensures that all details of youth programs and special events are taken care of so an atmosphere of belonging and fellowship is created, in which emerging spiritual and leadership skills can be developed.
- Oversees teaching of Fusion including Fusion Central, small groups, and other events with teachings that engage students of varying spiritual maturity, ages, and backgrounds on a deeper heart level.
- Coordinates leaders and helps prepare any needed materials for weekly or special programs.
- Communicates scheduling needs with FHCS or other facilities as needed.
- Organizes, plans, and executes special events including but not limited to youth retreats, Super Summer, mission trips, special fellowship & equipping events.
o Outreach and/or service opportunities

Volunteers – Youth director coordinates and supervises all volunteers within Fusion
- Recruits, trains, & equips FuLe members to build relationships with students and grow in their faith and ministry.
- Recruits, trains, & equips student leaders to disciple other students.
- Delegates responsibilities as needed.
- Holds regular meetings, in which support, training, and encouragement are provided to the FuLe and student leadership teams.
- Equips volunteers to build an inclusive community where everyone is welcome (James 2:1-13).

Communications – Youth director coordinates communications with Fusion youth, parents, staff and volunteers.
- Provides regular updates on events and activities to Fusion parents.
- Conduct regular forums to collaborate with and inform Fusion parents of needs in Fusion.
- Update staff, supervisor, and elders on Fusion happenings and culture.
o Attend NH staff meeting weekly
- Keep New Hope informed of Fusion activities and events through various means such as CG Program, NH Listserve, social media, articles, etc.
- Manage Fusion social media related communications

- Leader. Compassionate. Patient. Teacher. Sense of humor. Energetic. Fun-loving. Humble. Galatians 5:22-23.

- Connect well with youth, staff, parents, and volunteers. Effective written and oral communicator. Balance multiple tasks. Authentic and transparent with personal faith. Comfortable managing conflict. Loves the least of these (as modeled by Christ). Effectively manage Fusion budget in cooperation with supervisor.


Completed applications should include the following: resume, name and phone number of 5 references (one of which must be youth, one a mentor, and one a church leader) and cover letter. Cover letter should address the following: personal walk with God, personal philosophy for youth ministry, and explanation of passion for youth ministry in regards to key responsibilities as outlined in job description. Interested applicants should read the attached job description prior to completing application materials.
Please submit all materials to no later than March 31st. Feel free to email with any further questions.


Fusion search team

New Hope Community Church

3905 Green Valley Road (Flint Hills Christian School)
Manhattan, KS 66502
(785) 537-2389

New Hope Community Church (aka New Hope Church) started as a small group led by Bob and Sandie Anderson in their home in 1987. From its beginning, our church has valued authentic relationships expressed through personal discipleship and purposeful, intimate communities. Bob and Sandie desired for New Hope to be a church that functioned beyond the four walls of a building and where people were equipped to advance the Gospel in the local community and to the ends of the earth. Bob and Sandie have always had a heart for college students and were the founders of a campus ministry now called Christian Challenge at K-State in 1972. New Hope Church and Christian Challenge have always been closely connected. The value of reaching college students with the Gospel continues to be evident in the life of our church as there have always been a large percentage of students and campus ministers who attend New Hope. Over the years New Hope has met in various locations on Sunday mornings—from the Anderson’s basement, to a Show Biz Pizza, to a hotel, to our current meeting space in Flint Hills Christian School (and a few spots in between). Out of our desire to pursue relationships over buildings and events, New Hope has continually been committed to meeting as the church outside of Sunday mornings. Small groups have met and continue to meet in people’s homes out in the community throughout the week. New Hope purchased land on two different occasions with the intent of eventually building a structure for our Central Gathering. However, over the years, it became increasingly clear that the best way to steward that land was to sell it and build a centrally located office and study center. Through an unlikely scenario, God provided the perfect location, strategically located between K-State, Aggieville, and City Park. The Greenhouse was built in 2013 debt free from the sale of the land, which had appreciated significantly. The Greenhouse provides a great space for our church offices, our library, study space, private meeting rooms for discipleship and counseling, and an open basement for medium-sized gatherings. We still have lots of room to grow. We look forward to better welcoming, equipping and sending people to invest deeply in our city and throughout the world wherever God takes them.