Why We Love This Opportunity
New Beginnings Baptist Church is a unique blend of a modern ministry approach and small-town living. Located in Longview, TX, you get the best of big-city amenities and small-town values. New Beginnings takes an aggressive stance toward reaching the lost and serving the community. It’s a church you not only want to work at but also attend.
The Junior High Ministry is set up to WIN big with amazing resources and support. This role is primed for a dynamic leader to take a healthy ministry to the next level. This next leader will be stepping into a healthy leadership culture and a brand new dedicated Junior High facility. There is also a gifted Student Ministry staff team ready to collaborate and dream about the future.
Plus, they have great BBQ and sweet tea!
Church or Org Description
New Beginnings Baptist Church continues to grow and reach families. Six years ago, they launched their multisite strategy with the opening of a second campus in Gilmer, TX. Three years ago, expansion happened on their Longview campus with the completion of a beautiful new worship center facility. God continues to bless the church, and an average of 2300 people now worship at New Beginnings each weekend. Over the last few years, they have become the fastest-growing church in their region.
New Beginnings is known in their community for being a place where it is safe to struggle and be authentic. In a community/region where cultural Christianity is prevalent, they have seen many people come to New Beginnings who have been alienated by the church or who felt like the church was fake, ingenuine, or hypocritical. The pastors here speak authentically from the stage, which fosters a community of authenticity in groups and, in turn, in the community.
New Beginnings’ mission is to connect people to Jesus and his ever-restoring life, where we live, work and play. This mission is not only organizational but one in which every person who calls New Beginnings home can take part.
In 2022, New Beginnings opened up TWO new facilities just for students. Junior High students meet in the brand new Student Center. This space used to be the church’s main auditorium, and it has been completely renovated specifically for junior high students. It has plenty of open space for free time and games, small group areas, and a large group room where students gather each week.
New Beginnings needs a strong team builder who can continue recruiting and expanding the Middle School team. The Student Ministry team has some amazing volunteers leading students in small groups. Serving is a huge value at New Beginnings, and people are encouraged to serve somewhere. The Middle School Minister should be able to cast a compelling vision and lead team members at a high level with the ability to have a 30,000-foot view of the entire ministry.
There is a key leadership and vision casting component in Junior High at New Beginnings. The new Junior High Minister will serve as a player/coach by investing in students personally and equipping small group leaders to do the same for their groups. A roll-up-the-sleeves and get-it-done attitude is a must.