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Youth Minister Candidate - Justin Sizemore

Justin Sizemore 

God has blessed me with a calling to build relationships with students, speak the truth andlove of Jesus Christ to the world with them, and journey alongside them as they discover a calling for their lives, explore what that calling means now, and what that calling will mean in the future.

Ministry Experience:

Smoke Rise Baptist Church, Stone Mountain, GA; July 2013 - Present
Associate to Minister of Families with Youth; July 2013 - December 2013

• Built relationships with youth
• Assisted in teaching Wednesday and Sunday evening Bible studies and Sunday School
• Responsible for sending out the weekly electronic newsletter to youth and youth parents
• Led trips to PASSPORT Camps and CBF of Georgia Fall Youth Retreat
• Wrote curriculum for, planned, and led a Winter Retreat to Gatlinburg, TNInterim Minister to Families with Youth; January 2014 - August 2014
• Fulfilled role while also being a full-time seminary student• Sent out the weekly electronic newsletter to youth and parents
• Taught Sunday and Wednesday evening Bible studies and Sunday School
• Coordinated Sunday School teacher schedule and recruited volunteers to teach
• Maintained relationships with the youth and walked with them through a time of transition
• Maintained and operated the youth ministry budget
• Planned a full spring and summer ministry schedule
• Led trips to CBF of Georgia youth events and PASSPORT Camps
• Coordinated, planned and led an in-house Disciple Now event
• Implemented a Youth Leadership Team and led monthly meetings
• Worked closely with other ministerial staff
• Participated in worship on Sunday mornings
• Bridged the gap between the former minister and the incoming minister
• Worked closely with incoming minister to help him transition

Ministry Associate with Youth; August 2014 - Present

• Co-lead youth group with current Minister to Families with Youth
• Responsible for sending out the weekly electronic newsletter to youth and youth parents
• Continue to help plan and lead youth events
• Continue building relationships with current and incoming youth
• Coordinate Sunday School teacher schedule and recruit volunteers to teach
• Continue to participate in Worship on Sundays
• Work closely with the other ministers on staff

Calvary Baptist Church, Lexington, KY; August 2012 - May 2013
College Ministry Intern:

• Built relationships with college students
• Prepared, practiced, and led music for the college worship service
• Helped plan and lead in other areas of the college worship service
• Help lead Bible studies on Wednesday evenings at HighPoint
• Helped plan other special events within the college ministry
• Preached for the youth ministry’s Disciple Now

First Baptist Church, Frankfort, KY; January 2012 - July 2012
Interim Youth Minster:

• Built relationships with students
• Worked closely with student leaders as they planned and led a youth retreat
• Maintained and operated the youth budget
• Planned and taught Bible study on Wednesday evenings
• Taught Sunday School
• Coordinated Sunday School teacher schedule and recruited volunteers to teach
• Planned a full spring and summer ministry schedule
• Participated in Worship on Sunday mornings
• Preached one Sunday
• Participated in staff meetings
• Wrote curriculum for, planned, and led a youth mission trip to Owsley County, Ky
• Worked closely with incoming minister to help her transition

Georgetown Baptist Church, Georgetown, KY; May 2011 - August 2011
Summer Youth Intern:

• Built relationships with students
• Planned and led Wednesday afternoon youth activities
• Planned, prepared, and led a variety of Bible studies and social youth events
• Help lead in other summer activities in the church including Vacation Bible School
• Helped plan and lead a student mission outreach day with the Georgetown community
• Participated in staff meetings
• Led in Worship through reading scripture and playing the guitar
• Asked to preach on my final Sunday

East Somerset Baptist Church, Somerset, KY; August 2008 - July 2009
Middle School Youth Minister:

• Built relationships with students
• Planned and led a Wednesday evening worship service
• Led small group discussions
• Planned and led a middle school retreat to Gatlinburg, TN
• Helped plan and lead Vacation Bible School
• Put together a parent and volunteer support team

Education:

McAfee School of Theology, Atlanta, GA

Master of Divinity in Congregational Ministry, to be completed, spring 2016

Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY

Bachelor of Arts in Religion with a double minor in Philosophy and Psychology, 2013

McAfee School of Theology- August 2013 - Present

Experience and Josiah Penfield Full Tuition Scholarship: August 2013 - Present

Award and Honors:

Awards Student Advocacy and Leadership Team Chair: May 2015 - Present

Admissions Office Student Worker: May 2014 - Present

Student Advocacy and Leadership Team Historian: May 2014 - May 2015

 

Academy of Preachers

Glenn Armstrong Preaching Festival: September 2011

Festival of Young Preachers: January 2012

CBF General Assembly Festival of Young Preachers: June 2014

 

Georgetown College- August 2009 - May 2013

Full Tuition, Room, and Board Scholarship- August 2009 - May 2013

Presidents House Association Membership Chair- August 2010 - May 2011

Campus Ministry Leadership Team Member- January 2010 - May 2010

Freshman Family Group Leader- August 2010 - May 2011

Presidents House Association Social Chair- May 2011 - May 2012

Resident Life Resident Assistant- August 2011 - May 2012

Campus Ministry Leadership Team Freshman Ministries Co-Coordinator- May 2011- May

2013

 

Crossings Camps - June 2010 - August 2010

Summer Camp Staff- Bible Study and Recreation Leader

Somerset Community College - September 2006 - July 2009

Information Technology Assistant