JACKSONVILLE, FL—Don’t bother applying for the newly posted youth minister position at Immerse Church unless your online rank in popular online first-person shooter Halo is up to par.
In its new job listing for the position, the church stated that all applicants must have a running kill/death ratio of at least 2.0 in either Halo 3 or Halo 5 in order to carry out the difficult duties of connecting with youth at the church’s frequent video game-focused events. The church does state it will make an exception and grandfather in older applicants who met the stringent requirements when Halo 2 was taken off Xbox Live in 2010.
A GED is also “preferred.”
“We need to make sure our new youth pastor is missional to his or her core,” head pastor Brian Ewing told his leadership team, according to sources. “That means we’re looking for a candidate with basic knowledge of the Scriptures, a passion to see youth reached for Christ, and most importantly, a solid position on the Halo leaderboards.” Ewing reportedly went on to say that other factors like a low TK count would be taken into account, “to ensure the new pastor is a real team player.”
The church further says that it may consider candidates meeting similar requirements in Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Battlefield 4, pending approval from Pastor Brian.
“After all, how can you possibly reach today’s youth if you can’t pull off a killer no-scope headshot with the Battle Rifle?”