Overview

STATUS: Full-time and Part-time position available

 

BENEFITS: Competitive Compensation, Free Housing, Health Insurance, Continuing Education Funds

 

General Purpose of Position:

To build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth ministry (in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.

 

Organizational Relationship and Supervision:

The Youth Pastor (YP) reports to the Senior Pastor for spiritual and ministry guidance. The Senior Pastor, in cooperation with the Executive Committee, provides an annual evaluation of the YP’s performance. The Youth Pastor will work with the Youth Director and the associates to complete all tasks. Attendance at the following meetings is required: Staff Meetings, Youth Meetings, Special Events and all other meetings required by the Church.

 

The Primary Task:

There shall be a comprehensive approach to the development and implementation of the Youth ministry at all levels in the connectional system of the India Christian Assembly and in all ministry areas of the church. This comprehensive approach is based on the understanding of the primary task of youth ministry to:

-love youth where they are

-encourage youth in developing their relationship to God

-provide them with opportunities for nurture and growth

-challenge them to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities and world

 

Responsibilities:

1.      Be an advocate for youth and educate the congregation about the hopes, concerns and needs of youth in the local church and community

2.      Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach

3.      Help plan Annual Retreats, Picnics, Mission Trips and Local Outreach events

4.      Support and guide the work of the Youth Council or equivalent body in an annual process of evaluating the vision and goals of the youth ministry and directing monthly planning sessions

5.      Mentor youth in developing their leadership skills

6.      Be aware of resources for developing the youth ministry programming and participate in continuing education events and training opportunities

7.      Recruit and train volunteers who work with youth in all aspects of youth ministry and ensure adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratios

8.      Be a liaison between the church and other community organizations, people, and resources that relate to youth and youth ministries

9.      Keep records of youth participation and manage the youth ministry budget

10.  Communicate in a timely manner and as effectively as possible using all available resources and social media. Ensure communication with church staff and leadership, parents, and the congregation as a whole

11.  Make yourself available to youth in a variety of ways (i.e. attendance at extracurricular activities, visitation, times of crisis, etc.)

12.  Work in concert with the gifts and talents of other staff members and maintain a teamwork mentality

 

Qualifications and Aptitudes:

1.      A bachelor’s degree in a related field is required

2.      A Master’s degree in a related field preferred

3.      Minimum 1+ years as a Youth Pastor preferred

4.      Minimum 3+  years working with a Youth Group is required

5.      Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement a youth ministry

6.      Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, and computer skills

7.      Must posses a proven ability to work effectively with youth, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers

 

If interested in this position, please email your resume and a cover letter to [email protected]

Denomination:
Pentecostal
Church size:
251 - 350