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Sunset Avenue Church of God

Youth Pastor

Sunset Avenue Church of God
Asheboro, North Carolina, United States

Date Posted: 06/09/2008
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Church of God -- Cleveland
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Youth Pastor

Sunset Avenue Church of God - Asheboro, North Carolina

Ministry Description:

The Youth Pastor will support the Senior Pastor, other Ministry Staff, lay leadership and volunteers of Sunset Avenue Church of God (SACOG) to fulfill its mission to:

Declare…..the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Discover…the truths of Scripture and their application for everyday living.
Develop….mature disciples in pursuit of Christ-likeness.
Deploy…..disciples into active ministry in the home, the church, the community and the world.
Delight….in the Lord, knowing that our deepest pleasure is found in a lifestyle of worship.

To accomplish these goals, the Youth Pastor will lead the Youth Ministry of SACOG. It is understood that the youth at Sunset Avenue are a vital part of our fellowship. Their active involvement is necessary for us in building the Kingdom of God in our community. We value their gifts and talents and desire to see them used among us.

It is therefore imperative that we have a strong spiritual Youth Pastor who supports these values, relates to their needs, reassures a Christ centered life and represents a model for them to follow. The Youth Pastor will be an excellent team leader with the ability to effectively communicate with the students, their parents, and the youth staff, both orally and in writing.

The following description is meant to be a guideline whereby the Youth Pastor can understand the expectations placed upon him.


Has been baptized with the Holy Ghost with the initial evidence of speaking in other tongues, and remains Spirit filled. Has an established prayer life and Bible study habits, and has a heart for God and youth

Must meet Biblical qualifications for church leadership (I Timothy 3 and Titus 1) and support the Doctrines of the Church of God as outlined in the Statement of Faith, as well as the Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, and the Polices and Procedures Manual of the Sunset Avenue Church of God. (Information about the Church of God denomination is available at Information about Sunset Avenue is available at

Should have a Degree in Youth Ministry or equivalent experience. 3-5 years experience in a setting of at least 50 students and overall church size of at least 500 is preferable, with or without a degree.

Loyal, faithful, available, teachable, persevering, loves students, positive outlook

People person, works well in a team setting and is a team builder, ability to lead youth staff meetings, visionary, energetic in guiding students to a deeper faith in Jesus Christ

Organizational- maintains organization in planning, budgeting, time, and resources

Must be able communicate effectively and compassionately both orally and in writing with students, parents, staff, and other adults

Experience with, but not limited to, all Microsoft Office applications as well as presentation hardware and software. The ability to produce quality graphics and media presentations is essential. Experience with Mac applications and current audio-visual technology is preferred.

Must have a clean criminal and driving record (excluding minor traffic violations) and be prepared to authorize release of information for background and criminal records checks prior to being hired. Use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, or any acts or practices of moral turpitude are inconsistent with SACOG's Statement of Faith, By-laws, and Policies and Procedures Manual and would therefore be grounds for rejection of any candidate or termination of any employee

General Responsibilities

The Youth Pastor is responsible for all ministries involving middle school (grades 6 - 8), and senior high (grades 9 - 12) students. This includes Sunday School, Family Training hour, weekly activities, retreats, outreach, discipleship, and special programs. The Youth Pastor will also have general oversight of the young adults (ages 18-22) program. As a member of the pastoral staff, the Youth Pastor will report directly to the Ministry Director or other designated administrator. As a member of the pastoral staff he will also contribute to the establishment of strategy, philosophy, and direction of the church. Additionally, the Youth Pastor will establish and maintain Policies and Procedures concerning the operation of the youth ministry to include appropriately communicating direction and the mentoring of volunteer Youth Leaders as needed.

A detailed listing of specific responsibilities will be provided upon request.

Pastoral and Administrative Responsibilities

Assist the Senior Pastor in pastoral duties as needed and/or requested

Regularly attend all staff meetings as required. Report on ministry activities

Manage all administrative functions for youth ministry including long-range planning and budgeting functions

Submit pastoral and financial reports and records in a timely manner

Remain professionally current in one's area of leadership and ministry. This includes reading, studying, consulting, training, seminars and conferences. Pastoral and personal growth will be a priority, retreating occasionally for spiritual renewal and refreshment, reading and planning, Bible study, prayer and fasting

Oversee the scheduling and functions of the technology ministry

Compensation Package

Salary and other compensation will be based on qualifications and experience. A detailed
compensation package will be furnished for consideration at the time of final interview.
This will be a full-time position with a flexible work week, often in excess of 40 hours.

Application Procedure

Our desire is to fill this position as soon as possible and we will continue to reviewing candidates until the right person is identified. Interested and qualified individuals should submit their resume, family photo and salary history by July 7, 2008.

Sunset Avenue Church of God
Attn: Michael Stoltzfus, Ministry Director
900 Sunset Avenue, PO Box 938
Asheboro, NC 27204


The position described was prepared to represent the general requirements of the position and may be subject to change based on the needs of the Church. SACOG's Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, and Policies and Procedures Manual govern all terms and conditions of employment.