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Faith Evangelical Free Church
woodruff, Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 03/25/2008
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time
Youth Pastor Job Description (Expanded)
Faith Evangelical Free Church, Minocqua-Woodruff, WI
The Pastor shall meet the New Testament (I Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9) requirements for the position of Pastor/Elder as follows:
• Above reproach (holy, disciplined)
• Husband of one wife
• Temperate (self-controlled)
• Able to teach (holds firmly to sound doctrine, can refute others)
• Not addicted to wine
• Not pugnacious (violent)
• Uncontentious (not quarrelsome)
• Not a lover of money (doesn’t pursue dishonest gain)
• Manages his own household well (children: believe, obey; aren’t wild)
• Not a new convert
• Good re tion with unbelievers
Adapted from The Moody Handbook of Theology, Paul Enns, 1989, pages 355-356
He must be able to relate a specific call from God to work with youth.
He must faithfully give himself to pastoral work and other such duties as are assigned by the Elder Board.
He shall be devoted to shepherding and serving the Fellowship (with his primary emphasis on the middle and high school youth.)
He must consider himself a team member with the Teaching Pastor and other staff in the execution of his ministry responsibilities.
He must wholeheartedly support the Purpose and Mission of the church (that is, “Christ In You”), the Statement of Faith and abide by the Bylaws governing our Fellowship.
He will be an ex-officio member (that is, non-voting member) of the Elder Board.
• Be responsible for the operation and continual development of the Middle School and Senior High Youth ministries of the church. Included in this responsibility are the following facets of ministry:
Build relationships with students and spend time on their turf.
Stay up to date on the issues facing teens, including suicide, cutting, eating disorders, homosexuality, death, divorce, school drop-outs, hazing, incest, depression, pregnancy, rape, smoking, peer-pressure, STD’s, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, and addictions.
Strive to prepare students spiritually but also emotionally and mentally for life after high school.
Effectively communicate – while correctly handling God’s Word - in a large group setting, as well as individually, to teens. Be able to speak to their level of maturity and spiritual growth.
• Develop and direct training opportunities for youth and adult leaders in the youth program. This should include (but not be exclusive to): Spiritual growth, discipleship, evangelism, missions, and leadership development.
The Youth Pastor needs to cast vision for the ministry.
He needs to be able to recruit volunteer adult leaders, provide training, develop lesson plans, motivate a passion for ministry, and show appreciation for their contributions.
Ensure that adult leaders are building relationships with students, too.
• Meet regularly with the Pastoral Staff and administrative staff for the purpose of mutual edification, prayer, relationship building and ministry development and coordination.
• Faithfully pray for the ministries of this fellowship and for those who are involved both in leadership and participation. He must also pray fervently for his own perseverance and faithful walk with God and purposely develop a prayer support team.
He must take precautions to guard himself from situations that could damage his credibility, his ministry and that of the church.
He is encouraged to develop strong accountability with other men, both within and outside of the fellowship.
The Youth Pastor should consciously try to balance ministry responsibilities with family responsibilities.
• In conjunction with the Elder Board, actively participate in the shepherding and pastoral care (that is, visitation and counseling) of the Fellowship. Conduct weddings and funerals from within the Fellowship when requested. The pastor must consult with the Elder Board before becoming involved in those types of services outside the body.
The Youth Pastor is a “full pastor” and should use his gifts to assist in the care of the fellowship as needed.
• Provide the Board of Elders with a monthly review of his pastoral activities. He shall also participate with the Board of Elders Chairman and Vice Chairman in a formal annual review of his ministry. This review is for the sole purpose of encouragement of the pastor and to assist the pastor in any area of his ministry that may need specific attention and remediation.
• Working under the direction of the Teaching Pastor and the Board of Elders, be prepared to deliver Biblically sound, practical messages on occasion during the public Worship Services of the church. This pulpit ministry will be dependent on the sermon series, and will also cover vacations, illness, and other occasions when the Teaching Pastor is absent from the pulpit.
• Submit an Annual Report at the Voters’ Meetings and also submit budget requests (in conjunction with the Treasurer and Finance Council) specific to the youth ministries for inclusion into the annual budget.
• Serve as the Elder liaison to the children’s ministries of the church. Provide assistance and encouragement to the children’s ministry programs as requested by the Christian Education Council and staff.
• Develop and recommend any ministry and administrative policies specific to his primary areas of responsibility for Elder consideration and approval.
• Pursue and secure EFCA credentialing, culminating in EFCA Ordination in the most timely fashion possible (not to exceed two years) according to EFCA and FLD guidelines.
• He is encouraged to find an appropriate area of involvement in the community, utilizing his gifts and talents in service to those outside our Fellowship.
The Pastor will have the following weeks of vacation per year:
• 1-2 years of service to FEFC = 2 weeks of vacation.
• 3-6 years of service to FEFC = 3 weeks of vacation.
• After 6 years of service to FEFC = 4 weeks of vacation.
In addition, each year the Pastor shall be allowed up to two weeks away from ministry for the purpose of professional development, educational advancement and outside ministry. (Honorariums and stipends accrued for outside ministries are the pastor’s as long as it is done under these conditions and pending approval by Board of Elders)
The Pastor shall be eligible for Sabbatical Leave after 6 years of consecutive service to this congregation. The Leave will be for one continuous month. The purpose of this Leave must be submitted and approved by the Board of Elders in advance of the beginning of the Leave. A Sabbatical Leave will also be granted after 10 years of service to FEFC, and then for every 4 years of service.
The Youth/Worship Pastor shall receive an annual starting salary of $XX,000 (consisting of Salary and Housing Allowance, set in accordance with IRS guidelines and recorded in the minutes of the Board of Elders).
A deposit of $XXX (X% of the base salary) is paid on behalf of the Youth Pastor into a retirement savings account.
In addition, the Pastor shall also be provided with adequate personal health insurance coverage and coverage for his family as negotiated with the Board of Elders. (Payment of a percentage of premiums may apply.)
The Youth Pastor shall be provided an annual sum of $XXXX for professional development and pastoral resources. This sum is for the current budget year and any unused portion may be carried over2/23/2008 into the next budget year