The Minister of Youth has the primary assignment of planning, conducting, and evaluating a comprehensive ministry program for Youth (grades 6-12). He serves as an assistant to the pastor in fulfilling administrative and ministry duties related to both his
primary assignment and to more general pastoral duties such as hospital visits, outreach visitation, and public leadership in the congregation. He may provide representative leadership within our denomination at associational, state, and national levels and
to other local, area ministries as the Senior Pastor requests. The Minister to Youth serves under the direct supervision of the Senior Pastor and the general supervision of the personnel committee. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Though the Minister
of Youth has a primary set of responsibilities, he remains first and foremost a Minister. Thus his expectations as a Minister are general enough that the pastor has flexibility in assigning specific administrative and ministry responsibilities to the Minister
of Youth which best suit his personal gifts. The job expectations are as follows:
1. Lead the church in planning, conducting, and evaluating a comprehensive program of youth activities.
2. Serve as the youth resource person to leaders of all church programs and service organizations including Bible Study, Church Training, WMU, Brotherhood, SURGE (name change possible), church recreation, etc.
3. Develop special youth training projects such as camps, retreats, and study programs for various age groups within the youth ministry.
4. Lead the church to be aware of educational and curriculum materials available for youth.
5. Serve on the Church Council.
6. Lead in congregational services as requested.
7. Advise in the use of program materials, equipment, supplies, and space by youth groups in all church program organizations.
8. Assist the pastor and other church staff members in the production of church publications.
9. Lead in maintaining the Church Youth Council; train members of the council and all youth leaders; guide the council in determining youth program goals, organization, leadership, facilities, finances, and administrative procedures.
10. Fulfill other duties and committee assignments as assigned by the pastor.
11. Stay abreast with current trends, issues, etc that are important to youth by attending ongoing continuing education seminars, networking with other youth leaders, or attending other professional development opportunities.
Qualifications: The Minister of Youth should have a passion and calling for youth ministry. The Minister of Youth is expected to carry out his responsibilities at the highest standard possible. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge,
skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made utilizing individual giftedness and talent. “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,” Colossians 3:23 Education and/or Experience: Masters Degree from a Baptist
Seminary. Appropriate experience may be substituted while completing the seminary degree. Baptist Faith and
Message: The Minister of Youth must profess to the Baptist Faith and Message. Certifications and
Licenses: A valid driver’s license is required and a CDL Class B license with a passenger endorsement would be helpful.
• The ability to manage a consensus decision-making process.
• The ability to analyze, develop, and follow a yearly budget for the youth ministry.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to facilitate the organization of volunteer help as needed.
• Must have a general understanding of computers and the ability to utilize different software programs. • Excellent social media skills.