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Upper Deer Creek Church

Galveston, Indiana, United States

Date Posted:
Children's Pastor - Youth Pastor
Church Size:
151 to 250
Job Type:
Upper Deer Creek Church
Job Description:

The Position

Upper Deer Creek Church is seeking to fill a full time Youth Pastor position.  This position oversees all aspects of student ministries, ages nursery through graduation, but will primarily be focused on kindergarten through graduation.  This person will also be an integral part of the ministry of Upper Deer Creek Church by overseeing the Christian education of all ages, including adults, as well as being involved in various aspects of life in our congregation.



About Upper Deer Creek Church

Upper Deer Creek Church is a vibrant, non-denominational church.  While we have a rich history; with 165 years of fresh and blended worship on the same corner; we are always looking toward the future.  We have a congregation full of young families, and continuing to grow. We have become known in the community as a church that cares.  We are constantly thinking of ways to outreach and be involved in the world around us, drawing others into our church through service and action.  We truly believe that God has placed us in our community for a purpose, and we intend to be His hands and His feet. 



The Youth Pastor must have a love for God, a love for youth of all ages, and a pastoral heart to see them grow in their relationship with Christ. The Youth Pastor must be willing to be a part of our congregation in heart, and in action.  In addition, the following are required:


General Qualifications

    Must meet the 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, and 1 Peter 5 qualifications for church leaders

    Must have/be pursing a degree in ministry, or a related field (or have equivalent experience in ministry)

    Must have a commitment to Upper Deer Creek Church’s vision and ministry

    Must be willing to equip and disciple

    Must be capable of working together as a team in ministry with the other UDC staff members

    Must be gifted in teaching children of multiple ages

    Must be able to create and maintain relationships with UDC members of all ages

    Must have a joyful spirit and good sense of humor

    Must be a self-starter and able to work without direct supervision

    Must have an understanding of the importance of christian education in the life of a congregation

    Must have a mission-minded heart, seeking to reach the lost in our community and beyond.

    Upon offer, candidate must pass full, multi-state background check





    Leading the Youth of our church.  This may be done by:

            Coordinating the Childrens Ministries of UDC. 

                        Teaching Sunday Morning Childrens Church (and revisioning the ministry
                        as desired)

                        Organizing a mid-week childrens program

                        Overseeing other Sunday Morning Children’s Ministries and working with

                        Planning annual programs and creating new opportunities with the staff of

            Assisting the Associate Pastor with the Jr. Sr. High Youth Ministry of UDC

                        Teaching a Jr. Sr. High Sunday School Class

                        Assist in organizing weekly youth group meetings

                        Being involved in local schools by attending lunches and other extra

Working with Associate Pastor to gradually assume responsibility for the Jr. Sr. High Youth Ministry 

Assisting in planning and attending special programs at UDC

Participating in various boards, such as the Executive Board, the Deacon Board and others.

Constant communication with the Senior and Associate Pastors on plans and situations in ministry.

Occasionally preaching on Sunday mornings, as requested by Senior Pastor.



Final Thoughts

We are looking for a personality—someone with vision and excitement.  We are an open and flexible congregation, and we would like to hire someone with fresh ideas and the ability to carry them through.   If you have a heart for God, and a passion for youth of all ages, we would ask that you, at minimum, submit a resume and a list of references to us at the following contact information.  If there is anything else that you feel sets you apart from other candidates, we would always welcome more information.  You may view our statement of faith on our church’s website www.upperdeercreek.com to see if we would be a good fit theologically. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to call. 



Associate Pastor Grant Merrell




Upper Deer Creek Church


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About the Church

Upper Deer Creek Church

A church with a family-like feel, and the resources of a large church; we are proud of the ministries that we can offer to our congregation and the community.  A diverse age makeup and a blended worship format characterize our comfortable services.  Our heart is to be a blessing to our community through service, and we try to equip our congregation to do just that.