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First MB Church

Youth Pastor

First MB Church
Wichita, Kansas, United States

Date Posted: 08/22/2013
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

We are a thriving church pushing 1000 in our worship attendance, with a strong emphasis on reaching those who have yet to cross the line of faith and equipping believers for greater impact. We have 3 services (one traditional and two contemporary). Our staff is unified and pumped for where God is going to take us with the next phase of growth for us as a church. This individual is responsible for leading our Jr high coordinator and youth ministry team in visioning, planning, and implementing a comprehensive ministry for Junior High, High School and College Age ministries.


Functional Responsibilities:

      Strategize and implement a plan that engages and connects students to our purpose and vision.


      Equip/Lead the YMT (Youth Ministry Team Volunteers) in this vision and implementation.


      Participate in Southern District and National Youth programs where appropriate. 


      Develop and implement communication processes to youth and parents.


      He/she will also work in concert with the church staff and be available for “pitching in with the team” as needed for greater impact of the entire church.


      Lead or serve on church wide “Key Opportunity” teams as asked. For 2013-2014 serve on KO’s #1 and #5 (see for details)



      Solid Visionary Leadership: Have a demonstrated track record of successful equipping of leaders.  Be a visionary who grasps where we must go, and a strategizer/leader able to transform a vision into reality while being a team player, “bringing others along”.


      Gifted Communicator:  An obvious grasp of student culture and confident teaching that draws students to come and learn the truth from Scripture.


      Missional: A balanced commitment to both evangelism AND discipleship, or as we coin it, “evangelipleship”. According to Jesus they are the inseparable. It should be the norm for students who have yet to cross the line of faith to be engaged in the youth ministry and for all students to be engaged in a small group where spiritual growth and serving are taking place.


      People Person: Have strong relational skills, with an ability to draw students both from within the church and outside the church.  Must also be able to relate well to parents, attract new leaders, and build teams.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

      Responsible to recruit, hire and evaluate summer intern positions.

      Provide supervisory direction to Junior High Vol. Coordinator and the Student Ministries Admin.


Staff Expectations:

We expect all staff to commit to the following “Leadership DNA”:

      Character counts. The most important thing in leadership is personal integrity.

      Be spiritually strong. In order for leaders to withstand the temptations and trials of life, there must be a daily commitment to prayer, personal Bible reading, and accountability to other Christians.

      Always start with a “yes”. Organizations move ahead most freely when people have a positive attitude and extend, as much as possible, a “yes” posture to requests and new strategic ideas for ministry that line up within our mission and anchor points.

      Be nice. People usually want to follow humble, gracious, and encouraging leaders. So be that kind of leader.

      A commitment to evangelism and discipleship. Leaders must model and teach a balanced commitment to both evangelism and discipleship. For evangelism, leaders must model the 3 steps of 1) prayer for the lost, 2) cultivation of relationships, and 3) a verbal witness.

      A commitment to excellence. While God uses us even in our weakness, the Gospel demands we give our very best and seek excellence in every area of our ministry.