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Newfolden Evangelical Free Church

Assistant Pastor of Youth and Worship Ministries

Newfolden Evangelical Free Church
Newfolden, Minnesota, United States

Date Posted: 01/20/2014
Categories: Associate Pastor - Worship Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Posting for

Assistant Pastor of Youth and Worship Ministries


Newfolden Evangelical Free Church

128 2nd St SW

PO Box 86

Newfolden, Minnesota  56738

Phone:  218-874-8785


Date Posted:  December 2013

Church Size:  150 – 200

Job Type:  Full Time Assistant Pastor of Youth and Worship Ministries

       (25 – 35 hours Youth / 10 – 15 hours Worship)

Internship:  Interns may be considered for this position

Approximate Salary:  $37,000 - $42,000 (depending on experience)

Approximate Hire Date:  June or July 2014


Job Description: 


The Assistant Pastor of the Newfolden Evangelical Free Church will have a two-fold responsibility, including youth and worship ministries, with the greater emphasis on youth. 


Youth Ministry Functions:


The main responsibility of the position will be to develop, oversee, and direct all aspects of our youth ministry, to include discipleship, weekly youth meetings, community outreach, and fellowships designed to meet the spiritual, social, and emotional needs of high school youth ages 7th grade through 12th grade.  Functions could include the following: 


  • Continue a vision for, oversee and coordinate the activities of      the youth ministry.
  • Lead      and coordinate the scheduled Wednesday evening youth Bible studies.
  • Disciple and mentor youth in their relationship with the Lord.
  • Develop outreach events that appeal and draw the unsaved youth of      the community.
  • Develop peer leaders among the youth.
  • Plan and lead special events, retreats, conferences, camps,      community service projects and mission trips for the youth.
  • Build      relationships with youth and their parents by spending time with them in      their environment – recreational activities, sporting events, musicals,      plays, etc…
  • Communicate with and involve youth families of the ministry.
  • Work with ministry budget development and fund disbursal.
  • Recruit volunteer adults who will assist with the youth ministry. 

Worship Ministry Functions:


The secondary responsibility of the Assistant Pastor will include designing worship services that help the congregation worship our Lord God through a blend of traditional and contemporary styles of Christian music. This person will provide leadership to our current worship ministry, including development of our praise teams. Functions could include the following:



  • Work      with the Senior Pastor to plan the weekly corporate worship gatherings.
  • Assist      praise teams as needed in the selection and execution of music for the weekly      corporate worship gatherings.
  • Maintain a      repertoire of contemporary and multi-generational songs that encourage      full congregation participation. 
  • Intentionally      introduce new songs into the repertoire, taking care to teach them to the      congregation.
  • Participate with the praise teams as needed.
  • Regularly evaluate the worship services with the      Senior Pastor, the praise teams and other volunteers. 
  • Equip, encourage, and coordinate laypeople to      participate in the leadership of worship. Mentor and recruit new leaders      and / or members for praise teams.
  • Assists with other services or events as needed      or available.


Other Duties:


  • Occasionally fill the pulpit if desired.    
  • Attend Church Board, Christian Education Board and other various      committee meetings   


The Assistant Pastor should possess the following:


  • Commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ and a passion to know Him      better.
  • Self motivation to serve Christ and share His Word.
  • Desire to improve in teaching, speaking, leading and other skills      necessary for pastoral ministry. 
  • A      flexible, humble, teachable, personable spirit that is willing to work with      a team to accomplish ministry goals.
  • Ability to keep peace and unity while working with others.






Job Relationship:


  • Assistant pastors are accountable to the senior pastor.
  • All pastors are accountable to the church      board.
  • The church board is accountable to the congregation.
  • The congregation is accountable to Jesus      Christ, the head of the church.




  • Education in      Biblical Studies, Youth Ministry, and / or Music Ministry.  (Preferably a 4-year degree)
  • Agree to abide by the statement of faith, constitution and bylaws      of the Newfolden Evangelical Free Church and become a member of our      church. 
  • Be theologically aligned with the Evangelical Free      Church of America. 
  • Computer and technology skills.
  • Able to work flexible or overtime hours as needed.
  • Must be able to handle confidential matters and material with      integrity
  • Experience in leading and working with youth.
  • Understanding of worship and designing of a service.
  • Experience in leading worship with a praise team/band.













To Apply:

Please submit:

       A resume and a cover letter which includes your conversion experience

       Three references

  • If possible, one should be from your most recent ministry leadership (someone who oversees you personally).
  • Two non-family general references.

       If possible, please attach a video link of you leading youth and / or worship.


Please email your resume and other information to:  

(Please write “Assistant Pastor Position” as your subject line.)



Mail to:           Pastor Gary Barrett

Newfolden Evangelical Free Church

PO Box 86

Newfolden, Minnesota  56738


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Call Pastor Gary Barrett at 218-874-8785 with any questions.