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Carlisle Evangelical Free Church

Youth Pastor

Carlisle Evangelical Free Church
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted: 04/09/2014
Categories: Christian Education - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Youth Ministry Pastor Job Posting


CEFC is a growing Bible based contemporary church of 1,100 in Carlisle PA, and is affiliated with the EFCA ( The church strives to be Christ focused in all that we do and intentional about outreach and discipleship.


We are searching for a Youth Pastor who is gifted in leadership, has a track record of success in a leadership setting, and can relate to and teach Biblical truths to teens while exhibiting exceptionally strong Christian character.


The primary purpose of the Youth Ministry Pastor is to introduce young people to Christ and to disciple those who know Christ into strong believers with a solid Biblical knowledge and heart for Jesus. This will be accomplished with the help of a volunteer leadership team comprised of adults and students.


The Youth Pastor also assists parents in raising their teenagers to be spiritually prepared for adulthood so they will have the spiritual formation needed to be able to live all of life for Christ in today’s culture.   


The right Youth Pastor candidate for CEFC will have the spiritual gifts of leadership and teaching with a proven track record of success in leading other leaders in some previous leadership role. The candidate should be proactive and a self-starter, be able to multi-task, show wisdom in dealing with students, be teachable and open to feedback and be a match doctrinally.


He will be able to recruit, train and lead a youth ministry leadership team to accomplish the goals of the ministry. He should possess excellent personal character consistent with the Biblical requirements for church leaders set forth in 1 Timothy 3 and 2 Timothy 2.


He will be able to teach God’s word in compelling Bible based, Christ centered and relevant ways to teens and will be able to design and implement impactful offsite events, such as retreats, in addition to overseeing our Sunday morning and Wednesday evening Youth programs.


The Youth Pastor will have strong interpersonal skills, and a healthy sense of humor. He must be passionate about Christ and his people, and have a strong desire to see the unchurched find and develop a personal relationship with Jesus.


The ideal candidate will have formal Bible and ministry training from an accredited seminary or Bible college with a degree in Theology, Christian Education or Youth Ministry, and should be willing to pursue licensing if not already licensed or ordained. If he does not hold a graduate level degree in a related ministry field, he should be willing to pursue this on a part time basis while employed full time.


The average weekly work week of 45 hours will be generally broken out as follows:

  • Leadership Development – 35%
  • Teaching and Preparation for Teaching – 30%
  • Program Development Oversight – 20%
  • Administration – 15%


This is a unique opportunity for the right candidate to make a lasting impact for Christ while growing both personally and professionally in a supportive environment. You can find out more about our church at as well as on our app for Android and iOS by searching for “CEFC Carlisle PA” in your app store.


If this sounds like an ideal fit for you, please submit your resume to  for consideration by our search committee. US candidates only please. Please do not submit it through the website. Thank you!