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Walnut Hill Community Church

Lead Youth Pastor

Walnut Hill Community Church
Bethel, Connecticut, United States

Date Posted: 06/02/2014
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 2001 to 2500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Position:                         Lead Youth Pastor

Reports To:                  Family Pastor
Position Overview:  Full Time

If you’re looking to coast in a comfortable ministry, if you’d rather look the other way than embrace a challenge, and if you want to live in a part of the United States that embraces all things evangelical – then this job is not for you.  However, if you are seriously looking for the opportunity of a lifetime on the mission field of New England, then please read on.


Walnut Hill Community Church is located in upper Fairfield County, Connecticut, a true conduit between the bustle of New York City and the uniqueness of New England. Known for its affluence and, after December 14, 2012, for being on the doorstep of a horrific national disaster (Sandy Hook School shooting), Connecticut is also one of the most incredible ministry locations in the United States. The people of Walnut Hill know this and consider it a privilege to serve as pioneers for the message of Christ. Each of our senior staff, called here from all regions of this country and this world, believes his or her job is a true calling, and is dedicated to revealing Christ in a place often thought of as “lost.”  The person right for this position will embrace this same calling.


Walnut Hill is a non-denominational evangelical church committed to our mission, In Jesus, Called Together, Being Transformed, Changing our World and our core values: praying without ceasing, living intentionally in the world around us, giving ourselves away in service, and loving one another. We are a growing congregation, currently welcoming more than 3,500 congregants with a weekly attendance of 2,500 to our 5 campuses throughout western Connecticut.


We are seeking a strong leader with the ability to cast vision, as well as plan and implement innovative ministry relevant to today’s youth and their parents. Passion and skills to oversee and develop staff and lay leadership that will be committed to helping youth establish deep roots of faith is paramount. Applicant must demonstrate enthusiasm and strong work ethic.


It is expected that the candidate will have an unwavering commitment to Jesus Christ demonstrated through personal Christian maturity.  Someone with significant experience in youth ministry leadership and with at least a BA in youth ministry as a related discipline is preferred.


If you are interested, please forward a confidential cover letter and resume to You can also mail it to Walnut Hill Community Church, Attn: Greg Hall, 156 Walnut Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801. For additional information about our church, please visit our website at  I look forward to hearing from you.


The Lead Youth Pastor is responsible for leading Walnut Hill’s Student Ministries (students in grades 7-12) in order to fully realize its part in the mission of the church: “In Jesus, Called Together, Being Transformed, Changing our World.”  Working with campus pastors, he/she is accountable for the oversight and direction of all youth staff (paid), volunteers, students, and programs across all five, as well as future, campuses with the goal of instilling Walnut Hill’s values of praying, living, giving, and loving.  Programs include, but are not limited to, Sunday morning youth worship services (including curriculum oversight and teaching responsibilities), all small groups, retreats, short-term service and outreach projects, local service and outreach opportunities, and special events.       


The Lead Youth Pastor will take the lead role in building appropriate teams, across campuses, to ensure that students are loved and ministered to, that clear vision is cast for the ministry, and that programs are implemented to achieve the mission.  In particular, this person will be responsible for ministry planning, program/curriculum selection and development, volunteer recruitment, training and communication, staff management and development, parent communication and partnership, special event planning and community outreach.  He/she is also responsible for partnering with other staff members and pastoral leadership of Walnut Hill.     

The Lead Youth Pastor will have responsibility for:

Team Involvement


Leadership Recruitment, Development, and Communication

Ministry Planning and Implementation

Parent Communication and Partnership

Pastoral Care


Position Qualifications:

  • Unwavering commitment to Jesus Christ demonstrated      through Christian maturity.
  • Commitment to the doctrinal stances of Walnut Hill Community       Church.
  • Calling and passion to see youth transformed into      Christlikeness.
  • B.A. or Masters in area of Youth Ministry, Biblical/Theological      Studies or other related discipline preferred.
  • Significant experience in youth ministry      leadership preferred.
  • Proven leadership gifts and skills – balance of      visionary gifts with strength in implementation, self-starter,      enthusiastic, hard working, proven ability to motivate and build      relationships with others.
  • Strength and passion for directing and ministering      through others who have a passion for ministering to youth and their      families; team player.
  • Ability to initiate creative ministry in      age-appropriate ways; innovative; cutting edge; risk taker.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and meet      deadlines.
If you wish to apply send resume and cover letter telling me why you would love to serve in this position.
Rev. Greg Hall 
Family Pastor Walnut Hill Community Church