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Carlisle Evangelical Free Church

Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States

Date Posted:
Christian Education - Youth Pastor
Evangelical Free
Church Size:
1001 to 1500
Job Type:
Carlisle Evangelical Free Church
Job Description:

CEFC Youth Ministry Pastor


* Please submit resumes to cefc@carlislefreechurch.org and not through the churchstaffing.com website.


The primary purpose of the Youth Pastor is to introduce young people to Christ and to disciple those who know Christ into strong believers with a solid Biblical knowledge base. 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. The candidate should be proactive and a self-starter, be able to multi-task, be teachable and open to feedback and be a match doctrinally. You can find out more about our beliefs at: http://www.efca.org/explore/what-we-believe


He will be able to recruit, train and lead a youth ministry leadership team made up of students, parents and other volunteers to develop and accomplish the goals of the ministry. He will 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 and Christ centered ways to teens and will be able to design and implement impactful offsite events, such as retreats, in addition to overseeing our Sunday 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 and be able to relate to today’s young people.


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.


The responsibility breakout for this position is as follows:

  • Leadership Development – 40%
  • Program Development and Oversight – 40%
  • Administration – 20%


CEFC is a growing church of 1,100 people and offers a fast paced yet fun work environment. The church is financially healthy and completed a new 900 seat worship center and lobby last year.


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 www.carlislefreechurch.org 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 cefc@carlislefreechurch.org  for consideration by our search committee. No phone calls pleas and only US candidates can be considered. Please do not submit it through the churchstaffing.com website. Thank you!

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About the Church

Carlisle Evangelical Free Church

CEFC is a growing Christ-focused, Bible-based church in Carlisle, PA.