The Youth Pastor is responsible to the Senior Pastor for the development, planning, promotion, coordination, and general oversight of a comprehensive and balanced youth ministry of Christian evangelism and education. He is to love the Lord, love His people,
and work accordingly.
- Assist the Senior Pastor in matters of weekday administration, supervising assigned paid and lay staff.
- Assist the Senior Pastor in the planning of and participation in the outreach ministries of the church, as well as in reach ministries to the ill, infirm, bereaved, etc.
- Attend all regularly scheduled functions of the church, and support her financially with his tithes and offerings.
- Prepare and administer the youth ministry and/or other assigned budgets.
- Keep abreast of denominational goals, emphases, publications, materials, policies, and plans for employing them as they relate to the local church, and participate in denominational activities as available.
- Maintain regular office hours as coordinated with the Senior Pastor.
- Serve as a member of assigned committees and/or ministry teams, coordinating all youth ministry activities with the church calendar, keeping members advised of activities through the appropriate means of promotion.
- Any other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor.
Specific Youth Responsibilities:
- Devise methods for reaching all the youth of the church and community for spiritual development.
- Work with the ministerial staff and/or Youth Council in planning, coordinating, and conducting a comprehensive, innovative, effective youth ministry, serving as an advisor to the Nominating Committee in enlisting qualified youth workers and leaders.
- Establish and carry out an effective program for training the youth to be personal soul winners. This would include, but not be limited to, an aggressive program of intentional outreach to the youth of this geographical area.
- Coordinate and regularly lead Christian education classes, seminars, Bible studies, etc for the various youth groups and youth leadership.
- Coordinate and lead, as necessary, training opportunities for present and potential youth leadership.
- Plan, direct, and participate in special youth activities such as camps, retreats, concerts, work projects, mission projects, and church missions which are consistent with the doctrine and Christian training program of First Baptist Church.
- Minister to youth in a pastoral role through hospital and home visitation, as well as assisting in funerals when needed.
- Be available to counsel with youth and/or parents as needed.
- Provide a visible presence in the community and school campuses, as feasible, attending appropriate events such as athletic functions, graduations, school rallies, honors programs, award ceremonies, etc.
- Strive to maintain a healthy connection between the youth ministry individually and the church body as a whole, fostering an attitude of family.