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Youth and Family Pastor

Brownsburg, Indiana, United States

Date Posted: 04/24/2015
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Church of Christ
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Youth & Family Minister Job Description


To build and lead a dynamic and comprehensive, Christ centered, program for students 6th through 12th grades and their families.  A significant focus will be to connect families together.  To build the bridge between parent and child and to help build healthy families.  As a member of the ministerial staff, the Youth and Family Minister reports to the Lead Minister.





  • Maintain Youth and Family Ministry files describing programs, activities, and curriculum


  • Collaborate with office staff to include youth and family schedules, programs and event information into the weekly church newsletter.
  • Maintain Youth Ministry related pages on the youth Facebook group page and the church website including schedules, programs and event information.
  • Maintain regular contact with students and families via email, text messaging and phone calls.

Plan, implement, and oversee Youth Ministry program for students in the sixth grade and above:

  • Research and review curriculum for “Sunday School” - Middle and High School Youth Group and other areas of Christian Education that relate to youth ministry.
  • Plan and coordinate classes for Middle and High School Youth Groups on Sunday and weeknights.
  • Lead and oversee a Middle and High school youth ministry program including weekly gatherings, Sunday mornings, weekly lunches in the schools and other gatherings for fellowship and/or service.
  • Plan and lead retreats/lock-ins and summer trips for both Middle and High School youth working with parents and volunteers.
  • Promote all youth ministry and youth-related Christian Education events and offerings using personal contact and various means of publicity.

Volunteer Coordination:

  • Recruit, train and support volunteers to work in all aspects of youth ministry including Small Group leaders, Sunday School Teachers and Youth Group Mentors.

Worship Responsibilities

  • Assist in worship services, as needed
  • Recruit, train, and support youth to assist with worship services.
  • Plan, recruit participants, and implement special Youth related worship services.

Financial Responsibilities

  • Develop an annual budget to include all expenses of the Youth Ministry program.
  • Submit monthly report on ministry expenditures.

Mentor Youth and Families

Serve as a youth mentor:

  • Make regular contact with theWell youth and families
  • Contact visitors and their families to introduce them to theWell programs.
  • Provide emergency and ministry care for all youth and their families.
  • Establish and maintain personal relationships with members of these age groups and their families through participation in Youth Ministry activities including youth events, family events, church functions.



Community Outreach

  • Work with the local community groups and schools to identify mentorship opportunities in the community

Continuing Education

  • Engage in continual learning to stay abreast of current ideas about youth ministries by attending appropriate workshops, seminars, and conferences.


Required Qualifications:

  • A strong Christian faith that is nurtured by worship, Bible study and prayer
  • A Bachelor’s degree and/or certification in Youth and/or Family Ministry is desired
  • Experience working as a servant-leader in Youth and Family ministry programs that require engaging students in the program, developing student leaders, organizing service projects and youth programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work positively and energetically
  • Commitment to working in a team staff environment
  • Proven track record in building relationships with youth and their families
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Verifiable references and background check


Physical and Travel Requirements:

  • Must be able to participate physically in youth activities at a moderate level
  • Travel requirements would be 2-3 weeks total during a calendar year (a few weekends and perhaps longer stretches of time for mission work)


Salary and Benefits:

This is a full-time position with a salary range commensurate with experience.