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Berean Baptist Church

Pastor of Youth Ministries

Berean Baptist Church
Mansfield, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 08/04/2015
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Description

Qualifications: Our desire is to find a leader who…

  • Demonstrates maturity in their personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ
  • Consistently strives to know the Lord more, evidenced by increasing faith
  • Has an evident love for Jesus, the church, and hurting people everywhere
  • Relates well with people of all ages in both formal and informal settings
  • Has experience relating to the successful pastoring of youth, success with providing support and integration opportunities to the parents of youth, and success with equipping lay leaders to effectively minister to youth
  • Has both training and gifts that promote the ability to shepherd, lead and administrate a substantial ministry effort
  • Demonstrates a willingness to submit to authority and a strong desire for church unity
  • Has a passion for evangelism and discipleship related to youth
  • Possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a concentration that will contribute to an ability to be successful in this role



Shepherd (Soul Care)


  • Cast a clear vision for ministry to youth
  • Create an ethos of grace and godliness
  • Create a culture that values youth, their families and lay leaders



  • Provide strong Biblical and relevant teaching
  • Recruit and train lay leaders for youth
  • Strategically cultivate the spiritual development of youth through specific programming
  • Ensure successful counseling and visitation to youth


  • Participate in correction and church discipline
  • Ensure sound doctrine is employed in all areas of youth ministry


Elder (Spiritual Leadership)

  • Demonstrate a godly heart attitude, characterized by humility, repentance, submission, an eagerness to learn and service
  • Create and maintain scheduled times for listening to God
  • Be an example of a mature adult Christ follower who is prayerful, steadfast and reliant upon the Holy Spirit
  • Give wise guidance to youth and lay leaders (strive diligently to promote their success in service)
  • Cultivate and promote unity among leaders
  • Discover and develop youth ministry interns

Overseer (administration)

  • Attend weekly pastors meetings and monthly staff lunches
  • Chair Youth Leadership team and provide clear reporting to pastoral staff monthly
  • Oversee monies budget for youth ministry
  • Oversee administrative assistant for youth
  • Oversee and mentor Junior High Director and other youth ministry staff/interns
  • Additional administration according to church needs and unique personal gifting


Reports to Senior Pastor



Church Mission: To transform hurting people into healthy, Spirit-empowered followers of Jesus Christ.


Statement of Purpose, Youth Ministry: The youth ministry efforts at Berean Baptist Church exist to encourage and enable students to establish and build a relationship with Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord, and to be effective witnesses for Him in their world and among their peers.


A Glimpse of Our Current Youth Ministry: All of Berean’s current youth ministry efforts are identified by the label SURGE. This identifier is an acronym that represents the current student ministry’s central themes: Serve, Unite, Reach, Grow and Elevate. Every Wednesday throughout the school year we average 65-75 middle school students (grades 6-8), 85-90 high school students (grades 9-12), and 35-40 volunteer youth staff, who gather in the SURGE Center for various ministry activities. Most weeks a band, comprised entirely of students, leads a time of worship in song. Then both the middle and high school students are taught simultaneously in two separate auditoriums. Every week, all students disperse to a small group room, a fireside area, or a mezzanine to end the evening in a time of small group discussion. Additionally, while Wednesday evenings have long been the cornerstone of SURGE’s programming, it is far from all that we do. Each year we have facilitated fall retreats for both the middle and high school groups individually, as well as a winter retreat for high school students. We provide 1-2 opportunities for the middle school students to serve via various mission trips, and 2-3 opportunities for high school students as well. We are blessed to be able to take students on an international mission trip to Haiti for one of our trips. Of course, we also offer Sunday school classes for all ages, participate in a number of area-wide youth gatherings, and are constantly looking for opportunities to cultivate student leadership. SURGE’s current programming efforts are relationally focused, small group driven and mission minded. We are excited about how an innovative and passionate leader might not only capitalize on current strengths, but will likely enlarge Berean’s influence over youth in in our area.


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