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Springfield Faith Center

High School Youth Pastor

Springfield Faith Center
Springfield, Oregon, United States

Date Posted: 08/27/2015
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Foursquare
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Springfield Community Profile

            Springfield, Oregon is a community that has one foot in two worlds.  It is part of the Eugene-Springfield community that straddles the I-5 corridor, but is its own community.  It is blue collar and white collar.  It is agriculture and forestry and technology.  It proudly hosts a Cabela's and the McKenzie River drift boat, and is business friendly.  It used to be considered the poor relation of Eugene, but no more.  It has a feeling of being unpretentious and genuine, and the people are the same.

            Springfield Faith Center is much like the community.  We are looking for a leader who is unpretentious and genuine.  Someone who values revelation from God and who values people.  Someone who is active, hard-working and fun, and at the same time, willing to learn and innovate.  The church is large enough that the leader will need to inspire, delegate and supervise other staff and volunteers, but small enough that they will have lots of hands-on interaction with youth and their families.  The bottom line is that we need a leader who will move the ministry forward, but work to leave behind a trail of people who live a genuine 24/7 conversation with their God—other staff, kids, families and volunteers.  We're in it with you.


Youth Pastor Job Description


Report to: Senior Pastor

Position(s) Supervised: Senior Leadership in High School Youth and 20 something age group.

Essential Qualifications/Criteria of Youth Pastor

  • One who exhibits a personal and growing relationship with Christ, a teachable spirit, and a healthy family life.
  • One who possesses a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field, experience in senior high youth ministry or college ministry, basic administrative skills, and a personal spiritual life congruent with biblical priorities for leaders (1 Timothy 3:1-7).
  • One who is capable of creating and executing a long-term vision for high school youth and college age ministry.
  • One who is gifted and is called to youth ministry, loves young people, and has a passion for evangelism, outreach and discipleship, both personally and at the ministry level.
  • An engaging teacher, with a strong biblical and theological background, who is in agreement with our denomination’s (Foursquare) Statement of Faith.
  • A self-motivated leader, capable of casting and imparting vision for ministry, possessing relational skills with students, parents, and staff.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:


For the Senior Leader of the High School Youth


The primary purpose of the Youth Minister is to introduce young people to Christ; to disciple them in spiritual growth; to train them in serving Christ with their life. Of equal importance is to assist parents or guardians in raising their teenagers to a wholesome maturity.  It is equally important to work in cooperation with the other Student Ministries.


Lead and organize effective youth programs implementing fellowship, worship, biblical teaching, discipleship, and evangelism, as well as ministry and mission opportunities.

  • Recruit, train and shepherd volunteer youth staff with diverse gifts and personalities.
  • Provide counseling and spiritual direction to youth on an individual basis.
  • Maintain contact with students and parents, keeping them informed of ongoing activities. Keep parents updated on ministry strategies and plans in a way that encourages partnership and involvement.
  • Assist parents and youth in fund-raising opportunities for camps and mission opportunities.
  • Participate as needed or requested in the evaluation and development of the overall church ministry.
  • Maintain a commitment to praying for the ministry and people in it with the expectation that God will show up.
  • Proactively value people in a way that is evident in all relationships whether greeting, recruiting, training, teaching or handling discipline.
  • Inspire with a vision for youth ministry that excites and draws volunteers.
  • Serve youth, parents and volunteers by communicating and clarifying any delegated tasks.
  • File and maintain records of attendance, background checks, policies and procedures.
  • Create and maintain a safe environment for youth.  This includes reporting abuse, screening and supervising workers, implementing safety drills and procedures in the building and grounds.  It also includes training all staff and volunteers who interact with youth to be aware and vigilant.
  • Be responsible for volunteer appreciation as well as recruiting and training volunteers.
  • Model the training and motivating of volunteers to train and motivate other volunteers.
  • Develop and oversee a Wednesday night youth program on a weekly basis.
  • Seek to model unity in the faith by building up the body of Christ and the other members of the leadership team, while being the voice of youth at SFC.
  • Innovate and create to your heart’s content.
  • To demonstrate flexibility and a spirit of teamwork to accept additional duties from Senior Pastor

For the Leader of the 20 something age group

This will be a new ministry at SFC.  The primary purpose is to lead and organize an effective ministry implementing fellowship, worship, biblical teaching, discipleship, evangelism and outreach to that age group.

Expectations: Weekly one hour one-on-one mentoring by the Senior Pastor so he may provide encouragement, direction, support, and challenge.

  • Attend worship services and special meetings.
  • Present semi-annual ministry updates and goals for the coming year
  • Participate in a yearly job performance review.
  • Stay current with youth ministry practices by reading, attending youth leadership conferences, etc.