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First Baptist Church Elkhart

Youth Pastor

First Baptist Church Elkhart
Bristol, Indiana, United States

Date Posted: 02/06/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 1501 to 2000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

To oversee all facets of the youth ministry and to lead volunteers in implementing the vision of First Baptist Church. This individual needs a passionate heart to build relationships with teens while challenging them to grow deeper in their walk with Jesus Christ.  We want teens to develop a Godly worldview and become grounded in their faith so they will positively impact their world for Jesus Christ.



  • We desire for our youth pastor to have had experience leading and being a part of youth ministry.
  • One who exhibits a personal and growing relationship with God, a teachable spirit, and a healthy family life.
  • One who can provide leadership and creativity to a growing youth ministry, while executing the mission and vision of FBC.
  • One who is gifted and is called to youth ministry, loves young people and has a passion for evangelism and outreach, both personally and at the ministry level.
  • One who is an engaging teacher, with a strong biblical and theological background, who is in agreement with FBC’s statement of faith.
  • One who is a self-motivated leader, and possesses relational skills with students, parents, and staff.


  • 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.
  • Manage Communication 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.
  • Support parents in effectively fulfilling their Christian parenting roles, in concert with other pastoral staff.
  • Manage the development and oversight of the youth ministry budget.
  • Demonstrate active involvement in the support and development of the overall church ministry.
  • Being intentional in connecting with students on Christian and public school campuses. (example lunch, athletics, Bible Studies, etc.)

Compensation :

  • This is a full-time salaried position with a full benefits package.