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St. John's Episcopal Church

Full-time Youth Minister

St. John's Episcopal Church
New Braunfels, Texas, United States

Date Posted: 04/26/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Episcopal
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Ministry Description for Full-Time Youth Minister


Support the ongoing children and youth ministries at St. John’s Episcopal Church by building deep and meaningful relationships, modeling a Christ-like lifestyle and faith, assisting and leading ministry events, aiding in the transformative education of students, and becoming actively involved in the life of St. John’s.



  • A Christian committed to Christ and the church as the Body of Christ.
  • A respect and appreciation for the Episcopal Church’s expression of faith.
  • A lifestyle that reflects an authentic commitment to Christ and one that can be modeled for youth.
  • An enthusiastic desire to engage with and learn from young people and parents alike.
  • Ability to help parents determine spiritual goals for their students
  • Ability to recruit and raise up leaders.
  • Ability to naturally connect with and serve well with all people.
  • Ability to manage time, complete assignments, and initiate new and creative ideas.



  • Full-time ministry beginning Summer, 2017


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Personal

o   Spend regular time in personal Bible study/ devotional to maintain your own spiritual health outside of ministry.

o   Find a mentor who will stretch you spiritually and programmatically.

  • Contact Work

o   Regularly connect with parents to ensure we are supporting their spiritual goals for their children.

o   Make contact with students outside of the youth group gatherings.

o   Build community and foster relationships with the friends of our youth.

  • Programs:

o   Plan weekly youth meetings, and annual events.

o   Recruit teachers, train them and raise up leaders.

o   Plan a yearly calendar with a Youth Leadership Committee

o   Plan Summer Mission Trips.

o   Encourage Diocesan participation in youth ministries

o   Oversee Confirmation of the youth

o   Help with Camp Outreach in the summers

  • Technology

o   Send out weekly communication to the youth and parents

o   Help manage all social media

o   Update the website regarding youth ministry



  • Additional Responsibilities

o   Work effectively with SJEC clergy and lay staff in carrying out the mission for St. John’s.

o   Help to develop and maintain a yearly budget for youth ministry.

o   Actively participate in the life of Saint John’s Episcopal Church (attend services etc…) 

o   Achieve goals of SJEC, doing so in partnership with parents, staff, and volunteers.

o   Ask questions, seek leadership, take risks, and learn.

o   Meet on a monthly basis with the Rector.

o   Attend Staff Meetings and other ministry meetings.

o   Participate in continuing education.

o   Oversee acolytes – we have a leader who coordinates and trains them.

o   Other duties as assigned from time to time.



  • Salary to be determined based on experience, etc.
  • Medical, dental, and life insurance and pension.
  • Travel allowance.

A Brief Description of St. John’s Episcopal Church

St. John’s is a program size church with an average Sunday attendance of 200. We have employed a part-time youth minister for the past four years. We are looking to hire a person who can build a fruitful youth ministry.  We are in the construction phase of a major expansion of our facilities for programming.  Included in the expansion is a new youth room and additional space for meetings.