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Journey Community Church

Pastor to Youth & families

Journey Community Church
Camas, Washington, United States

Date Posted: 05/17/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:




 Associate Pastor of Youth  
    Job Description




The Associate Pastor of Youth works with the Lead Pastor, Pastoral Staff, Elders and Trustees to fulfill the mission of Journey Community Church, “Helping People Find And Follow Jesus.”  The YAP seeks to  cultivate an environment of spiritual growth and ministry among our Youth and Young Adults.

The Associate Pastor of Youth
1. Serves the Lead Pastor, Staff, Elders and Trustees and reports to the Lead Pastor.
2. Works closely with the Staff to oversee written and visual communications.
3. Works to assist, support, and supply key volunteers. 
4.  Serves to assist and inform all of the people of Journey Community Church.

The Youth Associate Pastor:

Youth Responsibilities 75% of Time)

  1. Develop and implement strategy and goals for implementing the vision of Journey (helping people find and follow Jesus through Worship, Community and Mission) for the youth ministry.
  • Create a strategy for youth ministry that incorporates Worship, Community, and Mission
  • Create yearly goals for carrying out same strategy
  • Teach the vision to all volunteers, staff, and student leaders
  1. Develop and lead programs according to the vision of the youth ministry
  • Create outreach programs, activities and events (mission)
  • Plan spiritual growth programs, activities and events that include opportunities for kids to worship, fellowship with each other, learn Biblical truths and apply them to their lives (spiritual growth)
  • Plan programs, activities or events, developing students who want to reach out and serve others, impacting them with the love of Christ (student leadership)

Current Programs, Activities, and Events

  • Weekly Youth Group with strategy for growing youth through worship, Biblical teaching, fellowship, and small groups; reaching out to new students in creative/fun ways.
  • Sunday Junior High Sunday School
  • Youth Leadership Team (meets at least 1 time per month to plan and develop strategy for events and programs)
  • Life Groups (Small groups of students who meet with a mentor for further spiritual growth)
  • Quarterly Outreach Events at Youth Group (Examples: Tailgating Party, Water Wars, Dance Party, etc.)
  • Monthly Leadership Team Meetings
  • Yearly Mission Trip for youth/families
  • Summer Camp (Experience the Valley for High School; Dunes Bible Camp Middle School)
  • Winter Retreat (High School Rent large house rotating between Mt. Hood and Sunriver; Middle School - Young Life Middle School Discipleship Camp)
  • Bullwinkle's All-Nighter
  • Service Events (Night Strike; Community Leaf Raking)
  • Other Events: Winter Jam; Christmas Party; Trampoline Party (Jr. High); Safari Sams (Jr. High)
  1. Recruit and train volunteer leaders to help you with your purpose
  • Every student should know an adult who is praying, caring and investing in their lives
  • Meet regularly with your volunteers and staff
  • Build into your team with consistent training and equipping
  • Provide annual training events or conferences for your team
  1. Build and maintain relationships with kids both churched and unchurched
  • Meet regularly with kids from the youth group
  • Befriend unchurched kids with no strings attached
  1. Seek out opportunities to “hang out” with kids on campus, at sports events, or in the community
  2. Build and maintain quality relationships with parents
  • Clearly share your vision with parents so they understand the purpose of the youth ministry
  • Create avenues of consistent contact with parents (regular e-newsletters, annual parent meetings, etc.)
  • Become aware of the needs of the parents
  1. Network with other youth workers in the community
  • Initiate contact with other youth workers to pray for the community
  • Meet regularly with other youth workers, encouraging each other, sharing ideas and experiences
  • Program or attend area events with other youth ministries annually
  1. Set and oversee the youth ministry budget
  • Set a budget that reflects the values in your strategy
  • Be prudent with finances, sticking with the budget you set
  1. Involve students in the ministry of the church as a whole, supporting and participating in the church’s vision, worship services, and activities 
  2. Attend weekly church staff meeting
  3. Provide a weekly report to the senior pastor of your goals, accomplishments, prayers and praises


Other Responsibilities (25%)

1. Participate in program team

2. Serve staff and church as needs arise (i.e. church wide events, staff projects, filling various roles when needed)


Personal Requirements:
The Associate Pastor of Youth must:

Measurable Criteria:

  • Be in thorough      agreement with Journey’s doctrinal statement, core values, and philosophy      of ministry.
  • At least a Bachelor's      degree (B.A. or B.S.) from four-year college or university (some Bible      college or Seminary desired)
  • At least three years      youth ministry experience in youth ministry
  • Experience managing      others


Observable Qualifications:

  • A strong walk with God      through a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Teachable, with a      desire to grow in their faith and abilities
  • A self starter—highly      motivated
  • Has a passion for      youth ministry
  • Understands youth      culture today
  • Strong verbal and      written communication skills
  • A good role model
  • Team player with      effective relational skills (works well with others)