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New Life Lutheran Church

Director/Pastor of Youth Ministries

New Life Lutheran Church
Sterling, Illinois, United States

Date Posted: 05/23/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Lutheran
Church Size: 501 to 750
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

New Life Lutheran of Sterling, IL is looking to partner in ministry with a youthful Director/Pastor of Youth Ministries with a heart for God, students, and families, ideally with additional skills in worship and technology. Past Youth Ministry experiences is strongly preferred and a bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry or a related field is desired.


Compensation will be considered as the process goes along, but along with a salary it will include: health, dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as a pension plan through LCMC.  Since our desire is to build into this individual, educational assistance is available to continue their educational pursuits to maximize their ministry.


Job Description: Director of Youth Ministries


Reports To: Lead Pastor


Position Summary:


The Director of Youth Ministries will enhance New Life’s mission and vision by facilitating an excellent Youth Ministry program that will intentionally allow for individuals to connect with New Life for the first time, to learn what it means to be a follower of Christ, and to live out their faith in action, as well as assisting in the elements of technology and worship to enhance our weekend worship experiences.



Primarily, the job of the Director of Youth Ministries is to minister to the youth of our community and assist in creating excellence in our worship services.  This includes:

  • Coordinating and leading Youth Group/Confirmation and Sunday School.
  • Developing mission opportunities, including an annual mission trip.
  • Providing camp experiences during the summer.
  • Arranging trips to national LCMC events or other Christian youth events.
  • Implementing social activities throughout the year.
  • Recruiting of a volunteer staff.
  • Creating smooth transitions for incoming students into middle school and high school.
  • Communicating with youth and parents.
  • Assisting in our summer VBS for children.
  • Connecting weekly with students outside of church.
  • Offering oversight of church van.
  • Leading our technology team as talent allows.
  • Using musical gifts to enhance our worship services as gifting allows.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Lead Pastor.

Success Criteria:

*Though our primary concern is that our Youth Director/Pastor is helping student grow in their faith, we know that healthy things grow.  Therefore, the Director of Youth Ministries is measured on the participation of youth and volunteers within our Youth Ministry.

  • An increase in high school Youth Group students.
  • An increase in middle school Youth Group/Confirmation students.
  • An increase in high school Sunday School participants.
  • An increase in middle school Sunday School participants.
  • An increase in volunteers within the Student Ministry.
  • An increase in volunteers participating with our technology team.