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Shepherd's Grove

Youth Pastor

Shepherd's Grove
Garden Grove, California, United States

Date Posted: 05/31/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Reformed
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

General Purpose of Position:

To build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a comprehensive approach to youth ministry (in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach) while serving as a spiritual leader and role model.


The Primary Task:

There shall be a comprehensive approach to the development and implementation of the youth ministry to Middle School and High School youth. The primary task of youth ministry is to: love youth where they are; encourage youth in developing their relationship to God; provide them with opportunities for nurture and growth; challenge them to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities and world; create a relevant, exciting ministry/social environment.



  • Be an advocate for youth and educate the congregation about the hopes, concerns and needs of youth in the local church and community.
  • Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry in the areas of group building, worship, discipleship, mission, and outreach.
  • Mentor youth in developing their leadership skills.
  • Be aware of resources for developing the youth ministry programming and participate in continuing education events and training opportunities.
  • Recruit and train volunteers who work with youth in all aspects of youth ministry and ensure adequate volunteer support and adult to youth ratios.
  • Be a liaison between the church and other community organizations, people, and resources that relate to youth and youth ministries.
  • Organize youth social events, outreach events, retreats and camps.
  • Work to effectively reach youth in the community and develop a strategic youth ministry outreach plan.
  • Keep records of youth participation and manage the youth ministry budget. 
  • Make yourself available to youth in a variety of ways (i.e. lunch at school, attendance at extracurricular activities, visitation, times of crisis, etc.)




  • Be a follower of Jesus Christ and demonstrate a growing maturity in faith and character ?
  • Support the vision, mission, and values of Shepherd’s Grove ?
  • Invest in serving and shepherding those in his or her community ?
  • Maintain the spiritual qualifications of a spiritual leader according to Scripture ?
  • Demonstrate the heart of a servant leader to the body of Christ ?



  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field ?
  • 1-3 years of experience in youth ministry minimum. ?



  • High drive for self starting and execution of tasks ?
  • Proactive in moving projects forward, requires little management ?
  • Ability to work effectively and independently, as well as in teams ?
  • Takes ownership of role and responsibilities ?
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills ?
  • Commitment to maintain confidentiality regarding church records, ministry situations, etc. ?
  • Competence in managing people with desire to grow in management skills ?
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple ?projects simultaneously to hit deadlines ?
  • Ability to deal with issues, finding effective solutions and seeking help when needed ?
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and any links to preaching/teaching to