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Grace Baptist Church

Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries

Grace Baptist Church
Emmetsburg, Iowa, United States

Date Posted: 06/08/2017
Categories: Associate Pastor - Combo Positions - Family Pastor - Young Adult Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 50 to 100
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Ministry Summary

The primary purpose of the Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries is to make disciples of teens through evangelism, biblical instruction, and training them to serve Christ with their life. He will be primarily responsible for middle and senior high school programs (7-12). He will have a secondary responsibility to oversee/equip in other areas of Christian Education including Word of Life club, Vacation Bible School, and Sunday School.



Report to: The Senior Pastor

Positions Supervised: Senior Leadership in Youth and Christian Education Ministries



The Pastor of Youth and Family Ministries must have a love for God, a love for teenagers and young families, and a pastoral heart to see them grow in their relationship with Christ.


General Qualifications

  • Meet the 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, and 1 Peter 5 qualifications for church leaders.
  • Commitment to GBC’s purpose, doctrine, vision, values, and beliefs.
  • Prefer a Bible College or Christian liberal arts college graduate with a degree in Theology, Christian Education, or Youth Ministry. A thorough knowledge of the Bible is essential.
  • Pastoral philosophy of equipping and discipling.
  • Commitment to a team approach to ministry including delegating responsibility to team members.
  • Strong teacher with a love for God’s word.
  • Relational style of leadership and ministry.
  • Joyful spirit and good sense of humor.
  • Self-starter and able to work without direct supervision.


Specific Qualifications

  • Recruit, disciple, and sustain a team of volunteer leaders.
  • Engage parents as vital partners.
  • Teach and equip youth and ministry leaders in personal and group settings.
  • Communicate well with parents and minister to families according to their needs.
  • Communicate well with church leaders, ministry heads, and church members.
  • Relate to the unique needs of teenagers in today’s culture.



  • Ensure that the youth ministry is functioning in an effective, focused manner.
  • Recruit, train, and mobilize a ministry team for youth ministry and other CE ministries.
  • Work with the Council of Elders in formulating an annual church budget that will adequately support the youth group and other CE ministries.
  • Oversee the expenditure of the budget allocated towards the youth ministries.
  • Oversee fund-raising efforts for youth ministries trips.
  • Act as the leader of the CE Ministry Team.



  • Develop comprehensive, well-balanced biblical instruction and programing for growth of our teenagers.
  • Assume the role as primary youth teacher and provide teaching opportunities to other qualified adults to teach.
  • Seek to integrate youth ministry into all phases of church life to create a culture that is intentionally intergenerational, striving to unite with and complement other church ministries.
  • Provide periodic youth retreat opportunities.
  • Ensure that competent adult leadership is available, not only to supervise, but to build relationships at all youth events.
  • Lead youth missions trips, with an effort to support missionaries already supported by GBC.
  • Demonstrate competent organizational skills in implementation of ministry.



  • Develop a program designed to equip teens and adult volunteers to do the work of the ministry.
  • Provide opportunities for student ministry teams to form.
  • Provide opportunities for the training and discipling of youth and CE leaders.
  • Take advantage of opportunities to be equipped for ministry by the Senior Pastor.


Other Responsibilities

  • Participate in staff meetings.
  • Keep the Senior Pastor and Elders informed of emergent situations.
  • Serve as a pastor elder on the Council of Elders.
  • Preach and teach on occasion in the absence of the Senior Pastor.
  • Fulfill general pastoral responsibilities as directed by the Senior Pastor Elder.