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Central Baptist Church

Youth Pastor

Central Baptist Church
Hobart, Indiana, United States

Date Posted: 01/23/2012
Categories: Associate Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
Position Summary:

The Youth Pastor shall have oversight of all youth ministries, and be responsible and accountable to the Senior Pastor (or in his absence the Chairman of the deacons) for teenagers (middle school and high school), and either young adults (college age) or younger children (depends upon his gifts and interests). This oversight shall concern all aspects of recruitment, staffing, scheduling, implementation, and promotion.


It is the ultimate responsibility of every Christian parent to ensure that their children receive the spiritual training necessary to develop into Bible-believing, God-honoring Christians. Parents, however, sometimes desire assistance in the training of their children. This is the rational in pursuing a full-time Youth Pastor.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Consult -To develop each age-specific ministry according to its needs; to communicate a vision for ministry that is relational and purposeful with each group; to help each ministry create strategies and programs that accomplish their objectives; and to inform the church on these ministries, allowing youth to impact adults and adults to influence the youth.
2. Coordinate -To ensure continuity between the various ministries so that the transitions between the various groups are as smooth as possible; to provide a unified sense of purpose and direction in terms of focus and curriculum (without necessarily studying the same material); to organize combined events that bring the different groups together; to share resources between the groups, and to develop and follow an annual youth calendar and budget. Should also coordinate with the Sunday School Superintendent for the selection of materials. Will be responsible to work jointly with others directing various ministry programs for youth mission trips, youth nights, etc.
3. Care - To shepherd the leaders of the various ministries by giving them ownership, rewarding them verbally and visually, never allowing any unfair criticism to be directed toward them, and standing up for them as their advocate while allowing fair criticism. This will require being involved in their lives as a spiritual mentor and friend and providing counseling and spiritual direction on an individual basis
4. Communicate - Communicate all aspects of vision, purpose, strategy, and values for the youth department to pastor, volunteer leaders, students, and church congregation. Maintain contact with students and parents, keeping them informed of ongoing activities. Keep parents updated on ministry strategies and plans in a way that encourages partnership and involvement. Promote children’s ministries within the church body, and developing relationships between the ministries and the families of the children they serve
5. Integrate - 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. Develop events that are outreach oriented to both encourage the children of the church to reach out, and provide opportunities for unchurched kids to connect with Christ and the Church body.
6. Direct a variety of outreach and ministry programs based on the maturity level of the youth with the intent of developing good witnessing and discipling techniques.
7. Plan, schedule and execute activities balancing time with middle school, high school and young adults. These activities should be both service-oriented and fun. There is to be some degree of spiritual content at all activities.
Objective: To develop reproducing disciples of Christ.

1. Exhibit a personal and growing relationship with God, a teachable spirit, and a healthy family life.
2. Gifted and committed to youth ministry, loves young people, and has a passion for evangelism and outreach, both personally and at the ministry level.
3. An engaging teacher, with a strong Biblical and theological background, who is in agreement with our statement of faith.
4. Exhibit administrative and team skills
5. A self-motivated leader, capable of casting and imparting vision for ministry, possessing relational skills with students, parents, and staff
6. Meets qualifications set forth in 1Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.
7. Ability to protect the reputation and integrity of others through strict confidentiality. Wisdom to refrain from indiscriminately sharing information is critical.
8. Outreach to both religious lost and secular lost youth in our community
9. Attend variety of religious and secular Youth Functions held in our community
10. Make and maintain positive relationships with leaders in the community (e.g. school, Little League)
11. To create an environment for students to connect with one another through small groups and fun activities on and off the Church campus
12. To create an environment for students to connect with other students (outside the Youth Ministry) in their everyday life and give them an opportunity to invite their friends
13. Plan and coordinate outreach events
14. Able to recruit, coordinate, and work with a team of volunteers.
15. Stay current with ministry practices and youth culture and trends by reading, attending youth leadership conferences, etc.
16. Plan and prepare a relevant, Biblically sound message each week
17. Recruit, develop, mentor, and equip youth assistants and adult/young adult leaders to carry out the work of the ministry.
18. To provide pastoral care for all students, youth assistants, and adult leaders
19. To equip, encourage, and partner with parents as they raise their teens


Degree preferred

Marital Status:

Preferably married man with participating wife.

Physical Requirements:

Able to move PC equipment (monitors, printers, laptops, etc) as required to complete assigned installation and troubleshooting tasks.
Able to walk 3-5 miles.
Able to communicate effectively, using speech, vision and hearing.
Able to use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations.
Able to bend, squat, reach, walk, including the ability to lift, carry, push, or pull medium weights.
Able to sit at a desk or similar platform for several hours at a time.
Able to work varied hours and schedule during week.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the Church.