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Napa Valley Baptist Church

Youth Pastor

Napa Valley Baptist Church
Napa, California, United States

Date Posted: 10/25/2011
Categories: Church Staff - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist --SBC
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:
To be responsible for the development and oversight of all NVBC youth ministries (6th – 12th grades) with the goal of turning them into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.

Reports to: The Senior Pastor (Please send all resumes to

Position: - Part Time/Full-Time

Qualifications and Position Requirements:
• One who exhibits an authentic, personal and growing relationship with Christ, a teachable spirit, and a healthy family life.
• One who possesses a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field, experience in senior high youth ministry, basic administrative skills, and a personal spiritual life congruent with biblical mandates for leaders (1 Tim 3:1-7).
• One who is capable of creating and executing a long term vision for NVBC’s youth ministry.
• One who is gifted and is called to youth ministry, loves young people, and has a passion for evangelism and outreach, both personally and at the ministry level.
• An engaging teacher, with a strong Biblical and theological background, who is in agreement with NVBC’s statement of faith.
• A self-motivated leader, capable of casting and imparting vision for ministry, possessing relational skills with students, parents, and staff.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

• Lead and organize effective youth programs implementing fellowship, worship, biblical teaching, discipleship, and evangelism, as well as ministry and mission opportunities.
• Recruit, train and shepherd volunteer youth staff with diverse gifts and personalities.
• Provide counseling and spiritual direction to youth on an individual basis.
• 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.
• Support NVBC parents in effectively fulfilling their Christian parenting roles, in concert with other pastoral staff.
• Assist in the development and oversight of the youth ministry budgets.
• 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.
• Participate as needed or requested in the evaluation and development of the overall church ministry.
• Establish a presence in local high schools and in the community.
• Establish and maintain positive relationships with leaders in the community (e.g. school)
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Pastor.


• Grow NVBC youth ministry in meaningful ways.
• Be mentored by the Senior Pastor, remaining accountable and responsive to his oversight of the Youth Pastor’s ministry.
• Attend worship services on a weekly basis and all scheduled staff meetings.
• Set, posted and regularly adhered to office hours.
• Present annual ministry updates and goals for the coming year to the pastor and deacon board.
• Participate in a yearly job performance review.
• Present a yearly youth budget proposal.
• Stay current with youth ministry practices by reading, attending youth leadership conferences, etc.
• Youth Pastor must obtain a Class B California driver’s license to utilize church “bus” for transporting youth.