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Gateway Church

Youth Pastor

Gateway Church
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States

Date Posted: 10/09/2017
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Assemblies of God
Church Size: 251 to 350
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Ministry Description

Shreveport, Louisiana


Reports to: Senior Pastor


Job Classification: Full Time

Interested applicants who qualify for the ministry position must email a resume and cover letter to


*Any questions concerning this position can be sent to the same email address.



Qualifications and Position Requirements:

  • Must exhibit a personal and growing relationship with Jesus, is humble, teachable, and disciplined.
  • Spiritual life must be congruent with biblical mandates for leaders (1 Timothy 3:1-7).
  • Must demonstrate and maintain a healthy family life. 
  • Must be called to youth ministry, love young people, and have a passion for evangelism and outreach, both personally and at the ministry level.
  • A self-motivated leader, capable of casting and imparting vision for ministry, possessing relational skills with students, parents, and staff.
  • Must be capable of creating and executing a long-term vision for Gateway’s Youth Ministry.
  • Must be sensitive to needs and pressures of teens with a knowledge of possible solutions.
  • Must be a graduate or fourth year student of a Bible college or Christian liberal arts college with a degree in Theology, Christian Education, or Youth Ministry. A thorough knowledge of Bible is essential. (If you do not meet this requirement but feel qualified please feel free to still apply)
  • Must demonstrate a genuine love and maintain a good rapport with young people.
  • Must be able to teach, train, and disciple youth leaders.
  • Must be in agreement with the 16 fundamental truths of the Assemblies of God.
  • Must possess organizational and administration abilities.
  • Must be able to respond to changing needs throughout the daily and weekly schedule.

Youth Pastor Responsibilities:

  • Lead Wednesday night youth service.
  • 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 Gateway youth parents in effectively fulfilling their Christian parenting roles, in concert with other pastoral staff.
  • Assist in the development and oversight of the youth ministry budget; also manage student fees for events and trips in a timely fashion.
  • 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.


Youth Pastor Additional Expectations:

  • Attend weekly meeting with staff for prayer and planning.
  • Attend worship services, prayer service, and special meetings.
  • Present annual ministry updates and goals for the coming year to the Senior Pastor.
  • Present a yearly youth budget proposal.
  • Stay current with youth ministry practices by reading, attending youth leadership conferences, etc.
  • Review and discuss annual job performance evaluation.