St. Andrew United Methodist Church – West Lafayette, Indiana
Part-time position – up to 30 hours per week
St. Andrew has an immediate need for a Youth Pastor.
St. Andrew is a growing, well-established, long-standing church community on the northern edge of West Lafayette, Indiana.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Disciple, lead, and connect with middle and high school youth in life and Christian faith Pastoral Christian presence to both youth and parents Team building – recruiting, equipping, supporting leaders – for a greater mission Lead and develop a diverse
ministry program staffed by volunteers to accomplish defined goals Effective use of church media and public social media in connecting with others, promoting programming goals Regular meetings with church staff, Youth Ministry team, and pastors Administrative
tasks: preparation of schedules, budgets, documents, emails, texts, phone calls, etc.
Christian maturity – an active, intentional, joyous interior journey of faith An outwardly-focused passion to connect youth with Christ – within the church and beyond Must abide by guidelines of Safe Sanctuaries (Child Protection Policies) Demonstrated
trustworthiness as a leader of young people, confirmed by adults/parents Comfort in being present in places where youth show up: school lunch rooms, sporting events, etc. Supportive of the mission and vision of St. Andrew Church and the United Methodist
Church A history of being a wonderful team player and supportive of fellow workers in current/previous employment settings Sense of humor Efficiency and reliability in working within a church (or institutional) setting in a coordinated and cooperative
way Acceptance of a broad range of Christian understandings of faith
To be determined by experience and availability.
The Youth Pastor is supervised by the church’s Associate Pastor in conjunction with the Staff Parish Relations Committee.