Crossview Church

Youth Pastor

Crossview Church
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, United States

Date Posted: 01/25/2018
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Evangelical Free
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Youth Pastor

Crossview Church (EFCA) - Wisconsin Rapids, WI


Primary Purpose: To lead a God-honoring and fruitful ministry to middle school and senior high school students of Crossview Church, and the surrounding community.


Reports to: Senior Pastor of Crossview Church


1)     Character and Ministry Values:  These are areas all Crossview Church staff are living out and growing in.


a.      Christ-Centeredness – Maintains a consistent connection and commitment to Christ; Seeks His direction and strength in fulfilling ministry responsibilities; Seeks to model Christian life; Exhibits Fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control). Gal 5:22-23.


b.      Self Management - Organizes and prioritizes well; Uses time efficiently; Consistently produces quality work; Meets deadlines; Actively seeks to improve job skills; Seeks to develop, improve, and maintain a high level of professional knowledge for given areas of responsibility.


c.      People First/Servanthood - Values and respects each individual they interact with; Expresses a warm, friendly, gracious attitude; Humbly willing to pitch in and do “whatever it takes” to accomplish what is needed; Seeks to go above and beyond for the sake of others.


d.      Teamwork/Relationships - Works well on a team; Helpful to coworkers; Works effectively with others; Accepts constructive feedback; Supports teamwork through open and honest communication; Encourages and recognizes the contributions of others; Fully engages in team activities and meetings; Resolves conflicts gracefully; Guards the unity of the team.


e.      Communication - Speaks and writes clearly; Listens to others; Shows sensitivity and caring; Responds promptly to inquires; Maintains confidentiality; Represents Crossview Church well in all interactions with others.


f.       Supervisory Skills – Demonstrates alignment with our mission and DNA; Helps volunteers be successful by clarifying roles and responsibilities, providing needed information/resources to fulfill their role and responsibilities, eliminating unnecessary barriers to getting work done, offering constructive feedback/input, and providing encouragement and support.


g.      Ministry Leadership – Provides a clear vision for his/her area of responsibility; Outlines strategies and tactics for accomplishing that vision; Evaluates effectiveness of strategy and implementation; Makes adjustments as needed based on results and feedback; Has effective processes in place for communicating news, strategies, and goals to teammates; Delegates work appropriately; Manages ministry budgets. This value encompasses overall leadership of your ministry.


h.      Team Leadership – Builds, Structures for effectiveness, Empowers, Equips, Coaches, Evaluates and Encourages teams within primary ministry areas.  This value encompasses the health and effectiveness of the teams you lead.


2)  Primary Assignment: Student Ministries


a. Develop and implement a philosophy of ministry that will move middle school and senior high students toward Christ-centeredness.  This should be aligned with our mission to Love God, Love Others, and Serve the World.


b.  Shepherd, equip, and develop adult volunteers who will shepherd the students of our church and community. Continue to foster the great team chemistry that presently exists.


c. Lead disciple-making environments that foster spiritual growth in middle school and senior high students.


d. Create, administrate, and develop events, mission trips, retreats, and activities that energize and foster a healthy student ministry.


e. Accurately teach the Bible in ways that are developmentally focused toward middle school and senior high students.


f. Be a resource to parents of teens and seek to build environments that will assist them in parenting their teen in a Godly manner.


g. Build relationships with and provide pastoral care to middle school and senior high students, as well as their parents.


h. Develop relationships with the middle schools and senior high schools in our community and create potential outreach opportunities.


i. Become a student of adolescent faith development and youth ministry through continuing educational opportunities (seminars, conferences, and possible graduate or post grad studies).


j.  Connect with other youth pastors in our denominational district (EFCA-FLD)



3)  Secondary Assignment:  Pastoral Staff – As a member of our pastoral staff team, you may be required to occasionally do the following:


a. Preach a sermon during weekend worship services

b. Participate in leading a weekend worship service (do announcements, communion, or prayer)

c. Provide pastoral care to an adult member of our church body

d. Provide pre-marital counseling and officiate weddings

e. Officiate funerals, baptisms, and child dedications

f. Other duties as needed or required to help us fulfill our mission


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