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Youth Pastor

New Hope Wesleyan Church
Williston, North Dakota, United States

Date Posted: 02/07/2018
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Wesleyan
Church Size: 1001 to 1500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Great things are happening in Williston, North Dakota. We are excited to add an energetic and passionate Youth Pastor to our TEAM. Someone to love on our students, their families, and lead them closer to Jesus.  New Hope Church is growing and recognizes the need to reach and connect with students where they are, within and outside of the church walls. New Hope Church and The Family Ministry Team look forward to finding the Youth Pastor who will take this ministry to the next level. Please find the information below, we look forward to beginning this journey with you. 



The Youth Pastor will oversee all student ministry activities. The Youth Pastor will be responsible for recruiting, equipping, and leading student ministry leaders at New Hope. The ministry focus will be under the banner of the second “G” of our mission (GROW) and includes creating and sharing a vision for student ministry in support of New Hope’s overall mission.


Specific Qualifications and Expectations

1. A passion and perseverance for leading students and families to full devotion to Christ
2. An ability to create vision and leadership for a ministry that meets the relevant needs of students and their families
3. An ability to recruit, equip, and lead ministry leaders and team members for multiple areas of ministry
4. A self-starter and initiator of assigned tasks, someone who goes beyond minimum expectations
5. A heart for pastoral care for ministry leaders, volunteers, and families with children


Position Description

• Design, develop and cast vision for a student-relevant ministry for Students/Youth (6th grade through 12thGrade) that creates an excitement and infectious enthusiasm while introducing them to the basics of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
• Organize the weekly student meeting, creating a relevant space for students to hear teaching, connect with peers, and develop lasting relationships through small groups
• Interact with parents to promote a family friendly ministry and to create awareness 
• Confidentiality and discretion with finances, counseling information and staffing
• Provide a presence of the student ministry of New Hope in the local schools and organizations in town
• Encourage and coach student ministry volunteers to invest in relationships with students
• Oversee the recruitment and training of volunteers who are passionate about leading Students and their families into full devotion to Christ
• Recruit, develop and train student leaders to serve in their area of giftedness
• To participate as a member of the New Hope Staff Team through regular staff meetings and healthy communication
• To support the church wide strategy of GO GROW GIVE through leadership participation
• Contribute and collaborate with the Family Ministries Team to create events for the purpose of growing strong families
• Oversee the student budget with approval through the Family Ministry Pastor
• Provide shepherding and Pastoral Care for the team under your leadership, including a weekly plan for absentee and new guest calls
• Step into other duties as needed and assigned by leadership


Education and Experience 

Bachelor's Degree from a four-year college or university (preferably in children and family ministry or education) or a minimum of three years of related experience/training or equivalent combination of education and experience


Compensation Package

• Competitive salary based on individual talent, education, and experience. Benefits package.

Reports To: Family Ministry Pastor 


Employment Type




New Hope Human Resources

Phone 701-572-4673




New Hope Church



721 26th St W

Williston, ND 58801