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Youth Pastor

Grace Fellowship Church
Warren, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 02/28/2018
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Non-Denominational
Church Size: 751 to 1000
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:



Youth Pastor – Job Description


-Reports directly to Sr. Pastor and Executive Pastor


Qualifications and Position Requirements:


  • One who exhibits a personal and growing relationship with God, a teachable spirit, and a healthy family life.
  • Gifted in organization as it relates to service structure from inception to completion.
  • Experience (min. 3 years) in youth ministry, basic administration skills, and a personal life congruent with biblical mandates for leaders (1 Tim. 3:1-7)
  • Capability to assess and then create and execute both a short term, and long term vision for GFC’s Youth Ministry.
  • The ability to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the Biblical discipleship model and willingness to impart discipleship as a ‘way of life’ both personally and in the GFC Youth Ministry.
  • The ability to demonstrate a confirmed call to Youth Ministry, love of young people and 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, staff and volunteers.
  • Team oriented, well-rounded, ‘whatever it takes’ mentality and willingness to integrate into a team to best advance the gospel without silos of ministry.


Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:


Scope of ministry: Presently, the following ministries are involved: youth grades 6-12.


  • Lead and organize effective Youth Ministries implementing discipleship, fellowship, worship, biblical teaching and evangelism, as well as mission opportunities.
  • Recruit, train and shepherd volunteer youth staff with diverse gifts and personalities.
  • Lead relationally.
  • 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 involvement.
  • Support parents in effectively fulfilling their Christian parenting roles, in concert with the other pastoral staff.
  • Assist in the development and oversight of the Youth Ministry budget. Manage student fees for trips and events in a timely fashion.
  • Oversee the young adult (college enrolled) student ministry to engage them, involve them and disciple them.
  • Maintain the electronic media presence (web, app, social media) of the GFC Youth dept.
  • Participate as needed or requested in the development of the overall church ministry.
  • Be flexible in all other duties as assigned.




  • Arrive 30-45 minutes prior to any scheduled service or event to ensure the necessary support staff, volunteers and items are in place.
  • Present a yearly youth budget proposal.
  • Stay current with youth ministry practices by reading, attending youth leadership conferences, etc.
  • Understand there will be an annual review to determine progress, goals and expectations.
  • Participate in discipleship by faithfully leading, attending or engaging in a LifeGroup.


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