Director of Youth Ministries

Cornerstone Baptist Church
Eldridge, Iowa, United States

Date Posted: 06/03/2018
Categories: Youth Pastor
Denominations: Baptist
Church Size: 351 to 500
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Cornerstone Baptist Church aspires to become a spiritually dynamic body, making a significant impact in vulnerable families through our neighborhood schools.  We value uplifting worship, prayer, sound biblical teaching filled with grace and truth, Spirit-empowered serving, disciples making disciples, relationships, and healthy families.


Cornerstone Baptist Church is a multi-site church located in Eldridge and DeWitt, Iowa.  Eldridge, Iowa is a growing bedroom community just north of the Quad Cities, an area of 400,000 people located halfway between Des Moines and Chicago.  This area has the benefit of being less than 6 hours from many major metropolitan cities such as Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay, and the twin cities of Minneapolis/St.Paul. We have all the major amenities of a large city with the benefits of small-town living. 


In 2013 we started a satellite campus in DeWitt, just 15 minutes north of Eldridge.  DeWitt is a quaint blue-collar farming community with a little over 5,000 in population.  We started this site to further reach Clinton County with the Gospel.


We are looking for a full-time Director of Youth Ministry.  We offer this individual the opportunity to live out their passion for God and for youth.  The ideal candidate will have a clear calling and competence in discipling youth, will walk alongside parents, and will contribute to the overall direction of Cornerstone Baptist Church.


The Position:

The mature believer called to this position will have the privilege of leading and discipling teens of all ages at Cornerstone, including both Jr and Sr High (7-12 grades).  This person will cultivate our youth to be spiritually passionate and will have a heart for the lost, both locally and globally.  The candidate will work alongside 4 pastors, a Director of Children’s Ministry (birth through 6th grade), and an established network of volunteer leaders in ministering to the body of Cornerstone.  While the role will primarily focus on ministry in Eldridge (and the North Scott Community School District) this position will also be responsible for developing the youth program at our DeWitt campus.


What’s expected in the position: ignite a passion for God to develop disciples who make disciples by…

  • Maintains sound doctrine
  • Organizing opportunities for youth to grow and share their faith
  • Teaching the Bible well on a rotating basis in various settings (small and large groups)
  • Training and developing the youth to lead in a manner that is both challenging and caring
  • Communicating effectively with students, colleagues, volunteers, and parents
  • Mentor volunteer leaders
  • Build relationships with youth in DeWitt



  • Organizes and plans effectively
  • Excellent character - beyond reproach
  • Manages time well
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • “Supporting” Leadership Style (quadrant 3 of Blanchard’s Leadership Styles)
  • Experienced with technology; i.e. video editing and social media



If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume with a cover letter to  Please do not apply for the position through this website; only apply by sending an email to the aforementioned address.  Please include, as attachments, a cover letter, resume, and your responses to the following 2 questions (1-2 pages total for responses):

  • How were you called to youth ministry?
  • What is your philosophy for youth ministry?
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