YOUTH PASTOR – Job Description Reports to: Senior Pastor Qualifications and Position Requirements: x One who exhibits a personal and growing relationship with God, a teachable spirit, and a healthy family life. x experience in youth ministry preferred but not mandatory, basic administrative skills, and a personal spiritual life congruent with biblical mandates for leaders (1 Timothy 3:1-7). x One who is capable of creating and executing a long-term vision for GACFSMs youth ministry. x One who is gifted and is called to youth ministry, loves young people, and has a passion for evangelism and outreach, both personally and at the ministry level. x An engaging teacher, with a strong biblical and theological background, who is in agreement with GACFSM's Statement of Faith. x A self-motivated leader, capable of casting and imparting vision for ministry, possessing relational skills with students, parents, and staff. Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities: Scope At present, the following ministries are involved: children, teenagers, and young adults. Ministries shall be age-defined and involve various purposes within each age-group, i.e. outreach, worship, fellowship, discipleship and ministry. x Lead and organize effective youth programs implementing fellowship, worship, biblical teaching, discipleship, and evangelism, as well as ministry and mission opportunities. x Recruit, train and shepherd volunteer youth staff with diverse gifts and personalities. x Provide counseling and spiritual direction to youth on an individual basis. x 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 partnership and involvement. x Support Impact parents in effectively fulfilling their Christian parenting roles, in concert with other pastoral staff. x Assist in the development and oversight of the youth ministry budget; also manage student fees for events and trips in a timely fashion. x Seek to integrate youth ministry into all phases of church life to create a culture that is intentionally intergenerational, striving to unite with and complement other church ministries. x Participate as needed or requested in the evaluation and development of the overall church ministry. x Other duties as required. Expectations: x Arrive 45 minutes prior to the beginning of any scheduled event to ensure the necessary support staff and items are in place. (i.e. Sunday 9:30 a.m.) x Grow GACFSM youth ministry in meaningful ways. x Weekly one hour one-on-one mentoring by the Senior Pastor so he may provide encouragement, direction, support, and challenge you toward holiness and righteousness. x Attend worship services, prayer service, and special meetings. x Present semi-annual ministry updates and goals for the coming year to the pastor. x Participate in a yearly job performance review. x Present a yearly youth budget proposal. x Stay current with youth ministry practices by reading, attending youth leadership conferences, etc. x Preach and teach on occasion in the absence of the Senior Pastor or as requested. x Understand there will be an annual review to determine if he continues in the office of Youth Director.
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