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Faith Evangelical Free Church

Youth Pastor

Faith Evangelical Free Church
Garrettsville, Ohio, United States

Date Posted: 07/31/2012
Categories: Church/Ministry
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:
We are seeking a Christ-exalting, Bible-centered youth pastor for our student ministry, grades 7th through 12th. This will be a start-up position with the opportunity to build from the ground up. (We already have about 12 youth in this age category at the present time.) We envision this as a part-time, leading to full-time position as the Lord builds this ministry. We are looking for the right person who will have strong gifts in teaching and leading this age group.

- A sense of personal calling to this type of ministry.
- A servant's heart, and a desire to lead today's youth to a more intimate relationship with Christ, through discipleship, activities, and a godly lifestyle.
- A minimum of an Associates Degree in Biblical Studies or Youth Ministry (or equivalent in experience).
- Agreement with the Evangelical Free Church Statement of Faith, as found at the EFCA website: (Click on "About the EFCA", and then click on "Statement of Faith".)
- A minimum age of 22.

Responsibilities will include:
- Personal devotional life, in prayer and God's Word.
- Plan lessons and activities for youth group meetings and events.
- Carry out one-on-one discipleship as the Lord directs, in the spirit of 2nd Timothy 2:2.
- Build and cultivate relationships with parents of teens.
- Develop a PLAN OF ACTION to reach the area youth with the Gospel, sharing and working with board of elders
and pastor in this process.
- Meet with pastor on regular basis (for accountability, motivation, and planning).
- Develop adult sponsors (leadership assistance) network and support within the church.
- Develop evangelism and visitation vision, involving youth in this work.
- Develop evangelism training among youth and inspire Great Commission lifestyle.
- Endeavor to develop a biblical "worldview" among the youth.
- Develop ways to utilize existing resources (church building and grounds,). NOTE: We have outdoor basketball
court and more than 10 acres of mowed property.
- Build relationship with local schools and administrators.
- Plan events that will get the attention of the community (service-oriented, etc.)
- Regular communications with parents and youth, to keep them informed of coming events and plans.
- Coordinate all youth activities with the church calendar and the appropriate boards.
- Submit quarterly reports to the congregation, and as needed, to the Board of Elders.
- Assist in youth fundraising activities.

Questions concerning this job description should be directed to the Board of Elders, or to the Lay Leader (Dave Stratton). Church Phone: 330-527-4068