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Youth Associate

Branches Church of Orange County
Huntington Beach, California, United States

Date Posted: 04/12/2018
Categories: Church/Ministry
Job Type: Part-Time

Job Description:

Youth Associate

primary purpose of position

To assist in the leadership and shepherding of High School and Middle School Ministries at BRANCHES by helping to create a culture of spiritual growth and discipleship among volunteer leaders and youth.


key responsibilities

  • Aid in the creation, casting, and maintaining of vision for the BRANCHES Youth Ministry.
  • Shepherd and care for students through ongoing pastoral relationships, but more importantly by developing volunteer leaders to be disciple-makers.
  • Responsible for recruiting, shepherding, and empowering Middle School Ministry Volunteers Leaders, collaborating on a Youth Ministry-Wide training with the Youth Pastor.
  • Assist in the development and leading of monthly events, annual camps and missions trips (global and local) alongside the Youth Pastor.
  • Connect and partner with parachurch organizations throughout the city (such as FCA, Common Ground, etc…).
  • Participate in the leadership of the Middle School Boys Life Group and oversee the volunteer leadership for the Middle School Girls Life Group.
  • Care for and minister to all Middle School students in need of pastoral support, including the parents and communicating with them as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with the Children’s Ministry to develop and implement a transition plan for students moving into the Youth Ministry from the Children’s Ministry.
  • Facilitate the weekend Youth Ministry Services in collaboration with the Youth Pastor, aiding with setup and teardown.
  • Develop the teaching series and curriculum for Life Groups alongside the Youth Pastor, regularly teaching and preaching at the combined weekend Youth Service.

all-staff requirements

  • Attendance at weekly staff meetings.
  • Adherence to all leadership and employee guidelines as outlined in the employee Handbook.
  • BRANCHES endeavors to conduct developmental reviews on an annual basis.


supervisor:  Youth Pastor

position:  part-time/regular/non-exempt

hours/schedule:  20 hrs

compensation classification: Ministry Associate 1

revision date:  April 2018