Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries

Student ministry
Full time with benefits

Trinity EFC

Amherst, OH
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Job Description


The overall objective of the Youth Pastor is to make Christ-like disciples of youth and to train and mobilize them to make Christ-like disciples. He will lead and oversee the 6th-grade through 12th-grade Trinity youth ministry by implementing fellowship, worship, biblical teaching, discipleship and evangelism.


The Youth Pastor shall:
• Have a clear testimony to a saving, sanctifying and growing relationship with
the Lord Jesus Christ.
• Model a Christ-like lifestyle and a passion to reach the lost for Jesus Christ.
• Exemplify obedience to the Word of God and a devotion to a personal prayer
• Demonstrate a willingness and ability to work as a team player, cooperating
and collaborating with Trinity staff and church leadership, always striving to
maintain unity within the body of Christ.
• Be willing to become a member and commit to the vision and mission of Trinity
• Teach in accordance with the Trinity Statement of Faith and adhere to the
Trinity Constitution and By-Laws.
• Exhibit a proven ability to teach and train youth in biblical understanding and
• Demonstrate giftedness and calling to youth ministry and have a passion for
evangelism and outreach.
• Possess a heart to see youth involved in cross-cultural ministries and develop
opportunities for them to serve in a missionary context.
• Be a self-motivated leader, capable of casting and imparting vision for youth
• Possess effective speaking and listening communication skills.
• Demonstrate a heart for the community by being active in community outreach
to reach un-churched youth.
• Demonstrate capable administrative and organizational skills.
• Demonstrate the ability to manage and resolve conflict directly, openly,
honestly and graciously.
• Seek opportunities for spiritual and professional growth.
• Be committed to relationships that encourage and ensure personal and
professional accountability.
• 2-plus years of ministry experience is preferred.
• College degree is preferred.


The Youth Pastor:
• Reports to the Trinity Senior Pastor.
• Is accountable to the Trinity Senior Pastor and Trinity elders.
• Works in ministry in conjunction with the Trinity elders, Director of Children’s
Ministry and the Trinity staff.
• Fulfills the ministry commitment as a full-time pastor, minimally equating to 40
hours per week of youth and associated ministry while striving for a sensible
work-life balance.

The Youth Pastor core activities are to:
• Recruit and develop adult leaders to assist in fulfilling the work and
responsibilities of the youth ministry at Trinity Church.
• Adequately plan and prepare for all youth ministry events and activities so that
each event will seek to accomplish desired goals and fulfill the mission
statement of Trinity Church.
• Design/select the youth ministry teaching curriculum in cooperation with the
Senior Pastor and the Shepherding Elder for youth ministry.
• Collaborate with the church’s staff to accomplish the vision and mission of the
• Make and maintain positive relationships with leaders in the community (e.g.,
leaders of our schools and other youth organizations).
• Establish strong relationships with the youth of our church, maximizing ministry
impact in their lives.
• Provide counseling and spiritual direction to youth on an individual basis.
• Maintain relational contact with students and parents, keeping them apprised
of activities and seeking specific prayer opportunities.
• Keep parents apprised of ministry strategies and plans in a way that
encourages partnership and involvement.
• 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.
• Prepare, monitor and manage the annual youth ministry budget.
• Participate in Trinity staff meetings, one-on-one meetings with the Senior
Pastor, and other meetings necessary to lead an effective youth ministry.
• Ensure ministry coverage when absent due to sickness or vacation.
• Assist the Senior Pastor in areas of Trinity ministry, as necessary.


Please email your resume and cover letter to