Youth Pastor

Pastor; Student ministry
Part time

Journey Evangelical Church

Westminster, CA
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Job Description

Purpose:

The part-time Youth Director/Minister (20-25 hours a week) will be responsible for designing, coordinating and overseeing a comprehensive youth ministry program focused on raising young disciples for Christ. Areas of focus include building a healthy culture of fellowship, worship, discipleship, outreach (local and away) and service. This can become a full-time position with full benefits once the number of youth attendance consistently reaches 20 or more.

Core Responsibilities (included, but not limited to):

  • Oversight and development of Friday night fellowship and programs that guide and facilitate spiritual maturity and deepen the relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Organize, coordinate and implement various events for youth.
  • Recruit and disciple the Student Leadership Team.
  • Recruit, train and manage volunteers for youth ministry programs.
  • Hold regular informational meetings with parents (at least once every four months) to communicate the youth ministry’s status, vision, programs, calendar, volunteer needs, concerns, etc.
  • Develop and maintain a social media network with the youth parents.
  • Support youth in participation in the life of the church.
  • Encourage youth to develop a servant’s heart by hosting various service events.
  • Visit at least one youth member and parents a month.
  • Preaches at least once a quarter, potential for more.
  • Recruit and serve at annual youth retreats (winter and summer).

Qualifications:

  • Baptized, professing follower of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, with a vibrant walk with the Lord expressed through daily Bible reading, prayer and other spiritual disciplines.
  • Team player, gets along with people.
  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree, pursuing a seminary degree. Proficient understanding of challenges and needs of young people. Previous ministry experience preferred. Computer skills, and proficiency with social media preferred (active on Facebook and Instagram, minimally).
  • Passes background check and routine drug testing.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates leadership, administrative and interpersonal skills for working with youth and adults.
  • Possesses biblical knowledge and be a growing student of the Bible.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain rapport with youth, parents, staff and congregation.
  • Energized, organized and a self-starter.
  • Creative thinker able to implement strategies and activities leveraging the abilities of others instead of doing everything himself.
  • Program and events experience preferred.

Personal Qualifications:

  • Passionately love the Lord and people.
  • Maintain a deep relationship with Christ and the Word with the ability to transfer faith to others.
  • Continually develop the character qualities of 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.
  • Faithful in relationships (Husband/wife, mother/father, son/daughter, brother or sister in Christ).
  • Have a spiritual life that is loving, compelling, authentic, transparent, serving and vulnerable.
  • Have a strong presence that attracts, engages and motivates students and families.
  • Have a specific call to youth ministry with affirmed pastoral spiritual gifts and communication, administrative and programming skills.

Miscellaneous:

  • $25-$35/hour for 20-25 hours/week, partial benefits.
  • Professional Ministry Budget of $875.
  • Manage Youth Ministry Fund of $12,000, excluding retreats.

About this Church

Journey EC is a Bible-preaching Asian American church in north Orange County with a medium-sized attendance (100-150). Our members are genuinely welcoming, greeting and inviting new guests into our community and homes for a meal; and genuinely supportive of each other through joys and crises. At the turn of 2022 we emerged out of quarantine and have restarted Sunday corporate worship both in person and via livestream. We are seeking a part-time youth minister to disciple and grow youth ministries with the potential for growing this position.