Youth and Young Adult Director/Pastor

Discipleship; Pastor; Student ministry
Full time with benefits

Crosslake EFC

Crosslake, MN
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Job Description


The Youth and Young Adult Ministries Director reports to the Executive Pastor. As a key member of the ministry team of The Log Church, the Youth and Young Adult Ministries Director oversees and leads pastoral care, discipleship, evangelism, and programming for Youth (Middle School through High School) and Young Adults (post-High School through early 30’s).


  1. Oversees, shepherds and leads Youth and Young Adults with a special view to furthering TLC’s Vision-Goals in the areas of Prayer, Worship, Discipleship and Evangelism:

    a. Provides, teaches, and encourages Christ-centered worship

    b. Expectantly communicates the message of faith in, and healing through, Jesus Christ to Youth and Young Adults, with a view to seeing people restored to God

    c. Disciples Youth and Young Adults through personal connection, small group ministries, Bible Study and large group meetings

    d. Models, teaches and provides opportunities for prayer

    e. Fosters belonging and fellowship amongst Youth and Young Adults so that relationships develop which are conducive to spiritual growth. Identify new attenders and actively connect with them to assist in the assimilation process

    f. Seeks opportunities and encourages Youth and Young Adults to serve

    g. Develops personal relationships with Youth and Young Adults, and train Youth leaders to connect with the youth with whom they work

  2. Provides leadership by planning, preparing and implementing a program and ministry goals for Youth and for Young Adults:

    a. Assesses the needs

    b. Selects curriculum

    c. Recruits, trains, develops and regularly evaluates Youth leaders. Team building and personal investment with youth and young adult leaders is vital for healthy team dynamics

    d. Schedules a weekly meeting time for Anchor (Youth Group for Middle School and High School students), plus supplementary meetings for student leaders, young adult leaders, etc; arranges Special Events for this group as needed

    e. Schedules a regular meeting time (weekly or bi-weekly) for Young Adults (post-High School through college to early 30’s) for fellowship, worship and study

    f. Provides opportunities for Youth and Young Adults to develop their giftedness and ministry skills

    g. Develops annual capital and operating budget submission; stewards the approved budget

    h. Ensures that all legal and safety requirements of the State of Minnesota and TLC are adhered to
    i. Conducts a comprehensive annual evaluation of the program
    j. This position is the predominate teacher for youth ministry

  3. Works interdependently with others on the Pastoral team, participating in weekly staff meetings

  4. Periodically gives ministry updates at Elders’ meetings

  5. Communicates clearly & regularly with parents. Providing opportunities to train parents how to be faith at home parents

  6. Keeps informed of Youth and Young Adults-related ministry needs within the community

  7. Represents the needs of the Youth and Young Adults to the Executive Pastor

  8. Performs other miscellaneous ministry duties, as may be required

  9. Extra time will be worked surrounding retreats, District Blitz and mission trips. Since the position is salary there is no extra pay for these events. It is expected that in the week or two following these events that this position would work less hours as agreed upon with the Executive Pastor

  10. The Church will pay for this position to obtain a Minnesota Class B drivers license in order to drive the church bus


The Log Church is a Faith at Home church. All our ministries and staff frame their ministries to equip families to do Faith at Home. All candidates for this position should understand and agree to doing ministry in this manner. More can be learned at

About this Church

Crosslake EFC, aka The Log Church, is in the heart of the Brainerd Lakes Area. We are a church of 250 in the winter and 500 in the summer. We have a great staff team that has a passion to love and follow Jesus. Most of our church people have moved to this area for the pace of life and the outdoor lifestyle. Because of the tourist nature of our area we have no shortage of great restaurants and all the amenities of a big city while preserving the quite nature that city folk love to escape too. The Log Church is a conservative evangelical church which believes and practices the lessons taught in the Bible.