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Youth Pastor (Middle School & High School)

Job type: Full-time

Category: High School/College Ministry

Location: Solvang, CA Post Date: August 17, 2017

Overview

Student Ministry Pastor Job Description

Valley Christian Fellowship, Solvang CA

For more information on our church: WWW.VCFCONNECT.ORG

Click HERE to watch clips from our youth ministry

Click HERE for our pastors talking about the job position

Capabilities and Characteristics:

Deep devotion to God and love for His Word

A relational connection with teens and a passion to help them grow in Christ

A deep desire to see many students come to faith in Jesus

Sees the local church as an important pathway to spiritual development

Loves shepherding students, but not manipulating them

Gifted leadership and communication skills (on and off the platform)

Articulate (able to communicate well on the platform and through media)

Disciplined, innovative and creative

A learner (someone who seeks constant improvement and is open to new strategies/ideas)

Able to develop a team-oriented culture through training, mentoring and teaching volunteers

Experienced in leading ministries that reach 100 to 500+ middle and high school students

Committed to and doctrinally aligned with the Vision, Mission and Values of VCF

Reports To / Relates Closely With:

Senior Pastor

Executive Pastor

Provides Oversight To:

Middle School & High School Groups

Existing and future teens and their families

Volunteer Staff (including their recruitment and training)

Ministry intern(s)

Primary Responsibilities:

Live a healthy balanced lifestyle that honors God, family, and others

Pastoral care and training of parents and students

Teaching relevant messages with biblically sound doctrine

Curriculum oversight and development

Lead the structure and design of weekend youth services in a team environment

Work to develop an overall belief of intergenerational worship (adults and teens together)

Facilitate creative student and family events (camps, outings, outreach)

Function as an operator and figurehead of the ministry to parents and school administrators.

Oversight of all weekly small groups and their leaders

Build and maintain a healthy, effective volunteer team of adults, parents, and young adults

Communicate with and equip parents to be involved in the spiritual formation of their teenagers

Work with the Executive Pastor and the Children's Ministry Director for curriculum sequence

Build a culture that is continually attracting new teens and their families

Visit school campuses & support Fellowship of Christian Athletes club on high school campus

Oversee load-in and load-out of weekly youth room gatherings

Inspire and engage the student leadership volunteers

Other Responsibilities:

Produce outreach-oriented events that are strategic to the overall mission of the church

Evaluate current strategic plan and structure in alignment with the overall church mission, vision, values and strategies and adjust accordingly

Oversee adjustment and implementation of an effective, long-term budget

Teaching for Sunday morning services when applicable

Education/Experience:

Bachelors and/or master's degree preferable or equivalent experience.

Some formal in-depth bible training

3+ years full-time youth ministry experience required

Compensation:

Compensation is highly competitive, given cost of living on the central coast. Commensurate with education and experience.

Hours:

50+ Weekly; including administrative work, relational ministry, staff meeting, planning, programs, reading, biblical study, and church attendance.

If you are the person for the job, please send us the following to Louise@vcfconnect.org

Your resume

A personally written email explaining your interest in applying

We also highly recommend you include additional information with your resumé, such as:

Audio or video samples of you leading a sermon or bible study

Other media (YouTube video, social media information, photos, etc.)

Character profiles such as Strengths Finder, DISC profile, Myers-Briggs, etc.

How to apply

If you are the person for the job, please send us the following to Louise@vcfconnect.orgYour resumeA personally written email explaining your interest in applyingWe also highly recommend you include additional information with your resumé, such as:Audio or video samples of you leading a sermon or bible studyOther media (YouTube video, social media information, photos, etc.)

Character profiles such as Strengths Finder, DISC profile, Myers-Briggs, etc.