Youth Pastor Full Time

@ Westminster Reformed
  • Suffolk, Virginia View on Map
  • Denomination: Presbyterian - PCA
  • Job Category: Youth & Teen Ministry
  • Date Posted: July 31 2023
  • Application closes: October 31 2023
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    Job Description

    TITLE: Youth Pastor (6th – 12th grades)

    TERMS: Full-Time, 40-50 hours/week including Sunday mornings and regularly scheduled evening events for youth

    REPORTS TO: Discipleship Pastor

    Position Summary
    The Youth Pastor at Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church is responsible for leading and developing the team of staff and volunteers who reach, teach and care for students in 6th-12th grades. The Youth Pastor helps students discover their identity in Christ, share their faith with others, develop a Biblical worldview, and serve the church and community.

    • A visible and growing love relationship with Jesus
    • Attend worship regularly and maintain a consistent devotional life
    • Aspires to serve middle and high school students in the local church
    • Ordained or ordainable in the PCA
    • Strong command of the Scriptures and an engaging teacher
    • Understanding of current trends in American youth culture
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence
    • Eagerness to learn and a teachable spirit
    • Demonstrated commitment to personal emotional health
    • Team player who works effectively under own initiative
    • Administrative, budgetary, and organizational skills

    • Cultivate relationships with middle and high school Students for the purpose of leading them into a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
    • Cultivate relationships with parents and equip them to carry out discipleship in the home
    • Provide pastoral care for 6th – 12th grade students and their parents
    • Ensure the vision and structure of Youth Ministry facilitates the church’s Vision, Mission, and Core Values
    • Promote the integration of students into the general life and ministry of the church
    • Promote intergenerational relationships
    • Lead, organize, and develop the weekly ministry to middle and high school students
    • Recruit, lead, and develop Youth Ministry volunteers
    • Lead and organize events, retreats, summer camps and mission trips for students
    • Coordinate with Children’s Ministry Director and Discipleship Pastor to develop and maintain a cohesive ministry for families
    • Actively participate in the leadership and planning of MODGNIK (MODGNIK is an annual youth retreat organized mostly by PCA Youth Pastors throughout Virginia)
    • Continue education in order to develop as a pastor
    • Supervise and work with any supporting Youth Ministry staff
    • Participate in staff life by attending meetings and staff events as required
    • Support and serve at church-wide initiatives and other events as required

    Pastoral Responsibilities
    • Participate in the preaching rotation and the administration of the Sacraments
    • Perform shepherding visits, weddings, and funerals as needed

    Application Instructions
    To apply, please submit the following via email
    • Cover letter and resume
    • 2-minute video introducing yourself

    Application closes: October 31, 2023

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