- Job Requirements:
No Seminary degree required. Must be at least 21 years old and pass a background check.
- Job Description:
A minister of students (Youth Pastor) has the responsibility to plan and coordinate everything a local church does to minister to students and their parents. The age range for student ministry usually starts during the 6th or 7th grade (depending on the church) and continues through the student’s senior year (12th grade).
A minister of students gives leadership and support to three key groups of people. First, he or she works directly with students. As noted above, this work includes both formal ties with the students and time spent one-on-one.
Second, a minister of students also gives leadership to all adults who work with student. In most church, he or she takes the lead in enlisting adults to serve in all the student organizations. He then ensures that leaders receive the specific training they need. A student minister also creates ways to spiritually develop adult leaders. The spiritual maturity and continued growth of leaders is the key element that will determine the spiritual growth of a student group.
Third, a minister of student provides ministry to the parents of student. Effective student ministers recognize the powerful impact of the home, either positive or negative, on teenagers.
- Contact Person: Joshua Neal