Youth Director-Pastor Full Time

@ Grace Redeemer Church
  • Glen Rock, New Jersey View on Map
  • Denomination: Presbyterian - PCA
  • Job Category: Pastor / Senior Pastor, Youth & Teen Ministry
  • Date Posted: 16 April 2021
  • Application closes: 31 July 2021
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    Job Description


    Grace Redeemer Church seeks to hire a Youth Director(or Pastor, if ordained) who demonstrates a missional mindset and a shepherding/disciple-making heart. The Youth Director is expected to shepherd,disciple, and teach students grades 6 through 12, as well as young adults, while equipping a team of youth ministry leaders and parents of youth. This involves a collaborative partnership with pastors/elders, lay leaders, and parents. These ministry responsibilities involve as much investment and interaction with parents and lay leaders involved in the youth ministry, as with the youth themselves.

    For these reasons, the ideal candidate may come from any number of backgrounds: an experienced youth pastor, a school teacher who has mentored youth and interacted with parents over their teens, a lay leader who has demonstrated fruitfulness in shepherding adults and youth, or an ordained pastor whose calling is to invest in youth and families.We are willing to think outside of the typical “youth pastor box” in order to identify a candidate whom God has used to disciple and shepherd youth and adults and equip other leaders. Our compensation goals support the strategic value of this position within the pastoral/shepherding team here at GRC. We seek to invest in this position for the long-term,rather than treat this position as a stepping stone toward a future calling.


    Primary responsibilities include:

    Overall Youth Ministry Leadership:

    Implement vision for youth ministryCollaborate with youth ministry team and pastoral/Session leadership teamActively shepherd youth parents to support/equip them in the discipleship of their childrenRecruit and equip youth leadersOversee Sunday School ministry, including curriculum and teaching teamSchedule and coordinate efforts related to weekly New Life Fridays (youth meeting)Oversee communication with youth families and youth leadersInvest in individual and small group time with youth studentsCoordinate annual efforts including the winter youth retreat and summer youth missions efforts

    Overall Young Adults Leadership:

    Implement vision for reaching, discipling, and integrating young adults into the life of the church and its missionEncourage and facilitate a rich community among young adults through meals and recreational events, in addition to fostering intergenerationa connections with GRC members in other stages of life.Invest in individual and small group time with young adults


    Demonstrate core godliness. He will be secure-in-Christ,a man who has nothing to prove to his peers or to the flock. A man who preaches the Gospel to himself, and who models the Gospel to his family.Demonstrate a missional lifestyle, a shepherding/discipling heart, strong evangelistic gifts,and the ability to gather people in the context of an unchurched, secular culture.Relish the opportunity to minister within a fast-paced environment.Have a Gospel-centered philosophy of ministry and love God, God’s people, and the lost.Be able to relate comfortably and competently to people representing a Metro-NY culture that is highly diverse racially/ethnically and socio-economically.Have a teachable spirit; be a life-long learner.


    This position is full-time and provides a salary/benefits package commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include vacation and study leave; health, life and disability insurance; and contributions to the PCA retirement plan.

    Applications (resume and cover letter) via email only.

    Application closes: July 31, 2021

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