Denomination: Baptist (All)
|Synopsis: A sample job description for a youth pastor.|
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In seeking to provide comprehensive ministry to the whole spectrum of youth within the church, the Youth Co-ordinator shall have oversight of all youth ministries, and shall be responsible and accountable through the elder in charge of youth, to the church.
At present, the following ministries are involved: children, teenagers, and young adults. Ministries shall be age-defined and involve various purposes within each age-group, i.e. outreach, worship, fellowship, discipleship and ministry.
The Youth Co-ordinator shall function through a Youth Council consisting of a representative from each age-specific ministry, as well as youth specialists within the church. This body has already been defined and agreed upon.
The Youth Co-ordinator shall have the following responsibilities:
To develop each age-specific ministry according to the commitment level philosophy of ministry (ministering to people at each level of spiritual commitment) - where ministry is extensive in scope (reaching and discipling youth) and intensive in depth (caring for and developing youth and leaders); to communicate a vision for ministry that is relational, incarnational (Christlike) and purposeful with each group; to help each ministry create strategies and programmes that accomplish their objectives; and to inform the church on these ministries, allowing youth to impact adults and adults to impact the youth.
To ensure continuity between the various ministries so that the transitions between the various groups are as smooth as possible and that as few youth are lost to the church as possible; to provide a unified sense of purpose and direction in terms of focus and curriculum (without necessarily studying the same material); to organize combined events that bring the different groups together, and to share resources between the groups.
To shepherd the leaders of the various ministries by giving them ownership, rewarding them verbally and visually, never allowing any unfair criticism to be directed toward them, and standing up for them as their advocate while allowing fair criticism. This will also require being involved in their lives as a spiritual mentor and friend.
The Youth Co-ordinator will report to the church, as represented by the elders. A representative from the elders shall be part of the Youth Council. The Youth Council shall function as any other church ministry committee.
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