Summary: The Youth Pastor is responsible for pastoring students, leading the youth Worship Experience, cultivating a healthy adult and student volunteer team culture, and overseeing all aspects of the youth ministry/department.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Provide pastoral care to middle school and high school students
- Develop vision and culture of the youth program
- Assure each Worship Experience is staffed with volunteer teams for areas under their direction
- Recruit, develop, mentor, and train adult and student volunteers
- Implement and direct volunteer training programs
- Oversee departmental and ministry events (e.g., youth camp, youth mission outings, other special events)
- Attend campus leadership meetings, as directed
- Develop and maintain departmental budgets
- Plan activities as needed for ministry areas
- Provide pastoral assistance during main Worship Experiences, including attendance counting, offering, and greeting at door
- Provide pastoral care during office hours and on Pastor on Duty rotation
- Maintain correct information in Church databases (e.g., Planning Center)
- Other duties as may be assigned
Supervisory functions: Has Supervisory functions.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Staff Core Values/Staff Competencies
To perform the job successfully, an individual should adhere to the Staff Core Values and demonstrate the related competencies:
We can only lead someone to a place that He has led us to first.
Visionary Leadership – Our staff displays passion and optimism, which inspires respect and trust. They provide vision and inspiration to their teammates, mobilizing others to fulfill the vision.
Leadership – A leader effectively influences the actions and opinions of others, motivating them to perform well. They give appropriate recognition and accept feedback from others.
Never stop learning.
We will intentionally grow personally and professionally.
Adaptability – Our team is able to adapt to changes in the work environment, changing the approach or method to best fit the situation. They are able to manage competing demands and deal with frequent changes or unexpected events.
Quality – Our staff look for ways to improve and promote quality, monitoring their own work to ensure accuracy and thoroughness. They apply feedback in their quest to improve performance.
Initiative – Our team members undertake self-development activities, seeking increased responsibilities. They look for opportunities, taking independent actions and calculated risks.
Change Management – Our team builds commitment for change through effective communication, preparing and supporting those affected by change. Implementation plans are workable, with results evaluated.
Technical Skills – Our staff pursues training and development opportunities to continuously build knowledge and skills, which they share with others. They are able to assess their own strengths and weaknesses.
We are committed to maintain emotional, spiritual, physical, and financial health.
Motivation – We set challenging goals, looking for persistence and the ability to overcome obstacles. We measure ourselves against a standard of excellence.
Interpersonal Skills – Our staff are able to keep emotions under control, effectively solving conflict. They are active listeners and are open to others’ ideas. We strongly believe in maintaining confidentiality.
Problem Solving – It’s necessary for our team to work well in group problem-solving situations, using reason, even when dealing with emotional issues.
We champion the vision of this church because our ministries are not ours.
Innovation – Our staff are team players, developing innovative ideas and suggestions for improving work. They display original thinking and creativity, with a view toward the mission and vision of Victory.
Teamwork – Our staff puts the success of the team above their own interests, supporting everyone’s efforts to succeed. They exhibit objectivity and openness to others’ views, giving and welcoming feedback.
We believe that hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.
Attendance/Punctuality – Our staff believes in being on time for meetings and appointments. They ensure that work responsibilities are covered when absent and help cover teammate’s absences.
Planning/Organizing – Our staff uses time efficiently by prioritizing and planning work activities.
Dependability – Our staff takes responsibility for their own actions, communicating with management as needed, keeping commitments, and completing tasks on time.
We will always remember where we came from and how far God has brought us.
Organizational Support – Our staff knows and embraces our church’s goals and values, recognizing that they are the foundation of the ministry. The policies and procedures are followed to move us through the process effectively.
We believe respect is earned; honor is given.
Professionalism – Our staff treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position, always approaching in a tactful manner. We react well under pressure and accept responsibility for our own actions.
Ethics – Our staff inspires the trust of others by keeping commitments, working with integrity, and upholding organizational values.