Discipleship and Youth Pastor/Director
Calvary is seeking a shepherd with a heart and a passion for discipleship and youth (6th-12th grade). Their primary role is to make disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus. This person will have characteristics and qualifications consistent with 1 Timothy 3:1-7. We desire someone with a strong knowledge of the Bible and the ability to teach.
The individual must be a team player with solid administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills. This person must be able to develop healthy relationships with students, volunteers and parents, shaping a team- focused culture where students are able to grow spiritually and the ministry is able to grow numerically. The pastor/director is not expected to be a “Lone Ranger,” but should invest in recruiting and developing parents and adult leaders to better share the load and multiply the impact of the youth ministry.
Leadership and Management: Lead, manage, and administer Calvary’s Discipleship and Youth programs.
- Provide administrative oversight for discipleship (life groups/small groups, Bible studies, biblical life coaching) and youth programs and respective annual ministry plans.
- Lead an adult small group and encourage others to lead or participate in a group to grow deeper in Christ and their relationship with each other.
- Manage and track statistics for discipleship programs.
- Recruit volunteers, identify ministry giftings, and effectively integrate them.
- Attend all required meetings.
- Develop and implement annual ministry plans for discipleship and youth programs consistent with the church’s vision and mission and align with the sermon series.
- Participate in the All-City Youth Workers Network.
- Oversight of Upward Sports basketball volunteer recruitment.
- Communicate youth news through multiple mediums such newsletter, bulletin boards, letters, announcements, website, and Facebook page, etc.
- Keep an organized record of contacts, discipleship and youth ministry plans updates, brochures for interested parents, and ministry team members.
- Plan and execute curriculum.
- Prepare youth ministry budget and track spending.
Leadership Development & Discipleship: Develop a team of adults and youth who work together to achieve the goals of the discipleship and youth ministry plans.
- Plan and implement proper training for small group leaders and youth volunteers.
- Coordinate individual meetings with core ministry team members for evaluation, encouragement, and feedback (suggested once per year).
- Encourage team training opportunities at regional and national conferences and events.
- Create a student leadership team to assist with executing youth events, Wednesday night activities, and Sunday school. Mentor adults and students to become leaders.
- Provide regular input and support to the junior high, high school, and college Sunday school teachers, coordinators.
Youth Interpersonal and Pastoral Care: Build relationships with youth and parents and work to draw them closer to Christ and the church through personal contact, youth gatherings, and intentional outreach events.
- Coordinate personal visits with youth for discipleship.
- Communicate with parents, guardians, and/or adults, as needed.
- Equip parents with tools for continued personal discipleship and student development at home.
- Schedule youth outreach events.
- Maintain a visitor outreach follow-up plan to proactively welcome new students.
- Facilitate two “Family Youth Events” each year in order to maintain a family-friendly ministry.
- Plan a summer mission trip or impact event, yearly.
Fellowship: Provide opportunities for youth to meet, have fun, and build strong relationships with other Christian students and adults through youth gatherings, activities, and events.
- Facilitate weekly youth activities (usually Wednesday nights).
- Ensure youth gatherings are warm and inviting, communicating a welcoming church culture.
- Encourage attendance at regional youth programs (Youth Rallies, camps, etc.)
Worship: Challenge youth to grow by providing tools and opportunities to experience God at deeper levels.
- Provide students regular opportunities to lead worship, devotions, and prayer during Wednesday activities.
- Develop and mentor student leaders to take ownership of their ministry, and the church as the whole, and encourage them to serve in Sunday morning worship.
- Facilitate the growth and development of the youth worship band.
Continuing Education: Model a personal relationship with Christ and commit to personal spiritual leadership.
- Proactively pursuing education and training opportunities to grow personally and professionally.
- Grow spiritually by attending classes and reading various books.
- Pray daily for the youth, families, volunteers, and leaders.
- Hold beliefs consistent with the church’s doctrinal and theological beliefs.
- Team player with solid administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
- Willing to attend and become a member of Calvary.
- Must be able to meet Calvary's Child Protection (MinistrySafe) policy requirements.
- Potential hires must pass background check.
- Ordination preferred, but not required.
- A bachelor degree required. Training and/or experience as a youth minister preferred.
Email a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 4575 45th Street South, Fargo, ND 58104