Youth PastorPosted by: Parker Hull
Posted date: Feb-04-2019
Location: Houston, TX
Youth PastorLiving Word Church Job Description
ABOUT OUR CHURCH:
Living Word Church (LWC) is committed to seeing lives transformed through the Living Word of God. Our Core Values are sharing our faith, strengthening one another, serving God and others and praying for miracles. We are committed to reaching our community for Jesus Christ. LWC is located in West Houston. We are a multi-generational, culturally and economically diverse church. We have a vision to one day expand and to be a multi-site church. Currently we are working hard to implement several new ministries including: a Children’s Learning Center, Counseling Center, Kids Sporting League and an on-going Mission Partnership with two churches in Guatemala. We are very excited about what God is doing in and through Living Word Church.
Job – Full-Time | Church Membership – 1,000 | Denomination – Church of the Nazarene | Location – Houston, TX
ABOUT THE POSITION:
The primary purpose of the Youth Pastor is to provide the leadership, vision, and direction necessary to make an impact for Jesus in the lives of youth (6thgrade through College) and their families. This position has the responsibility to execute a ministry plan to bring students to faith in Jesus Christ and into membership in the LWC family; to help students grow in their faith, serve in meaningful ministry, and share Christ wherever they go. The Youth Pastor will train, organize and empower a strong team of volunteer leaders to work toward life-change in every youth in the community. The Youth Pastor will also equip parents to fulfill their calling as the primary spiritual leaders of their students. This position will lead and manage youth programming for all daily, weekly, summer, mission, and community - events and activities.
Success in this role will be determined by the following:
WHAT WE ARE SEARCHING FOR:
Living Word Church is seeking a passionate, authentic, high-energy and motivated individual who can work both independently and collaboratively as the Youth Pastor. The ideal candidate will have good character, excellent relational skills with students and parents and the gift of teaching. They will also have a vision for how our Youth Ministry can reach, disciple, and send out middle school, high school and college students as missionaries in their relational contexts. They will be gifted in leadership, mentoring, administration, strategic planning, and possess strong organizational skills in order to effectively achieve the expectations of the position. They will have experience managing teams and building leaders with a high degree of innovation, development, and sustainable implementation.
The candidate will need to give equal attention to worship, ministry, evangelism, fellowship and discipleship. They will be a self-starter well-versed in youth culture. This individual will demonstrate the ability to love God and people by offering biblical counsel to youth and parents. The successful candidate will develop strategies, create new programming, inspire volunteers, and build a sustainable system to make LWC Youth Ministry exciting, relevant and fun. This individual will have an enduring passion for connecting with new and returning families and look for ways for the church to reach out, connect, and embrace un-churched students within the diverse community surrounding LWC. The Youth Pastor will partner closely with the children’s ministry, the Sports Ministry and the Spanish Youth Ministry to work together to strategize, develop and implement outreach events which will not only help connect with unreached students but also strengthen the spiritual formation of the families in the community. As the leader of the Youth Ministry, they will have a good understanding of contemporary youth culture and family dynamics within the context of a growing church. This individual will be marked by an approachable and relatable pastoral personality that identifies across diverse age groups, from youth to adults. We desire a candidate who is passionate about winning and discipling students. There needs to be a strong sense of pastoral vocational calling, and a realization of the need for total dependence on the help of the Holy Spirit in all matters.
This individual should be both filled with and led by God’s Spirit. They must maintain a close personal relationship with God through Bible study, prayer and accountability. They must have a heart for service and reaching the lost. It is in this spirit of love and cooperation with God that the Youth Pastor exhibits the following:
Your role is vital in our mission. While our staff is made up of multiple ministries, we all work together as one team and we do not hesitate to jump on board to help one another, when needed. If you are a passionate Youth Ministry leader who desires to be part of a strong team atmosphere that is committed to reaching its community for Jesus Christ, you would be a great fit at Living Word Church!
If you are interested, please submit the following information to :
1. Your Resume (include your Spiritual Gifts & Strengths Finder Results, if available)
2. A statement of your philosophy of ministry (included with your resume)
3. A recent picture of you (and your family, if applicable)