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Youth Pastor

Posted by: Jason Matters

Posted date: Jun-21-2019

Location: Ridgefield, WA (north of Portland)

Strategically located within one of the fastest growing cities in the state, Ridgefield Church of the Nazarene, is looking for a candidate to lead our youth ministry.  The ideal candidate not only loves students, but can work hard in a fast-paced environment.  You will join a staff team of dedicated, diverse pastors and lay ministry directors.  Our growing children's department is sending lots of kids into Middle School every year, and we are looking for someone who will love them, disciple them, equip them and help every student to reach and live their full potential in Christ.

An official job description can be viewed/downloaded here 

Here is our profile of the ideal candidate:

The qualities of any Youth Pastor include a growing personal relationship with Christ, a love for Middle and High School students, and a sense of calling to serve Christ through the local church.  The ideal Youth Pastor for Ridgefield Church of the Nazarene will also have demonstrated strengths in the following areas:

Team-Building:  Multiple programs and ministry environments require strong team building skills.  The Youth Pastor will be able to interact well with adults, able to recruit and build teams of volunteers to serve together.  He/she recognizes that he can’t do all of the ministry himself, and has a history of as raising up volunteers who will share the ministry to students. He/she will recognize talents and gifts of potential team members and will place them in ministry positions where they are best able to serve.  He/she will look for leadership potential among volunteers and will develop them into leaders within the department.

Evangelistic Heartbeat: With 1/3 of the city’s population under 18 years of age, a strong Youth ministry is vital for us to reach the hundreds of families who move into Ridgefield every year.  The Youth Pastor will relate well with unchurched and unsaved parents and their children.  He/she will plan with these families in mind, doing everything in his power to reach them.

Family Discipleship:  Parental engagement is necessary to grow lifelong, reproducing followers of Jesus. The Youth Pastor will have a successful history of engaging and equipping parents to disciple their children.  He/she will also see parents as full members of his/her department and will work to give attention and care to them.

Relational Discipleship: Students grow and thrive in their faith through strong relationships with caring adults.  The Youth Pastor will have a history of pursuing relationships with students, promoting healthy relationships among students, and starting and multiplying small groups of both students and adults.

If this sounds like you, please contact Jason Matters, lead Pastor, by phone/text at 360.643.0057 or by email at pastorjason@ridgefieldnazarene.org
Position Information
Organization Name Only members can view this field.
Location Ridgefield, WA (north of Portland)
District Washington Pacific
State/Province Washington
Position Title Youth Pastor
Position Classification Youth
PositionType Full-time
Deadline for Applications
Contact Information
Contact Preference Calls and Emails are welcome.
First & Last Name Jason Matters
Phone 3606430057
Email pastorjason@ridgefieldnazarene.org