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Youth Pastor

Posted by: Michael Beck

Posted date: Jul-12-2021

Location: Raytown, MO

Youth Pastor - Part Time
Reports To: Senior Pastor
Position Status: Regular employee, part-time, exempt

Southwood Church of the Nazarene is located in Raytown, Missouri. We're within 15 minutes of Nazarene Theological Seminary. Southwood was planted in 1957 with a vision for community and missional transformation in Raytown. Today, about 45 people attend each week, and the vision remains ever-focused on Jesus. As Southwood seeks to grow, we are looking to add a part-time youth pastor to our team that has the ability to impact our current low attendance of teens and expand the youth group. In particular, we want someone who can stay longer-term and is proactive to recruit teens with high energy utilizing a budget we created for you. This position has the flexibility to become full time, “Lord willing.” Additionally, we want you to participate in Sunday Service as a singer, instrumentalist, or sound booth technician.

The purpose is to provide a well-balanced program for youth in middle through high school. The primary objective is to develop a dynamic, growing youth ministry that is focused on individual discipleship, spiritual formation and service that will carry youth into adulthood.

-Minimum of Bachelors in Biblical Studies or related field or pursuance thereof
-District minister’s license or proof of pursuance thereof
-2 years leadership experience (paid or unpaid) in ministry or church settings
-Strong organization and communication skills
-Capacity for developing shared vision, establishing strategic plans, motivating individuals and driving toward goals with accountability‚®

Personal Responsibilities:
-Relationship with Jesus Christ
-Grow in faith and obedience to God through personal Bible study and prayer
-Participate in at least one Small Group or Sunday School class
-Support this local church through attendance, ministry and tithing
-Support the doctrine of The Church of the Nazarene
-Pray regularly for the youth ministry volunteers and youth‚®

Youth Responsibilities:
-Serve as the main spiritual guide to the youth
-Develop and implement a program of teaching and discipleship to youth
-Reach out to new youth and parents to invite and encourage them to participate
-Train and involve youth and youth leaders in servant evangelism and outreach programs and activities
-Involve youth in ministry, community outreach and mission projects
-Be available for counseling.
-Participate in retreats, camps and activities at district and regional level
-Support youth in their school setting, including attending athletic, musical/drama and other events‚®

Ministry to Parents:
-Reach out to parents to invite and encourage their children to participate in youth group
-Be available to parents to discuss issues related to their youth / ministry program
-Encourage parents to participate at events‚®
-Ministry to Youth Leaders:
-Enlist a balance of men and women youth workers to be small group leaders and organize events
-Lead regular leadership meetings with youth leaders
-Provide training opportunities at church or district levels‚®

Administrative Responsibilities:
-Sexual Abuse Awareness Training
-Policies & Procedures Awareness
-Criminal Background Check

$8000–$12,000 annually‚®‚® (weekly paycheck)

If you're interested in the position, please send any questions, your resume and a statement of your philosophy of youth ministry to office@southwoodchurch.org

Church Office: 816-353-5121‚®‚®
Our physical address is 8201 Raytown Road, Raytown, MO 64138.
Position Information
Organization Name Only members can view this field.
Location Raytown, MO
District Kansas City
State/Province Missouri
Position Title Youth Pastor
Position Classification Youth
PositionType Part-time
Deadline for Applications
Contact Information
Contact Preference Send resumes by Email only.
First & Last Name Michael Beck
Title Senior Pastor
Phone 816-353-5121
Email office@southwoodchurch.org