Youth Pastor

Valley Christian Church

Chino, CA 91710

Category: Youth Ministry

Posted on: June 19, 2018

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Youth Pastor or Youth Director (Junior High High School)
Part time to full time
Salary commensurate with experience (range: 25K-40K/yr.)
If not ordained, a pathway to ordination within 1-2 years

We are looking for a dynamic person who:
a) has a passion for leading young people to Jesus,
b) would love to join a growing church family of all ages and backgrounds,
c) will enjoy working with a terrific, self-motivated team on staff, and
d) will want to experience the joys of growing with us in a long-term ministry!

I. Objectives
A. To build a holistic approach in ministry between general body of the church, families, and the youth ministry.

B. Desire this candidate to have a passion for serving youth.

C. Work within the pre-existing structure of Valley Christian Church Youth program and in accordance with the overall vision of Valley Christian Church.

II. Accountability / Qualifications
A. This position is relationally accountable and reports directly to the Executive Pastor.

B. The Biblical requirements for this position must be in accordance with 1 Timothy:1-7; Titus 1:5-9, and with the Bi-Laws of Valley Christian Church of Chino.

C. The candidate will preferably have (or currently is pursuing) at least a bachelor's degree from an acceptable Christian college or university in youth ministry or a related area - (special consideration may also be made for experience in ministry) - and preferably at least five years of prior ministry experience with youth.

III. Youth Pastor Responsibilities
A. Strong emphasis on studying God's Word to build a solid foundation needed to "make disciples."

B. Teach and model a "servant's heart" which is necessary in maturing our students' faith.

C. Provide a safe atmosphere where students can build strong relationships, form community, serve others and have fun.

D. Develop and implement opportunities for students to be evangelistic.

E. Build bridges between Children's ministry, Jr High & High School ministry through College

F. Youth Worship Service, Jr. High & High School (currently, Wednesday nights, 6:30 PM 8:30 PM and Sunday School (during 2nd service at 10:30AM)
1. Design and implement all instruction and content for both services (preaching, teaching)
2. Announcements
3. Attendance count
4. Back-room decision counseling and follow-up
a. Follow-up on baptism, salvation, or rededication decisions.
b. Decision slip to be thoroughly completed
c. Provide encouragement to students through email, social media, or phone calls.
d. Utilize other youth staff in backroom counseling and in follow-up process.

G. Outside church activities throughout the week
1. Videotape and attend sporting events, school concerts, etc.
2. Edit videotape clips to create a 5-10 minute videos, when available.

H. Planning and implementation of scheduled events.
1. Reserve and confirm room usage through paper work, and the office manager and consider the scheduling of other church events already on the master calendar when planning youth events (i.e. Halloween party, special services, etc.).
2. Organize and conduct quarterly planning meetings.
3. Contact (via email, social media or personal phone call) all youth staff two weeks prior to meeting, reminding them of the meeting and to come prepared.
4. Prepare planned events quarterly with consideration to the scheduling of other church-wide events.
5. Distribute information (via social media, or established church methods of communication) to youth staff, youth, and parents.
6. Prepare flyers for youth events (i.e. movie nights, game nights, etc.)
a. Reference VCC, the appropriate contact person, church phone number, date, and location of event.
b. All planning and promotional items are to be reviewed by the Executive Pastor for knowledge and support and copies given to the office manager and Creative Arts Director.
7. Work with the Creative Arts Director on promotion.

I. Recruitment of volunteer youth staff
1. Pray for potential youth sponsor(s)
2. Recruit new youth sponsor(s)
3. Introduce new sponsor(s) to VCC policies, other youth sponsors, and to the students.

J. Youth Summer Camp or Conference
1. Responsible for planning & implementation of summer camp or conference
2. Responsible for setting cost of event, promotion of event, and sign up procedure.
3. Coordinate check-in, transportation, and luggage.
4. Communicate with Worship & Tech team on their needs for the camp? (If in house)

K. Junior & High School Winter Retreat
1. Set spiritual direction for the weekend, and set a theme based off of this spiritual direction.
2. Keep in constant communication with organization you are using for winter camp.
3. Provide promotion and sign-ups. Youth Sponsors must sign up!
4. Communicate with Worship & Tech team on their needs for the retreat. (If in house)
5. Arrange transportation for students, equipment, and gear.

L. Additional Responsibilities
1. Perform any additional duties as agreed upon with the Executive Pastor and Senior Pastor.


About Valley Christian Church:

Valley is an independent, Bible-based, non-denominational church, formed in 1978. We recognize that a healthy church is not about programs or buildings, but people! We grew from a movement of Christians at the turn of the 19th century (the Restoration Movement) who said, "Let's not be the only Christians, but Christians only. Let's set aside creeds and denominations that tend to divide us and simply take the Bible as our guide." They wanted to return to a New Testament type of church in this way. We are compelled by the love of Jesus to become, live as, and make dedicated disciples for Him by "Knowing Jesus and making Him known," as our purpose states. We strive to impact the Kingdom by being "mission-minded" and taking Jesus' call to share Good News seriously. No, we're not perfect...but, we pursue this amazing life and invite you on this journey with us! 

Job Qualifications:

As above 

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Youth Pastor
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Full Time
$30,000 - 40,000
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250 - 500

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Mike Spradlin
12410 Norton Avenue
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