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Youth Pastor

Compass Evangelical Free Church

Columbia, MO

Category: Youth Pastor & Youth Ministry

Posted on: December 04, 2019

Job Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to step into our ministry and build relationships with our kids in a way that points them towards and builds their relationship with Christ. Someone able to_noemaile alongside our kids showing them love and building them up to be our future leaders. Compass youth are in a transition after graduating a large group and having our youth pastor move across country. A large portion of our current group fall into the younger part of the 6th to 12th grade age range. This creates a unique opportunity for someone to step into our ministry alongside parents and volunteers, build strong long term relationships, and grow our kids love for Christ.

Ministry description

The youth pastor/director is a full-time position whose responsibility is to oversee all facets of youth ministry at Compass Church. The pastor/director will work with leaders of other ministries to fulfill the Compass Vision for youth ministry, which focuses on building disciples through relationships, meeting the diverse needs of today's youth, connecting biblical teaching to real-life situations, and developing leadership capacity and a missional orientation within the youth group.

Evangelize unchurched youth, assimilate new youth and retain currently-involved youth
Work with the ministry staff as a team to develop the overall church vision and provide pastoral care for the church body*
Recruit, lead coordinate a team of volunteers
Be active in establishing and building relationships with youth, volunteers and parents
Lead youth volunteers in spiritual growth
Work with pastor of children's ministry to lead spiritual growth of Compass parents
Envision, design and implement youth gatherings and outreach events that create positive and encouraging environments to which teens are attracted
Plan and oversee weekly student ministry activities (core groups, music, games, message, etc.)
Plan and oversee Sunday morning student ministry activities (Sunday School), in coordination with the children and adult Sunday morning ministries
Work in partnership with ministry staff, volunteers and parents to plan retreats
Work with board member team lead to oversee student ministry budget
Ensure that ministry safe policy is enforced in all youth ministry settings
Perform other duties as assigned
How to apply
Send resume and philosophy of ministry to searchteam_noemailpassefc_noemail
Salary is 35,000 to 45,000

About Compass Evangelical Free Church:

Compass Evangelical Free Church has been serving God and the community of Columbia, Missouri for over 40 years. Compass has a strategic mission to Surrender, Connect, and Proclaim: surrender to God, connect to one another, and proclaim the gospel message of Jesus Christ. These three principles ground Compass in all decisions. Compass is a body of 300-350 dedicated Christians excited about serving the community and growing God's church by sharing His message. The Compass pastoral team consists of four positions: senior pastor, associate pastor, worship pastor, youth pastor, and children's pastor. Compass is excited to fill the youth director/pastor position with a new team member who can own and lead the work of helping our students grasp who God is, what He has done, and how they can live a life that reflects the gift He has given them. About Compass Youth Group About 20-25 middle school youth (grades 6-8) About 20-25 high school youth (grades 9-12) 10-15 adult/parent volunteers  


Qualifications Meet the biblical standards for elders/deacons* Agree to Compass' doctrinal statement and vision Embrace the vision statement for student ministry at Compass Strong administrative and planning skills Good solid written and verbal communication skills Strong collaboration and teamwork skills Highly relational Adept at equipping and supporting volunteer leaders Self-aware Teachable Initiator Must be of high character *Only in the case of a youth pastor (as opposed to director). A youth pastor will be considered a member of the elder board; a youth director will not.  

Position Information:

Job Title:
Youth Pastor
Time Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
Youth Pastor & Youth Ministry
30,000 - 40,000
Organization Type:
Evangelical Free
Worship Style:
Church Size:
250 - 500

Contact Information:

Organization Name:
Compass Evangelical Free Church
Contact Name:
Scott Harris
600 Silvey St.
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