Youth Pastor

Bethel Baptist Church

Graham, NC 27253

Denomination: Baptist - American

Category: Youth Ministry

Church Size: 250 - 500

Salary: Not specified

Posted on: October 29, 2021

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Purpose & Role

Bethel Baptist Church in Graham, NC seeks to fill a full-time position responsible for overseeing all aspects of student ministries. The candidate will be responsible for both middle and high school programs (Grade 6-12). While the role of the youth pastor is multi-faceted, the mission is always the same: to introduce the youth of Graham and the surrounding areas to Jesus and disciple the youth that enter into a relationship with Him.

An average week includes outreach, discipleship, fun, and behind-the-scenes planning. Other aspects include building relationships within the youth community, creating healthy and safe spaces in which youth can grow; building, fostering, and discipling a team of volunteer leaders, and regular participation as a part of Bethel staff in engaging with the overall mission of the church.


The youth pastor must have a committed relationship with and love for God, a love for middle school and high school students, and a pastoral heart to see them grow in their relationship with Christ. In addition to passing a background check, the following are required:

Minimum Qualifications

At least 2 years of experience in youth ministry leadership

Bachelor's Degree (preferred in Youth Min from a Bible College or Seminary)

 Strong teacher with a love for God's word

Pastoral philosophy of equipping and discipling

 Relational style of leadership and ministry

Joyful spirit and good sense of humor

Preferred Qualifications

Proven ability to teach and equip youth and leaders in small and large setting

Proven ability to communicate well with church leaders and members and come alongside families, especially in times of crisis

Relate to the unique needs of teenagers in today's culture
Ability to lead worship (sing, play guitar, piano, etc)
Must have excellent computer skills



Ensure that the youth ministry is functioning in an effective, focused manner

Recruit, train, and mobilize a Youth Leadership Team for the youth ministry

Submit and effectively manage an annual budget


Develop comprehensive, well-balanced biblical instruction and programming for spiritual growth

 Assume the role as primary teacher and provide teaching opportunities to other qualified volunteers
 Plan, oversee, and execute special events and trips

Lead annual or bi-annual youth missions' trip, preferably in support of missionaries already supported by Bethel

Demonstrate organizational skills and written communication in implementation of ministry

 Engage parents as vital partners

Develop a program designed to equip middle school and high school volunteers

Provide opportunities for the training and discipling of youth

Other Responsibilities

Participate in staff meetings

Keep pastoral staff informed of emergent situations

 Sunday & Wednesday Evening participation

 General pastoral responsibilities shared by the team and other duties as required

Ability to maintain all social media platforms for the youth programs

Bethel's Staff Core Requirements

 Personal Spiritual Disciplines – Regular, well planned disciplines for spiritual growth and health must be engaged

 A Mentee Relationship – Meet regularly with a mentor who is trustworthy and willing to truly engage.

 Pastoral Accountability – A commitment to be accountable and transparent with the Pastoral team – trusting and submitting to their guidance

 Upholding the Mission and doctrine of the church – Must be in complete agreement with the bylaws and doctrinal statement of the church

 Commitment to Family – Maintain a healthy relationship with spouse (must be married), kids, and family and keep open communication about important family situations with pastoral staff

 Ongoing Training – Proactively seek out opportunities to gain education, skill, and instruction in the field

 Signed Character / Employment Contract – Commit to a lifestyle that is above reproach (preferred 3 year commitment to Bethel)

 General Staff Responsibilities – Participate in staff meetings, personal and team leadership development, various projects at church 

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Youth Pastor
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Full Time
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250 - 500

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Fay Abercrombie
238 Dixon Rd
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