DESCRIPTION: To pastor and disciple middle and senior high school students to become
fully devoted followers of Christ.
POSITION: A full-time salaried position, based upon the growing needs of our youth
ministry. This position is to focus ¾ time on youth, and ¼ time in other
areas to be determined, based on areas of personal giftedness. This position
will report to the lead pastor.
OPPORTUNITY: Position opened in October 2017 with a desire to be filled by the end of 2017
Subscribes to the church's Mission Statement through the spiritual commitments by:
Learning to love God and others through weekend worship (Know);
Maturing in faith and love with personal time with God and intentional relationships (Grow);
Doing God's work in the world by serving others (Go).
Seeks opportunities to improve skills to grow in the pertinent fields of ministry.
Assists in development and oversight of the pertinent ministry budgets.
Meets weekly with Grace staff to create authentic community and to set clear expectations and
goals that align the youth ministry with the vision of Grace.
Participates in the implementation of vision by engaging in meetings with the body of
elders (Foundations Team).
Collaborates with area pastors on a regular basis for encouragement, support, idea sharing and
Accepts occasional pastoral duties assigned by the Lead Pastor, as need arises.
Is in agreement with Grace's vision and Statement of Faith and holds membership in the
church and establishes/maintains membership in good standing with the Covenant Ministerium of
the Evangelical Covenant Church.
Fosters an environment of inclusion, encouragement and respect where students of all
backgrounds feel sought out, welcomed, accepted, loved, and want to bring their friends.
Models and encourages adult leaders in youth ministry to build relationships with students
through attending events in students' lives.
Provides pastoral care, Bible-based teaching, spiritual direction and a safe, secure
environment for the youth.
Consistently develops relationships and provides engaging activities for youth that build
authentic community, encourage discipleship, and equip students for evangelism, outreach and
service within Grace, our community, and our world.
Develops relationships with unchurched youth to fulfill the vision of Grace.
Discovers and develops potential adult and student leaders to contribute to the student
ministry and overall life of the church.
Builds relationships and maintains consistent communication with parents of youth and
Leads by providing vision, encouragement and support for all ministries to students, including
those directed by lay leaders.
Prepares students for living the Christian life as adults, by fostering cross-generational
relationships, engagement in weekend worship services, etc.
Educates parents on both faith and cultural issues facing youth.
Is a mature and growing Christian leader with good moral character and integrity, as set
forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.
Senses a clear call to youth ministry and love for the church.
Has organizational and administrative skills.
Facilitates communication with youth, as well as parents, through social media outlets.
Is adept in written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Has a strong knowledge of God's Word with the ability to teach in a way that is creative
Has proven ability to recruit and build teams, including the development of adult and youth lay
Has proven ability to develop and implement strategy, and is self motivated.
Has an undergraduate degree with two previous years' experience in youth ministry or related
field (seminary degree preferred).
Passes state and federal fingerprint clearance and background checks.
Pastoral Wellness Team is provided for additional encouragement and support.
Routine job performance reviews (including self evaluation) and appropriate goal setting will help
ensure personal success and that ministries are moving forward.
Continuing ministry allowance, education and spiritual direction funds are available.
Two weeks paid vacation and sick leave are available.
Health, prescription, dental and vision insurance is part of the benefit package, as well as life
Relocation assistance will be provided.
GRACE'S MISSION: Love God (Know), Follow Christ (Grow), Make a Kingdom Difference (Go)
GRACE'S VISION: Imagine an authentic community where people are becoming fully devoted
followers of Christ, taking His love to Tucson and the world.
Please send all resumes and inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org