Youth Pastor

Edgewood Community Church

Waupun, WI 53963

Denomination: Evangelical Free

Category: Youth Ministry

Posted on: June 16, 2023

Time Type: Full Time

Job Description:

Edgewood Community Church
Youth Pastor Job Description Fond du Lac Campus



Position Summary. We are looking for an engaging, relational youth pastor who will be responsible for all aspects of our youth ministries (6th-12th gr) at the Fond du Lac campus of ECC. In partnership with parents and the congregation, the youth pastor will foster discipleship among our students through two primary responsibilities:
1. Developing and executing the programs, events, and Biblical teaching that support our youth ministry vision.
2. Leading teams of caring Christian adults to shepherd and disciple our youth.
Based on the size of our youth ministry we think this position is 2/3 youth-focused and 1/3 other pastoral responsibilities, determined by individual giftedness and congregational need.

Reports to: Executive Pastor (works closely with FDL campus pastor and ministry team)
Salary: Dependent on experience and education
Benefits: Health Insurance with HSA contribution, Professional Expense fund, smartphone
Hours: 45 hours per week

Responsibilities.
Developing Programs, Events, and Biblical Teaching
1. Maintain a vision for a discipled youth and a philosophy of ministry that informs how to encourage youth toward spiritual maturity with every program or event.
2. Design weekly programs which are growing in participation, enthusiasm, and excellence as all students are welcomed, shepherded, and nurtured.
3. Integrate retreats (especially Districts), events (especially "ask anything" nights), mission trips, local service projects, and small groups into the ongoing discipleship of students.
4. Establish rhythms of assessment and evaluation of ministry.
5. Shape ministry culture by nurturing an environment of fun, acceptance, care, Christ-centeredness, creativity, and prayer.
6. Teach weekly in support of those emphases and goals. These Gospel-centered, Biblical messages are to be informed by adolescent development, speak to the variety of spiritual maturity and engagement expressed by our students, and encourage application.
7. Initiate one-on-one and small group conversations with students for the purpose of knowing them, encouraging them, and helping them take next steps in their faith.
8. Encouraging integrated church involvement so that whole local body of Christ at ECC FDL can grow and build itself up by the proper working of each individual part.
9. Must have an evangelistic focus by participating in community and/or school events to "live the gospel" in our students' world and verbally/relationally connect with the community and unchurched students.
10. Partner with parents offer informative meetings, provide timely communication, and invite constructive feedback.
Leading Teams
11. Recruit caring Christian adult disciples, help them find their fit within youth ministry leadership teams, empower them to lead, and support them in their ministry roles.
12. Equip these teams through quarterly leadership meetings for purposes of team building, training, and evaluating ministry goals.
13. Develop leaders one-on-one through ongoing coaching, praying, discipling, etc.
14. Shape leadership culture by nurturing an environment where leaders are valued, heard, and appreciated.
15. Develop student leadership teams with the purpose of growing student leaders and gathering student input.
Additional Responsibilities.
16. Current campus-wide pastoral needs include counseling, shepherding, discipleship, outreach, preaching we look forward to discussing with our candidates where their additional areas of giftedness and passion exist.
17. Partner with congregation find places for youth to serve (especially with children's ministry and nursery) and be a champion for youth ministry with entire church.
18. Partner with pastoral team participate in staff meetings, assist in various pastoral duties (preaching as gifted, membership class, baptisms, etc), collaborate on overall ministry to congregation and surrounding community (all hands on deck approach to FDL ministry).
19. Provide oversight and support to our Young Adult Ministry, with a focus on helping local college-aged students and 20-somethings stay connected to Edgewood.

 

About Edgewood Community Church:

Who we are. Edgewood Community Church is an EFCA multi-site church in Waupun, Fond du Lac, Beaver Dam, and Sheboygan WI with an average weekly attendance of ~1000 people. ECC is Gospel-centered, existing "to glorify God by introducing people to Jesus Christ and helping them become his fully devoted followers." Our Fond du Lac campus (~275 weekly attendance) has a healthy, growing youth ministry (~30 weekly attendance) and we desire to provide our new youth pastor with the support and systems needed to thrive. 

Job Qualifications:

1. The youth pastor must display the qualifications for spiritual leadership as found in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.
2. The youth pastor must have an authentic and growing relationship with the Lord, practicing the spiritual habits that we desire to reproduce in our ministry.
3. The youth pastor should be teachable, humble, "hungry" for excellent ministry, and a reproducing disciple of Jesus.
4. An undergraduate degree with Bible training is preferred. Seminary or special training in youth ministry is a plus, being a lifelong learner is a necessity!
5. At least 3 years' experience working in youth ministry is preferred. (If that experience is as a volunteer, there must be a strong recommendation from the pastor of that ministry.)
6. Aligned with the EFCA Statement of Faith, credentialed (or desire to be) by the EFCA.
7. The youth pastor should have a working knowledge of adolescent spiritual development.
8. The youth pastor should have strong organizational skills. 

Position Information:

Job Title:
Youth Pastor
Time Type:
Full Time
Salary:
$40,000 - 50,000
Organization Type:
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Church Size:
250 - 500

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Contact Name:
Kerrie Landheer
Address1:
201 Edgewood Drive
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City:
Waupun
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ZIP Code:
53963
Country:
United States
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