One Love Ministries Youth Pastor
Status: Full-time, Salary
Benefits: Health Insurance, Retirement
The goal of the Youth Ministry (Middle and High School) is to build disciples for Christ, equipping them to share their faith with others. The mission of discipleship in relational environments should be a key component of the youth ministry.
The Youth Director reports to Maiola Vivas (Assisting Pastor) for spiritual and ministry guidance. He will provide an annual evaluation of the Youth Pastor’s performance.
The Primary Task:
Develop and implement a comprehensive approach to student ministry. This comprehensive approach is based on the understanding of the primary task of youth ministry to:
- build a team of passionate adult, youth-coaches to help mentor and disciple the youth
- disciple the youth into a personal relationship with God in both large group and smaller relational environments
- grow the youth ministry by creating attractive and compelling environments to which our youth can invite their non-Christian friends.
- teach the youth the Gospel and what that requires from them
- provide them with opportunities for discipleship, growth, and service
- model Jesus’ love
- challenge the youth to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities and world
- support and assist the parents in the process of discipling their youth
- equip the current youth to share the Gospel with their friends
- build a ministry that engages with local Middle and High schools in the area, through an on-campus ministry
- Be an advocate for youth and educate the congregation about the hopes, concerns and needs of youth in the local church and community.
- Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry.
- Mentor youth in developing their leadership skills.
- Stay abreast of new resources and changes in youth ministry and adjust our programming as needed to maintain a current and effective program.
- Share these changes with the parents to assist them in better understanding their youth and the culture they live in.
- Participate in continuing education events and training opportunities.
- Provide parents with continuing education and training in the area of raising their youth.
- Recruit and train volunteers to serve in various aspects of youth, and ensure adequate adult to youth ratios.
- Be a liaison between the church and other community organizations, people, and resources that relate to youth ministries.
- Coordinate Sunday curriculum for youth (grades 6-12) and recruit youth coaches to assist with weekly teaching and mentoring the youth.
- Select the curriculum, teach or coordinate others to teach, for all mid-week classes.
- Provide leadership for youth coaches, mentors, and parents beyond the classroom.
- Work in partnership with schools in the area to effectively reach youth in the community and develop a strategic ministry, outreach plan.
- Keep records of youth participation.
- Communicate with the youth and parents in a timely manner and as effectively as possible using all available resources (email, newsletter, texting, etc.). This includes a quarterly parent’s newsletter, regular parent emails regarding upcoming events, and regular youth check in texts.
- Be available to encourage, challenge, and counsel the youth and parents towards living effective lives as followers of Jesus (i.e. lunch at school, after school visits, attendance at extracurricular activities, home visitations, and support during times of crisis, etc.)
- Work in concert with the gifts and talents of other staff members and maintain a strong teamwork mentality.
- Attend any essential Staff Meetings at Kaka’ako.
- Attend weekly Staff Men’s Prayer meetings
- Ensure that the Child Protection Policy is observed in all youth ministry settings.
Qualifications and Aptitudes:
- Adhere to theology and values in harmony with OLM’s mission and values as well as statements of belief
- Demonstrate a clear, observable commitment to Jesus Christ
- Possess a relational and pastoral heart
- Must have vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement a student and family ministry within the parameters of the church.
- Must have good written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, and computer skills.
- Must have a proven ability to work effectively with youth, parents, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers.