Youth Minister Qualifications and Responsibilities

Posted on: December 5, 2018

Youth Minister Qualifications and Responsibilities

Our current youth minister has done a great job forming our youth group and reaching the youth we have had over the past 10 years.  He and his wife will continue to work within the ministry with our Young Adults.  He has a thriving contracting business that has taken off with the Lord's blessing and doesn't have the time to really build and maintain Velocity in the way that it needs to be taken.  As soon as we find someone to take over the youth minister responsibilities he will step into his other role building a young adult group.

Qualifications

1.  A calling to work with youth verified by talents and abilities to work with them in a natural and real way.

2.  Understanding of the Scriptures and a healthy concept of what radical grace is. 

3.  The ability to teach the Word in an uncompromised manner to youth.  We are looking for someone with a gift to teach and relate to the modern teen culture in a meaningful way.  We desire our youth to know the Word in a way that they can relate it to their daily lives and apply it in the way the Scriptures intended. 

4.  Ability to lead teens to Christ and to lead them in the Baptism/Filling of the Spirit.

5.  Have a clean life free of the use of vices such as alcohol, drugs and tobacco.  If married, faithful to one wife.

1 Timothy 3:2-7 NKJV A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; 3) not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; 4) one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence 5) (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?); 6) not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. 7) Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.

 6.  Must have a desire and drive to want to go out and compel the to come in.  We are looking for one with the time and desire to reach out to friends of our youth and youth in our community to build a youth program that draws them in.  The goal is to tie them to MCC and more importantly to the Word of God so that they stay long into adulthood.  This needs to be done while at the same time maintaining a job to support yourself and your family until such time as we are able to fund a full time position.

7.  Loyalty to the grace message and our body of believers.  We are looking for one who will make MCC their home.  Our hope is for a long term Youth Minister who will build the best youth group in the city.  They will have the understanding that the radical Grace given us by Jesus Christ is the course of the ministry in every area.  This same attitude should be able to easily be transferred into the hearts of the youth that come into the ministry so that we have a high retention rate after graduation.     

8.  Belief in the God who gave them the gift and belief in themselves to solve the current youth crisis in the body of Christ through the Spirit.

9.  A good and healthy understanding of authority, the chain of command and the ability to follow instruction and use the advice of Elders wisely.  We are looking for someone who is self sufficient yet knows how to get good advice and counsel then use that wisely in the decision making process.  Our youth minister must have the ability to make good decisions consistent with the values and ideals of the Ministry.  They must have creativity to come up with new ideas and then follow through.  We are not looking for someone who needs to be told what to do and how to do it.

10. Must be able to work in a multi-cultural environment.  All biases must be left at the door but our youth minister must be able to relate to youth of all backgrounds and ethnic origins.  In Christ we only have one tribe and one culture. 

Responsibilities

1. Teach the Word uncompromised by feeling, emotion, the latest fad, or what's trending now.

2. Build a rapport with the youth that leads to real relationships between you and ties their hearts to the ministry at MCC. 

3. Create new and exciting ways for them to learn the truth. These may include outings especially ones that take our youth to events that build their faith and lead them into a deep relationship with Christ.

4.  Keep a clean youth group and keep your own life and heart clean.

5. Participate in the teaching ministry of the body.  Hold special youth days where they are involved in ministry to the body at MCC.  Attend teaching classes either in person or on-line held by the Senior Pastor.  Attend all church functions and participate in activities outside of youth activities.  Make yourself and family (if married) thriving members of our community of believers.

6. Set goals and lay out a vision for yourself and the youth group then follow through with bringing it to pass.

7.  Build relationships with the parents.  Keep them informed of successes and issues with their youth.  Keep the entire body up to date with what is happening in the youth group.

8.  Be responsible for everything youth related.

9.  Keep up your own growth in the Word and progression to the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

10. Fund raise for the exclusive use of the youth group.  Any funds brought in belong to the group and should be used by the youth group to further the vision and mission reaching youth for Christ.

Our new youth minister will have a clean slate to make their own way.  They will be able to grow and form a group out of their own vision.  We are not looking to control a youth minister and give them a vision.  This is a grand opportunity for someone just entering the field to build something of their own as the Lord leads them.  They must be able to be creative with activities and the implementation of their direction for the ministry.  They will be operating on a very limited budget but as the group grows and the church grows more funds will be made available.  

We would prefer a married couple but will consider an unmarried man.  Our preference would also be someone who can easily relate to the current generation and who is up on the issues of the day.  We also desire one who is socially conservative believing in what the Bible says about sexuality, marriage, the right to life and all other social issue of our day. We value experience and commitment to the Word of God over education.  No degree is necessary if the gift is present in the life of the youth minister.  Our goal is not to find someone who has the calling to lead and teach youth.  Experience leading youth in a non-church environment is a plus and experience in a church environment is necessary.  

You may send a resume to pastorwayne @messiahcommunity.org or call me at (513)348-9991 for an interview.

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