Youth Pastor/Director

Job Description for Lindsborg Covenant Church, Lindsborg KS Youth Pastor

Purpose and Role

Lindsborg Covenant Church (LCC) seeks to fill the full-time position of Youth Pastor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of student ministries. The candidate will be responsible for both middle and high school programs (Grades 7-12). While the role of the youth pastor is multi-faceted, the mission is always the same: Introduce the youth of the Lindsborg community to Jesus and help them mature spiritually.

Qualifications

The Youth Pastor must have a love for God, a love for the youth of our church and community, and a passion to share Jesus with others.

In addition, the following requirements will be considered:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Have an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ
  • A strong teacher with a love for God’s Word who effectively communicates Biblical teaching
  • Holding or willing to pursue Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) ministerial credentials https://cov-church­.org
  • Commitment to a team approach to ministry including recruit, disciple, and sustain a volunteer leader­ship team
  • Demonstrates the ability to plan, organize, and execute retreats, camps, and mission trips
  • Relate to the unique needs of teenagers in today’s culture and specifically in the Lindsborg area

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two or more years of ministry experience
  • Associates or bachelor’s degree
  • Musical aptitude and abilities
  • Seminary Degree

Responsibilities

Leading:

  • Ensure the youth ministry is functioning in an effective, focused manner
  • Recruit, train, and mobilize adult youth leaders
  • Submit and effectively manage an annual budget
  • Oversee any fund-raising efforts for youth ministries
  • Ability to develop leaders among the youth

 

Building:

  • 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 youth missions’ trips
  • Teach Confirmation classes annually
  • Demonstrate organizational skills and written communication in implementation of ministry
  • Engage parents and youth teachers as vital partners
  • Develop a program designed to equip middle school and high school volunteers
  • Provide opportunities for the training and discipling of youth
  • Provide strong spiritual support and counsel for youth dealing with personal issues or crisis in their

Other Responsibilities:

  • Participate in staff meetings
  • Communication with relevant church leaders
  • Participation in weekly worship service
  • Oversee grades 9-12 Sunday School programs
  • General pastoral responsibilities under the direction of the lead pastor
  • Will participate in the Christian Education Board meetings
  • Will participate in the monthly full Church Board meetings
  • Ability to utilize relevant social media platforms in support of the youth ministry that will engage and motivate
  • Will continue to develop theological and Biblical skills through ongoing training and study

Other helpful websites http://www.lindsborgcov.org www.lindsborgcity.org www.svenskhyllningsfest.org www.mcphersoncountyks.us

Compensation

Commensurate with education, experience, credentials, and qualifications, includes salary and housing allowance, health insurance, participation in the Covenant Pension program, if or after credentialed as a Covenant Pastor, professional expense account, continuing education support in the Covenant Equip program https://www.midwest covenant.org/equip towards a seminary degree, vacation, and sabbatical leave, as earned.

About us

Lindsborg is semi-rural, an active city of 3,300 people surrounded by smaller towns, a farming community and close to larger cities. The city of Salina with a population 46,550 is 17 miles north and Wichita, the largest city in Kansas is 70 miles south. We have a vibrant youth ministry with 20 to 30 middle school students and 15 to 20 high school students, with lots of room to grow. LCC is the only church in our community that historically staffs a full-time youth pastor. Our youth facilities are well equipped for the gathering of big groups, and include support for a youth worship team. Currently, a team including a temporary part-time staffer & seminary student and adult volunteers cares for our youth, as we seek to fill this position.

To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to the Lindsborg Covenant Church at this email: office@lindsborg­cov.org

Review of applicants will begin Friday April 22, 2022; applications will be received until position is filled.

Stats

Organization name:
Lindsborg Evangelical Covenant Church

Denomination:
Episcopal Church

Contact:
jeff@lindsborgcov.org

Location:
102 S. Washington St

Website:
https://www.lindsborgcov.org

Date Posted:
February 22, 2022

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