LifePoint Community Church
Youth Pastor Job Description
Character and Qualifications
All pastors will be expected to meet the qualifications of elder as defined in the Bible. Understanding that biblically there is no difference between pastor, elder, overseer, steward, and shepherd. Titus 1:6-9, 1 Timothy 3:1-7, 1 Peter 5:1-4 All pastors are expected to carry out regular pastoral duties included but not limited to: teaching, evangelizing, discipleship, outreach, ECT...
Faith: All pastors shall have a clear profession of faith in Christ and a love for His church.
Leadership: All pastors are servant-leaders who find joy in serving by equipping and encouraging others in their walk with Christ. They are an individual who can lead, motivate, establish ministry objectives, and execute plans with a heart of service and humility.
Teaching: All pastors are effective preachers who rightly handle God’s Word and can communicate clearly, creatively, and concisely to all age groups. They are one who teaches in a manner that is both God-honoring and Gospel-centered. Their teaching should result in saints equipped for the work of the ministry.
Family: All pastors are an example to the church in how they cherish and care for their family in a manner that is obedient to the commands and exhortations of God’s Word.
Administrative: Although the pastors’ primary role is teaching and shepherding people, the pastor should have skills and abilities to effectively manage a variety of administrative tasks associated with the position.
Peacemaking: All pastors should work with the church staff, deacons, other pastors, and the Church body as a whole to unite people with varying perspectives in order to advance our witness both in the Church and in our community to God’s glory.
Authority and Accountability
Authority in the local church belongs to Jesus Christ who is its head. As such, neither the pastors nor the congregation have exclusive rights to authority in the church. They must mutually submit to Christ.
Pastors are called to lead the congregation by providing leadership and care in an attitude of love and humility while never lording it over the congregation.
The pastors are accountable to Christ, to one another and to the congregation. No pastor has more authority to make decisions than any other pastor affirmed by the congregation.
Responsibilities and Duties
The Youth Pastor’s main responsibilities and duties will be as follows:
- Planning, preparing, and organizing teaching content for Sunday morning Children’s church and Nursery.
- Training and equipping church members in the areas of working with children and youth
- Leading and equipping the youth through bible studies, discipleship, and mentoring
- Preparing and providing counseling as required during the week.
- Identifying and mentoring those who God sets apart in His flock to lead existing and future ministries.
- Leading a prayer life both publicly and privately that is uplifting and sets a positive example to others.
- Maintain regularly scheduled office hours at least once per week at the church.
- Governs the activities of the church alongside his fellow pastors/elders
- Provides training on the core values, principles, and fundamental beliefs of the church regularly to new members.
- Offers one-on-one discipleship for those interested and called to further ministry or pastoral roles.
- Lead the regular evaluation of progress towards current goals and establishment of new goals for each year.
- Assist in the reporting at any quarterly and annual business meetings of progress made on current year goals.
- Arranges and coordinates opportunities of evangelism for the congregation on a periodic basis.
- Equips, prepares, and encourages others to share God’s Word through their testimony.
These responsibilities and duties may be reviewed annually by the pastors to better refine the responsibilities of the Youth Pastor to the mission.