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Youth Pastor / Evangelist

Ministry Description

Position Risk Assessment: High
Term of Office: Contract position, terms of which are determined prior to hiring
Supervision and Support: Reports to: Incumbent
Staff Liaison (if different from above):
Committee/Board responsible for this ministry:
Christian Education Committee
Outreach Committee
Outside Support Systems: must include a Mentor, Spiritual Director / Counselor
Purpose: To develop and nurture a personal relationship between Youth and Jesus Christ
Population(s) served: the majority of persons under the age of 25

Skills / Qualifications:

  • a mature Christian, acknowledging Jesus as the one true Christ, Lord, and means to salvation
  • acknowledge the Bible (as recognized by the Anglican tradition) as the very infallible word of God
  • lives a biblically sound lifestyle
  • acceptable knowledge of the Bible and Christian theology
  • be able to take instruction and work under the appropriate leadership
  • have a basic understanding of the development, and psychological stages of youth
  • a working grasp of Youth Culture
  • ability to assess and then implement case specific ministries
  • ability to inspect and identify ministry opportunities in community
  • position requires a Police Records Check

Spiritual Gifts Recommended:

  • organization
  • evangelism
  • leadership
  • teaching
  • service
  • discernment

Training Provided:

  • the bulk of the individualís training will be provided by another institution prior to hiring
  • funds, resources and time will be made available to the Youth Pastor for continuing education upon request (dependant on availability and appropriateness)
  • Diocesan Sexual Misconduct Training every 3 years

Meeting Date & Time:

  • meet with the Incumbent once weekly
  • monthly Advisory Board meetings
  • weekly Youth programs

Time Commitment Involved:

  • as outlined in the contract, but weekly hours shall not exceed that which is prohibited by the labour laws
  • currently, a 40 hour work week is set
  • when occasionally necessary to exceed the 40 hours, it is the Youth Pastorís responsibility to adjust schedule accordingly during subsequent weeks to account for over time

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • maintain a healthy personal life
  • supervisory, developmental and nurturing role to the Youth in the parish
  • maintaining a safe environment for all involved in the Youth programs
  • recruit and screen leaders according to the Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith Policy
  • effectively communicate pertinent youth events to the congregation
  • follow the Responsible Ministry: Screening in Faith Policy guidelines
  • constant communication regarding ministry with Incumbent
  • manage Youth finances

Limits of the Position:

  • must adhere to Biblical guidelines for ministry
  • must adhere to Diocesan Ministry Guidelines
  • must comply with all policies governing confidentiality

Benefits & Opportunities:

  • have a profound effect on the spiritual growth of the Youth in our parish
  • grow personally and spiritually through service to others
  • develop strong relationships with others in the Ministry Team

Office Instructions: Provide a copy of this position description to the applicant. Place a copy in the applicantís file in a locked filing cabinet. Record the completion of this step on the applicantís Screening Checklist.

Rev: November 27, 2003