Pastor of Preteens and Youth Ministries

Date Posted: May 23, 2024
Hours Per Week: 40
The First Baptist Church of Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Job Type: Adult Pastor,Family Pastor,Youth Pastor
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Who We Are

The First Baptist Church of Vancouver is a multicultural, multiethnic, multigenerational, socioeconomically diverse congregation. We see this as a resounding demonstration of the gospel’s power to overcome human divisions. We are a community following Jesus with a heart for the city and beyond. We live by our values and our statement of faith. For more information, please visit https://www.firstbc.org/vision/ and https://www.firstbc.org/beliefs/.

General Position Description

Working alongside a team of pastors, the Pastor of Preteens and Youth Ministries will focus on four major areas:

  • Discipleship of preteens and youth (grades 5-12).
  • Development of lay leadership and volunteer teams.
  • Partnership with parents and guardians.
  • Outreach to our unchurched, neighboring preteens and youth.

The Pastor of Preteens and Youth Ministries is expected to be an active member of FBC, a church of the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada (https://www.firstbc.org/pages/ouraffiliation) and be involved in community life beyond ministry (e.g. corporate worship, small group communities, and community events).

This is a full-time position where you will work 40 hours per week.

Primary Areas of Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Pastoral Team to develop ministry plans and strategies that are in line with the vision, mission, and values of the church.
  • Provide pastoral leadership in encouraging preteens and youth to follow Jesus.
  • Cultivate a dedicated team of Christ-centered lay leaders and volunteers who are committed to walking alongside preteens and youth to point them to Jesus.
  • Equip parents and guardians as primary disciple-makers of preteens and youth.
  • Collaborate with the Pastor of Children’s Ministries and Pastor of Discipleship and Community to develop a cohesive discipleship plan with significant transitions and milestones in mind.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Street Ministries to develop ways for our preteens and youth to deepen their understanding of the church’s missional call.
  • Develop new initiatives to reach our neighboring, unchurched preteens and youth.
  • Recommend systems, policies, and procedures that ensure the well-being of preteens, youth, and family.
  • Strengthen partnerships with local preteens and youth ministries, local faith-based organizations, and community partners.

Other Ministerial/Staff Responsibilities

  • Take an active role in worship services.
  • Attend staff meetings, retreats, and functions as required.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Executive Pastor.


  • Sincere, maturing faith in Christ.
  • Pastoral call to preteens and youth ministries.
  • Ability to relate personally and socially to preteens, youth and parents with cultural sensitivity and an awareness of the complexities of adolescent development and faith formation.
  • Team-oriented mindset and collaborative work ethic.
  • Cultural intelligence to lead in a multi-ethnic/international community.
  • Ability to translate vision and strategy into action.
  • Div. or equivalent, preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in emerging generation ministries, preferred.


  • Adhere to the ministerial policies, procedures and protocol of the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada.
  • Be fully aligned with the church’s mission, vision, values, bylaws, and doctrinal positions.
  • Model and promote the church’s core values.

Start Date

September 1, 2024

Salary Range

Salary is commensurate with experience; the salary range is $60k-$66k per annum. Salary range is in CAD.

How To Apply

Process for Applying

Please send a cover letter and CV, philosophy of ministry, and a brief biography to [email protected]. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Application Deadline

June 19, 2024