Youth Group Director

Date Posted: March 7, 2024
Hours Per Week: 20
Grace Community Chapel
Teaneck, NJ, USA
Job Type: Ministry Director,Youth Director
Other Details

GCC’s Next Gen. Ministry provides spiritual teaching and guidance to about 200 children weekly ranging from 18 months through high school-aged students. The Youth Group Pastor/Director will be the main shepherding and discipling pastor for Youth Group (grades 6-12). An ideal candidate will carry an excitement to see young people become disciples of Jesus Christ with a heart to grow lay leaders and staff in ministry. S/he will be committed to GCC’s vision and core values and will collaborate with all staff for overall unity in church direction. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • With guidance from the Next Gen Director, lead Youth Group ministry with a focus on making disciples of Youth Group students.
  • Plan and execute weekly Youth Group calendar including weekly Sunday services, weekly Friday night gatherings, special events, mission trips and 2 retreats (summer & winter).
  • Provide biblical teaching with weekly Sunday sermons and weekly Friday night teachings. 
  • Invest pastorally to our Youth Group students and their families through visitations, counseling, participating in life events, etc.
  • Recruit, train, lead and shepherd Youth Group staff and volunteers.
  • Prepare, execute, and monitor the yearly Youth Group budget.

General Responsibilities

  • Participation in weekly Saturday staff meetings and Next Gen. specific staff meetings. 
  • Participation in weekly Saturday or Tuesday prayer meetings. 
  • Assist with Next Gen. events as needed. 


  • Committed and mature disciple of Jesus Christ consistent in life devoted to prayer, studying the Word and obedience to the Lord’s calling.
  • Completion of or working towards an MA or M.Div. from an accredited theological seminary. 
  • 3 years ministry experience, preferably with youth.
  • Love for shepherding and discipling young people.
  • Flexible with a willingness to learn and collaborate.

How To Apply

If interested, please provide the following to [email protected]. Please write: Youth Group Pastor/Director role in the subject line. 

  • Resume
  • Personal Testimony / Ministry Vision
  • Two recommendation letters and references (preferably from previous supervisory pastor(s) or ministry partners)
  • Picture of yourself and/or family

Grace Community Chapel 

260 Elm Ave.

Teaneck, NJ 07666

201) 836-2333