Youth Pastor

Date Posted: June 20, 2022
Hours Per Week: 40
Leawood Presbyterian Church
Leawood, KS, USA
Job Type: Ministry Director
Other Details

Leawood Presbyterian is a growing, family-oriented, neighborhood church located in suburban Kansas City.  We are looking for a full-time youth pastor to shepherd the spiritual development of the youth in our church and community.

Primary Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Outreach – Spend time at local High School and Junior High events, meeting students, building relationships, & taking an interest in the lives of high school students & in the LPC Community. Based on this responsibility, there are times when events will be at nights/weekends.

  • Discipleship – Recruit small group leaders who will invest in building a network of age-appropriate Life Groups where high school students can explore Christian faith and grow into mature followers of Jesus together. Small group leaders may be parents, college aged or high school aged youth.

  • High School Gathering – Collaboratively lead the weekly Sunday / Thursday High School Youth Ministry, creating a fun & spiritually meaningful environment for students. *Note – LPC utilizes the Orange Curriculum to guide content for all next generation ministries.

  • Monthly Events – Plan, organize, communicate, and pull off fun events /trips as catalysts for relationships, a chance to invite new people, and as opportunities to share Christ.

  • Leadership Development – Recruit, Train, & Develop leaders to reach & disciple students, including leading LPC’s summer internship program.

  • Parent Development – Establish a strong Parents Council to help to teach & encourage parents to be involved in the spiritual growth of their students.

  • College Connection – Maintain relationships with students after they graduate from LPC youth ministries, and keep them regularly engaged in the life of LPC as much as possible.

  • Shepherd – Lead the group of 9th -12th on for High School ministry, and provide shepherding leadership for all young men or young women from 6th-12th grade.

  • College Intern Program – develop a formal college intern program to support LPC during summer events and help support the development of the next generation of ministry leaders.


  • Committed follower of Jesus Christ. Committed to live by the teachings and principles of Scripture.

    • Involved in Sunday worship, a small group and an active devotional life.

  • Support, communicate, and live the Vision, Mission, and Values of LPC.

  • Goal-Oriented.

    • Skilled in writing up trimester goals, ensuring these are implemented through discipleship programs & events.

  • Ministry experience that includes working closely with high school aged students & families.

  • Proven leadership and management skills.

    • Organizational skills for growing, mobilizing, and maintaining a strong and effective team and program.

  • Strong relational and team building skills.

    • Works well in a team setting.

  • Experience forming broad support teams with adults.

  • Creative, highly motivated, proactive and innovative.

  • Strong communication skills including use of technology and full understanding of social media to reach kids “where they are”.

  • Be a Member of LPC, & adherence to the core biblical doctrines of the Reformed tradition.

Requirements & Expectations

  • Experience – 3+ years of relational ministry with high school students required, staff or volunteer church ministry experience preferred.

  • Education – Bachelor’s degree required, post-college training preferred (seminary, parachurch, or similar ministry program).

  • Staff – Attend weekly staff meetings & weekly Youth Ministry Meetings (team meeting/ one-on-one) led by Executive Pastor.

    • Maintain regular office hours, particularly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Sundays. Availability & flexibility for ministry evenings & weekends.

  • Character – Constructive attitude, genuine humility, spiritual vitality, and teachable character.

  • Competence – Resilient flexibility, connections focused, results driven, & God-honoring excellence.

  • Chemistry – Relationally intelligent, works collaboratively, and shared commitment to the vision & mission of LPC.

The job is described in greater detail here, including the job application: High School Youth Director — Leawood Pres


How To Apply

We welcome you to apply here, and look forward to learning more about you.