Youth Pastor

Date Posted: December 21, 2020
Hours Per Week: 40
Renewal Church
Sunnyvale, CA, USA
Job Type: Associate Pastor
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Location: Sunnyvale, California

Employment Type: Full-Time, exempt

Minimum Experience: 2-4 years experience ministering to youth and shepherding youth ministry volunteers preferred


Renewal is a growing, three-year-old church plant located in the heart of Silicon Valley and a part of the Acts Ministries International family of churches. We’re looking for a committed Christian leader with a passion for discipling young people with the Gospel. The ideal candidate is an experienced minister who can relate well with youth, parents, and adult volunteers. This role will require a candidate with demonstrated experience equipping youth for ministry.


  • Lead the church’s efforts to minister with and to middle and high school-aged youth.

  • Develop and execute a strategic plan for the youth ministry, including a long-term vision for how the church engages youth.

  • Reach out to unchurched youth in the community, engage them with the gospel, and involve them in the work of the church.

  • Recruit, develop, and deploy new volunteers for the church’s youth ministry.

  • In consultation with other youth leaders and senior church leadership, develop an annual budget for the youth ministry and operate within the constraints of that budget.

  • Develop a Bible teaching calendar for the youth that takes into consideration the full counsel of God’s Word and the spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental needs of the youth in our community.

  • Regularly teach the Bible to the youth with conviction, compassion, and care, and in alignment with Renewal’s doctrinal commitments.

  • Lead efforts to minister to the parenting needs of the church body.

  • Participate in general pastoral duties as needed (counseling, weddings, funerals, etc.).

  • Participate in the general spiritual rhythms of the church (prayer meetings, retreats, special services, etc.).

  • Be available to preach and teach the Bible in adult worship services when asked.

  • Regularly report to the church’s leadership about developments in the youth ministry.

  • Oversee seasonal activities the church’s youth participate in, including but not limited to retreats, VBS, mission trips, etc.

  • Work with other church leaders to find ministry opportunities for youth in the broader church family.

  • Participate in all staff meetings and retreats.

  • Responsibilities and duties may be adjusted to align with the growth of the ministry.


  • Bachelor’s degree. Master of Divinity or related master’s degree preferred.

  • 2-4 years experience ministering to youth and shepherding youth ministry volunteers preferred.

  • Understanding of and willingness to serve within the doctrinal commitments of the church.

  • A desire to teach and mentor youth in biblical truth.

  • Ability to pass a background check and reference checks.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • A growing Christian faith and character.

  • The ability to work well within a team and a commitment to treating others with respect, dignity and love.

  • A calling to pastoral ministry.

How To Apply

  1. Complete an application.

  2. Email us your résumé.