Youth Pastor

Date Posted: January 3, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40
Lake East Christian Church
Kirkland, WA, USA
Job Type: Other Professional Ministry Positions,Youth Pastor
Other Details

Church Overview:

• LECC is an evangelical non-denominational Christian church that consists of families mostly with Chinese ethnic background. Please see church website for details https://leccweb.azurewebsites.net/About.

• The church is located in Kirkland Washington, east of Seattle across from Lake Washington

• LECC has about 100 people serving mostly the Seattle Eastside communities

• There\’s a Chinese-speaking Sunday service and an English-speaking Sunday service

• We have a strong burden to grow our youth God\’s way and are looking for a full-time dedicated youth pastor to work together on this ministry

• LECC youth demographics can include both middle school students and high school students from current church families, and near-by community neighborhood

Youth Ministry Goals:

• Turn the youth into believers and disciples

• Build up the foundation of faith for their college and adulthood life

• Expand the kingdom of God through youth ministry. Grow the youth attendance by 10X and attract younger families to God.

Roles and Responsibilities:

A minister of the Word of God:

• Preach at least twice a month at the English Sunday worship services.

• Teach High School and Middle School student Sunday School classes, regularly train Sunday School teachers.

• Teach the English baptism class and baptize new believers.

  • Minister the monthly Holy Communion.

A shepherd and servant of God, focusing on serving the youth:

• Visit and care for youth to build up the relationship with them.

• Lead youth fellowship programs.

• Work with youth parents to grow youth spiritually.

• Maintain contact with youth and parents, keeping them informed of ongoing activities. Keep parents updated on ministry strategies and plans in a way that encourages partnership and involvement.

A spiritual leader and overseer for the youth ministry:

• Lead LECC youth ministry in planning, budgeting, execution and recruiting co-workers to work together.

• Develop plans to ensure the growth of youth in spiritual maturity and in congregation size.

• Plan and train youth to serve within the church and outreach in the local community.

• Build, lead, and coordinate among all the youth co-workers.

• Encourage, train and participate in short term mission.

• Develop and maintain effective relationships with various leaders in the community for purposes of outreach programs.

A team player of the pastoral team and reports to the Elder and Deacon Board:

• Working with the Elder Deacon board to develop short-term tactical and long-term strategic plans, organize execution teams and/or establish programs to enable LECC short-term goals and execution strategy.

• Inform, coordinate, and support the Elder Deacon Board to ensure the ministry progress, synergy, and cohesiveness.

• Work with Elders and Deacons in developing concrete, implementable annual plan and budget.

• Participate and contribute to weekly and monthly meetings to collaborate with others (Elders and Deacons, Chinese and Children pastors, Co-Workers, and others).

Qualifications and Aptitudes:

• Have a clear and strong calling from God to serve in Youth Ministry. Have a love for Jesus Christ, for young people, and for the church.

• Talent to connect with youth and build trust relationships with them. Self-motivation to lead, capable of casting and imparting vision for ministry. Possess relational skills with youth, parents, and staff.

• Ability to work with parents and other co-workers to form a strong supporting team for youth spiritual growth.

• Exemplify obedience to the Word of God and devotion to a deep-rooted prayer life. Must have a clear testimony to a saving, sanctifying, and growing relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Model a Christ-like lifestyle and a passion to reach the lost for Jesus Christ.

• Chinese culture appreciation is highly preferred.

• Theological training or youth ministry experience preferred.

How To Apply

Contact Email: [email protected]