Youth Pastor

Date Posted: May 8, 2023
Hours Per Week: 40
Free Christian Church
Andover, MA, USA
Job Type: Associate Pastor,Ministry Director
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Free Christian Church – Youth Pastor Job Description

Job status: Full-Time, 40hrs/week, includes Sundays and some holidays 

Job roles & responsibilities: 

  • Purpose: To partner with parents in teaching, guiding, and directing youth (6th to 12th grade) at FCC and in the surrounding community in the foundations of faith so they will grow into a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ—the most important thing in their lives. 
  • Plan, direct and evaluate Youth Ministry scope and sequence as well as weekly curriculum prep. Evaluate existing ministries and curricula, implementing change where needed. 
  • Deliver Youth pastoral leadership on Sunday as well as select evenings depending on the group (middle school and high school) 
  • Responsible for Confirmation of the youth of FCC (11th and 12th grade) on a bi-annual basis 
  • Plan, coordinate and lead youth off-site events and retreats (winter and summer) to enable focused, meaningful reflection in a fun, supportive environment 
  • Recruit and coach volunteers and assistant staff or intern. Ensure a harmonized approach to teaching and discipleship. Foster a culture of teamwork and collaboration through which innovative ministry can flow. 
  • Coordinate and lead service opportunities for the youth. Coordinate with outside groups as well as Missions and Service Director. 
  • Ensure Youth Ministry include parents and family as an essential part of a holistic ministry to youth. Keep the congregation informed about these ministries and the needs of youth. Ensure that new families in the church are welcomed and connected with Youth Ministry. 
  • Work with the Pastor of Discipleship to develop strategic plans, action steps and goals for Youth Ministry that implement the purpose and mission of FCC 
  • Work with the Pastor of Discipleship in management of all budgets related to Youth Ministry 

Reporting structure: Reports to Pastor of Discipleship 

Required skills and experience: 

  • Personal and mature faith in Jesus Christ 
  • Ability to work with youth & adult volunteers and minister to their needs 
  • Leadership, teaching & administrative skills 
  • Relevant youth ministry work experience 
  • High energy level; relational skills, high emotional and social intelligence; coachable 
  • Understands basic student development, be familiar with contemporary youth ministry strategies 
  • Basic budgeting, planning and management skills 
  • Ability to work and collaborate with other staff positively. 


  • BA/BS degree required 
  • MDiv or MA preferred 
  • Seminary students are encouraged to apply 
  • Some experience required 2-3-years 

How To Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume to: [email protected].