Youth Pastor

Date Posted: April 9, 2024
Hours Per Week: 40
Free Christian Church
Andover, MA, USA
Job Type: Adult Pastor,Youth Pastor
Other Details

 Free Christian Church- Youth Pastor Job Description 

 Job title: Youth Pastor 

Job status: Full-Time, 40hrs/week, includes Sundays and some holidays (Part-Time can be considered)

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 includes 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 asked to submit a cover letter and resume to Dan Hayner, Pastor of Discipleship: [email protected]