Youth Pastor

Date Posted: April 29, 2024
Hours Per Week: 40
Wilmington Community Evangelical Church
Hockessin, DE, USA
Job Type: Adult Pastor,Associate Pastor,Mandarin/Cantonese/Korean/Spanish/Portuguese, etc. Ministry Pastor,Youth Pastor
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Wilmington Community Evangelical Church (Hockessin, DE)

Youth Pastor

The Big Picture

Wilmington Community Evangelical Church (em.wcec.church/home) is searching for a full time Youth Pastor.

Do you have a desire to make the greatest impact one can have in a church body – shaping and training the youth for the kingdom of God? Wilmington Community Evangelical Church [威明頓主恩堂] is searching for a minister/director who has the desire and the gifts to shepherd and train the youth in our church and add to their numbers.

The expectation of this minister is to nurture the middle school and high school teenagers in the areas of worship, fellowship, outreach and discipleship. The minister is required to assess the needs of the youth, set the vision, plan and execute curriculum and events, preach and teach the word of God, and review the ministry progress with the board, the youth ministry team, and the parents. It is expected that the minister will be a team player and a communicator; it is not expected that the youth minister will do everything him/herself, but he/she must be able to work with the youth ministry deacon, the adult and youth volunteers and delegate responsibilities. It is expected that the youth minister may spend time with the youth outside the church in more casual or fun settings.

Outside of the heart of a shepherd, organizational skills are very important for the position. It is expected that in the interview process, the prospective youth minister provides a self-evaluation on his/her strengths and weaknesses as a youth minister and team player. There is a part-time pastor’s assistant who supports the Mandarin ministry pastor, the English ministry pastor (open position), the children minister, and the youth minister.

Founded in 1981, Wilmington Community Evangelical Church (WCEC) is a bi-cultural and bilingual (Mandarin Chinese and English) church committed to building up the kingdom of God in Northern Delaware and the surrounding Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Average Sunday attendance is around 250 of which ~40-60 people attend the English Sunday service, with the remainder attending the Mandarin Sunday service. A typical English Sunday service includes youth, parents of the youth, college students, young professionals, and adults. The church currently has a Mandarin ministry pastor and a full-time children’s minister.

The average attendance of the weekly youth ministry Friday night activity is between 40 and 60. The church is currently in the process of searching for an English ministry pastor who is expected to be a close coworker with the youth minister. Knowledge of Chinese Culture and Mandarin Chinese is an advantage but not a qualification for the candidate.

The vision of the church is “Mission and Planting 宣教與拓植. Two churches have been planted: One in West Chester, PA [West Chester Chinese Evangelical Church 威徹斯特主恩堂] and another in Bear, DE [New Castle Chinese Evangelical Church 新城主恩堂/Gospel Christ for All Nations] in 2000 and 2007, respectively, with steady growth witnessed in both. The mission of the English Ministry is “Empowering people to serve God in a cross-cultural community through transformed living”.

General Qualifications

  • Evangelical faith.
  • Education: Bible college graduate or Master’s of Divinity.
  • Shepherding experience preferred.

Spiritual Qualifications

  • Living a life of faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Demonstrating a passion for shepherding students.

Ministry Qualifications

  • A vision for youth ministry.
  • Able to recruit and if needed train adult volunteers in youth ministry.
  • Able to communicate with youth and parents.

General Responsibilities

  • Preach and teach.
  • Conduct ordinances, e.g., baptism, Holy Communion, etc.
  • Conduct visitation and counseling.
  • Collaborate with youth ministry leaders of nearby churches for joint youth ministries.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Plan and lead the development of a comprehensive youth ministry in accordance with the long range ministry vision.
  • Set annual ministry goals and develop plans to achieve such goals.
  • Organize and/or lead weekly Sunday School classes for youths.
  • Recruit and train a ministry team of youth leaders (Student Ministry Team).
  • Organize an adult youth ministry leadership team (and train if needed).
  • Organize and/or lead weekly youth ministry events on Friday nights, or additional days as required.
  • Organize special Youth Ministry events, e.g., youth-parent seminars, youth retreat, 30-hrs Famine, Gospel Jam, etc.
  • Involvement with in-campus ministries in local high schools.
  • Develop and oversee the annual budget for youth ministries.
  • Participate in ministry meetings, such as monthly meetings of the church Elder and Deacon Board, and the English Ministry Team.
  • Share responsibility preaching in the Sunday Morning Worship Service.

How To Apply

The Process

Please look over this job description and the church website. Along with your resume please answer these three questions:

  • Why do you believe that you might be a good fit as the Youth Pastor for WCEC?
  • Describe your experiences in ministry and how you may be qualified to serve as the Youth Pastor of WCEC ?
  • In just a few sentences please give a summary of your theology and how that is in line with the doctrine of WCEC

Please send your resume, a sermon link, and the answers to these questions to [email protected].