Youth Pastor

Date Posted: June 9, 2024
Hours Per Week: 20
Westminster, CA, USA
Job Type: Adult Pastor,Mandarin/Cantonese/Korean/Spanish/Portuguese, etc. Ministry Pastor,Youth Pastor
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Youth Pastor Job Description

Title: Youth Pastor (Part-time – 20 hours a week)

Reports to: Lead Pastor & Council Members

Compensation: To be discussed

Job Summary:

We are looking to hire an exemplary, bilingual (Vietnamese) Youth Pastor who will provide visionary oversight and pastoral leadership to the youth of Little Saigon Christian Reformed Church. The Youth Pastor will partner with parents and Counsel members in discipling youth, consistently engage students with the good news of the gospel and support them in developing their love for Him and others. To be successful in this position, the Youth Pastor will be present in the lives of the youth in their various contexts. He or she will work to provide a place where students feel they can belong, believe the good news, and become lifelong disciples of Christ.

Youth Pastor Qualifications:

  • Holds a University / College / Seminary degree or its equivalent in theological studies and/or youth ministry.
  • Demonstrate gifts and calling to youth ministry, love young people, and have a passion for evangelism and outreach, both personally and at the ministry level.
  • Has experience in youth ministry or related field.
  • Understands the needs of and has an affinity for young people.
  • A self-motivated leader, capable of casting and imparting vision for ministry, possessing relational skills with youth, parents, and staff.
  • Must possess strong communication skills and a desire to be active in community outreach. This position requires excellent leadership, administrative, and organizational skills.
  • Able to work as a team player, cooperating with the staff, Council members, and all members of the church.
  • Should be able to act with minimal supervision and provide guidance to church leadership in all areas concerning youth ministry.
  • Exhibit proven ability to teach and train youth into a deeply enriching faith experience.
  • Exemplify obedience to the Word of God and devotion to a deep-rooted prayer life.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the vision and mission of Little Saigon Christian Reformed Church.
  • Is teachable and open to feedback and accountability.
  • Play one of the musical instruments is a plus

Youth Pastor Responsibilities:

  • Provide visionary oversight and pastoral leadership to the junior and senior youth ministry of Little Saigon Christian Reformed Church.
  • Provide overall pastoral care for the youth, encouraging their spiritual growth and challenging them to grow in their commitment to Christ and His mission.
  • Identify, train, and support the leadership team.
  • Invest in and nurture junior leadership mentorship program.
  • Plan and coordinate youth events.
  • Weekly meetings for junior and senior youth.
  • Weekly worship practice.

iii. Outreach events

  • Annual mission trip/retreat.
  • Provide individualized support, nurturing of gifts, and mentoring.
  • Provide one-to-one mentoring.
  • Lead a Christ-like lifestyle and pray regularly for those in the youth ministry and church body. c. Prepare students for profession of faith.
  • Build and maintain relationships with parents of the youth.
  • Oversee curriculum coordination and/or development.
  • Interact with students and leaders at Sunday morning gatherings.
  • Prepare youth for life after secondary schooling.
  • Support and facilitate gift discernment and vocational explorations.
  • Equip youth to defend their faith.
  • Assist youth in connecting with other church ministries, small groups, etc.
  • Embody & nurture the intergenerational vision held by Little Saigon Christian Reformed Church.
  • Attend all worship practices, Counsel team meetings as required.
  • Is teachable and open to feedback and accountability.
  • If appropriate, opportunities to preach and/or lead worship may be pursued/offered.

The Youth Pastor is a part-time position and may work extended hours, evenings, over weekends and public holidays, and on short notice. As a member of the Ministry Team, he/she is supervised by the Lead Pastor and shall become a member of Little Saigon Christian Reformed Church. See below for a current description and outline of the Little Saigon Youth Group program from the perspective of current Youth Leaders –


Description of Little Saigon Youth Group, written by a current volunteer Youth Leader

The goal of Little Saigon Youth is to form meaningful relationships that support kids through life’s challenges. Their relationships to God, the leaders, and each other are what the events and messages are built around. This is accomplished by having fun events where kids can be themselves and connect with others. We try to facilitate worship and lessons that lead to meaningful conversations that tackle difficult questions. Most of the kids who attend weekly events come from church familiar families, but we know that they are all at different places in their faith journeys. An important goal of the leaders is that each youth feels welcomed and accepted. Ultimately, we want them to encounter the gospel of Jesus and know that he is our Savior and he loves us. So much of this is achieved through the team of volunteers. They do an excellent job of being honest about themselves, present for the youth, and dedicated to their own growth in Christ. The volunteers give so much of themselves to the ministry, and they are excited to receive support and guidance as they lead. Many of them are young adults from the congregation but a few are also teens from the youth group. Discipling youth is an important part of what we do, and we hope that it leads to those same kids discipling others in their lives.

How To Apply

Please send your resume to [email protected] (Danny Pham – Church Clerk).