Job Board

Job Board

Youth and Children's Ministry

  • Location
  • Columbia MO


We are looking for an enthusiastic person to step into our ministry and build relationships with our kids in a way that points them towards and builds their relationship with Christ. Someone able to come alongside our kids showing them love and building them up to be our future leaders. Compass youth are in a transition after graduating a large group and having our youth pastor move across country. A large portion of our group fall into the younger part of the 6th to 12th grade age range. This creates a unique opportunity for someone to step into our ministry alongside parents and volunteers, build strong long term relationships, and grow our kids love for Christ.

Ministry description

The youth pastor/director is a full-time position whose responsibility is to oversee all facets of youth ministry at Compass Church. The pastor/director will work with leaders of other ministries to fulfill the Compass Vision for youth ministry, which focuses on building disciples through relationships, meeting the diverse needs of today’s youth, connecting biblical teaching to real-life situations, and developing leadership capacity and a missional orientation within the youth group.
• Meet the biblical standards for elders/deacons*
• Agree to Compass’ doctrinal statement and vision
• Embrace the vision statement for student ministry at Compass
• Strong administrative and planning skills
• Good solid written and verbal communication skills
• Strong collaboration and teamwork skills
• Highly relational
• Adept at equipping and supporting volunteer leaders
• Self-aware
• Teachable
• Initiator
• Must be of high character
*Only in the case of a youth pastor (as opposed to director). A youth pastor will be considered a member of the elder board; a youth director will not.
• Evangelize unchurched youth, assimilate new youth and retain currently-involved youth
• Work with the ministry staff as a team to develop the overall church vision and provide pastoral care for the church body*
• Recruit, lead coordinate a team of volunteers
• Be active in establishing and building relationships with youth, volunteers and parents
• Lead youth volunteers in spiritual growth
• Work with pastor of children’s ministry to lead spiritual growth of Compass parents
• Envision, design and implement youth gatherings and outreach events that create positive and encouraging environments to which teens are attracted
• Plan and oversee weekly student ministry activities (core groups, music, games, message, etc.)
• Plan and oversee Sunday morning student ministry activities (Sunday School), in coordination with the children and adult Sunday morning ministries
• Work in partnership with ministry staff, volunteers and parents to plan retreats
• Work with board member team lead to oversee student ministry budget
• Ensure that ministry safe policy is enforced in all youth ministry settings
• Perform other duties as assigned
How to apply
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