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Youth Pastor

LifePointe Church
Posted: 08/26/2021
Salary/Range: Competitive
Location
Fort Collins, CO
Description:

Interested in becoming LifePointe’s next youth pastor? Please visit sharethelife.org/jobs to review the job description; if that sounds like you, gather and send (preferably in PDF format) the following items to jobs@sharethelife.org:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Personal Testimony (please include BOTH how you came to trust Jesus, AND how you were called to youth ministry)

ROLE: The youth pastor is our champion of student ministries! Leading as an important member of a greater ministry team including both volunteers and church staff, the youth pastor’s work is united with the shared mission and vision of the whole church. As with all Director-level positions at LifePointe, it is expected that the youth pastor’s efforts will be carried out in alignment with the equipping model of ministry found in Ephesians 4:1-16. This means investing in the training, growth and release of leaders (including students!) for ministry.

STUDENT MINISTRIES AT LIFEPOINTE: Consisting of families who have Middle School and High School students, LifePointe Student Ministries exists to engage youth in the unexpected joy of a life more and more dependent on Jesus. This focus, in close alignment with the mission and vision of the entire church, will enable the work of God to thrive in the families of our students, youth ministry volunteers, and throughout the church and broader community of Northern Colorado. The gospel of Jesus Christ will accomplish this!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: the successful candidate will…
1) Provide gospel-driven discipleship of students in both large-group and small-group opportunities that are safe, inviting and FUN for both current and new students, regardless of church background

2) Grow the current volunteer leadership team; this includes recruitment, training and shepherding

3) Exercise “behind-the-scenes” leadership that enables effective planning, organization and communication

4) Team-up with parents in communication and student discipleship

5) Collaborate to create both local and global mission and serving opportunities for students

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS
1) Character: demonstrate the growing faith and character as described for an Elder in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9, 1 Peter 5:1-3, and Galatians 5:22-23, including the skills of teaching and leadership

2) Calling: youth ministry calling is clearly visible and articulated, confirmed by references and resume

3) Competency: minimum 3 years’ experience as the primary leader of a student ministry, or significant other equivalent leadership experience in a primary leadership position

4) Chemistry: commit without reservation to the Mission, Core Values, and Vision of LifePointe Church

5) Chemistry: embrace LifePointe as your “home church” and (with immediate family, if applicable) be fully-invested to join in membership at LifePointe

6) Character & Calling: possess internally-motivated, self-starter mentality and gifting to passionately steward opportunities and resources for growing students in the gospel of Jesus Christ

7) Character: willingness and ability to love and serve the church through effective planning and organization

8) Character: spiritual maturity and wisdom to confidentially handle sensitive situations and information, including the responsibilities of a “mandated reporter” of child abuse and neglect

9) Chemistry: learn & operate all applicable platforms and systems for communicating at LifePointe Church

10) Competency: preference given for Bachelor’s degree, Bible training and/or Seminary

To Apply: jobs@sharethelife.org