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Youth and Children's Ministry

Youth Pastor/Minister/Director

Purcellville Baptist Church
Posted: 03/17/2022

Purpose + Function

Purcellville Baptist Church (PBC) believes within the role and the call of a leader of ministry is to equip the saints for the work of the Lord’s ministry in order to build up the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-13).

The Youth Director/Minister/Pastor will take ownership of the Junior High and Senior High Ministry. The Youth Director/Minister/Pastor will provide direct oversight, administration, and spiritual guidance for the Youth ministry, both Junior High (6th – 8th grades) and Senior High (9th – 12th grades), of Purcellville Baptist Church, under the oversight of the Discipleship Pastor.


Personal Characteristics

·       Have a maturing relationship with God.

·       Called to minister and teach to the rising generations.

·       Shares the vision of Purcellville Baptist Church.

·       Committed to spiritual, emotional, and physical health.

·       Leans in to work, takes initiative, claims ownership of tasks.

·       An effective and engaging communicator.

·       Trusted by parents within the ministry.

·       Respected and appreciated by students.

·       A relational leader.

 Specific Responsibilities

·       Ownership of the Junior High and Senior High Ministries (6th – 12th grades)

a.   Overall development of ministry to help children know God, find freedom, discover purpose, and make a difference.

b.   Recruit and develop a team of volunteers to lead the Junior High and Senior High ministries during all services on Sunday.

c.   Implement curriculum that is theologically sound and fits into the church-wide vision.

d.   Provide ministry to the parents/guardians of the students as needed and as appropriate.

e.   Develop and lead a student leadership team.

f.    Ensure adherence to all child protection policies.

g.   Ensure facility and equipment is maintained at a high level of safety and cleanliness.

·       Support and participate in church-wide events.

a.   Partner with and support church-wide events related to discipleship and family ministry.

b.   Play a main leadership role in representing the church.

·       Attend and participate in staff meetings.

·       All other duties as assigned that further the mission and vision of Purcellville Baptist Church.






·       Bachelor’s degree. Preference would be in a field of ministry.

·       Previous experience in vocational ministry preferred.


Qualification + Experience


·       Be a Spirit-led person of prayer committed to moving the Youth ministry to abundant life in Christ.

·       Production of teaching material and curriculum.

·       Communication skills in various formats (digital, social media, interpersonal, etc).

·       Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Power Point.

·       Critical Thinking.

·       Ability to monitor ministry under guidance of Discipleship Pastor.

·       Event coordination/planning.

·       Managing of volunteers (coaching, recruiting, training, scheduling, and ministry needs).

·       Continual researching of other Ministry programs and spiritual trends.

·       Attending and participating in staff meetings.

·       Community ministry involvement.


·       Ability to monitor safety of students while in care to be aware of surroundings and to identify safety issues before and when they occur.

·       Ability to respond to emergency situations that may include providing CPR or contacting help.

·       Ability to remain stationary for extended periods of time while discipling, teaching, or waiting through a student event.

·       Ability to communicate with students and parents.


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