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Youth Minister

Key Responsibilities 

  • Lead the church’s efforts to minister with and to junior high and high school students. Reach out to unchurched youth in the community, engage them with the gospel, and  involve them in the work of the church. 
  • Recruit, develop, and deploy new volunteers for the church’s youth ministry. In consultation with other youth leaders and senior church leadership, develop an  annual budget for the youth ministry and operate within the constraints of that budget. Develop a Bible teaching calendar for the youth that takes into considera,on the full  counsel of God’s Word and the spiritual, physical, emo,onal, and mental needs of the  youth in our community. 
  • Regularly teach the Bible to the youth with conviction, compassion, and care. Lead efforts to minister to the parenting needs of the church body. 
  • Participate in general pastoral duties as needed (weddings, funerals, counseling, etc.). With the Senior Pastor and Elders, establish a long-term vision for how the church  engages youth. 
  • Be available to preach and teach the Bible in adult worship services when asked. Develop and execute a strategic plan for the youth ministry. 
  • Oversee all summer ac,vi,es the church’s youth par,cipate in. 
  • Regularly lead the youth in short-term missions experiences (local, domes,c, and  interna,onal). 
  • Develop student leaders and ac,vely encourage students to pursue ministry training  (Bible College).  
  • Work with other church leaders to find ministry opportuni,es for youth in the broader  church family.  
  • Ac,vely par,cipate in all staff mee,ngs.  
  • Assist with major events within the church (VBS, Apple Butter, etc.).  Other du,es discussed with the Senior Pastor and /or Elders.  


  • Understanding of and willingness to serve within the doctrinal commitments of the  church. 
  • A desire to teach and mentor youth in biblical truth. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communica,on skills. 
  • A growing Christian faith and character. 
  • A commitment to the mission of the church. 
  • A calling to pastoral ministry. 
  • A lifestyle congruent with the biblical requirements for leaders (1 Tim. 3:1-13; 2 Tim. 2;  Titus 1:5-9).

Physical Address

Mt. Vernon Christian Church

1462 McVey Street

Mt. Vernon, MO 65712