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Youth Minister/Director Part-Time

Full-time youth minister

Woodland Hills Church of Christ (Pleasant Hill, Iowa)

Average attendance: 110

Youth attendance: 20

General job description:

  • Oversee the spiritual and general activity of the students grades 6-12 at WHCC.
  • Be the main communicator and provide spiritual guidance for the students.
  • Teach students to love and worship God and help them grow in him.
  • Lead Wednesday night youth services during the student school year.
  • Disciple and fellowship with students during summer break.
  • Provide (not necessarily create) discipleship material for teaching and developing a relationship with God.
  • Provide a creative and exciting atmosphere involving the preaching of the Word that is fun and engaging.
  • Partner with parents to make sure that there is strong communication for reinforcement of what is being preached. A parental newsletter is not required but at least open communication and availability to the parents.
  • Connect and align with the vision of the church and Pastor, creating continuity and consistency.
  • Agree and abide with the beliefs of Woodland Hills.
  • Be accountable to and encouraged by the Senior Minister and Elders.
  • Attend Monthly Elder Meeting
  • Ability to lead Sunday worship occasionally is not expected but preferred.


  • Must have a minimum of 3 years experience in youth ministry.
  • Must have a desire to disciple teens in the Christian faith.
  • Is moderately equipped with written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must have creative ability sufficient to reach today’s teenage student population.
  • Must possess some organizational and administrative skills.
  • Must recruit and build teams, including the development of adult and potential youth volunteers.
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment.
  • Must have a strong work ethic and be self-motivated.
  • Must be able to mix well with people of all ages.
  • 4-year degree preferred or at least working towards such a degree.
  • Passes state and federal fingerprint clearance and background checks. 
  • Must be a mature and growing Christian leader with good moral character and integrity, as set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. 

Special note: There are good part-time opportunities for supplemental income in our area.  Specifically, school bus-driving pays very well in our Southeast Polk school district and has been a wonderful outreach tool for our youth ministry.  

To Apply:  Email a copy of your resume to

Contact information:
Jason Zanski, Senior Minister
Woodland Hills Church of Christ
2484 SE 68th St.
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327


Physical Address:
Woodland Hills Church of Christ
2484 SE 68th St.
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

Jason Zanski, Senior Minister


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