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Youth Pastor

Overview of the Ministry Position

The Koerner Heights Church Youth Pastor is responsible for leading a student ministry that seeks to make disciples of junior high and high school students. Our target includes the teenagers of Koerner Heights Church families, the city of Newton, and neighboring communities. We are here to advance the Kingdom of Jesus Christ to the glory of God the Father.


  • The Youth Pastor should know Jesus as their personal savior; glorify God through their life, family and other relationships; live for the Lord and delight in His ways; and lead by example of a life following Christ.
  • The Youth Pastor will become a member of the Koerner Heights Church.
  • Teachings are consistent with the Mennonite Brethren Confession of Faith.
  • Supports the conference youth ministries including camps and conferences.


  • The Youth Pastor should give overall direction to Junior High and Senior High student ministries including the Sunday morning and Wednesday evening programming. Directions includes:
    • Effective communication with students, parents/caregivers, youth workers, staff, and the congregation.
    • Recruiting, developing, directing and encouraging a team of adult youth workers.
    • Partner with parents and youth work to be sure that the ministry and pastoral care needs of teenagers are met.
  • Develop and implement a ministry strategy that is biblical, formative and relational.
    • Work with the youth ministry team to develop a plan for creating an environment that invites, encourages and nurtures teenagers into disciples of Jesu Christ. This strategy should include opportunities for students to:
      • Believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and trust Him as their personal Savior.
      • Belong to a strong group of believers for fellowship, faith development and corporate worship.
      • Become more Christ-like in every part of their lives; including thoughts, words and actions.
      • Bless others through service, time and generosity so that others may believe.
    • Work with the team to implement the ministry strategy in a way relevant to the families and teens of KHC and the Newton community.
    • Equip students to carry out the ministry within the program, into the community and throughout life.


  • Shall be directly responsible to the Lead Pastor for the daily function of their job and generally to the Board of Elders.
  • Shall receive an annual review of their effectiveness in ministry from the Lead Pastor.
  • Shall participate in staff meetings as appropriate.
  • Shall serve as an ex-officio member of the Discipleship Ministry Team.

Physical Address

Koerner Heights Church

320 N Meridian

Newton, KS  67114


To apply for this position, please send a resume with a cover letter to Be sure to include your personal faith journey along with anything else you think might help us understand your background and who you are. Any questions can also be directed to


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