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Youth Pastor

Job Description
First Covenant Church is seeking a full-time pastoral position to join its staff to provide leadership and pastoral support to our youth ministries. The job prioritizes a comprehensive Youth Ministry (7th-12th grades), while partnering with other members of the ministry team under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. In the spirit of teamwork, the job includes other responsibilities, and there is an openness to expanded opportunities as it relates to the individual’s desires and giftedness. The goal of this position is to help the church further its mission to Glorify, Grow and Go.


  • A personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ, demonstrable spiritual maturity and an emotionally healthy life.
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of First Covenant Church.
  • Possess an understanding of the life stages of middle and high school students and an ability to connect with them.
  • Demonstrate servant leadership and a passion to care for and develop leaders.
  • Self-motivated, efficient and able to prioritize tasks.
  • Positive contributor to a healthy staff team environment.
  • Maintains confidence and exercises discretion.
  • Flexible, adaptable, and teachable.
  • Works with authenticity in accordance with the Covenant Affirmations, Constitution and Bylaws of this congregation, and the ECC’s ministerial ethical guidelines.
  • Academic training and Biblical/Theological training (minimum of bachelor’s degree; ideally holds a seminary degree or willing to pursue one).
  • Credentialed pastor with the ECC or willing to pursue Covenant credentialing.


  • Youth Ministry Responsibilities
    • Lead and organize a Biblically-based youth ministry that draws students into lives of worship, fellowship, discipleship, evangelism, and service.
    • Specific youth programing at FCC may include:
      • Youth Group
      • Service Projects
      • Seasonal Retreats and Camps
      • Confirmation
      • Bible Studies
    • Provide pastoral care and relational ministry to students.
    • Create a relevant and engaging atmosphere that will reach students with a goal of helping them grow into committed followers of Jesus.
    • Coordinate intergenerational opportunities.
    • Develop a vision and ministry plan and recruit, equip, and develop a Youth Ministry Team that will help implement it.
    • Provide regular and proactive communication to the students, their families, and ministry volunteers.
    • Work to provide a safe environment for our students through proper training and educating of volunteers.
  • Other General and Pastoral Responsibilities
    • Participate in weekly staff meeting and regular consultation with the Lead Pastor
      Plan personal time for spiritual growth.
    • Participate in Area Leaders and Leadership Team meetings as directed by the Lead Pastor.
    • Develop and manage the Youth Ministry budget.
    • Participate in personal/professional development opportunities made available through the Midwest Conference and the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination.
    • Provide proactive communication and collaboration with the church office regarding administrative support.
    • Other duties as assigned or interested in.

The Youth Pastor is a salaried position with pay commensurate to the requirements and experience of the candidate. This is a full-time position with benefits that include health insurance, retirement plan contributions, paid time off, and reimbursements for mileage, ministry expenses, and professional development expenses.

Physical Address

First Covenant Church

411 S. Ohio

Mason City, IA, 50401

To apply, send a note of interest and resume to Pastor Steve Johnson


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