Youth Pastor Jobs

Youth Pastor Job Overview

Youth Pastors work with young people and adults, typically in churches and sometimes in other youth organizations. A youth pastor is often a mentor and a spiritual guide for a church's young attendees, and is also tasked with teaching the Bible to young kids. The ability to teach and communicate with a wide age range is key for a youth pastor, as he or she might find herself working with not only children in the church, but in the broader community as well. Successful youth pastors often move to Associate Pastor or Senior Pastor, or go into another part of the education field to become a Postsecondary Religion and Philosophy Teacher. Job duties for a youth pastor often include:

  • Providing adolescents with spiritual guidance
  • Conducting the church's youth ministry
  • Fundraising
  • Speaking publicly to groups of youths and adults
  • Demonstrating expertise regarding the teachings of the Bible

Depending on the church, the community, and the main pastor, job duties and requirements will vary. A youth group's curriculum and activities depend heavily on the youth pastor, so communication and organization are essential skills for someone interested in this job.

Youth Pastor Job Education Requirements

Typically youth pastors have a bachelor's degree in theology, youth ministry, or biblical studies. A joint major in education and theology is also a possible education path. Along with a bachelor's degree, many churches want youth pastors to have practical experience, which means an internship during or directly after college is often a necessity to gain said experience. Candidates can also gain relevant experience by volunteering to be a youth leader, with a community church group or an established youth pastor. Job applicants with master's or doctoral degrees can expect a significantly higher salary than those without.

Youth Pastor Job Market

Over 18,000 people in the US are employed as directors of religious activities and education, which includes youth ministry and youth pastors. Career opportunities in religious activities and education are expected to increase by 17 percent through 2020, though sharing denominational beliefs with potential employers is very important and can impact job searches greatly. Job candidates who become ordained have a greater chance of success.

Youth Pastor Job Salary Information

The median hourly wage for people employed as directors of religious activities and education is $18.35, and the median annual salary is $38,160, with a range from $15,800 to $76,700. Larger churches typically pay higher salaries for youth pastors, and salary can increase significantly with years of experience, from $31,800 with 1-5 years of experience, to $50,900 for over 20 years of experience.

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27 Youth Pastor jobs found on Monster.

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Sageeyah Baptist Church is seeking a FT Young Adult/Youth pastor. Please send resume to Tim Dudley, Sageeyah Baptist Church, 16552 S. Hwy 88, Claremore, OK 74017. This job listing brought to you by The Claremore Daily Progress...
United Methodist Church Mobile, AL, 36604
Job Opening Associate Youth Pastor Mobile, Alabama (AL) 36609 Christ United Methodist Church is a vibrant, large-membership church in Mobile, Al. It is our passion to be always reaching, growing, and serving so that we help people become fully-devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Youth are a priority in our church as we understand that as we minister to them, we are challenging and nurturing the n...
St. Anne Parish is a Roman Catholic Church in the Diocese of Joliet, IL Position Summary The Junior High Youth Minister is responsible, under and with the guidance of the Director of Religious Education, to coordinate, implement, supervise and evaluate a comprehensive religious education program including catechesis, spiritual growth, sacramental preparation for Confirmation, social activities, ...
Job Opening Pastor (Coordinator) of Faith Development Roswell, New Mexico (NM) 88201 FUMC Roswell, NM seeks a clergy or lay person to coordinate faith development. Reporting to the Senior Pastor, the Associate Pastor (or Coordinator) of Faith Development has primary responsibility for recruiting, training, and supporting those who implement church programs for children and youth, those who provid...
Job Opening English Ministry Pastor Hockessin, Delaware (DE) 19707 Description Delaware Korean United Methodist Church is seeking a EM Pastor. EM Pastor will work closely with the College Pastor and Youth Pastor to nurture and disciple the English-speaking congregation. Please send your resume to *****. Qualifications: M. Div (or currently enrolled) Previous EM pastoral experie...
Church Staffing Colorado Springs, CO
Job Description: Colorado Springs Church looking for a Student pastor with experience in youth ministry along with some great people skills and a willingness to learn. Austin Bluffs Community Church is a vibrant, growing AG church in a terrific area of Colorado Springs . Full time or part time, salaried with health benefits. Music/Worship & Audio/Video skills a plus (not required). Previous expe...
Seeking part-time Director of Youth Ministry. St Peter Lutheran Church, Denver. Contact Pastor Ron, 319-984-5648 or www.stpeterdenver.org for job description or to apply....
Village Church of Gurnee Gurnee, IL
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTAN TO THE PASTOR OF JH MINISTRIES Overview: The Administrative Assistant will provide office sevices by implemeting administrative systems, procedures and policies, and monitoring admistrative projects. The Village Church Administrative Assistant to the Jr. High Pastor assists the leader of Jr. High Minitries in all areas that pertain to the ministry of junior high students....
The Next Gen Middle School Ministry is seeking someone to join our team and continue the effort of awakening a generation to the Glory of God. The Middle School Associate Pastor will assist in executing weekend programming, pastor students, identify and equip volunteers, as well as teach in a variety of environments. In addition, this role will oversee aspects of the annual Believe trip as well as...
Does your heartbeat resonate with “Awakening a Generation to the Glory of God?” Are you passionate about reaching non-connected students in relevant, creative ways? Southeast Indiana Campus is seeking a High School Ministry Pastor. If you naturally connect with adult leaders and students and you’re passionate about leading them to Christ, please read on: You must be: Knowledgeable in student min...
Job Opening Director of Youth Ministries Marshalltown, Iowa (IA) 50158 Primary Duties: Develop and facilitate a Christ-filled relational program for the student life at First United Methodist Church that will: Help communicate the love and joy of Jesus Christ Help connect students with other Christians Encourage students to develop Christian values and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ He...
St. Helen Catholic Church Georgetown, TX
Job Description Director of Youth Ministry at St. Helen Catholic Church Job Type: Full-Time Position Location: Georgetown (North Austin), TX URL: www.sainthelens.org Description St. Helen Catholic Church is a dynamic growing community of 2300 families. We have an opening for a full-time Director of Youth Ministry for high school and middle school youth. We are looking for someone who is in l...
JOB DESCRIPTION The assistant will be responsible for all the administrative work required by Revival Fires. The assistant will also maintain the headquarters of Revival Fires in West Monroe, La. The secretarial type duties for this position require the assistant to do everything from answering phones, keeping financials current in Quickbooks, drafting correspondence, answering emails, filling or...
Job Opening Director of Youth Ministries Asheville, North Carolina (NC) 28801 Director of Youth Ministries Central United Methodist Church - Asheville, NC Position Overview: Central United Methodist Church, a 3,000 member church in Asheville, NC is seeking a Director of Youth Ministries to assist in its mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The role o...
Are you passionate about helping students to reach their academic and social potentials as they are growing in their faith?Would you like to lead,assist in the recruitment and development of outstanding teacher- leaders? Would you like to be part of a team which invests deeply in each other and the community while making a mighty impact? The Emanuel Preparatory School of Math and Science is lookin...
Job Opening Director of Children’s Ministries (Full-time) Gainesville, Florida (FL) 32601 Description of Role: The Director of Children’s Ministry (hereto referred to as DCM) leads, directs and grows the children’s ministries of the church by connecting with families in the church and community. DCM has two committees that provide accountability and counsel in planning, implementation and expansi...
St. James Catholic Church Falls Church, VA
Job Description COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST (Part Time, Paid Staff Position) Last Updated: January 5, 2015 Purpose of this Ministry In concert with the Pastor, staff, and other parish leaders, create, maintain and evaluate communications channels and tools that effectively share the prayers, news and works of the people of St. James and assist their efforts to develop their faith, cultivate root...
Job Opening Christian Education Director (Spiritual Formation/Discipleship Director) Easton, Maryland (MD) 21601 The Christian Education Director provides primary oversight for the Christian Education, Spiritual Formation, and Discipleship of the congregation of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. He/she will coordinate a ministry of Christian Education with volunteers, so that children, youth an...
United Methodist Church Chanhassen, MN, 55317
Job Opening Director of Spiritual Formation Chanhassen, Minnesota (MN) 55317 Position: Director of Spiritual Formation Hours Per Week: 20 Compensation: $14 per hour Supervisor: Pastor Carrie Binnie Desired Start Date (negotiable): June 1, 2012 Qualifications: • Enjoy working with people of all ages • Excellent communicator • Organizational, recruitment, and promotional skills • Technolog...
Archdiocese of Miami Miami Shores, FL
Job Description Saint Agnes Catholic Church in Key Biscayne is seeking a Director of Religious Education (DRE) (Full-Time)for the 2015-16 religious education year. This person will organize and direct the program of lifelong faith formation for all parishioners under the direction of the pastor and in collaboration with the pastoral staff. This Director will have the pastor's delegated responsib...

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