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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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...
YOUTH PASTOR East Liverpool Church is seeking a fulltime Youth Pastor. For details visit our website: www.northsidechurch.net/page/information or call 330-386-3326....
Company Confidential East Liverpool, OH, 43920
*TOP JOB* * YOUTH PASTOR * East Liverpool Church is seeking a Fulltime Youth Pastor. For details, including job description, visit our website at: www.northsidechurch.net Or Call: 330-386-3326 provided by The Lisbon Morning Journal...
Job Opening Youth Pastor Okemos, Michigan (MI) 48864 We are not the perfect church looking for the the perfect youth pastor , but God is doing some exciting things around here and we’re looking another team member to join us in reaching out in the greater Okemos area. The Opportunity… God is calling Okemos Community Church to go to the next level in reaching high school, college and young adul...
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 ...
Job Opening, Assistant Pastor: f/t; Lead youth worship and assist in preparing presentations to the congregation: Master's degree in Theology, Divinity, or Equiv. & Korean Language Fluency req'd; Resume: Lord's Light Community Church @5271 Lincoln Ave., Cypress, CA 90630. www.ocjobfinder.com/monster...
Lakewood Park United Methodist Church seeks to fill two part time salaried positions; Children's Ministry Director and Youth/Modern Worship Director. We need energetic, experienced individuals to lead our growing ministries. Please email Pastor Jacquie Leveron at ***** with your resume. Posting provided by:...
Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries Menomonie United Methodist Church The position has responsibility for coordinating, planning, and/or supervising activities for children, youth, and their families in the church. The position anticipates an average of 20-25 hours per week on a flexible schedule to allow for meetings, activities, and regular planning time. For a complete job descri...
Church Staffing Willshire, OH
Job Description: www.praisepoint.net www.ub.org Purpose: The person fulfilling this role will help Praise Point be known for discipleship in our region by focusing on developing and helping families make life change for their children, youth, college/career and adults. The discipleship process will help newcomers assimilate from first-time guest to engaged in the church and growing in Christ. ...
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 exp...
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...
Saugus Collaborative Saugus, MA
Job Description SUMMARY: The Youth Minister will assist the Pastor in drawing and fully incorporating young people into responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Church, both the Collaborative and Archdiocese. This is accomplished through advocacy for youth ministry on the parish level, the development of adult and peer youth worker teams. An emphasis on the personal and spi...
Presbyterian Church of the Way Shoreview, MN
The Director of Youth Ministry provides a leadership role in developing and implementing a comprehensive educational program for sixth through twelfth grade youth. They will work under the direction of the Pastor/Head of Staff and in partnership with the Education Commission (CE) The candidates should have a passion for working with young people, an inclusive spirit, a strong Christian faith and ...
Sacred Heart Church Palm Desert, CA
Job Description Title: Youth Ministry Coordinator Department: Parish Youth Ministry Supervisor: Pastor/ Catechetical Coordinator/ Operations Manager Date: 2015 Job Description: The LifeTeen and Edge Youth Ministry Coordinator implements and coordinates youth ministry programs for grades seven through twelve and young adults. This position requires a strong Team Building Leader who develops a...
Job Opening Director of Youth Ministry Tulsa, Oklahoma (OK) 74133 Faith United Methodist Church is a mission-minded congregation looking for a dedicated Christian leader to build upon an already-strong youth ministry. Youth at Faith are integral to the church as a whole. We desire to foster an environment of fun and fellowship with the purpose of building an even stronger faith community. This ...
Job Opening Full-Time Minister For Children and Youth Baltimore, Maryland (MD) 21211 General Information Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Baltimore, MD is seeking a full-time (40 hours/week) Director of Ministries for Children and Youth. The function of the Ministry Director is to supervise all programs and ministries directed toward a younger demographic. Currently, the church offers ...
Holy Family Church Latrobe, PA
Job Description Director of Evangelization & Youth Ministry Job Description A large and active Roman Catholic parish seeks a vibrant, energetic and faithful Catholic person as Director of Evangelization and Youth Ministry. This person will work with the pastor and staff to coordinate, develop and implement opportunities for growth in discipleship, stewardship and evangelization within the paris...
Job Opening Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministries Bellevue, Washington (WA) 98006 Reports to: Aldersgate United Methodist Church (AUMC) Pastor, works with AUMC staff, evaluated by Staff Parish Relations Team and Pastor Situation: AUMC leadership and congregants have identified Children, Youth, and Family ministry as a critical ministry. We are in a time of redevelopment and would li...
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 Chri...

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