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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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 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 ...
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 Greenwood, IN
Job Description: Ministry Title: High School Pastor Reports To: Executive Pastor Date Prepared: 02/23/15 PRIMARY OBJECTIVE The High School Pastor should have a passion for ministry to high school students. The position will have possible secondary areas of responsibility according to specific gifts and abilities. The role will have broad freedom, within the culture and vision of Stones Cross...
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...
Concord Church Dallas, TX
General Summary The Children’s Pastor is responsible for the development and implementation of the vision, strategy and tactical elements for all programs, activities, spiritual development and educational aspects related to Children’s Ministry at Concord Church. Specifically, the Children’s Ministries Pastor is responsible for Sunday School, LAMBs, Seeds, Youth, and Kidz Klub. This is a full-tim...
Lee's Summit Community Church Burlington, NC
The beginnings of Brick Reformed Church date back to the fall of 1748, when George Valentine Klapp and his brother, Ludwig, traveled from Pennsylvania to North Carolina in order to purchase several acres of land to establish a new church. This church, which was instrumental in launching the German Reformed Church movement, would later be called Brick Reformed Church, as it was one of the first bui...
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 Youth & Young Adult Minister Bothell, Washington (WA) 98011 Bothell United Methodist Church in Bothell, Washington, has an exciting opening for a Youth & Young Adult Minister. This position is responsible for ensuring that the congregation’s youth (7th grade to 18 years) and young adults (18-30s) receive outstanding age-appropriate Christian education and experiences in a safe and he...
Benedict Refrigeration Service Menomonie, WI
February 24, 2015 Make weau.com Your Homepage News Links News Tips News Weather Sports Community First Hello Wisconsin Station Antenna TV UCP Contests Mr. Food MomsEveryday Double Dollar Job Board Obits Home Position posted by Menomonie United Methodist Church. Updated: Feb 24, 2015 PRINTSAVEEMAILBACK Job Title: Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministires Job Status:...
Immaculate Conception Church Jenkintown, PA
Job Description Immaculate Conception BVM Church Jenkintown, PA Job Description: Director of Youth Ministry The Director of Youth Ministry is responsible for the vision, outreach and coordination of all activities in the parish for junior-high and high school age parishioners. The Director of Youth Ministry is a full-time position reporting to the Pastor or the Director of Faith Formation. Qu...
St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church Dahlonega, GA
Job Description St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church in Dahlonega, GA is seeking a Youth Minister for our High School teen program and Campus Minister for our local state university. Candidates must be practicing Catholics faithful to the magisterium and be able to recruit, train, and work with adult volunteers. St. Luke the Evangelist is a vibrant parish comprised of 400 families with approx...
St. Peter Parish Huron, OH
Job Description TITLE: Director of Youth Evangelization IDENTIFYING INFORMATION: Fulltime, Exempt PRIMARY FUNCTION OF THIS POSITION: The Director of Youth Evangelization at St. Peter Parish is responsible for developing a comprehensive parish based pastoral ministry with high school youth and their families in order to help them grow as intentional disciples of Jesus Christ. This person is to ...
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...
Faith Covenant Church Farmington Hills, MI Job Title: Director of Children’s Ministry Position Overview: This director will function as a ministry team member reporting to the senior pastor and the Church Board, with primary emphasis on: Teaching the Bible in age appropriate ways to children in the 4th grade and under Helping children of our church and surrounding community come to personal f...
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Vancouver, WA
Job Description Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, a community of 800 families in Vancouver, WA (Portland Area), seeks a full-time Pastoral Assistant for Youth Ministry to coordinate our Faith Formation programs and activities for Middle School and High School youth (grades 6 -12). The ideal candidate will be a practicing Catholic, have at least a bachelor's degree in theology or equivalent tra...
Job Opening Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries Minneapolis, Minnesota (MN) 55407 Living Spirit is seeking an energetic person to develop, plan, and implement ministries to children, youth, and families, with an emphasis on outreach to our neighborhood. We are a multicultural, multiracial, urban congregation in south Minneapolis, committed to offering vibrant worship and participa...

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