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Youth & Young Adults Director

Youth & Young Adults Director

Company: Johnston Heights Church
Contact Person: Jon Thiessen
9612 152 Street
Surrey, British Columbia , V3R 4G4
Phone: 6045893733

Position Description

The Youth and Young Adults Director is a .75 – 1.0 position with an immediate start date. Reporting to the Lead Pastor, this person will work with a volunteer team as well as a Junior High Intern and a Young Adults Intern to oversee all aspects of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. The intention of these ministries is to see students and young adults:

  • Accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour
  • Become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ
  • Become equipped to reach the lost with the good news of Jesus Christ
  • Become increasingly integrated into the life of the church

Oversight of Youth and Young Adult Ministries:

  • Align Youth and Young Adult Ministries with the church’s mission statement
  • Intentionally shepherd young people
  • Recruit, train and oversee volunteers and interns for Youth and Young Adult Ministries, providing direction, accountability, coaching, and leadership
  • Facilitate a mid-week program that will disciple and motivate high school students in the mission and purpose of Jesus Christ
  • Provide oversight to the annual high school summer camp, youth and young adult retreats, and mission trips
  • Be available to provide counselling for young people and parents as required
  • Be a resource to students, leaders, interns and parents within the church
  • Work in conjunction with the Pastoral Leadership Team to integrate Youth and Young Adult Ministries into the life of the church
  • Maintain good communication with the Lead Pastor, Elders, and the Pastoral Leadership Team as appropriate


  • Has a clear call from God to serve young people and their families in the church
  • Has Godly character – one who is filled with the Spirit and is a passionate follower of Jesus
  • Has a love for God, a love for students, and a love for the lost
  • Has a pastor’s heart and servant’s heart for the church congregation as a whole
  • Is a relational person with strong interpersonal skills
  • Is able to build and equip a leadership team who will lead students
  • Has visionary leadership and a teachable spirit
  • Has the gift of teaching, enabling the truth of scripture to be relevant, practical and challenging
  • Has a proven track record of leadership skills that motivate, develop, and empower others
  • Has the ability to develop leaders through coaching, mentoring, and by providing opportunities for young people to lead
  • Has an understanding of youth culture and proven experience working with young people
  • Bible College training in Youth Ministries is desirable
Posted: May 13, 2020 | Renewed: January 8, 2021 | Expires: January 31, 2021
Posted Under: Pastoral - Youth/Youth Worker
Career ID: [ 7901 ]