Assistant Youth Pastor
Assistant Youth Pastor
Ottawa, Ontario , K2E 0A1
The Assistant Youth Pastor collaborates with the Youth Pastor, to provide overall direction and implementation of a biblically-based, gospel-centered, family supportive, youth ministry to Junior High students. He also provides leadership and oversight of the development of a culture of discipleship in the METYouth – in particular, the encouragement of one-to-one discipleship. For further information and a full job description, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Role & Responsibilities
Ministry Strategy and Planning: Develops and maintains an overall strategy and plan for Junior High ministry in collaboration with the Student Ministries strategy and plan that fits The Met mission (To glorify God by making disciples of Jesus Christ, together engaging people with the gospel, establishing believers in the gospel and equipping servants of the gospel, in our nation’s capital and the nations of the world): (10% of time)
- Reviews and understands The Met’s mission as it applies to Junior High Ministry;
- Plans focus on discipleship and evangelism for Junior High students;
- Discerns current Junior High ministry issues and trends in The Met and beyond;
- Finds success in Junior High Ministry outside The Met and applies to The Met;
- Consults academic and ministry resources to integrate demonstrated strategies for youth ministry;
- Engages METYouth staff, other ministry staff, and volunteers in the planning process; and,
- Develops strategic plans, annual ministry plans and annual philosophy of ministry plans; reports regular on adherence to these tools; and,
- Communicates plans to Met ministry staff and encourages participation.
Teaching: Responsible for the teaching of God’s Word to Junior High school students that is geared to accomplish the purposes and goals of the Junior High school ministry: (40% of time)
- Devotes himself to prayer and ministry of the Word;
- Serves as the primary teacher for Junior High youth at The Met;
- Applies God’s Word to current events and youth trends;
- Provides regular teaching series on discipleship and evangelism;
- Reviews teaching plans to ensure solid biblical content consistent with the faith statement of The Met;
- Oversees, equips, trains, provides feedback to other capable teachers who can communicate effectively with Youth;
- Develops a teaching plan that dovetails the overall plans and strategies of The Met; and,
- Incorporates regular worship into teaching sessions.
Recruitment, Discipleship and Training: Recruits, disciples and oversees a team to assist and lead junior high ministries: (20% of time)
- Recruits and disciples a team of volunteers who will be disciplemakers;
- Ensures compliance for all volunteers with The Met’s Plan to Protect Policy;
- Consistently solicits input from staff for possible Youth Mentors;
- Regularly engages, encourages, and equips volunteers;
- Conducts regular training programs for all leaders, Youth Mentors to ensure the ministry’s objectives are being followed, and policies adhered to; and,
- Equips Youth Mentors to handle God’s Word accurately.
Parental Engagement and Communication: Supports parents through regular, effective and engaging communication to better assist them in their raising young people: (15% of time)
- Ensures youth programs are family-supportive and not divisive between youth and parents;
- Establishes and builds effective relationships with all youth and their parents;
- Communicates regularly and effectively with parents via social media and other forms; and,
- Provides teaching that strengthens and encourages family relationships and dialogue.
Leadership Development: Develops personal leadership skills, consistently seeks opportunities to develop student leaders, and acts upon a personal ministry growth plan. Junior High ministry leadership skills are developed both at The Met and abroad through various means: (15% of time)
- Guides sponsors and mentors through performance measurement tools and provides ongoing feedback;
- May lead short term missions trips with the intentional goal of developing student leaders;
- Creates a personal ministry development plan to enhance ministry performance through engagement with ministry partners outside The Met; and,
- Participates in, teaches at, ministry-centric conferences.
There are expected to be other related duties for the Assistant Pastor, Youth:
- Is an active participant in the ministry staff discussions;
- Participates in ministry staff and all-staff meetings, and prayer meetings;
- Fulfills the professional development requirements;
- Participates in the performance review process, including peer evaluation, self-evaluation and annual review sessions;
- Develops personal goals with the Youth Pastor and Lead Pastor to enhance ministry performance; and,
- Completes reporting requirements in a thorough and timely manner.
Experience & Education
The incumbent should have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably a Masters of Divinity, and some experience in pastoral ministry.
The position is a full-time salaried position it is expected that the incumbent will often be called upon for additional requirements, including trips to conferences and training. The work requires at least one evening a week (when the student ministry takes place) as well as Sunday mornings. Please advise us of any accessibility-related accommodation in your cover letter (or email).
Posted Under: Pastoral - Youth/Youth Worker
Career ID: [ 8700 ]