Youth Pastor

Overview:

The Youth Pastor is the driving force behind Lakeside’s Junior High (Grades 6-8) and Senior High (Grades 9-12) ministry. The Youth Pastor leads students to discover and fully follow Jesus, while equipping them to serve and grow the community and ministry of Lakeside Church.

Responsibilities:

  1. Disciple the youth into a personal relationship with God in both large and small group settings.
  2. Create an attractive and welcoming environment where the Lakeside Youth can invite their non-Christian friends.
  3. Lead and develop a strong worship culture within Lakeside Youth.
  4. Provide parents with continued support, education and training in the area of raising their youth. 
  5. Coordinate curriculum for youth (Grades 6-12) and recruit leaders to assist with weekly teaching and mentoring.
  6. Connect with the youth in discovering their gifts and talents, while finding opportunities to use those gifts at Lakeside Church through serving.
  7. Challenge the youth to respond to the call of missions and serve not only in their own community, but globally.
  8. In collaboration with Lakeside Kids, assist in ensuring a smooth entry for new students into the youth program.
  9. Create post-secondary connections within and outside of Lakeside Church that facilitate next steps for graduating students.

Qualifications:

  • Evident relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Affinity for young people.
  • A professional certification in youth ministry or 3+ years of experience in the area of youth ministry is preferred.
  • Ability to collaborate with youth, parents, diverse individuals and a team of volunteers.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, computer skills and proficiency with social media.
  • Experience in youth worship culture an asset.

This is a full-time role with salary commensurate with experience. Employee benefit plan available. Applications will be accepted until November 30, 2019.

Please apply with resume and cover letter to youthpastorsearch@lakesidechurch.ca and include a two minute video clip (selfie video is fine) telling us about yourself.