Job Description

Reports to: Senior Pastor

Start date: March 2019

Qualifications and Position Requirements:

  • One who exhibits a personal and growing relationship with God, a teachable spirit, and a healthy family life.

  • One who possesses a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field, experience in senior high youth ministry, basic administrative skills, and a personal spiritual life congruent with biblical mandates for leaders (1 Timothy 3:1-7).

  • One who is capable of creating and executing a long-term vision for Refinery’s youth ministry.

  • One who is gifted and is called to youth ministry, loves young people, and has a passion for evangelism and outreach, both personally and at the ministry level.

  • An engaging teacher, with a strong biblical and theological background, who is in agreement with Refinery’s Mission, Vision and Statement of Faith.

  • A self-motivated leader, capable of casting and imparting vision for ministry, possessing relational skills with students, parents, and staff.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and organize effective youth programs implementing fellowship, worship, biblical teaching, discipleship, and evangelism, as well as ministry and mission opportunities.

  • Recruit, train and shepherd volunteer youth staff with diverse gifts and personalities.

  • Provide counseling and spiritual direction to youth on an individual basis.

  • Maintain contact with students and parents, keeping them informed of ongoing activities. Keep parents updated on ministry strategies and plans in a way that encourages partnership and involvement.

  • Support Refinery parents in effectively fulfilling their Christian parenting roles, in concert with other pastoral staff.

  • Assist in the development and oversight of the youth ministry budget; also manage student fees for events and trips in a timely fashion.

  • Seek to integrate youth ministry into all phases of church life to create a culture that is intentionally intergenerational, striving to unite with and complement other church ministries.

  • Participate as needed or requested in the evaluation and development of the overall church ministry.

Other duties as required.


  • 6 Hours of work each week.

  • Wednesday Youth group from 6:30-8pm and Sunday service from 10:30-11:30am

  • Bi-Weekly one hour one-on-one mentoring with the Senior Pastor so he may provide encouragement, direction, support, and challenge you toward holiness and righteousness.

  • Attend once a month staff meeting the last Wednesday of each month.  

  • Pass background and fingerprinting testing.

  • Provide quarterly extra events for the youth including events like a Future Quest conference in June and winter camp in February.

  • Attend worship services, prayer service, and special meetings.

  • Present a yearly youth budget proposal.

  • Stay current with youth ministry practices by reading, attending youth leadership conferences, etc.

  • Preach and teach on occasion in the absence of the Senior Pastor.

Salary: $500 a month with one week vacation a year.

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