Associate Minister for Youth and Families, Lexington, KY

Crestwood Christian Church is looking for an Associate Minister of Youth and Families who will work with the Ministerial Staff Team to develop and administer a vibrant, active youth ministry, college ministry and young adult ministry. In addition, this minister will provide ministry programs and opportunities for the families of the church, taking into consideration the varied definitions of “family” that exist within the congregation.

Core Competencies

  • Trust and integrity. Is a person of deep and vibrant faith; is regarded as dependable; is considered trustworthy; is committed to being fiscally responsible; honors confidentiality.
  • Interpersonal relationships. Relates well to all ages of people; builds relationships with all members of the congregation; is regarded as a team player; is considered personable and approachable; is open to new ideas.
  • Communication. Is an excellent communicator across a variety of mediums; is technologically adept and can use it to communicate effectively; can articulate thoughts and ideas clearly; is comfortable speaking in front of a large group.
  • Team player. Possesses a collaborative spirit; works well with other staff, ministry team members, and the congregation; desires to serve rather than be served; equips lay people to become leaders; is willing to help out wherever is needed; works well under pressure; is open to feedback and evaluation.
  • Organizing. Can gather and organize resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities to accomplish goals; can use resources efficiently and effectively; meets deadlines.
  • Desire to grow. Is a self-motivator; focuses on continuing education and self-improvement efforts; pursues an active spiritual life; takes self-care seriously.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Seminary degree preferred
  • Ordination by a recognized church body preferred
  • Experience serving in a church setting required, especially in the area of youth ministry

Minister of Youth, Children and their Families, Lexington, KY

Located in the heart of the Bluegrass, Central Christian Church is located in downtown Lexington, Kentucky, a dynamic community of 300,000 with a wealth of arts, cultural, educational, and sporting activities enriching our life together.   Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is an historic church who celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2016 and is now in our third century of ministry and mission.  Our growing congregation is seeking a full-time Minister of Youth, Children and their Families who has a heart for cultivating a vibrant youth ministry in collaboration with our talented and committed lay members.  With newly constructed dedicated space for children and youth ministries, stellar mission centers on site, the respect of our city’s civic and service sector leaders, an awe-inspiring sanctuary, an outstanding music program, and a congregation open to thoughtful innovation, Central enters its third century with eager anticipation of what is before us.  Our deeply committed staff is eager to welcome our newest colleague as we continue to marry head, heart, and hands in all we do to serve as a beacon of Christ’s light, life, and hope in downtown Lexington and beyond.


  • Seminary education or a seminary degree are preferred, but we will give serious consideration to all candidates who have the training, experience and desire to form disciples of Jesus Christ through worship, study, and service.
  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • Some seminary study up to and including M. Div. preferred
  • Openness to pursuing commission or ordination
  • Previous participation in a congregational youth ministry
  • Previous participation in camp and conference programs for youth
  • Other experiences in youth development/services