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Pastor of Youth & Young Adult Ministries – Archbold, OH


Position Description:

St. John's Christian Church in Archbold, OH, seeks a Pastor/Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries. This person will:
  • Possess a passion to lead youth and young adults into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Exude a dynamic personality that connects with youth and young adults.
  • Responsible for leading and organizing an effective ministry for youth (grades 6-12) and young adults (high school graduates-age 24).
  • Planning an effective ministry that includes fellowship, worship, biblical teaching, discipleship, evangelism and pastoral care of youth and young adults.
  • Develop positive relationships with youth, their parents, and young adults.
  • Develop, equip and maintain a ministry team of leaders.
  • Develop and lead programs according to the vision and purpose of the church’s ministry.
  • Organize program spaces, materials and lessons to maximize effectiveness, readiness and safety.
  • Integrate youth ministry into all phases of congregational life, including worship, education, Wednesday evening ministries, music programs, fellowship events and mission events.
  • Support parents in their nurturing of their youth and young adult aged children.
  • Create consistent contact with parents via weekly emails, texts, social media and web updates.
  • Plan and lead outreach programs to connect with new youth and young adults.
  • Prepare, monitor and control the annual youth and young adult ministry budget.

Position Qualifications:

  • Be obedient to the Word of God and be devoted to daily study and prayer.
  • Have an Associate’s degree or higher in education, ministry or biblical studies.
  • Have one or more years of experience in youth or young adult ministry.
  • Be a self-motivated leader.
  • Possess strong communication, leadership and organizational skills.
  • Able to work as a team player, with staff, volunteers and participants in a cooperative manner.
  • Be willing to assist with worship services on Sunday mornings and other duties as assigned.
To apply, contact Gail Kerstetter at