Summary: The Mount Pleasant (MP) Youth Pastor will provide pastoral leadership to students, volunteers, and parents of both Grades 6-7 and Grades 8-12. This role will also work to support and partner with parents in helping to raise lifelong followers of Christ. The MP Youth Pastor will work to recruit, train, and equip youth leaders for the purpose of Christ-centered discipleship and formation.
Position: Full-Time (40 hours/week)
Working Relationships: The MP Youth Pastor reports to the MP Site Pastor with a dotted line of reporting to both the Pastor of Youth Ministry (Central Support) and Grade 6-7 Youth Pastor (Central Support).
- Spends 30-40% of hours weekly connecting relationally with Grades 6-7, CREO parents, youth, and youth leaders at their site outside of Sunday service:
- Connects one-on-one or in groups with site youth (Grade 6-12) during the week to have fun, talk, share life experiences, provide mentorship, celebrate significant moments, and just hang out together.
- Checks-in with Grades 6-7, CREW leaders, and leaders of site youth who are serving to see how they are doing and to identify opportunities for further growth, encouragement, or support.
- Connects with parents of youth (Grades 6-7) on Sundays when meeting in person and occasional one-on-one check-ins as needed.
- Directs high crisis pastoral issues with site youth to Pastor of Youth Ministry and Site Pastor to support youth as required.
- Leads site programming and supports site leaders with Grades 6-7, in CREWS, Sunday CREO Community Connections, and serves neighbourhood outreach and integration into site community:
- Attends all Sunday services for their site at least 48 Sundays/year.
- Develops and leads site-customized Sunday Grades 6-7 and Grades 8-12 CREO Community Connections with the focus being on relationship building between youth. (This time will include fun, device-free time together, brief conversational teaching by the Youth Director/Pastor or Leader provided by Central Support, and space for sharing and snacks. This is intended to happen either directly before, directly after, or during service each Sunday once return to meeting in person.)
- Observes, identifies, and invites potential lay leaders from the site to consider serving in Youth Ministry.
- Implements an accountability system for MP Grades 6/7 CREW Leaders around one-on-one check-ins that Central Support has created.
- Communicates to Pastor of Youth Ministry and Grades 6-7 Youth Pastor about needs for curriculum, parent support resources, or suggestions for events that reflect issues or opportunities identified at the site level.
- Collaborates with Pastor of Youth Ministry to implement the transition plan for Grade 5's entering Grade 6 and with the transition from Grade 7 into high school.
- Supports Central Support initiatives at site level including CREWS, livestreams, outreach opportunities, youth events, retreats, and parent equipping events:
- Participates in monthly livestreams on rotation to build points of connection with youth and those they invite to livestreams.
- Attends and participates in the delivery of components as appropriate of larger family connections with all sites as they arise throughout the year including special events and retreats using created content provided by Central Support with approval from Site Pastor surrounding conflicts with other site responsibilities.
- Supports Pastor of Youth Ministry in all youth initiatives by attending and strategizing integration and differentiation for Grades 6-7's in CREWS, livestreams, outreach opportunities, youth events, retreat, and parent equipping events.
- Spends a maximum of 20% of monthly work hours to be spent in recurring staff meetings as part of this role.
Required Skills and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree preferred or relevant theological education.
- Relevant experience in youth ministry leadership, developing emerging leaders, mentoring students, spiritual formation, outreach, and discipleship.
- Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office and Microsoft Teams), Planning Centre Online knowledge an asset.
- Familiar with or open to multiple streams of spiritual development (e.g. Lectio Divina and contemplative prayer).
- Good communication skills; verbal and written.
- Strong coaching skills are an asset.
- The ability to develop, challenge, and lead people.
- Ability to be licensed/accredited with the Christian and Missionary Alliance.
- Possess an authentic, growing faith in Christ.
- Spiritual maturity and evidence of ongoing personal spiritual formation.
- Has the heart to work with students in Grades 6-12 and families and leaders of varied social-economic, ethnic, and spiritual backgrounds.
- Must be responsible and able to carry out duties with minimum supervision.
- Can “think outside of the box” and is not afraid to take calculated risks.
- Can articulate sound theology and philosophy of ministry.
- Relational and outgoing, with a passion for connecting with people.
- Is a life-long learner.
- Can translate vision into strategy and action.
- Passion and ability to work in a diverse environment.
- Possess the ability to engage in effective conflict resolution.
- Connects wells and has relationships with people who do not yet know Christ or have little to no experience with the church.
- Committed to attending Tenth Church site if hired.
Please Note: Due to the high volume of applicants, only selected candidates will be contacted.
Tenth Church Vision:
We are a place where people of all different backgrounds can discover Christ, a community of spiritual transformation that seeks social justice for all.
Tenth Family Ministries Vision:
Partnering with parents to see the next generation become lifelong followers of Christ.
Core Assumptions - Tenth Family Ministries:
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