Employment (Churches)

Youth Pastor/Director

Compass Evangelical Free Church, Columbia, Missouri

Oversee all facets of youth ,inistry.

Ministry description

The youth pastor/director is a full-time position whose responsibility is to oversee all facets of youth ministry at Compass Church. The pastor/director will work with leaders of other ministries to fulfill the Compass Vision for youth ministry, which focuses on building disciples through relationships, meeting the diverse needs of today’s youth, connecting biblical teaching to real-life situations, and developing leadership capacity and a missional orientation within the youth group.


  • Meet the biblical standards for elders/deacons*
  • Agree to Compass’ doctrinal statement and vision
  • Embrace the vision statement for student ministry at Compass
  • Strong administrative and planning skills
  • Good solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Highly relational
  • Adept at equipping and supporting volunteer leaders
  • Self-aware
  • Teachable
  • Initiator
  • Must be of high character

*Only in the case of a youth pastor (as opposed to director). A youth pastor will be considered a member of the elder board; a youth director will not.



  • Evangelize unchurched youth, assimilate new youth and retain currently-involved youth
  • Work with the ministry staff as a team to develop the overall church vision and provide pastoral care for the church body*


  • Recruit, lead coordinate a team of volunteers
  • Be active in establishing and building relationships with youth, volunteers and parents
  • Lead youth volunteers in spiritual growth
  • Work with pastor of children’s ministry to lead spiritual growth of Compass parents


  • Envision, design and implement youth gatherings and outreach events that create positive and encouraging environments to which teens are attracted
  • Plan and oversee weekly student ministry activities (core groups, music, games, message, etc.)
  • Plan and oversee Sunday morning student ministry activities (Sunday School), in coordination with the children and adult Sunday morning ministries
  • Work in partnership with ministry staff, volunteers and parents to plan retreats
  • Work with board member team lead to oversee student ministry budget
  • Ensure that ministry safe policy is enforced in all youth ministry settings


  • Perform other duties as assigned

How to apply

Send resume and philosophy of ministry to searchteam@compassefc.com and Scott Harris saharris6@yahoo.com.

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