Employment (Churches)

Youth Pastor/Director

Community Evangelical Free Church, Platteville, Wisconsin

Part-time role to share Jesus with youth in grades 6-12.

The role of part-time (20-25 hours) youth pastor/director exists primarily to provide overall leadership for the youth ministry of Community Evangelical Free Church. The required tasks are in the areas of leadership, evangelism, discipleship, coordination, administration and planning. This role reports to the senior pastor.


  • Provide leadership for the youth ministry which intentionally aligns with the purpose, values, and principles (PVPs) of Community Church
  • Lead youth in seeking God through the elements of Christian discipleship: prayer, time in God’s word, fellowship and evangelism
  • Create an environment that is welcoming, fun and healthy for youth who are not familiar with church, have not read the Bible and who have not yet understood the gospel
  • Develop, recruit, encourage, maintain and train strong teams of volunteers
  • Plan and provide a clear, biblical, engaging and understandable youth ministry curriculum
  • Communicate clearly with parents, volunteers and youth
  • Provide hands-on leadership and support for all aspects of youth ministry
  • Coordinate the elements of youth ministry through clear communication, goal setting and organization
  • Visit and encourage youth outside of official youth group times: attending events, sports and various activities (as time allows)
  • Initiate events that evangelize and disciple youth beyond the weekly programs. This is to include some of the following: missions’ trips, participation in EFCA events such as districts and/or national conference, adventure trips, and service projects.


This position requires some of the following skills and gifts:

  • You need to be able to lead with confidence, skill and spiritual maturity
  • You need a love and gifting for communicating and encouraging youth
  • You need to be a self-motivated, energetic person, who takes full responsibility on assigned tasks
  • You need to have a balanced view and capability for administration
  • You need to be able to work well with adults/parents in order to coordinate groups of volunteers
  • You need to have a vision for the development of people while focusing on specific tasks
  • You must be able to deal with a flexible and changing array of tasks and events
  • Must be committed to vision and direction of the church

Staff involvements

  • The youth pastor/director will participate fully in the life of the church staff and seek to be a contributing team member (as time allows):
  • Participation in staff training and team building times (as hours allow in part-time position)
  • Able and willing to provide pastoral care for youth and parents along with other staff
  • Willing to share in common tasks for church events and services
  • Available to encourage and pray for other church staff in the work of ministry
  • Maintain a healthy relationship with all staff members so that unity, trust and peace are developed

How to apply

Send a resume and cover letter to larry@cefcplatteville.org

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