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Calvary Baptist Church of New Haven – Pastor of Youth Ministry

100 Dwight St.
New Haven,
United States

Position Type

Pastor of Youth Ministry


Baptist (Other)

Ministry Area

Preaching/Teaching, Discipleship, Evangelism/Outreach, Youth/Student Ministry, English Ministry

Avg. Weekly Attendance


Job Description

We are seeking a (part-time or full-time) youth pastor to oversee and to shepherd our spectacular youth (grades 6-12), which in total is about 20-25 students. The youth pastor will work with pastoral staff, as well as other lay-leaders of the English ministry, to promote a life of intergenerational worship and communal flourishing. In terms of the youth ministry itself, the youth pastor will aim to foster loving-community among the students; train robust and committed disciples; cultivate student leaders by recognizing their gifts and talents; and incorporate them into the life of our church by way of service, worship, and fellowship. In light of our context, as noted above, the youth pastor should have some familiarity with, as well as a sensitivity for, the minority/immigrant experience. 

The primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Friday Night – Lead and organize effective youth programs for weekly Friday night gatherings.
  • Sunday School – Teach engaging courses for Sunday school(s) that promote a greater understanding of Christ and a love for his word.
  • Counseling – Provide one-on-one counseling and spiritual direction for students.
  • Discipleship – Raise up student-leaders for ecclesial service; disciple students for effective Christian witness.
  • Prayer – Daily intercede on behalf of students, parents, and the church.
  • Preaching – Preach for Sunday service once a month (preferred but not required).
  • Youth Workers – Recruit and train volunteer youth workers, by forming a leadership team of mutual trust and affection.
  • Parent Support – Walk alongside parents in their unique challenges of raising and relating to their students; help them better discern their calling and responsibility as Christian parents.
  • Retreats – Develop retreat programs throughout the school year that enables students to rest, fellowship, and form a deeper connection with Christ.
  • Admin
    • Communication – Inform students and parents of ongoing activities; provide parents (and church leaders) any pertinent updates, such as ministry plans and strategies, that also invites their partnership and support.
    • Budget – Assist in the development and oversight of the youth ministry’s budget; when applicable, manage students’ fees in a responsible/timely manner.
    • Church Leadership – Regularly participate in board meetings, and assist in the evaluation and development of the church as a whole.
  • Theological Culture – Foster a culture of theological awareness (i.e. of what God is doing in Christ through the community he has formed for himself), by helping students embody Christ in all their forms of life together through faith, love, and mutual service.