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Youth Pastor

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First Baptist Church of Carmi, Illinois, located in beautiful Southern Illinois, is searching for a Youth Pastor to lead a growing ministry of 6th-12th grade students. Currently, we average 50-60 students, and the Illinois Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services are included in our ministry. Our church has a rich history of ministry toward youth and children, and we’re following God’s leadership to call a Youth Pastor.

General Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in the area of Youth Ministry, Theology, or Christian Education (or in the process of obtaining such a degree) or three (3) years’ experience in church youth ministry.
  • Follow the current Baptist Faith and Message.
  • Relocate to and/or live in Carmi.
  • Successfully undergo criminal history and background check with acceptable results.

Character Qualities:

  • Be a self-motivated leader imparting the vision of youth ministry to students, parents, church staff, church congregation and the Carmi community.
  • Meet the biblical mandates for leaders found in 1 Timothy 3 1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.
  • Love the lost (evidenced through evangelism) and the saved (evidenced through discipleship), especially among the youth in the Carmi area.
  • Be a man of the Word and prayer.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Church Community
  • Work with church committees to ensure youth and youth programs are considered and part of church programming.
  • Work alongside Family and Children’s Ministries events.
  • Work to bridge any potential gaps between Children’s Ministry and the Student Ministry.
  • Attend all Worship Services, Sunday School, and Church staff meetings/gatherings. Also, be involved with church-wide activities/functions and extracurricular activities.
  • Faith Community
  • Stay current with regional youth ministry events and practices.
  • Participate in (attend) youth leadership conferences and Greater Wabash Baptist Association youth meetings.
  • Secular Community
  • Be an active visible member of the community.
  • Develop rapport with the community (especially the youth).
  • Attend and support Carmi Schools extracurricular activities and community events.

Administrative Duties:

  • Maintain a record keeping system (preferably electronic) for all youth related ministry activities and information.
  • Work closely with the youth committee:
    • to carry out the church youth program;
    • to create and implement long-range planning;
    • to evaluate the successes and failures of the youth ministry.
  • Prepare an annual budget for youth ministry. Administer the approved youth budget according to church policy.
  • Be responsible and accountable for resources, tools, equipment, and any property entrusted to you for use in the youth ministry.
  • Organize and lead weekly youth fellowships, worship time, and Bible studies.
  • Practice discipleship and evangelism training.
  • Organize and lead local and foreign mission events, and camp activities.
  • Recruit, vet, and recommend to the church Administrative Committee volunteer youth workers.
  • Involve parents in planning youth ministry strategies and with preparing for events, trips, and mission trips.

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Job Status: Full-Time
Salary Range: $35,000 - $45,000



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