Youth Director

Cornerstone Church
Job Type
Youth/Student Pastor
Cheshire, CT
Salary Details
Compensation + Generous Benefits
Contract Type
Closing Date
Provide overall leadership to the Youth Ministry (6th-12th grade).

Job Description

MinistryHub is honored to partner with Cornerstone Church in their search for a Youth Director. Please direct all applications through MinistryHub and any inquiries to


Capabilities, Characteristics, & Key Qualities:

  • Deep devotion to God and love for His Word
  • Gifted (collaborative) leadership skills (on and off the platform) - Proven leader/ministry leader. Genuine love for people and concern for the spiritual well being and discipling of the team.
  • Value for perspectives and feedback of others
  • Embraces healthy evaluation
  • Skilled at biblical conflict resolution
  • Articulate (able to communicate well on the platform)
  • Humble attitude
  • Innovative and creative
  • Quick (and life-long) learner
  • High degree of emotional intelligence
  • Able to develop a team-oriented culture through training, mentoring and teaching
  • Willing to engage with others in accountable relationship
  • Theologically and doctrinally aligned with Cornerstone Church


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide overall leadership to the Youth Ministry (6th-12th grade)
  • Primary preacher/teacher for Youth Group
  • Develop & Maintain Calendar of Events for Youth Group
  • Recruit and Develop Youth Volunteer Team
  • Facilitate creativity by providing an ideas-oriented environment
  • Lead team at a realistic pace allowing for each other’s personal best
  • Communicate with key people with clarity and in a timely manner
  • Meet regularly with leadership


Other Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the youth department by developing a small groups ministry approach
  • Recruit volunteers and build multiple teams with the capacity to fulfill the vision and dreams of ministry
  • Develop strategic plans for the department in alignment with the overall church mission, vision, values and strategies


Organization Description

Cornerstone Church was founded in September 1982, by Pastor Howard Renker, to reach people with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. After meeting in various locations, the church moved to its current location and utilized Sal’s House cottage as a meeting place. As the church grew, the first church building was constructed in 1996.

In 2002, Pastor Eric Bucci became the lead pastor, serving with his wife Sandra, and about 75 people in attendance. At the time, Pastor Eric and Sandra had no children and were newly married. They now have three children: Luke, Hannah, and Matthew. In 2014, Cornerstone moved into its new 15,000 square-foot worship facility. The former building was renovated into a state of the art children's ministry center which opened in early 2016.

Since then, the church has grown to approximately 1000 people, who call Cornerstone their home, and continues to grow to this day. Pastor’s God-given desire is to be an authentic servant leader who reaches people with the life-giving message of Jesus so they will Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose and Make a Difference.

We believe freedom comes in a life that is surrendered to God daily. We are simply not designed to live without God at the center of our lives, and we cause damage to ourselves and others when we live for ourselves. We believe that the Word of God (the Bible), the transforming power of the Holy Spirit, and the fellowship of other believers is what changes us to become more like Christ. We also focus on reaching out to the community by building relationships through small groups and outreach events.  Cornerstone’s purpose is to help people: Know God, Find Freedom, Discover Purpose, and Make a Difference. We invite you to see for yourself how exciting church can be when the focus is simple and the people are free to go after God with passion.

Cornerstone Church