Youth Pastor

Oakwood Baptist Church
Job Type
Youth/Student Pastor
Chattanooga / Tennessee
Salary Details
Total Compensation $50,000 to $60,000
Contract Type
Closing Date
Exciting youth pastor opportunity as part of growing family oriented church in Chattanooga Tennessee

Job Description

Position Overview:

We are seeking a passionate individual to join our ministry team as Youth Pastor. The Youth Pastor will be responsible for leading and nurturing the spiritual growth of our students, fostering an environment where young people can connect with each other and with God. This role involves overseeing various youth programs, organizing events, providing pastoral care, and equipping youth to live out their faith in their daily lives.

Key Responsibilities:

Spiritual Leadership:

Lead and facilitate engaging youth services, Bible studies, and discipleship groups.
Develop and deliver relevant, biblically-based messages and teachings that resonate with youth.
Foster an atmosphere of worship, prayer, and spiritual growth within the youth ministry.

Relationship Building:

Build meaningful relationships with students and their families, providing mentorship, guidance, and support.
Connect with parents and guardians to support them in their role as spiritual leaders in their children's lives.
Collaborate with church staff and volunteers to create a cohesive ministry team.

Program Development:

Plan, coordinate, and oversee a variety of youth programs, including outreach events, retreats, camps, and service projects.
Develop creative and innovative strategies to engage youth and address their spiritual, emotional, and social needs.

Pastoral Care:

Provide pastoral care and counseling to students facing challenges or crises, offering empathy, encouragement, and biblical guidance.
Establish a safe and confidential environment where students feel comfortable sharing their concerns and seeking support.
Partner with parents, church leaders, and outside resources as needed to address complex issues and provide comprehensive care.

Leadership Development:

Identify and mentor emerging student leaders, empowering them to use their gifts and talents to serve within the ministry.
Equip youth with practical skills and knowledge to become effective disciples of Christ and leaders in their communities.
Provide opportunities for leadership training, personal growth, and spiritual development.


Bachelor's degree preferred.
Experience working with youth in a church or ministry setting.
Strong understanding of biblical principles and theology.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to connect with and relate to students from diverse backgrounds.
Leadership abilities and a passion for discipleship.
Commitment to personal spiritual growth and ongoing professional development.

Organization Description

Oakwood Baptist Church is a warm and welcoming community of believers who are passionate about following Jesus Christ. We believe in the transformational power of the Gospel and are committed to preaching the Bible and encouraging congregational participation in worship. As a part of the Southern Baptist Convention, we are committed to cooperating with other churches to reach the world for Christ.

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