Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries

FEBC Prairie West Extension Committee Inc. | Waldheim, SK

Posted Date 5/17/2019

Ministry Description for the Position of

Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries


Title: Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries

Reports To:  Board of Elders

Salem Church: Purpose and Vision

The purpose of Salem Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

The vision of Salem Church is that we will seek to be a church where everyone proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ at every opportunity.

All ministries of Salem Church are to align with the church’s doctrinal position and contribute to the realization of our purpose and vision statement.

Position Summary:
The role of Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries exists as a catalyst in seeing the mission of Salem Church fulfilled.  The focus of this pastoral role is to provide biblical direction, oversight, and training for Salem’s Youth Ministry teams and equip parents in their role as disciplers.  To lead and mentor youth in becoming vibrant disciples of Jesus.

Church Profile:

The church has a rich history which began in 1899 with a few settlers coming to a new country.   Today we are a church family of over 300 people.  We are blessed to have both the wisdom of those in their later years together with many young families who have a desire to disciple their children.  In 2016 we moved into a new Christian Education wing including a gymnasium, Sunday School rooms, offices and kitchen.  This much needed expansion has been enjoyed by many and provides opportunity for continued expansion of our ministry. Our next Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries will have the privilege of ministering to 60 plus students and providing leadership to both our Junior Youth and Senior Youth Ministry Teams. You can learn a little more about us at

We are part of the Fellowship of Evangelical Bible Churches (FEBC).

Community Profile:

Salem Church is located in Waldheim, Saskatchewan.  Waldheim is an absolutely beautiful community of over 1200 people located only 50 kilometers from the north end of Saskatoon.  Waldheim has a K-12 school with over 400 students.  It is unique from other small towns in that it contains a healthy mix of those who are employed in the community and those who commute to Saskatoon.  This is because of the many amenities and businesses in Waldheim including the head offices for My Mutual Insurance and Mennonite Trust Limited.  There are a growing number of people who have come to appreciate its proximity to Saskatoon while still maintaining the benefits of small town living.   You will find further information at


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Youth Ministry (75-85%)

 Provide leadership to Salem Church’s Senior Youth and Junior Youth Ministries

  • Appropriately participate in Senior Youth and Junior Youth weekly events.
  • Prepare and lead Bible studies that follow a teaching plan. The plan should be developed in consultation with The List: An Introduction to Youth Ministry Curriculum Development (written by Pastor Lee Young).
  • Intentionally mentor and equip the youth leadership teams.
  • Lead the Senior Youth and Junior Youth leadership team and their meetings.
  • Have a regular presence at the school.
  • Spend time connecting one-on-one and in groups with the youth.
  • Plan and implement occasional service projects.
  • Provide opportunity for the Senior Youth to have a missions experience.
  • Help the youth to discern their spiritual gifts, then facilitate spiritual growth by encouraging them to become involved in Salem’s shared ministries.
  • Provide seminars that will encourage and equip parents of the youth. Parents are to be empowered to own the spiritual leadership of their children and the church is an empowering co-champion.  


General Pastoral (15-25%)

Assist with the pastoral needs of the congregation

  • Shepherding and Administrative Care
  • Preaching and Teaching

(The full determination of these duties will be based upon the individual’s gifts together with the current needs in the church).






-   Must be a mature Christian believer

-   Must be qualified for leadership within the church, possessing the elder qualities listed in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Titus 1:5-9 and 1 Peter 5:1-4.

-   The ability to teach the Bible effectively

-   The ability to develop and work together in a team

-   The ability to provide Biblical counsel and encouragement to individuals as they pass through various real life situations

-   The ability to equip and empower others to lead

-   The ability to shepherd small group leaders

-   Previous experience in this area of ministry (preferred, but not restricted to 3 years)

-   Must have a degree from a recognized Bible College or Seminary, preferably related to the area of family ministries



-  Must be willing to become a member of Salem Church, make it his home church, and be willing to work in cooperation with the other churches in Waldheim.


Structures of Accountability

-  The Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries is accountable to the Board of Elders.  He is to submit a monthly written report of activities and expenditures.  Attendance at Board of Elder meetings will be required.

-  The Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries is accountable to the Lead Pastor in regards to the general flow of his day to day activities.

-  The Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries is responsible to maintain a balance between giving leadership to the teams he develops and working alongside the adult leaders on these teams.


Spiritual Growth

-   As an associate pastor of Salem Church, it is expected that intentional personal steps be taken to ensure spiritual health and growth.

-   It is expected that the Associate Pastor will make it a goal to set aside from half to a full day a month for personal spiritual retreat using our DAWG Day
Covenant as a guide (Day Away With God).  This day provides a unique
opportunity for prayer, Bible reading, worship, silence, journaling, meditation, stillness, fasting, devotional reading and listening.


Ministry Resources







The Associate Pastor within this role can expect to have the following resources available:
- Spiritually developed and skilled members of the church family willing to
   volunteer when and where needed
- Budgeted finances designated by the congregation to be used in specific
   areas of ministry
- An expense account to reimburse ministry expenses such as mileage
- The Elder Team may also determine to make resources available from their
   budget for professional development of the Associate Pastor



This job description will be annually discussed and reviewed by the elders together with the Associate Pastor.



The person called to the ministry of Associate Pastor of Youth Ministries must be in agreement with Salem Church’s Articles of Faith, Mission, Vision and Core Values. 

  1. Purpose

The purpose of Salem Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ.

A disciple is one who is Following Jesus (Head) "Follow me...."?
A disciple is one who is Being Changed by Jesus (Heart) "and I will make you..."?
A disciple is one who is Committed to the mission of Jesus (Hands) "fishers of men."

"Follow me and I will make you fishers of men." Mathew 4:19

  1. Vision

The vision of Salem Church is that we will seek to be a church where everyone proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ at every opportunity.

  1. Core Values

Mission: We are committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ. Through a biblically balanced fellowship of mutual caring, instruction, and accountability, individuals will be encouraged to exercise their spiritual gifts.

Majesty: We are committed to providing all generations opportunities for passionate worship.

Ministry: We are committed to having all believers understanding and serving in the ways God has gifted and prepared them to serve.

Missions: We are committed to the training, sending and supporting of our missionaries.


Ministry Focus
Employment Status
Full time

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