Job Description: Youth Department Director
Bro. Dan Johnson
United Pentecostal Church – 1989
To administer and motivate the Youth Department in a manner that will result in spiritual and social growth for the youth and individuals participating. Major focus will be placed on providing
the youth with spiritual, social, outreach, and fund raising activities that will glorify God. In focusing upon these, you will assist in accomplishing the main task of the Youth Department, this
being, to prepare the young people as spiritual leaders in the church of today, as well as tomorrow.
1. Must be filled with the Holy Ghost.
2. Must meet the qualifications for church membership.
3. Must be loyal to the Pastor.
4. Must be willing to work in harmony with others.
5. Must carry a burden for the Youth Ministry.
6. Must be able to instill enthusiasm and excitement.
7. Must be able to lead and motivate youth.
8. Must be a lover of the souls of youth.
9. Must be faithful and dependable in accomplishing duties.
10. Must have a knowledge of the operation/functions of the Youth Ministry.
** Shall oversee and supervise all operations of the Youth Ministry under the direction of the Pastor. Shall seek to fulfill all responsibilities with tact, zeal, dedication, and love.
** Shall take an active interest in planning and participating in:
a. The social aspect of the youth – in order to unify them as a strong team and body.
b. The soulwinning involvement of the youth – in order to see young people and others saved.
c. The fund raising goals of the youth – in order to help them gain financial responsibility.
d. The spiritual growth of the youth – in order to see them develop a stable walk with God.
** Shall serve as a catalyst to the entire Youth Program promoting and encouraging its success.
a. Shall keep abreast with all areas of the youth work from the national, district, and sectional level in order to implement needed programs locally.
b. Shall offer suggestions and give advice for the entire scope of the youth work, serving as the pastor’s representative.
c. Shall be an example to the youth by serving as a role model in worship and consecration.
** Shall coordinate and oversee the Sr. Bible Quizzing Ministry each year. This will be a future consideration of the Youth Department and may be delegated to another.
** Shall coordinate and oversee the “J-JAMers” (Just Jesus And Me), Jr. Youth Club for boys and girls (ages 6-12) which meets weekly. This will be a future consideration of the Youth Department and may be delegated to another.
** Shall coordinate and oversee the Scouting program for boys and girls which meets weekly. This will be a future consideration of the Youth Department and may be delegated to another.
** Shall attend all sectional youth fellowship meetings (when possible) and encourage youth to do the same.
a. Must oversee all transportation needs (bus, vans, cars, etc.). If church vehicle is used, shall insure it is cleaned after use.
** Shall promote ‘Sheaves for Christ’ and other fund raising events under Pastoral direction.
** Shall promote and supervise the youth prayer meeting that meets weekly on Tuesday Evening.
a. Should strongly encourage youth to attend all other church prayer meetings, including pre-service prayer.
** Shall take complete oversight of the youth at Friday youth services:
a. Arrange for pianist, organist, song leaders, specials, service leaders, speakers, etc. (Speakers must be cleared with the Pastor)
b. See that the church is opened, lights on, air / heat regulated.
c. Insure that church is locked and everything turned off following youth service.
d. Contact youth when absent. This is a must!
e. Make visitors feel welcome and see that they are followed-up on.
** Shall plan to utilize the “Youth Alive” style of youth services which focuses on a well balanced and varied youth program.
a. Week One – Spiritual Emphasis (preaching & prayer).
b. Week Two – Outreach emphasis (prayer before, outreach activity, social time after).
c. Week Three – Activity emphasis (games, social time, sports, parks, etc.).
d. Week Four – Outing Emphasis (youth service or devotion away from church). Note: The four types of services are not to be in the same order month after month.
** Shall promote and assist our youth in attending youth camps and conventions, coordinating all travel to and from, as well as executing all plans.
** Shall promote and encourage all national, district, and local youth activities, such as:
a. Youth Rallies
b. S. F. C. Promotions
c. Youth Week
d. Youth Camp
e. Youth Retreats
f. Youth Conferences
g. Youth Outreach Crusades
h. Annual Youth Trip
** Shall insure that proper adult supervision / chaperons are available for all youth activities, socials, or services.
** Shall assist the Pastor in appointing a Youth Council, made up of two young adult couples or singles, to assist you in all aspects of the youth work. These couples shall be appointed on a yearly basis. They, along with the Youth Committee, are to meet monthly to plan the four areas of youth ministry.
** Shall assist the Pastor in appointing a Youth Committee, made up of single youth, to assist you in all aspects of the youth ministry. They will meet with you and the Youth Council monthly
to plan the entire youth program. The following Youth Committee positions shall be appointed on an annual, bi-annual, or quarterly basis:
a. Youth Social Assistant
b. Youth Outreach Assistant
c. Youth Fund Raising Assistant
d. Youth Promotions Assistant (youth newsletter)
Note: It is understood that the individuals on the Youth Council or Youth Committee are not in position to tell either the Youth Director or Pastor what they should or should not do, but to simply give suggestions and carry out assignments and directives in their respective areas.
** Shall serve as Chairman of the above Youth Council/Committee and will present their plans to the Pastor at the Monthly Departmental Council for addition to the church calendar. The purpose of this Youth Council/Committee is to do the following:
a. They shall plan such fund raising projects as:
1) Car or Window Washes
3) Christmas/Valentine Card Serv.
4) Slave / Skills Auction barbecues
5) Recipe / Bake Sales
7) Dinners, breakfasts, or
8) Sports Tournaments
b. They shall plan and coordinate various socials activities such as:
1) Snow Trip
2) Sweetheart Banquet
3) Annual Youth Trip
4) Youth Harvest Party (Oct 31)
5) Graduation Party
6) Back-to-School Revival
7) Youth Camp-out
8) Youth Christmas Party
c. They shall plan and implement outreach programs such as:
1) Overnight Youth Crusade (tract attacks/races)
2) Campus ministry
3) Street Services
4) Tract Distribution
5) Balloon or Kite Testimony
6) Youth Bus/Van Route
d. They shall plan the youth service, giving attention to variety and spirituality, such as:
1) Panel discussions
2) Evangelistic services
3) Plays or skits
4) Outreach services
5) Street meetings
6) Missions night
7) Consecrations services
8) Topical services
9) Outdoor services
11) Exchange services
12) Witnessing services
13) Film night
14) And Others. Variety is a must!
** Shall coordinate and oversee the youth “Soul Patrol” which meets monthly for a variety of outreach activities. Examples given above.
** Shall teach / speak when opportunities present themselves or as needed.
** Shall work diligently to involve all new convert youth in the youth program and activities. Make a special effort to invite them and make them belong.
** Shall coordinate and oversee the publishing of the bi-monthly youth newsletter “The Youth R.I.O.T” (Revival In Our Town) sending it to all youth and past youth visitors.
** Shall seek out the youth to befriend and encourage them as needed, referring appropriate cases to the Pastor.
a. It should be understood that all advice given to young ladies shall always be done in the presence of your wife.
b. All situations involving intimate behavior – DO NOT COUNSEL – refer to Pastor immediately.
** Shall endeavor to not schedule any departmental activities on Monday night. Monday will be known as “Family Night” and all church members are encouraged to stay home with their
families on this night.
** Shall be an example to the youth in faithfulness by attending all church services and special functions.
** Shall be an example to the youth in soul winning by taking active involvement in the Home Bible Study Ministry, or some other form of outreach ministry.
** Shall be an example to the Youth in spiritual growth by coming at least one-half hour before each service to pray.
** Shall attend all Annual Planning Retreats and Monthly Departmental Planning Councils.
** If unable to attend because of an emergency, shall inform the Pastor in advance and endeavor to have a substitute (one of the youth council members) attend in your place.
** Shall hand in an official monthly report at the Monthly Staff Council.
** Shall perform additional duties as required.
The Youth Director is responsible directly to the Pastor. Each year, the Pastor and Youth Director will review this Job Description, update and improve to make more applicable to the position. Accountability shall consist of a monthly report of all youth activities and upcoming events. The Director is responsible for all interdepartment staff and youth council / committee personnel. The director shall work closely with all departments, but especially with Outreach. Evaluation of performance of this position shall be performed by the Pastor on an annual basis. The term of this office shall be for one year.
Training and Development
** Read “The Youth Workers Manual” by David Hyles
** Read “Building Community in Youth Groups” by Denny Rydburg (Group Books)
** Read “Involving Youth In Youth Ministry” by Tom Schultz (Group Books)
** Read “Let My People Grow” by Tim Massengale (Revival Research)
** Read book(s) provided by Pastor
** Attend District Youth Convention if possible.
** Attend the “Youth Alive” National Youth Workers Seminar if possible.
Job Goals For The Year Of 1989
** Assist the Pastor in developing a Youth Council and Committee.
** Begin using the four “Youth Alive” style of services.
** Develop youth Outreach Program “Soul Patrol”.
** Begin the Youth Newsletter
** Begin the weekly youth prayer meeting.
** Explore the possibility of beginning the “J-Jamers” youth club for boys/girls 6-12.
** Explore possibility of beginning a Bible Quizzing Ministry.
** Develop Job Descriptions for all interdepartmental positions.