NextGen pastor

  • Part Time
  • Western

Website Father’s House

Father’s House (Atascadero Foursquare Church) is seeking a part-time NextGen pastor for its congregation in Atascadero, Calif.

Mission statement:
The Youth Ministry (middle and high school) aims to build disciples for Christ, equipping them to share their faith with others. The mission of discipleship in relational environments should be a key component of the youth ministry.

The youth pastor reports to the lead pastor for spiritual and ministry guidance. The lead pastor annually evaluates the youth pastor’s performance based on an agreed Ministry Action Plan (MAP).

Primary task:
Develop and implement a comprehensive approach to student ministry. This comprehensive approach is based on the understanding of the primary task of youth ministry to:

  • Disciple the youth and young adults into a personal relationship with God in both large group and smaller relational environments.
  • Grow the youth ministry by creating attractive and compelling environments to which our youth can invite their non-Christian friends.
  • Build a team of passionate adult youth coaches to help mentor and disciple the youth.
  • Teach the youth and young adults the gospel and what that requires from them.
  • Provide them with opportunities for nurture and growth.
  • Show Jesus’ love through modeling.
  • Challenge the youth and young adults to respond to God’s call to serve in their communities and world.
  • Support and assist the parents in the process of discipling their youth.
  • Equip the current youth to share the gospel with their friends.
  • Build a ministry that engages with local middle and high schools.

Secondary task:
Assist the lead pastor in areas such as but not limited to:

  • Sunday service teaching, intentionally growing in ability and content to preach in the main service.
  • Help set up the church before services and help tear down when needed.
  • Physical labor around church grounds, general low-key maintenance in the building where/when needed.
  • Creative input in established church vision.


  • Be an advocate for youth and young adults, and educate the congregation about the hopes, concerns and needs of youth in the local church and community.
  • Help plan, develop, and implement all aspects of a balanced youth ministry.
  • Mentor youth and young adults in developing their leadership skills.
  • Stay current on new resources and changes in youth ministry and youth culture and adjust our programming to maintain a current and effective program.
  • Share these changes with the parents to assist them in better understanding their youth and the culture they live in.
  • Participate in continuing education events and training opportunities offered through the Foursquare NextGen network.
  • Provide parents with continuing education and training in raising their youth.
  • Recruit and train volunteers to serve in various aspects of youth and young adult ministry and ensure adequate adult-to-youth ratios.
  • Be a liaison between the church and other community organizations, people, and resources related to youth ministries.
  • Select the curriculum and teach or coordinate others’ teaching for all midweek classes.
  • Provide leadership for youth coaches, mentors and parents beyond the classroom.
  • Work in partnership with schools in the area to effectively reach youth in the community and develop a strategic ministry outreach plan.
  • Keep records of youth participation and manage the youth ministry budget.
  • Communicate with the youth and parents on time and as effectively as possible using all available resources (email, website, newsletter, texting, etc.). This includes a quarterly parent newsletter, regular parent emails regarding upcoming events, and weekly youth check-in texts.
  • Be available to encourage, challenge, and counsel the youth, young adults and parents towards effective lives as followers of Jesus (i.e., lunch at school, after-school visits, attendance at extracurricular activities, home visitations, and support during times of crisis, etc.).
  • Work in concert with the gifts and talents of other staff members and maintain a strong teamwork mentality.
  • Attend all weekly staff meetings and any other regularly scheduled meetings. Attend weekly Sunday services.
  • Ensure the Child Protection Policy is observed in all youth ministry settings.

Qualifications and Aptitudes:

  • Adhere to theology and values in harmony with Foursquare International’s mission and values, as well as statements of belief at
  • Clear, observable commitment to Jesus Christ.
  • A relational and pastoral heart.
  • Must have a vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement a student and family ministry within the parameters of the church.
  • Must have good written and verbal communication, conflict management, and computer skills.
  • Must have a proven ability to work effectively with youth, young adults, parents, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers.

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