Job Description

Youth Pastor – Job Description

Evangelical Free Church of Sidney, Ne.


The Youth Pastor of the Evangelical Free Church of Sidney, Nebraska, will serve the Lord and minister to this church by taking leadership of the Junior High and Senior High Youth Ministries along with assisting the Senior Pastor


General Qualifications and Duties:

The Youth Pastor shall meet the Scriptural qualifications for his calling as outlined in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 & Titus 1:6-9. He shall be a man of established Christian character, abounding in faith and in doctrine, able to teach and preach the Word of God, subscribe to the Statement of Faith of this church.

He must have the ability to perform the duties as specified in this job description.

Other spiritual qualifications including: Be above reproach, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, not given to drunkenness, gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money, not a recent convert, have a good reputation with outsiders, not quick tempered, love what is good, disciplined upright, be a husband of one wife*, manages his own family well*, see that his children obey him*.                                                          (* = if applicable


Ministry and Duties:


Youth Ministries:    (85%)

·        Provide a clearly defined philosophy of ministry to Junior High and High School Youth that is based on scriptural principles and is consistent with the purpose statement and ministries of the Evangelical Free Church of Sidney.

·        Set Junior High and Senior High Youth ministry goals, develop a master plan and programs to accomplish desired goals placing a primary emphasis on evangelism outreach and discipleship.

·        Recruit, train, supervise and encourage volunteer adult staff/sponsors who will share in the leadership of our Junior High and Senior High youth ministry, particularly in the area of small group discipleship.

·        Teach the Senior High Sunday School class.

·        Lead weekly Junior High and Senior High Youth meetings and provide leadership for social events, outreach activities, youth conferences, mission trips, etc.

·        Be available to our Junior High and Senior High Youth through regular personal contact and counseling. Spend time with youth and their parents to get to know individuals and to minister to them.


·        Attend local school and community activities to meet and support youth.

·        Encourage and equip students to serve in ministry as a part of our church body.

·        Attend youth ministry training conferences, seminars or other continuing

education opportunities.

·        Continually evaluate the various components of our youth ministry.


Assist Senior Pastor:     (15%)

  • Participate with the Senior Pastor and other church leaders in the overall shepherding of the church congregation.
  • Be involved in preaching, teaching, worship services, visitation, counseling, planning and leadership meetings, etc. as directed by the Senior Pastor.
  • Be a member of the General Board.
  • Other duties as needed or assigned.


Education and Training:

  • Preferably have a College and/or a Bible School Degree.
  • Preferably have training and experience in youth ministry.


Additional qualifications:

  • Be committed to prayer and spiritual growth.
  • Be committed to personal moral purity.
  • Have a genuine love for Junior High and Senior High Youth.
  • Have vision, enthusiasm, and a positive/optimistic mind set.
  • Be a “team member” who is teachable and willing to delegate.
  • Be self-motivated and well organized with administrative skills.
  • Be compatible with a small town/rural culture.
  • Be able to manage personal finances.
  • Submit to a law enforcement background check.







Church Description

The Evangelical Free Church of Sidney, Nebraska was born in 1983 when several area families trusted God to begin a new church that was committed to the authority of the Bible. These excited believers partnered with the Midwest District of the Evangelical Free Church of America to plant a church in Sidney. They were soon joined by their first pastor, Gordon Langlie, who helped lay a solid spiritual foundation. With the blessing of God the church began to grow and minister in Sidney and Cheyenne County. In 1987, Pastor Doug Birky was called to join in the ministry of the young congregation which was meeting at a “store front” location. Following several more years of consistent spiritual and numerical growth, the “Sidney Free Church” moved to its present location as a well established body of believers. We continue to be a growing church family made up of all ages of people in a growing community.

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Experience Required
Entry level
Education Required
Some college
Job Type

Sidney, Nebraska
Evangelical Free
Church Size

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