Westside Church of Christ in Bakersfield, California is searching for a full-time Youth Minister to join our ministry staff. Our most recent Youth Minister has transitioned into the role of Lead & Family Minister and will be involved in helping our new Youth Minister make a seamless transition to Westside. Our congregation averages 280 in attendance and is about to turn 50 years old. We are looking for someone who can help us capitalize on our core group of young families by develop a younger generation of leaders to lead us into the next 50 years of service and ministry in Bakersfield.
Primary Job Responsibilities: Discipling, teaching, and mentoring a diverse group of 7th-12th grade students. Teaching Sunday and Wednesday Classes, organizing small groups, developing a summer program that focuses on spiritual growth, service projects and local outreach.
Other Job Responsibilities: Depending on the giftedness of the final candidate, other responsibilities may include: Managing our social media accounts and church app, updating our website, graphic design, preaching, running our Mega Sports Camp (VBS), and/or leading worship for small or large groups. Our next Youth Minister will be encouraged to develop their skills and leverage their gifts in whatever way God is calling them.
Qualifications: Candidates should have a strong mix of Biblical training (Bachelor’s or Master’s in Bible Ministry is preferred), experience working with junior high and high school students in a church context, and the ability to relate well to students. Strong communication skills, an understanding of child and adolescent development, a patient demeanor and fluency with social media are all preferred. We also prefer someone who is married and energetic enough to keep up with a busy youth ministry schedule.
Compensation: Competitive compensation package based on education and experience.
To Apply: Please take a few minutes to check out our website (westsidelife.org) and/or church app (westsidelife.org/app). If you feel like you might be a good fit for our congregation, please send a resume and a brief personal introduction that explains who you are and why you’re interested in a full-time Youth Ministry job at Westside to Bryan Fojtasek: firstname.lastname@example.org.