Youth Minister Job Description


53rd Avenue Church of Christ

3412 53rd Ave. East

Bradenton, FL 34203


Purpose and Objective

To plan, execute, and communicate activities and programs aimed at enriching the spiritual lives of youth.

Required education

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree. Degree in Bible, youth ministry, or related field is preferred.

Qualification and Skill Requirements

  • Possesses excellent biblical knowledge and is sound in doctrine.
  • Ability to effectively convey biblical knowledge in way that relates to teens.
  • Skill at organizing and maintaining Bible lessons, youth group records, timelines/agendas, announcements, budgets, etc.
  • Ability to lead groups of people (including teens) to accomplish a goal.
  • Ability to build effective relationships with all youth (including mentoring of youth) and with parents and other adults.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Skill at public speaking.
  • Skill at conflict resolution.
  • Skill at visioning and planning for youths and the youth group.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license.
  • Knowledge of and skill at using a personal computer (PC, laptop, notebook, tablet, etc.).
  • Knowledge of and skill at using social media.
  • Knowledge of and skill at using audio/visual equipment and software.
  • Knowledge of and skill at using software such as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint and/or similar software.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work under the direction of the elders in the employ of the church to advance the goals and growth of the church. Unity being a prime factor in the spiritual health of the church, the minister must, along with the pulpit minister and any other ministers, consistently promote and preserve the unity of the body at the 53rd Avenue church.
  • Plan engaging, constructive, and fun activities for the teens – using teen input as well. (for example – service projects, Christian Youth Functions, Bible Camp, Spiritual Growth Workshop, Winterfest, Son Quest, devotionals, mission trips, etc.)
  • Actively participate in the planning and implementation of Vacation Bible School.
  • Chair a committee, made up of parents, teens, and other volunteers that will plan, organize, and publish a schedule for the year’s events. Committee is to meet a minimum of four times each year.
  • Assume the preaching duties for the pulpit minister in his absence and as requested by the elders.
  • Encourage and organize youth group mission trips/work.
  • Prioritize youth security and safety.
  • Plan and manage all aspects of youth trips including room assignments and chaperone assignments. Effectively and diplomatically manage parent and youth push-back to carry out the plan.
  • Prepare well-thought-out Bible lessons and devotionals and effectively communicate them in an energetic and organized way that relates to the teens.
  • Developing strategic plan for youth group
  • Manage and maintain social media and electronic communication outlets



Preferred that minister is married; however, this is not a requirement or screening criterion.


Periodic travel on weekdays and weekends required for youth group related activities and conferences.


Commensurate with education and experience.



One professional development workshop a year.

Vacation/sick leave

Phone allowance

Reference material allowance

Business travel reimbursement