Youth Pastor: Immanuel CRC (Richmond, BC)

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Located in Richmond, beautiful Metro Vancouver (Canada), Immanuel CRC is a multi-lingual, multi-cultural church in the Reformed and Evangelical tradition. To complement our vibrant work among children, adults and seniors, we desire to strengthen our ministry to youth. Toward this, we seek a part-time Youth Worker/Youth Pastor.

Ministry description

1. Function under the direct supervision of the Senior Pastor while ministering to high school and college students; perform specific tasks assigned by the Senior Pastor.   

2. Evangelization objective: Ensure the Gospel is shared and understood, guiding each youth to respond to Christ's offer of salvation.                                                                   

3. Discipleship objective: Disciple the youth to walk closer with God; cultivate their spiritual growth through Bible teaching and/or discipleship.                             

4. Service objective: Identify and equip new leaders on an on-going basis; provide ministry opportunities in or outside ICRC.

5. Care objective: Attend to individuals’ needs and concerns; offer pastoral care or Biblical counselling; encourage or admonish as appropriate.

6. Integration objective: Ensure smooth progress and transitions for youth towards becoming fully participating members of ICRC.

7. Oversee youth work; set ministry goals for these based on objectives #2-6 above while ensuring objectives and goals are met.

8. Develop good relationships and rapport with the youth; be present at youth functions and Sunday worship service in order to connect with them often.

9. Work in consultation with the pastors/leaders of Children Ministry and English Ministry.

10. Alert the Senior Pastor to matters of concern related to assigned ministry. Submit a written periodic ministry report to Senior Pastor.

Qualifications for Youth Worker/Youth Pastor

a. Born-again Christian; committed to pursuing Christ-like character, intimacy with the Lord and a godly life.

b. With a deep desire to evangelize and disciple youth; able to relate positively to Canadianborn/raised youth.

c. Self-motivated, creative, flexible, enthusiastic, tactful, patient, approachable, and relational.

d. Willingness and ability to appreciate the multi-lingual and multi-cultural character of ICRC.

e. Be fully integrated into ICRC church life; adhere without reservations to ICRC faith and practices (see crcna.org & icrc.ca).

f. Fluent in spoken and written English.

g. A team-player committed to working with our Pastoral Team, lay leaders and congregants; ready to work under authority.

h. Has received or is pursuing a degree or non-formal ministry training at an Evangelical seminary or institution.

i. Preferably with at least two years of experience in youth work in a North American church ministry setting. j. Preferably with a clear call to vocational ministry.

Terms of appointment:

Part-time (20 hours per week). Compensation based on qualifications. Three-month probation with possibility of a longer term and/or longer hours afterwards.

Application

Resume should include, but need not be limited to: Basic personal details, education, work experience, past and present church membership(s), conversion and call account, ministry experience (voluntary/ part-time/ fulltime post with years, church name, address, contact person and email address), three referees (one teacher, one work/ministry supervisor, one colleague – with mailing address, phone number, email address).

Please email resume to hr@icrc.ca with subject: Application for Youth Worker/Pastor. Applications received until position is closed.

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