Associate Youth Pastor

United States
Youth – Campus Youth /
Full-Time/ Salary /
The Associate Youth Pastor is a support position to the Youth Pastor at the campus level. (THIS IS NOT A REMOTE OPPORTUNITY)

At Life.Church, we exist to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. It’s been our mission since 1996 and has guided us every day. Leading people isn’t just an expectation; it’s a necessity.  It’s a cornerstone of our culture. That's why we’re always seeking leaders—leaders like you—to bring your skills to life. We are one church meeting in multiple locations, and we want to help you become the person God made you to be. 

The Life.Church Switch ministry is devoted to leading students in 6th-12th grade to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Staff and volunteer leaders develop relationships with students during weekly experiences, small groups, and serving opportunities by teaching truth through God's Word and being culturally relevant.

The Associate Youth Pastor (AYP) will be, in part, responsible for the leadership and execution of the vision of student ministry. Success for this role will be people (students and adults alike) in the AYPs sphere of influence taking next steps in their spiritual growth-like beginning a relationship with Jesus, serving, inviting, giving, engaging in God’s word, and leading.  

What You'll Do

    • Consistently inspire people to use their gifts to lead in Switch.
    • Follow protocol to onboard new leaders, including background screening, training, and orientations.
    • Provide ongoing leadership development for the leader team.
    • Connect with and develop the team of coaches who will provide the most direct leadership and relational connection to the larger leader team.
    • Develop coaches to ensure that lobby set up/tear down is executed with excellence and Switch Host Team is prepared and ready to greet and provide hospitality to students and parents.
    • Ensure that a volunteer coach has all video files downloaded and that the program (including lighting and technology) is prepared with excellence.
    • Provide support if challenges arise during an experience.
    • Provide support on the weekend for Loop (5th-6th grade experience).
    • Identify and inspire and train/develop adults to lead students in Loop during the weekend.
    • Occasionally communicate a live message to Loop students with provided notes and video support from Central.
    • Provide Pastoral care to families.
    • Identify and inspire students to serve on the weekend.
    • Communicate to leaders, parents, and students in multiple forms (text, email, social media, lobby) the vision and values of Switch and Life.Church.
    • Lead or co-lead special events like Leader Nights, At the Movies projects, Family Weekend, and Capacity (student leadership conference) prep.
    • Learn the budget process.
    • Learn about and be able to communicate about all other Life Church ministries.

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Skills Needed to Succeed

    • Inspire people both verbally and in written communication.
    • Clearly present expectations, processes, and policies in a way that leads to the right outcome.
    • Ability to provide objective solutions to ministry issues/complaints.
    • Ability to self-motivate and make independent decisions.
    • Knowledgeable in all necessary systems that Life.Church uses to manage volunteers, present content on the weekend in Loop and on Wednesdays in the auditorium, and report appropriate information and analytics at the organizational level.
    • Savvy with social media.
    • Skilled in empowering people and growing a team, and leading others to reach a desired outcome.
    • Adept at leading through conflict.
    • Time management skills.
    • High school diploma or GED.

Benefits We Offer

    • Paid parental leave, including maternity, paternity, and adoption leave.
    • Generous employer-paid leave for the use of vacation, sick time, and other qualifying reasons. 
    • Innovative and comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance that provides team members with useful resources and savings to navigate their holistic health. 
    • Life insurance policy provided for all staff members at 2x annual salary at no cost. Additional life insurance coverage is available to purchase. 
    • Short-Term and Long-Term disability covered at 100% for full-time qualified staff members.
    • Comprehensive wellness and mental health benefits allow staff to proactively invest in their physical and emotional health.
    • Generous 401(k) retirement plan allowing a team member to have up to 12.5% (including employee contribution, employer match, and employer discretionary contribution) contributed into their account in their first year. It doesn’t stop there—the more years on staff, the greater the investment! 
    • $160 annually in development dollars for team members to invest in their professional growth. 
    • Casual dress and work environment.
    • Flexible work schedule.
    • And much more!
At Life.Church, we are passionate about reaching more people in more communities. We hire new team members to begin their journey at an existing Life.Church location so they can learn the culture and systems of our church from experienced pastors already on the team. Our hope is, as we continue to launch new locations, we can send pastors who are ready to lead on day one because of what they’ve learned at an existing location in preparation.  

Check out the list of current locations and the cities we’re exploring or considering for future locations. We’d love to discuss which locations you are interested in.

Our Beliefs, Culture, and Commitment to Diversity
At Life.Church, every staff member, and intern is a minister and is expected to engage in the church's ministry fully. We consider ministry readiness and an individual’s capacity to represent Life.Church’s beliefs as a minister during the selection process for all staff and intern positions. An essential function within every position held by a staff member or intern at Life.Church is to uphold and represent the beliefs of Life.Church. Learn more about what we believe at Life.Church

While we unite around our mission, we know unity doesn’t mean uniformity. Our calling is too great, and our mission is too important not to be intentional about strengthening our team through diversity. We know that diverse perspectives in race, ethnicity, background, age, and gender are essential to reaching the world for Christ. To learn more about how we strengthen our team through diversity, visit our careers page

All data collected in our application process, from resume collection to application questions, is used for recruitment purposes only.