Employment Opportunities

Youth Pastor (PT)


Job Title: Youth Pastor (PT)

Reports To: Executive Pastor

Schedule: Part Time, attend most Sunday services

Purpose of Position

The mission of the church is To encounter the love and power of God and give it away to the world. The Youth Pastor, will play a critical role in helping us achieve this mission by

  • Building intentional disciple making relationships with Indy Vineyard students and adult volunteers
  • Promote a culture of prayer and worship where students grow in the love and knowledge of Jesus
  • Partner with families to give parents the tools to multiply spiritual impact at home
  • Integrate youth in to the community and the ministries of Indy Vineyard Church
  • Design and implement events for students to encounter God in diverse ways
  • Recruiting, training, and retaining the team of youth ministry volunteers

The Youth Pastor will serve a dynamic role in teaching our students to love Jesus, the local church, and learn to value the church as part of their inheritance in Jesus.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Disciple Maker

Present the Gospel often to all students, giving them the opportunity to respond to Jesus in faith then encourage them to be baptized

Build team of volunteers and youth leaders by mentoring adults and youth to be able to disciple the Indy Vineyard students into maturity in Jesus

Cultivate relationships with students by spending time with them

Recruit, train, and retain team of committed adult volunteers to ensure abundant opportunities for students to connect with adults

Equip parents as the primary disciple makers by providing resources and events that create teachable moments

Prepare students for next steps like leaving home for college or transition in to young adults ministries

Maintain a safe, fun environment for youth and adults

Culture Cultivator

Follow and continually update the vision documents for Indy Vineyard youth ministry

Communicate the vision of youth ministry to youth, families, and all of church

Integrate youth in to Indy Vineyard Church community by encouraging involvement of youth in whole church ministries

Implement a high-touch family culture that reaches students and volunteers where they are (utilizing texts, social media, face-to-face visits, etc)

Utilize language from vision documents continually to build shared language and continuity

Event Manager

Preplan and communicate meeting agenda with all leaders at least 3 days before meeting

Provide many opportunities for students and volunteers to plan and execute youth events

Design and implement 2-3 annual “invite” events

Coordinate 2-3 annual “mountain top” events

Find and utilize Outreach / Service events, create them if necessary

Resource Manager

Ensure that youth room is clean and well maintained

Schedule youth leaders, both students and adults

Manage youth ministries budget


Attend all-staff meetings

Meet weekly with Executive Pastor

Communicate regularly with church about youth ministry and partnerships

Desired Gifting and Competencies

  • Experience serving in at Indy Vineyard Church
  • Experience developing and training volunteers
  • Experience leading and working with students

Strong communication skills; individually and organizationally

Ability to utilize and leverage all forms of technology

Fan of current popular culture and all forms of social media

Personal Requirements

A passionate and growing relationship with Jesus and hunger for his presence and activity in the church

A sense of calling to an “equipping of the saints.”

Commitment to Indy Vineyard Mission, Vision and Values

Personal discretion concerning information of ministry and individual relationships

Personal integrity and self-motivation in the fulfillment of ministry

Willingness to grow and adapt to changes in a growing local church

Strength to risk change in the face of inertia and resistance


If interested, send resume to Chad Lesnet at: chad_l@indyvineyard.org