Employment (Churches)

Associate Pastor / Youth Ministry

Albert City Evangelical Free Church, Albert City, Iowa

Provide vision and lead effective ministry programs for students in 7th-12th grades.

Position Requirements

  • One who exhibits a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ, a teachable spirit and a healthy family life
  • One who is capable of creating and executing a long-term vision for the youth ministry
  • One who is gifted and is called to youth ministry, loves young people and has a passion for evangelism and outreach, both personally and at the ministry level
  • An engaging teacher, with a strong biblical background, able to preach from the pulpit
  • A self-motivated leader, capable of casting and imparting vision for ministry, possessing relational skills with students, parents and staff
  • Strong leader that is personable and will go above and beyond for the cause of Jesus Christ
  • Responsibly split time between youth ministry and all other ministry duties (60/40 goal)


  • An individual who exhibits a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Maintains a teachable spirit and has a personal life in line with the biblical description of a leader
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biblical studies or related field required
  • Minimum 2-5 years of experience in a pastoral or ministry leadership role
  • Experienced, engaging teacher/preacher with a strong biblical background, who agrees with ACEFC’s Statement of Faith
  • The successful individual will be a self-starter, not requiring a great deal of supervision, with a solid work ethic and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done
  • Licensed or ordained or willing to go through the ordination process and/or seminary
  • Submit to all required background and criminal history checks
  • Possessing the following qualities would be a plus:
  1. Experience leading and executing vision for church ministries
  2. Experience with digital media and/or website design
  3. Experience in establishing and monitoring ministry budgets
  4. Has a heart to serve the rural Iowa demographic


  • Lead and organize effective youth programs (7th-12th grades) implementing fellowship, worship, biblical teaching, discipleship and evangelism, as well as ministry and mission opportunities
  • Recruit, train and shepherd volunteer youth staff with diverse gifts and personalities
  • Provide counseling and spiritual direction to youth on an individual basis
  • Maintain contact with students and parents, keeping them informed of ongoing activities
  • Keep parents updated on ministry strategies and plans in a way that encourages partnership and involvement
  • Support parents in effectively fulfilling their Christian parenting roles, in concert with other pastoral staff
  • Assist in the development and oversight of the youth ministry budget; also manage student fees for events and trips; a member on the Christian Education (CE) Board
  • Participate as needed or requested in the evaluation and development of the overall church ministry
  • Preach in the Sunday morning services 1 to 2 times a quarter as directed by the Senior Pastor
  • Participate with the Senior Pastor and Elders in the congregational care of ACEFC members and attenders
  • Perform other duties and tasks as needed to support the overall ministry; reporting directly to the Senior Pastor

How to apply

Send Cover letter and Resume to Chris Archer, chrismarcher6@gmail.com

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