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Youth Pastors, or Youth Ministers, coordinate time with children and teens for the purposes of worship, education, volunteer work, and community outreach. Sample resumes for this position highlight skills like leading weekly services for youth on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, creating and utilizing curriculum to teach students, and delegating jobs and responsibilities to volunteer staff in areas such as event planning; games and activities; creating media advertising, sign-up sheets, and permission slips; and organizing meeting spaces. Example resumes show that Youth Ministers are usually required to earn a bachelor's degree, and an internship or volunteer work may be necessary.

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1

Intern Youth Pastor

Planned and developed a weekly schedule with other leaders.

  • Mentored and led students grade 6-12th.
  • Presented a 45 minute teaching seminar bi-weekly.
  • Displayed a positive and excited attitude.
  • Provided a safe and enjoyable environment.
  • Ensured safe movement and delivery of vehicles.
  • Retained knowledge of the operation of a hydraulic system
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
2

Youth Pastor

Fundraising and Budgeting

  • Cultivated mentoring relationships with youth
  • Developed and organized developmental retreats designed to increase biblical life-skills
  • Assisted in planning and coordinating annual multi-church events for 300+ participants
  • Developed and facilitated a comprehensive and cohesive curriculum
  • Recruited and supervised volunteers
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BA
Music
BA
Secondary Education
MA
Religion
3

Worship & Youth Pastor

  • Led two weekly worship services and prayer meetings with 650+ people in attendance.
  • Recruited and administered over 40 volunteers on an ongoing basis
  • Used customer service skills to help grow the organization from 300 to over 650 in 5 years
  • Managed budgets for 2 separate departments
  • Coordinated over 40 special events (concerts, conferences, overseas trips, etc), some in excess of 3,000 people in attendance.
  • Researched and directed the launch of a $18,000 new website and online ministry
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
BA
Music Education
4

Youth Pastor/children's Ministry Coordinator

Responsible for all Wednesday night preparation activities: worship, recreation, and Bible Study

  • Coordinated youth trips, camps, and other special events
  • Led Bible Study for Sunday mornings along with other Youth Discipleship classes Sunday nights
  • Organized family events, seminars, and other education opportunities to promote Family Ministry
  • Planned and promoted various children's ministry events in conjunction with Children's minister: Vacation Bible School, Summer Music Camp, Children's Camp, P.I.T. Crew, Trunk or Treat, Easter Egg Hunt, and various special events.
  • Assisted church secretary in creating and printing weekly church bulletin and monthly church calendar
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Major
MA
Christian Education With A Focus On Youth Ministry
5

Youth Pastor

Developed a new youth ministry from the ground up.

  • Recruited volunteers and participants.
  • Developed and maintained budget, vision statement, and yearly calendar.
  • Research and developed effective curriculum plan.
  • Led weekly Bible Study, using self-developed and researched curriculum.
  • Mentored teens and their families through weekly Bible Studies, community gatherings, and large events.
  • Did occasional preaching for Sunday services.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Christian Education
MA
Discipleship Ministries
6

Youth Pastor/associate Pastor

  • Assisted the Senior Pastor with ministerial and support needs of a congregation that ranged from 250-400 members.
  • Primary responsibilities were leading the Youth Ministry, Worship/Music Ministry, and Building Maintenance
  • Planned and produced numerous successful events for various groups, from youth camps to men's conferences to college retreats.
  • Coordinated all youth programs, events, and curriculum.
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
7

Youth Pastor

  • Development, Management and Facilitation of programs and mentorship for 85 middle & high school students and their families
  • Responsible for growth of youth program from 30 students to 65
  • Pastoral Care/ Counseling for families and teenagers
  • Coordination and planning of several annual large events ranging up to 300 attendees
  • Managed and tracked all budgeted line items, including any necessary
  • Created projected and historical budget reports
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Theology
8

Youth Pastor

  • Responsible for weekly Youth Ministry for 30-35 teens and 4 volunteers
  • Responsible for installation and maintenance of Audio/Video system in the facility
  • Installed and managed computer network (5 computers in 2 buildings)
  • Song leader for Sunday Services
  • Assisted in transition from paper ledgers to electronic format (QuickBooks)
  • Planned and led summer mission trips - including fund raising, travel & schedule
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
BA
Pastoral Ministry & Bible
9

Youth Pastor

Served as English Language pastor for a group of 25 college-and-above students.

  • Provided mentorship to high school group ministries as needed.
  • Organized weekly basketball nights on Wednesdays and Sundays for both students and adults.
  • Demonstrated organizational and public speaking skills by preparing and delivering sermons every Sunday.
  • Exhibited leadership by serving as head of 4 Bible study groups and organizing high-level seminars.
  • Proved ability to endure long work hours while juggling various responsibilities at once.
  • Demonstrated adaptability by taking on more responsibilities when other pastors left the church.
  • Maintained integrity and promoted confidentiality among teaching staff.
  • Participated in hiring process for other English Language congregations.
  • Invited to speak as a guest speaker at regional retreats and collaborated with other churches.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
International Relations
MA
Pastoral Ministry And Hospital Chaplaincy
10

Children and Youth Pastor

Implemented youth ministry at start up church and wrote five-year plan.

  • Created and maintained a healthy and holistic ministry for infant aged children to high school seniors
  • Developed and managed budget for ministry.
  • Recruited and coordinated ministry volunteers in strategic and tactical planning.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Bachelor of Science
MA
Master of Arts
Leadership Fellowship

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