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Church or Ministry Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church
Location 3223 Kennedy Road, Scarborough, ON Canada M1V 4Y1
Date Posted May 21, 2014
Language English
Job Type Full-Time Pastor
Permanent Position Yes


We are seeking a visionary full-time Youth Pastor with a missionary heart who will minister to our English-speaking youth. You will provide energetic leadership and discipleship to the youth of SCBC so that they can be salt and light in their schools, homes and neighbourhoods. You will work in collaboration with the pastoral and lay leadership teams to oversee a comprehensive youth ministry department that ministers to teens in grades 7 through 12. You will develop relationships and supervise programs that will equip our youths to live with wild abandon for our Lord Jesus Christ.

Overview of Church and Community

Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church (SCBC) is a multilingual church with 3 congregations: English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Role and Responsibilities

The youth pastor reports directly to the lead English pastor and is responsible for the following:
Worship – The Youth Pastor ascribes honour to God in his or her day to day life and promotes the worship of God among the youth of SCBC.
• Provides opportunities for youth to experience worship that glorifies God in ways that are relevant to their culture
• Fosters an attitude of worship in youth
• Encourages youth to participate in worship leading
Outreach – The Youth Pastor seeks to proclaim the reality of Jesus Christ through word and deed to the youth of Scarborough and encourages our youth to be salt and light in their respective communities.
• Develops a youth program that is open and welcoming to all
• Encourages and equips the youth to be missional-minded, and to actively share their faith in the community in which they live
• Works with others to plan, implement, evaluate and follow up on year-round youth ministry outreach opportunities
Body Life – The Youth Pastor encourages those who are hurting, celebrates with those who are rejoicing and seeks to unite the youth of SCBC through fellowship.
• Provides pastoral care to youth and youth leaders, in conjunction with the lay leadership team and the pastoral staff
• Fosters the mutual accountability and strong relationships among the youths
Discipleship – The Youth Pastor offers others the knowledge of Christ and seeks to equip the youth of SCBC to give themselves to Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.
• Recruits, works with and equips a lay leadership team to plan and lead youth ministries, including but not limited to junior and senior high
• Develops opportunities for parental education surrounding youth issues and culture
• Provides youth with a mentoring system to learn accountability to Christian values and discipleship
• Puts in place a comprehensive curriculum that equips youth to fully participate in the life of the church; encourages youth to grow spiritually, socially and in leadership
• Provides training to adult counsellors to mentor, love, serve and teach the youth through both informal gatherings and formal programs
• Creates entry points through which youth can utilize their gifts as part of the broader congregation
Prayer – The Youth Pastor grows in his or her faith through a consistent and deepening prayer life while calling the youth of SCBC to depend on God through prayer.
• Develops and teaches the youth personal and corporate prayer
• Participates actively in the community prayer life of the Church
Other Responsibilities
• Prepares an annual budget to be submitted to the finance committee
• Preaches at the English worship service as assigned
• Supports the team of pastors by sharing leadership responsibilities for the ministry formation of the English congregation as well as SCBC as a whole

Qualifications and Education Requirements

• Passionate about your relationship with Jesus Christ
• A clear calling to minister and disciple youths
• A heart for evangelism among the youth culture
• A degree from an accredited academic institution in a related field and/or minimum three years ministry experience; Masters of Divinity an asset
• Fluent in English (oral and written) and excellent communication and administrative skills
• Strong team player and interpersonal skills
• High proficiency in social media


Name: Search Committee for Youth Pastor
Phone number: 416-297-8011
Address: 3223 Kennedy Road
Toronto, ON M1V 4Y1

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