New Hope Baptist Director of Youth and Children Job Description

Please email resume to

New Hope Baptist Church

3731 Lynwood Dr.

Lancaster, SC 29720


Job Objective:

The Director of Youth and Children is responsible for giving directions to the overall educational and activities ministry of grades six through twelve to promote evangelism and discipleship by planning, promoting, coordinating, conducting and evaluating the youth and children activities of the church.



The Director of Youth and Children will be/have:

  1. a Christian, committed to Christ and the church as the body of Christ.
  2. a respect and appreciation for the Baptist expression of faith.
  3. a lifestyle that reflects an authentic commitment to Christ and one that can be modeled for youth.
  4. a desire to work with and learn from youth.
  5. ability to work and serve well with others.
  6. ability to manage time, complete assignments, and initiate new ideas and tasks.
  7. open to creativity and diversity in Christian life, witness, ministry, and understanding of faith.
  8. a sense of call to ministry and desire for a place to further follow and process that calling.
  9. willing to submit to a background check.
  10. Theological/Seminary Training preferred but not required.
  11. Job performance and evaluation by the Personal Committee.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide pastoral ministry and develop relationships with the youth ministry family (youth, parents of youth and youth leaders) and coordinate the training of others to do likewise.
  • Coordinate the weekly youth education organizations. (Sunday School, Sunday nights, and Wednesday nights)
  • Coordinate an overall youth curriculum plan for the church for a balanced comprehensive Christian education to youth/students.
  • Plan and coordinate recreational events, summer youth camp and summer youth mission opportunity. The Director of Youth and Children will promote the events, enlist leadership, and administer all details including generating funds for these events.
  • Facilitate monthly ministry meetings with the Youth Council.
  • Work cooperatively with the NHBC ministerial and support staff.
  • Coordinate and implement an annual youth ministry budget proposal, and administer that budget as approved by the Budget/Finance Committee.
  • Create events for parents of youth related to their parenting roles, and activities for parents and youth.
  • Assist with youth leadership in providing opportunities for members of the youth ministry family to be directly involved in missions and ministry – both locally and outside the community.
  • Ask questions, seek leadership, take risks and learn.
  • Coordinate the training and mentoring of members of the youth ministry family sensing a call to ministry vocation.
  • Coordinate the planning to ensure youth/students experience personal worship and praise through preaching and music activities.
  • Coordinate the enlisting, discipling, training and motivating of adults to serve in youth ministry, in cooperation with the Nominating Committee.
  • Share the gospel with lost youth/students and lost parents on an ongoing basis, both individually and cooperatively.
  • Create and implement an overall youth evangelism strategy for the church.
  • Network with other evangelical youth leaders in the community to support youth in starting and strengthening school campus ministries.
  • Complete other duties and ministry participation as assigned or desired.
  • Create and promote a unified and inclusive youth group.
  • Assist Senior Pastor with visiting and contacting any visitors to the church with emphasis on youth and families.
  • Assist Senior Pastor with counseling needs from the church membership and requests from the community, with emphasis on youth and families.
  • Evaluate current children’s programs and provide periodic feedback to the children’s committee and church leadership, especially in the area of spiritual growth and development.
  • Assist in planning the children’s activities throughout the year with the children’s committee.
  • Build relationships with parents/families and children’s committee.
  • Oversee ministries for children and work with the children’s committee on expanding the ministry.
  • Develops and exercises Personal Evangelism within and outside the church.
  • Maintains a continued growth of personal calling and walk with the Lord through Bible study and prayer.
  • Gives to the church through tithes and offerings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor and/or Youth Council.