Youth Pastor (6th-12th)

Church of the Chimes

Job Description

Church of the Chimes Youth Pastor Profile

The Challenge

Church of the Chimes (COTC) is looking for a skilled and engaging spiritual leader to serve our 6-12 grade students as youth pastor with the responsibility of calling, encouraging, mentoring, supporting, and launching young disciples for Christ.

Position Summary

The youth pastor of COTC has primary responsibility for leadership, strategy, vision casting, development, and oversight of a comprehensive youth ministry program for grade 6-12 students. Key areas of ministry focus include group/community building, discipleship development, worship, mission, family support, and outreach. The youth pastor is expected to teach core biblical principles with practical application to student life issues, provide counseling and spiritual guidance, be a youth advocate to the church, participate in meaningful ways in the lives of students, support the parents/guardians of students, collaborate with youth-related communities outside of the church, and protect the safety of students, staff, and volunteers.


  • A college bachelors degree (completed, in progress, or equivalent) or higher in a ministry- relevant field is required; five years of experience as a youth pastor is strongly desired; related experience in youth mentoring, youth counseling, and/or youth development would be beneficial.

  • A passion for drawing students into a thriving personal relationship with Jesus.

  • Engaging spiritual leader and clear discipleship role model.

  • Skilled speaker for teaching and motivating students.

  • Empathetic mentor/counselor/advisor to students

  • Able to build relationships with students from a diverse, multi-cultural environment.

  • Effective communicator – especially using social media.

  • Collaborative, non-competitive approach to accomplishing goals.

  • Bible-based approach to conflict resolution and discipline.

  • Recruiting, training, leading, supporting, and mentoring volunteers.

  • Administrative skills relevant to planning, coordinating, and overseeing youth activities and ministry resources.

  • Readily models humility, vulnerability, transparency, and approachability as a servant leader. 

Compensation Package for Youth Pastor


  • Healthcare
  • Vacation Days
  • 403(b) Retirement
  • Graduate Tuition Reimbursement
  • Annual Paid Sabbatical

About Church of the Chimes

Church or the Chimes exists to love God, love others and make disciples. Our vision is to be a community who depends on the grace and truth of the Gospel as we go out to transform lives by living and loving like Jesus. 

Our church has a long and rich Legacy in ministry. We were established in San Jose in 1957, moved to current location in 1959, and nestled in a friendly middle-class and diverse neighborhood. Our debt-free sanctuary and campus have expanded in the decades that followed. Our commitment to church planting allowed us to launch three new churches in our History throughout the Bay area.

We strongly believe Belonging includes both a commitment to our outreach-focused Life Together small groups as well as joy-filled Kingdom-service in one of our many Team Ministries. In our personal and congregational life we put heavy emphasis on Biblical Literacy, Prayer, and following the Lead of the Holy Spirit.

Experience Required
5-10 years


Education Required
Bachelor's Degree

Date Posted
9 months ago
San Jose, California


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