Youth Minister

Full-time £25000-£28500 / year

St John's Church Folkestone (Ct19 5BQ)

Date posted: 10th July 2023
Application ends: 31st August 2023

Do you have a passion to see young people grow and come to faith in Jesus? Do you have a heart to see lives transformed by the gospel? Then we are looking for you to join our team and develop this role as God leads.


1. To lead and develop the discipleship of our church children and youth by: - training, equipping, and supporting parents in the discipleship of their own children. - communicating an exciting vision for youth discipleship and evangelism to the church family. - Contributing to our Sunday morning 'kids slot' in the main service and taking a leadership role in implementing 'All together now' our monthly interactive family service. - leading our 715 youth bible study group on Sunday nights. - leading on an annual youth camp. - visiting children and families in a pastoral capacity. 2. To lead and develop our church evangelism to youth and children by: - planning, leading, and developing our evangelistic youth group. - planning and running annual seasonal evangelistic family events. - pioneering new evangelistic opportunities in the church and community. 3. To lead and develop our evangelistic work in our two secondary schools by: - planning and leading regular biblical and evangelistic collective worship (assemblies) in the local schools. - planning and leading occasional school services at the church, as well as school visits. - exploring other opportunities as they arise with the schools such as afterschool and lunchtime clubs. 4. To identify, train, and equip other children's and youth leaders. 5. Additional Responsibilities: - Performing the required administrative tasks for your role. - Provide a regular report to the PCC on children, youth, and schools activities. - Manage the youth budget and claim for relevant expenses. - Undertaking regular safeguarding training when necessary. - Other relevant tasks (including administrative tasks) required by the incumbent. - Occasional preaching and leading at Sunday services. - Attend ongoing training as required and financed by the church. - Be an engaged member of the leadership team

Required skills

A faithful, authentic and teachable heart.


Competent IT skills relevant to the role.