Youth Ministry

  1. Lead/administrate/resource and promote comprehensive vision of Youth Ministry through the Think Orange strategy (XP3 curriculum).
  2. Oversee the recruitment and development of volunteer youth staff. Conduct regular planning meetings, including regular communications.
  3. Maintain regular, effective lines of communication between the youth ministry to the youth and their families, as well as to the church overall.
  4. Establish and facilitate regular youth meetings (i.e. small groups, Bible studies, social gatherings, etc).
  5. Develop and maintain youth leadership team, complete with regular planning meetings.
  6. Managing Jr. High & Sr. High Discipleship teachers and curriculum.
  7. Promote district and national youth participation.
  8. Expose youth to service opportunities in and around the local community, as well as within the church and short-term mission trips.
  9. Maintain individual interaction with youth (online interaction: Facebook, Twitter, Email & personal interaction: attend extra curricular events, school visits).

Children’s Ministry & Parents’ Ministry

  1. Oversee the spiritual development and fulfillment of the children’s ministry vision.
  2. Lead forward in the Think Orange Process by manage/administrate/equip and resource the curriculum & staffing for First Look (pre-school) & 252 (Elementary).
  3. Assist Christian Education Ministry in Development of the children’s ministry team through recruiting, orientation, training, organizing, and encouraging.
  4. Provide leadership, guidance and resourcing for Parents in conjunction with the curriculum.
  5. Develop, oversee and evaluate the processes that ensure the safety and security of all children during all programs.

Other Pastoral Duties

  1. Assist with planning and implementation of Sunday morning worship services (including preaching as needed).
  2. Participate in all Staff and Advisory Board meetings.
  3. Provide counseling on an as needed basis.
  4. Perform weddings, funerals, baptisms and baby dedications as needed.


  1. Represent the church by serving on appropriate committees or boards of the Brethren Church (Ashland, OH) and the Indiana District of the Brethren Church.
  2. Participate in monthly district Youth Pastor’s Cluster.
  3. Be involved in the life of the community.

Continuing Ed

  1. Attend conferences/seminars for professional development.
  2. Regularly read various books, articles, blogs related to ministry.

SALARY and BENEFITS: Negotiable, Commensurate with Education and Experience.

Candidates are asked to provide: a resume and either a cover letter or upload a 1-2 minute YouTube video sharing why they feel they would fit well in this ministry position.

Send resume & cover letter/video to:

By email – or mail to…

Nappanee First Brethren Church
C/O: Tony Hasse, PR Chair
1600 North Main St., Nappanee, IN 46550
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